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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1:50 PM
FARMHAVEN — One person was killed Tuesday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident near this community.

According to Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Henry, they responded to a wreck at 12:34 on Mississippi Highway 16 near Sweet Wright Road.
  • Bruin Sports Radio to air St. Joe football live starting with Friday’s season-opener against Newton
    MADISON – Bruin Sports Radio’s team of award-winning high school journalists will once again broadcast all the action from St. Joseph Catholic School football every Friday night live on the Internet and WJXC Jackson.

     Live coverage of football begins Friday, Aug. 18, when the Bruins open the 2017 season at home against the Newton Tigers – a re-match of a first-round playoff game last fall that St. Joe won in the closing seconds. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Bill Raphael Field.
  • 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
  • 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,
  • Hill Denson to be Inducted into ABCA Hall of Fame
    The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) recently announced that Belhaven University baseball head coach Hill Denson will be inducted into the ABCA/Diamond Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2018.

    Denson, of Madison, will be inducted along with 10 other inductees as a part of the Class of 2018.
  • Up, up and away! Sunny or stormy, Entergy uses drones to improve reliability
    Earlier this year, when strong storms moved through Vicksburg and flooded a substation making it inaccessible from the ground, Entergy Mississippi used drones to look at its equipment and how it was affected by the rising water.

    “Ordinarily, we would fly over the area in a helicopter to inspect the two-mile section of line because much of the area was off-road and there were several river crossings,” said Tison Reno, Entergy Services asset manager engineer
  • Ridgeland department heads discuss budgets
    RIDGELAND — The Mayor and Board of Aldermen began hearing from department heads last week concerning the upcoming 2018 fiscal year and budget requests.

    Park Director Chris Chance specifically expressed concerns with fundraising over sponsors for the events held in Ridgeland. He said he has around 40 regular sponsors, but said recruitment has taken a hit since the person who was in charge of it recently left.
  • Ridgeland aldermen approve office buildings
    RIDGELAND — City officials approved architectural review and site plans for three new office buildings on West Jackson Street last week.

    All three plans were submitted by Patrick Rowland. They show three office buildings at 206, 208 and 210 West Jackson Street. All three buildings show two floors and a porch area and are expected to be just over 3,500 square feet each. Each will include multiple offices, reception areas, kitchenettes and men’s and women’s bathrooms.
  • Court denies quick appeal
    RIDGELAND — The state Supreme Court recently denied a motion by the city to expedite a Costco zoning appeal by homeowners in a ruling that favored developers.

    Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Robert P. Chamberlain denied a motion late last month that would have expedited the case Beard et al v. City of Ridgeland.
  • Police search for area counterfeiter
    MADISON — Police are searching for an unidentified white female they say is responsible for passing counterfeit checks at two different banks here in July.

    Police say the woman cashed a counterfeit check on July 25 at the BankPlus branch in the city in the amount of $1,599. The following day, police say the woman went into a Community Bank branch and cashed another counterfeit check in the amount of $3,575.
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