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Thursday, December 22, 2016 1:29 PM
CANTON — Engineer Rudy Warnock went beyond the scope of his duties to threaten and harass Canton Municipal Utility Commissioners, an attorney for one embattled commissioner alleged at a special meeting on Thursday.
  • Canton native competes to be Matthew McConaughey’s biggest fan
    When he was born, John Clark Packer spent the first eight months of his life in the hospital struggling with cystic fibrosis. He was given a life expectancy of 15 years.

    But because of an ABC reality television show, he now officially is Matthew McConaughey’s second biggest fan.
  • Renaissance shooter held on $200K bond
    RIDGE LAND — A parking lot shooting between two Panera Bread employee at the Renaissance last week has left one of them in the Madison County Detention Center on a $200,000 bond.

    Official reports said the shooting occurred at Renaissance around 11 a.m. on Friday.
  • Alleged armed robber pepper-sprayed liquor store clerk
    RIDGELAND — Charges continue to build for a Jackson accused of robbing an Old Canton Road liquor store here last week.

    Blessed Adams, 23, has been arrested and charged with strong arm robbery and simple assault after he allegedly pepper-sprayed a clerk at a liquor store and made off with money from Old Canton Liquor and Wine.
  • Police investigate burglaries
    The Madison Police Department is asking the public’s help with an auto burglary case that occurred in late December at Baptist Surgical Center.

    Investigator Chuck Harrison said they received a report that on Dec. 23 two SUVs parked in the rear parking lot of Baptist Surgical Center were broken into.
  • (UPDATED) 1 injured in shooting at Renaissance

    One individual is in custody following a shooting at Renaissance at Colony Park shortly before noon today.

    Ridgeland Police have arrested Greg Rivers for allegedly shooting at a co-worker in the parking lot of the shopping center.

  • Area school dismissals

    Due to deteriorating weather conditions some local schools have decided to release students early and alter after school schedules.

    Madison County Schools announced that they will dismiss all Elementary Schools at 12:30 p.m., all Middle Schools at 1:30 p.m. and the High Schools at 2 p.m. In addition all after school activities are cancelled.

  • Griffin insists on rotating presidency
    Madison County supervisors squabbled over the board president title Tuesday following a charge by District 5 Supervisor Paul Griffin for Trey Baxter to resign the post.

    “Usually this would be a good time that the presiding president resigns and the board selects a new chairman for 2017,” Griffin said. “So, if you’re not gonna resign, I’m gonna make the motion that we rotate the presidency of Madison County Board of Supervisors starting ASAP.”
  • Ridgeland keeping current landscapers
    RIDGELAND — City officials tussled back-and-forth over three landscaping contracts before eventually passing the measure in a 5-2 vote as one of their first official acts of the new year.

    The board gave Public Works Director Mike McCollum authority to renegotiate prices with existing landscapers for the next two years. Alderman-at-Large D.I. Smith and Ward 2 Alderman Chuck Gautier voted against the request.
  • No arrests made in Trustmark robbery
    Ridgeland Police are still searching for a man who robbed a County Line Road bank just days before the new year. Police have a person of interest they are questioning at this time.

    It was the city’s second bank robbery of 2016.
  • Supes looking at GPS trackers for vehicles
    All Madison County government vehicles may soon have GPS monitoring systems.

    District 1 Supervisor Sheila Jones received unanimous support to explore costs associated with outfitting all county-owned vehicles with GPS monitoring equipment.
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