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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.
  • Madison firefighter competes in St. Paddy's Day 5K in full gear
    A Madison firefighter racing in the Hal’s St. Paddy’s Day 5K in Jackson over the weekend wearing full turnout gear had some other racers and spectators scratching their heads.

    Jes Harrington, 40, has been with the Madison Fire Department for a year now and decided to race in this year’s 5K wearing his full turnout gear.
  • Federal funds require too much match for city
    RIDGELAND — City officials denied a resolution that would have awarded the city $288,972 in federal funds from the Metropolitan Planning Organization for School Street improvements because it required the city to put up $874,948.

    The resolution was one of a handful of items on the consent agenda for Tuesday’s meeting that lasted less than 10 minutes.

    In other board action:
  • Chestnut Hills homeowners requesting relief with roads
    CHESTNUT HILLS — Homeowners here are asking the county to help with roads they say were never properly finished once the development began a decade ago.

    Russell Green asked county supervisors on Monday for assistance with roads he says are not being maintained.
  • City awards tennis center contract
    RIDGELAND — The Ridgeland Tennis Center contract was awarded to What A Racket, Inc., by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Tuesday night.

    The contract goes from April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2021. The contractor is responsible for “wear and tear” repairs of the facilities, while the city is responsible for “big ticket items.”
  • $50K will rehab bike paths
    RIDGELAND — A $50,000 budget transfer to fund a maintenance and rehabilitation project on the Pear Orchard multi-use path from Towne Center Boulevard to Rice Road was approved by the city last week.

    The Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved a transfer from the Professional Fees/Streets account to the Multi-Use Trail Maintenance Fund. The transfer raised the total in the maintenance account to $80,000.
  • Stolen firearm suspect sought
    A man who is believed to be armed with a stolen firearm is wanted by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

    Hikeem Deuante Alexander is wanted by the MCSD for being in possession of a stolen firearm.
  • Reservoir releases new app for Apple devices
    The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District has introduced a new cell phone app — called The Rez — that is free and currently available for Apple devices at the App Store.

    It will be available to Android users in mid-to-late April.
  • Office-involved shooting in Ridgeland bank robbery injured 16-year-old suspect

    RIDGELAND — An officer-involved shooting during a holdup a BankCorpSouth branch on Pear Orchard here Tuesday afternoon apparently involved a 16-year-old, according to media reports.

  • Former Magee FD chief arrested here
    MADISON — The former Magee Fire Chief turned himself in to police here and has been charged with one count of misdemeanor shoplifting after Crime Stoppers released surveillance footage of him walking out of the WalMart allegedly with an HP laptop computer stuffed in his jacket.
  • Crime down in Madison
    MADISON — Crime is on the decrease here, according to the 2016 uniformed crime rate statistics presented to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Tuesday night by Police Chief Gene Waldrop.

    The city had 51 less Type 1 crimes in 2016 as compared to 2015 and reported only 290 incidents in total.
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