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Juvenile killed by county 18-wheeler
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.
Jackson man sentenced to 45 years for assault
A Jackson man who pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and burglary of a home in Ridgeland earlier this year was sentenced to 45 years in prison last week.
Dexter Maurice Gilmore, 43, confessed to authorities he was responsible for attacking a woman he had a former relationship with after the pair met at work.
County reviewing cell phone policy
Madison County officials will consider a new policy at their first meeting in November with regard to county-owned cell phones and replacements after one employee broke his phone three times in the last six weeks.
Madison Central downs Starkville 29-14
Though Starkvile (5-3) tied the game 14-14 in the third quarter, the Yellowjackets did not have an answer for the Jags relentless 15-point onslaught to seal the game 29-14 in the jungle.
Madison Central (5-3-1) has worked tirelessly to punch themselves into the elite conversation after tough losses of 33-24 to Brandon (7-2), 21-17 to Oxford (5-3) and 30-21 to undefeated Clinton. A decisive win over Starkville may be the end of that debate.
Ambulance response times remain below requirement
Average ambulance response times are down throughout Madison County, officials said Monday.
Madison County switched ambulance providers this year to Pafford EMS and Fire Coordinator Tom Lariviere said he and other first responders are happy with the results.
Canton fighting flea infestation
CANTON — The Mayor and Board of Aldermen declared an emergency Tuesday afternoon due to a flea infestation terrorizing neighborhoods in the Presidential Hills area located in the city’s Ward 1.
Affected streets include Garfield, Washington, McKinley, Wilson, Roosevelt, Hardy, Lincoln and Madison.
15-year-old Ridgeland student killed in Natchez Trace crash
A 15-year-old Ridgeland High School student was killed Tuesday morning in a deadly head-on collision on the Natchez Trace Parkway near mile marker 93 in Clinton.
Zia Richardson’s RHS student ID was found on the scene.
Madison hosting Recycle Day Saturday
Keep Madison the City Beautiful wants to assist homeowners with fall clean up.
On Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the organization will host Madison Recycle Day at Tulane University at the corner of Main Street and Highway 51.
Local 463 Urban Kitchen moving to Renaissance
Local 463 Urban Kitchen is leaving Madison and will soon set up shop at Renaissance at Colony Park in the space previously inhabited by The Mint restaurant.
Jennifer Emerson, Local 463 owner, said they plan to be in by late-November.
Oct 8 is deadline to register to vote
Residents wishing to register to vote in time for the presidential race in November have just over two weeks to do so in the Circuit Clerk’s office in Canton.
The deadline to register is Saturday, Oct. 8. The Circuit Clerk’s office will be open that day from 8 a.m. until noon.
In His Steps Ministry unveils open-air pavilion
CANTON — In His Steps Ministries dedicated its new open-air recreational pavilion here over the weekend as a host of community members gathered for the event.
Construction on the pavilion began in October 2015 but was delayed due to weather. It was finally completed on Sept. 2.
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