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Monday, June 20, 2016 4:10 PM
Law enforcement personnel are currently on the scene of a deadly accident that occurred on Mt. Pilgrim Road this afternoon involving a Madison County Road Department 18-wheeler and a juvenile riding a 4-wheeler.
  • Gluckstadt resident alleges Supes in violation
    Gluckstadt resident Lisa Williams charged supervisors on Monday with not following the unit system of government when it came to the new road plan.

    She said the county is no longer on individual beats and the county spent up to $50,000 developing a road study and road evaluation that should be given to the road manager and followed when making decisions on repairs.
  • Broken phones become issue
    A new cell phone replacement policy was enacted for Madison County elected officials and employees on Monday that makes them personally responsible for more than one damaged phone in a two-year period.

    District 1 Supervisor Sheila Jones first brought up the issue in October after seeing replacement costs on the claims docket for one employee broke their phone three times in six weeks.
  • St. Catherine’s Village preps for expansion
    MADISON — St. Catherine’s Village is making plans to expand their site here by building new units to eliminate some double rooms.

    The Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved a rezoning request for 9.8331 acres of land adjacent to the existing facility. The land was previously zoned A-1 and was rezoned to S-1 (Retirement Village Special Use District).
  • Entergy commits to 5-year modernization upgrades
    Entergy Mississippi has announced a project to utilize grid modernization technologies that they say will pass savings on to the customers, improve outage restoration and overall customer service.

    Mara Hartmann, a spokesperson for Entergy, said the company is already mobilizing efforts to have the upgrades completed for their service area, which includes Madison County, within the next five years.
  • US Marshals looking for man out of Madison County

    The US Marshals service is asking for your assistance in helping locate Carlos Demond Dozier. Carlos Dozier is wanted out of Madison County Sheriff's Department for Possession of Firearm by a Felon.

  • McCarty book signing at Renaissance celebrates the lives of internationally-known Delta pottery makers
    A limited edition book highlighting the lives and careers of Pup and Lee McCarty, the makers of  Merigold, Mississippi’s internationally-known McCarty Pottery, will be available locally exclusively during a signing event at Inside Out in the Renaissance in Ridgeland on Dec. 7.   
  • New P&Z director studying county building inspectors
    The new Planning & Zoning Director for Madison County is looking into the viability of in-house building inspectors following another request by Board President Trey Baxter to make changes to the way the county handles inspectors.

    Currently, Madison County has three part-time, contract building inspectors who get paid on average $45 per inspection and totaled over $225,000 in fee payments last year.
  • Mapping error leads to rezoning redo
    NEW CASTLE — A rezoning proposal that drew ire from neighboring residents here will be back on the county agenda soon after an error was discovered by the new Planning & Zoning Director, Carl Allen.
  • Supreme Court upholds capital murder conviction
    The Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed a capital murder conviction and life sentence among other charges stemming from a 2013 Madison County court case in a decision issued last Thursday.

    The appeal was filed on behalf of Robert Carson, a.k.a. Bay Bay, a Jackson man charged and convicted of murdering Juan Ortiz in Ridgeland during an armed robbery in Madison County on April 30, 2012.
  • Broken main causes havoc
    RIDGELAND — Construction crews were hard at work much of last week to repair a broken 30-inch water main that shut down the southbound lanes of Harbor Drive here.

    Harbor Drive runs between Rice Road and Lake Harbour Road/Spillway Road.
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