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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.
  • Unidentified man steals lawnmower
    MADISON — Police are searching for an unidentified black male wanted in connection with a shoplifting at the WalMart here.

    Police say at 11 a.m. on April 13 store surveillance cameras captured a suspect wearing a camouflage baseball hat, striped shirt, khaki pants, and brown work boots take a self-propelled lawn mower.
  • Three new kayak launches added at Barnett Reservoir
    Three new kayak-dedicated launches have been installed and are open to the public giving paddlers access to more of the 33,000-acre Barnett Reservoir, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District announced this week.

    The new facilities are located at Ratliffs Ferry on the upper river, Brown’s Landing on the north end of the main lake just off the Natchez Trace at Mississippi Highway 43, and at Pelahatchie Shore Park in Pelahatchie Bay.
  • PAID POLITICAL AD/Re-elect Chuck Gautier Ridgeland Ward 2 Alderman
    I am running for another term as Ridgeland’s 2nd Ward Alderman because I believe I have positively impacted our city during my time in office. In 16 years, we have never had a tax increase. Low taxes for our residents is part of what attracts people to Ridgeland, and I will continue this policy in the next term. We have also approved no new apartment complexes. Maintaining high standards for commercial developments is critical to the future of Ridgeland, which is why I helped develop a city-wide tree ordinance for commercial properties.
  • Ridgeland wins appeal over Costco rezoning
    Ridgeland’s Costco rezoning was affirmed by a circuit judge after nine residents filed suit last April opposing the change in the Renaissance Phase III development off the Highland Colony Parkway.

    Circuit Court Judge John Emfinger ruled to affirm an April 5, 2016, amendments to the city’s zoning ordinance that allowed for certain elements for master planned developments.
  • Canton mayoral challenger in foreclosure
    CANTON — Mayoral challenger Greg Green will have his home sold at a public auction in foreclosure next month, according to a legal notice published in a Jackson newspaper on April 20.

    The sale will come less than 10 days after the municipal primaries on May 2.

    Green is one of a handful of Democratic contenders for the mayor’s seat.
  • Traffic light being put on Grandview
    MADISON — A traffic signal being built in front of WalMart on Grandview Boulevard here should be complete by the end of May, city officials said Wednesday.

    Public Works Director Chad Wages said the installation of the signal doesn’t take as long as getting the equipment in.
  • Ridgeland, mayor receive Keep MS Beautiful awards
    Ridgeland officials and Keep Ridgeland Beautiful officers announce awards earned at the Keep Mississippi Beautiful Annual Awards Luncheon held April 6. Three awards were taken home by Ridgeland at this event that recognizes organizations and individuals from around the state of Mississippi for efforts in promoting the mission of Keep Mississippi Beautiful, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing litter and promoting recycling and community greening. Awards were presented to Ridgeland High School, Jan Richardson, and Mayor Gene McGee.
  • Man arrested for stealing trailer
    MADISON — A 59-year-old Seminary man remains behind bars after being arrested here last week for allegedly stealing a trailer and lawn mower from Highroads subdivision.

    Claude Napoli Brewer, of Sandford Road #D in Seminary, has been charged with one county of grand larceny and was given a $150,000 bond and is the Madison County Detention Center.
  • Nissan donates $250K to historically black schools
    CANTON — Nissan officials announced Wednesday they were donating $250,000 to seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the state in an effort to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) initiatives.

    Wednesday’s donation brings the total invested to HBCUs by Nissan to over $1 million.
  • Live music, play highlight big weekend in Canton
    CANTON — The Historic Square here will come alive with a host of events this weekend beginning with the Third Thursday Square Party.

    A dozen Canton Square merchants will host handmade and homegrown booths in front of their stores for their first Third Thursday Square Party event with music by the band Snazz. Crawfish will be available by the pound from 6-9 p.m. tonight (Thursday).
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