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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 resident tapped to serve as state GOP director
    The Mississippi Republican Party has tapped Madison resident Marcy Thoms Scoggins as its new executive director, officials announced Tuesday.

    Scoggins, who most recently worked for State Treasurer Lynn Fitch, has worked for a number of elected officials, including U.S. Sen. Trent Lott and U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper.
  • Governor honors social workers for saving child
    Gov. Phil Bryant on Friday honored two Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services social workers for their above-and-beyond actions which saved the life of a Madison County child earlier this year.

     The first-ever Governor’s Award for Outstanding Service in Child Protection and Well-Being was presented by Bryant on Friday to Tausha Rawls, a family protection specialist working in the Madison County office, and her supervisor Melody Vaughn, who is now on special assignment in Marion County.
  • Hall named deputy director of railway office
    A Madison resident was sworn into office Friday as deputy director of the Federal Railroad Administration.

    Heath Hall took his oath of office on Friday after he was named deputy administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration in Washington, D.C. by United States Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The White House approved his appointment on Thursday.
  • Offices closed for holiday
    State, county and municipal government offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday for the July 4 holiday.

    Gov. Phil Bryant signed a proclamation closing government offices on Tuesday and gave discretion to the executive officers of state agencies to close offices for the Independence Day holiday.
  • Judge says no to bond in Kingston Frazier case
    A Madison County Justice Court judge on Monday ruled in a preliminary hearing to send the case involving three teens charged in the killing of a six-year-old in Gluckstadt to a grand jury.

    Six-year-old Kingston Frazier was shot on May 18 in Gluckstadt after he was found in a car stolen from the Kroger parking lot on frontage road in Jackson.
  • Madison police search for credit card suspects
    MADISON — Police are searching for three male suspects wanted in connecting with an ongoing credit card fraud case dating back to April.

    The unidentified suspects include one black male and two white or Hispanic males who made unauthorized purchases inside the city on April 29, police say.
  • Madison swearing-in set for June 29
    Madison residents are invited to witness Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler and the Board of Aldermen take their oaths of office on June 29.

    Butler and the seven current members of the Board of Aldermen were elected to new four-year terms in the Republican primary in May and the general election on June 6. The swearing-in ceremony and a reception is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at Madison Square Center for the Arts, 2103 Main Street.
  • County passes smoking ban
    Madison County supervisors unanimously passed a smoking ban at all work places and public places and violators could be subject to fines and revocation of business licenses.

    Board Attorney Katie Bryant Snell said the ordinance is typically “community enforced” and the county will receive benefits from passing the ordinance such as access to health grants.
  • 4 home invasion suspects guilty
    RIDGELAND — Four suspects will be heading to jail for their role in a home invasion in Wendover here back in September 2016 following a series of plea agreements and trial in Madison County Circuit Court over the last couple weeks.

    Two suspects arrested in September 2016, for armed robbery, kidnapping, house burglary and conspiracy for a Wendover home invasion, were sentenced to 30 and 35 years in prison last week.
  • Mobile home destroyed in Gluckstadt fire
    GLUCKSTADT — A weekend fire destroyed a single-wide mobile here while the cause remains under investigation.

    The fire occurred at 127 O.C. Hunter Road, which is located south of Yandell Road and west of North Old Canton Road.

    Gluckstadt Fire Department Chief Henry Davis said they received the call at 9:19 a.m. Saturday and were on-scene at 9:26 a.m.
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