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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.
  • St. Joseph alumna Bria Paige named Beyonce Formation Scholar
    MADISON — St. Joseph Catholic School alumna Bria Paige has been named a recipient of a 2017-2018 Beyonce Formation Scholar and will receive a $25,000 scholarship.

    Paige is a rising junior at Spelman College, where she is a member of the Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program, a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and a Dean’s List scholar. Paige is a 2015 graduate of St. Joseph.
  • Vinyl siding for apartment complex denied
    RIDGELAND — City officials denied on Tuesday an apartment complex from using vinyl siding as an acceptable material for renovations.

    Pinebrook Apartments located on Pine Knoll Drive sought the request.
  • County officials spar over Silverleaf
    Developers will soon begin work on the first of three residential developments being built on 510 acres of land located on the south side of Stribling Road and the west side of Deweese Road following a testy exchange among county officials on Monday night.

    The Board of Supervisors ultimately approved a preliminary plat for Silverleaf subdivision in a 4-1 vote, with Board President Trey Baxter the lone nay vote.
  • Supes increase health premium
    Rising health insurance claims over the last year resulted in Madison County supervisors raising the cost of premiums paid by employees for dependents by $25 per month.

    The action came during Monday night’s board meeting. The county will also be pitching in $44 per month, per employee to shore the gap.
  • Chestnut Hill appeal tabled
    CHESTNUT HILLS — County supervisors approved another 90-day continuance for an appeal hearing involving an ongoing dispute between homeowners and developers here as both sides continue to hash out their differences.

    Madison County Board of Supervisors Attorney Katie Bryant Snell said both sides continue to work behind the scenes to come to an agreement and requested a continuance until Nov. 20. The first continuance was granted back in May.
  • The Flora Butcher names Matthew Groll director of charcuterie and meat fabrication
    FLORA - Chef David Raines, owner and operator of The Flora Butcher, has promoted Matthew Groll to Director of Charcuterie and Meat Fabrication. Groll joined The Flora Butcher team in 2016 after a tenure as meat cutter with Whole Foods of New Orleans, Louisiana and Fresh Market in Ridgeland.

    “Matt continually illustrates to me and our customers his unique talent and appreciation for the revival of traditional butchery,” said Chef Raines. “His creativity in the creation of new and interesting charcuterie items that results in repeat customers has been a cornerstone of our growing business.”
  • C Spire launches new app-based streaming television service
    RIDGELAND — C Spire recently launched a new television streaming service it says gives customers freedom from set-top boxes that have been industry norm for decades.

    Last week, the tech company based here introduced C Spire TV, an in-home streaming service designed to run on current streaming devices such as Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.
  • Construction underway for Hobby Lobby, Academy Sports
    MADISON — Developers have begun construction on a 120,000-square-foot shopping center here that will be anchored by Hobby Lobby and Academy Sports.

    Hundreds of trees have been taken down for the extension of Welch Farms Road to Madison Avenue over the past weeks as construction for the shopping center continues. Developers officially announced last week the two national stores were coming to town.
  • Madison PD starts review process
    MADISON — A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will arrive July 30, to examine all aspects of the City of Madison Police Department's policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Chief M. E. Waldrop announced Monday.

    Verification by the team that the Madison Police Department meets the Commission's state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain advanced accreditation - a highly prized recognition of public safety professional excellence, he said. 
  • R’land board appoints officials in first meeting
    RIDGELAND — The Mayor and Board of Aldermen unanimously reappointed city officials and department heads last Wednesday during the first meeting of the new term.

    Alderman, including newcomer Bill Lee, who recently won the Ward 5 Alderman seat in the May election, voted to approve Paula Tierce as City Clerk/Tax Collector and Director of Administration, John Neal as C
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