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Madison Alderman-at-Large Warrent Strain, Ward 1 Alderman Tawanna Tatum, Ward 2 Alderman Pat Peeler, retiring City Attorney John Hedglin, Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler, Ward 4 Alderman Steve Hickok, Ward 5 Alderman Mike Hudgins and Ward 6 Alderman Guy Bowering.
Madison Alderman-at-Large Warrent Strain, Ward 1 Alderman Tawanna Tatum, Ward 2 Alderman Pat Peeler, retiring City Attorney John Hedglin, Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler, Ward 4 Alderman Steve Hickok, Ward 5 Alderman Mike Hudgins and Ward 6 Alderman Guy Bowering.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
MADISON — Tears were flowing Tuesday night as Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler presented City Attorney John Hedglin with a resolution for decades of public service during Hedglin’s last meeting as counsel.
  • Judges Lackey recuses himself in Banks/Bishop election challenge after case has gone to State Supreme Court
    The special judged assigned to a nearly two-year-old election contest for District 4 Supervisor between Karl Banks and David Bishop recused himself on Thursday, according to an order of recusal filed in Madison County Circuit Court. 
  • Ridgeland becomes C Spire trial city for smart technology
    RIDGELAND — The city is partnering with C Spire for a new trial this fall involving “smart city technology” that includes lighting and traffic analytics.

    The trial is planned for October and November at no cost to the city.

    The announcement was made Wednesday at the Mississippi Municipal League’s annual conference in Biloxi.
  • One alleged teen killer of boy was out on bond  for armed robbery in Ridgeland
    One of three teenagers arrested and charged with capital murder in the shooting death of six-year-old Kingston Frazier was set to stand trial in June  for an armed robbery in Ridgeland last year. 
  • (UPDATE) Man arrested as alleged shooter of 6-year-old
    Byron McBride has been arrested and is the alleged shooter of six-year-old Kingston Frazier, who was to have graduated kindergarten today.
  • Ridgeland police apprehend suspect in Wednesday afternoon armed robbery

    The Ridgeland Police Department in conjunction with Jackson Police apprehended a Jackson man earlier this afternoon, shortly after he allegedly robbed an Old Canton liquor store. The man is believed to be connected to other incidents in Ridgeland and surrounding jurisdictions.

    Blessed Adams, 23, of Jackson has been arrested and charged with strong armed robbery and simple assault after he pepper sprayed a clerk at a liquor store and made off with money from the register at Old Canton Liquor and Wine.

  • Warnock billed CMU $1.15M for four months of invoices
    Since being named sole engineer for Canton Municipal Utilities in mid-August, Rudy Warnock’s firm has billed nearly $1.2 million, ranging from emergency sewer repairs to a five-point plan to address future needs.

    According to invoices obtained by the Journal, Warnock & Associates has billed CMU $1,148,178.78 since August.
  • Lawyer claims Warnock threatened CMU commissioner, newspaper publisher
    CANTON — 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 last Thursday.

    A series of text messages presented by the attorney, who is a state Senator, also revealed threats to whip a Madison County newspaper publisher.
  • Officials show failures in CMU infrastructure sewer tour
    CANTON — Exposed storm drains, discarded iron piping, and floating manholes were just a few of the sights seen during a tour of Canton Municipal Utilities’ sewer system Tuesday as contractors continue work under an emergency sewer contract issued in October.

    Officials with CMU and the city took a two-and-a-half hour tour Tuesday where representatives of Warnock & Associates, CMU’s engineering firm, pointed out failures of infrastructure found during a questionable months-long emergency sewer repair contract.
  • MCHS student arrested with gun on campus
    MADISON — A 15-year-old male student at Madison Central High School was arrested last week for possession of a firearm on school property, though police and school officials say there were no signs of ill-intent.

    Madison County School Superintendent Dr. Ronnie McGehee said this was the first incident in 20 years with a student bringing a gun onto campus.
  • A student was arrested with a fire arm at Madison Central

    A student was arrested after it was found he had a gun in his backpack at Madison Central High School this morning shortly after the first bell rang.

    The student was charged with possession of a firearm by a minor on school property and was transported to the Yazoo County Detention Center. A date will be set for him to appear in Madison County Youth Court at a later date.

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