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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.
Daughters of the American Revolution celebrates Constitution Week in Madison
There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in use today. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those inalienable rights to every American.
Labor Day fugitive hid underneath bed
RIDGELAND — A fugitive wanted in connection with a Labor Day chase here was arrested last week with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.
Jimmie Lashaun Gardner, 34, of Jackson, was arrested at 6:30 a.m. last Wednesday for an outstanding warrant.
Germanfest celebrating 30 years at Sunday event
GLUCKSTADT — Germanfest hits a landmark 30 years at St. Joesph Catholic Church here as the family-friendly festival held this Sunday is expected to draw thousands to the area.
Germanfest is best known for its delicious German food and authentic German Folk music provided by the bands, Die Mitternaechters and MS Schwingen. Die Mitternaechters has entertained at the GermanFest since the first festival 30 years ago.
Madison Square Center for the Arts hosts sewing class
A new class being offered at Madison Square Center for the Arts sews together math and creativity.
Offered by Sew Fun Studios, a beginning sewing class designed for students in grades 2-6 starts Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Madison Square Center for the Arts. The six-week class will meet 4-5 p.m. in the second-floor studio at the arts center, 2103 Main Street. Openings remain available, and the class is designed to interest both boys and girls.
McKee named new director of state Homeland Security
JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant announced Wednesday that he has appointed Mark McKee Director of the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security.
McKee’s appointment is effective Oct. 10. He replaces Rusty Barnes, who recently retired.
Gibbs defeats Green in runoff election
Debra Gibbs won Tuesday’s runoff election for the vacant House District 72 seat by a handful of votes.
Unofficial results show Gibbs winning with 921 votes to her opponent, Synarus Green, who garnered 897 votes.
Bank robber still on the lam
RIDGELAND — Police are still searching for a man who robbed the Origin Bank on Lake Harbour Drive here last Thursday afternoon.
Chief John Neal said on Tuesday the investigation was ongoing and they were pursuing different leads but no arrests have been made.
Canton kidnapper given three life sentences
A Madison County man was given three life sentences after being convicted of armed robbery, kidnapping, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
James Lee Brent, 46, of 104 Kit Carson Road in Canton, was convicted in Madison County Circuit Court last week as a violent, habitual offender.
2 Baptist Health systems announce future efforts to collaborate, merge
Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, (Mississippi Baptist) based in Jackson, and Baptist Memorial Health Care (Baptist Memorial), based in Memphis, Tenn. jointly announced last week that they have entered into discussions regarding possible collaborative efforts. Discussions are focused on how the organizations can work together to deliver faith-based, efficient, high-quality health care.
Ridgeland passes resolution asking for Park Service funds
RIDGELAND - The City of Ridgeland passed a resolution Tuesday honoring America’s National Park System and its 100th anniversary.
The resolution asks Congress to adequately fund the National Park Service (NPS).
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