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An SR1 volunteer speaks in favor a charter school for Canton

photo by Duncan Dent
An SR1 volunteer speaks in favor a charter school for Canton photo by Duncan Dent
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM
Residents of Canton showed up last Thursday at the Multipurpose building to voice their support for a proposed charter school in the area.

About 40 people attended the public hearing hosted by the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board and SR1, a Ridgeland-based nonprofit that focuses on tutoring and education in STEM courses. The school would be called SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy in Canton.
  • Two from Ridgeland reappointed to Board of Certified Court Reporters
    Freelance court reporter Amanda Magee Wootton and attorney LeAnn W. Nealey, both of Ridgeland, have been reappointed to the Mississippi Board of Certified Court Reporters.

    Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. signed an order in July reappointing Wootton and Nealey to two-year terms on the Board.
  • Families First holding teen rally in Jackson Sept. 7
    Families First for Mississippi is expanding Governor Phil Bryant’s Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi initiative throughout the State to include educational and innovative programs on healthy choices to engage teens.

    Families First is working to promote healthy choices amongst teens, which impacts many of the leading challenges within the state of Mississippi.
  • State nursing board aids local school children
    The Mississippi Board of Nursing recently donated school supplies to children serviced by Youth Villages. Youth Villages supports children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health concerns by providing professional support and stable environments across the state of Mississippi.

    Members of the Mississippi Board of Nursing and their staff members collected school supplies at recent meetings and delivered the supplies this morning to the Youth Villages headquarters in Ridgeland, Mississippi.
  • Wicker tours Canton telehealth operations
    CANTON — U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker toured T1 Telehealth here Tuesday in an effort to explore future opportunities to open telehealth access points throughout the state.

    “Mississippi is one of our nation’s telehealth pioneers. Our leadership comes from years of work to advance telehealth services and their delivery to the patients that need them,” Wicker said. “T1 Telehealth uses a unique telehealth model to
  • Fall social next week for League
    The Jackson Symphony League will host their annual membership social next Thursday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and feature fall fashions from Palm Avenue, a Lily Pulitzer Signature store located at the Renaissance in Ridgeland.
  • Police compete for $25K grant
    The Ridgeland Police Department is seeking help from residents to help them land a $25,000 grant from the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Program.

    RPD was one of 200 finalists chosen from over 2,000 applications for the contest. There will be 40 winners chosen.
  • Man who shot kid sentenced to life
    A 26-year-old Canton man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty in Madison County Circuit Court of shooting a nine-year-old child last year.

    Larry Carter IV, 619 Martin Luther King Dr. in Canton, was convicted as an habitual offender after a two-day trial earlier this month.
  • Madison soap venture growing
    A Madison County business has partnered with a Starkville business to launch a new product built on the success of their respective brands.

    Leisha Pickering established Musee Bath LLC, in Madison County in the summer of 2011. She began selling her handcrafted bath balms at the Livingston Farmer’s Market, but their demand quickly outgrew the local markets. With her immediate success,
  • Ridgeland unveils newest fire truck
    RIDGELAND- Despite heavy rain, a handful Ridgeland residents gathered under the awning at City Hall Tuesday evening to view a new fire truck acquired by the city.

    Ridgeland Fire Chief Matt Bailey said the custom-built $420,000 machine would be put into service at Station 3 on Rice Road.
  • Starbucks, C Spire building plans approved by Madison aldermen
    MADISON — A new Starbucks and C Spire store that will be located off Highway 463 were among a host of commercial and residential plans approved by the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday.

    Aldermen unanimously approved a site plan for the project which entails over 5,000 square feet. The Starbucks will include a drive-thru.
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