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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.
  • Canton Academy Boys Track Team wins the 2017 MAIS AA Track and Field State Championship
    The Canton Academy Boys Track Team won their first state championship in track since 1999 on May 6th at Jackson Prep. Led by head coach Ben Williams and assistant coaches, Kenner Purvis, Craig Bowman and A.B. Williams the boys team scored 102 points and accumulated two state champions in individual events to win the AA State Championship.
  • Merit Health opens $9M medical office building
    CANTON — Officials recently celebrated the opening of a new 35,000 medical office building on the hospital campus here with a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month.

    Merit Health Madison opened the doors to its new $9 million facility that will be home to a number of medical specialities including neurology, primary care, OB/GYN, orthopedics, and outpatient physical therapy.
  • Police urge caution over holiday
    Law enforcement officials are urging motorists to exercise caution if they plan to travel during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend.

    “Memorial Day is traditionally an opportunity for friends and family to come together and honor the men and women of our Armed Forces who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” Capt. Kevin Newman of the Madison Police Department said. “The weekend has also become synonymous with enjoying the unofficial start to summer.”
  • Dog park opens on Reservoir in R’land
    RIDGELAND — A new dog park has opened at Old Trace Park on the Ross Barnett Reservoir here and five months out of the year visitors who drive to the park will be required to pay a $5 entrance fee.

    Construction began in April 2017 after plans were first proposed in December 2015.
  • 3 Madison teens earn Chick-fil-A awards
    MADISON — Three high school students who work at the Chick-fil-A here recently received scholarships from Chick-fil-A’s scholarship program.

    Two Madison Central students, Keylin Bastillo and Will Watson, and Joe Smith, a Canton Academy senior, each received $2,500 in scholarships for the upcoming school year.
  • (UPDATE) Man arrested as alleged shooter of 6-year-old
    Byron McBride has been arrested and is the alleged shooter of six-year-old Kingston Frazier, who was to have graduated kindergarten today.
  • Habitual offender sentenced to life in jail without parole
    A 35-year-old Ridgeland man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a Madison County jury found him guilty of house burglary, auto theft and conspiracy to commit burglary.

    Fabiyonne Kentell Peel, a habitual violent criminal who had previously been convicted of four different felonies, is also said to have had a jail phone conversation with someone regarding a “snitch” needed to be handled. The “snitch” in question was found murdered later that day in Jackson.
  • 2-year-old dies in Madison
    MADISON — Officials continue to investigate the cause of death of a two-year-old who died Monday morning at the Sam’s Club here on Grandview Boulevard.

    According to a release from the Madison Police Department, a call was received at 10:12 a.m. for an unresponsive small male child. Madison Police, Madison Fire and Pafford EMS all responded and began administering CPR to the child.
  • Motorists urged to use caution as Wal-Mart red light turned on
    MADISON — City officials anticipate the new traffic signal being constructed in front of Wal-Mart on Grandview Boulevard here to be complete next week.

    Officials are warning motorists of the new traffic signal on the road becoming operational next week and to be prepared to stop.

    Madison Police sent out a notice on the city’s text messaging service Tuesday afternoon warning motorists to “use caution in area.”
  • Ridgeland leases part of City Center site to contractor
    RIDGELAND — City officials approved a lease with Hemphill Construction to store some equipment on the site of the proposed City Center off U.S. 51 near School Street.

    The lease was unanimously approved by city officials on the consent agenda. Hemphill Construction Company, based out of Florence, will lease portion of the land for $200 a month to store surplus materials for projects. The contract is for two years and features options to extend three years for a total of five years.
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