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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.
  • Rain delays fix for road to historic church developers closed without authority
    LIVINGSTON — After developers here months ago took it upon themselves to close and then one-way a county road leading to an historic African-American church, a rainy summer is being blamed for delays in construction that will give the congregation direct access.
  • Madison?Central loses in close one to Pearl
    Madison central (3-1) dropped their first game of the season by just a touchdown to undefeated Pearl.

    The Pirates snubbed the Jags in the air but senior running back Cameron White stood out with 15 carries, the longest of which was 49 yards, for a total of 91 yards and a touchdown.
  • Ridgeland approves indoor firing ranges
    RIDGELAND — Moments after city officials approved an amendment to the zoning ordinance that would allow for indoor firing ranges in the city limits Tuesday night, a developer said he looked to close on an eligible property as soon as possible.
  • New process approved for speaking at county meeting
    County supervisors have enacted a new process for concerned citizens to speak at board meetings.
  • Supes approve asphalt for Parkway
    RIDGELAND — County supervisors approved spending over $840,000 to increase the asphalt thickness on one lane of Highland Colony Parkway to accommodate future development, including Costco.

    Supervisors voted 3-2 to spend $786,814.50 for an extra four inches of asphalt on the east side of the northbound lane of Highland Colony Parkway and $54,695.41 to Waggoner Engineering Inc. for additional work on the site.
  • Ridgeland hotel moratorium extended 30 days
    RIDGELAND- A moratorium on new hotel construction set to expire in October was extended 30 days by aldermen on Tuesday.
  • New comedy debuts next week
    Once Upon a Mattress is stuffed with enough hilarity, melodies, and high-energy show tunes, to keep Princess Winnifred the Woebegone awake.
  • Canton (4-1) continues to build momentum as they roll with a four game winning streak. Last week they traveled to Jackson to deliver struggling Winfield (1-3) a decisive 21-8 loss.

    Canton slowly put down three touchdowns over the course of the game, two of which came off the arms of quarterbacks, junior Jontarius Brown and sophomore Jacobian Morgan. Brown completed seven of 16 passes for 111 yards. Morgan completed on three of his 11 passes but netted 73 yards.
  • Pay raises, patrol cars part of Madison budget
    MADISON — The city’s nearly 240 employees will all see a three-percent cost of living raise for next fiscal year if the proposed $24 million budget is approved by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen this month.

    There will be no tax increase, said Susan Crandall, director of finance and administration.
  • Mannsdale Elementary receives fitness gear
    MADISON — Mannsdale Upper Elementary School is receiving a new array of fitness equipment courtesy of the BlueCross & BlueShield of Mississippi Foundation.

    The Foundation awarded Mannsdale with The Project Fit America Program, which includes indoor and outdoor P.E. equipment, training for teachers, curricula and lesson plan support supplies.
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