Today's Top Stories

After 20 years The Rankin Record will close operations Nov. 30 with this week’s edition serving as its final publication.

The Jackson Prep Patriots won their 22nd state title as they easily dismantled Madison-Ridgeland Academy 51-13 in the MAIS Class AAA-Division I Championship at Mississippi College.

The city of Flowood will host its annual Christmas in the Park celebration early next month at Liberty Park with grand lighting ceremony, a chili cook-off and even an appearance by Santa Claus.

Officials don’t expect a new $15 million amphitheater near the heart of Brandon to generate a lot of revenue for the city, but they do feel it will improve residents’ quality of life and hopefully spur new development.

Hundreds are expected to attend the annual Kid’s Night Out Saturday, Oct. 31 in Flowood’s Liberty Park.

The principal, usually thought of as a fear-driving tyrant, is caring and hospitable at Pearl High School this year.