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Thursday, October 20, 2016 12:30 AM

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.

  • 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.
  • Employees jump two robbers
    RIDGELAND — Two 18-year-olds have been charged with strong armed robbery after allegedly trying to rob Mac’s Fresh Market grocery store off Highway 51 here Tuesday morning.

    Denzel Curtis Watson and Francesco Jaaziniah McKnight-Smith both remain locked up at the Madison County Detention Center awaiting a preliminary hearing. Both were also charged with fleeing law enforcement/resisting arrest. Watson was also charged with profanity/drunk in public.
  • Waiver gives ‘A’ rating for schools' report card
    The Madison County School District remains one of 19 districts in Mississippi which received an “A” from the state, while Canton Public Schools continue to struggle, receiving a “D” overall.

    On July 14, the Mississippi Department of Education released the 2014-2015 rankings for school districts throughout Mississippi, using the A-F grading system to describe the performance of each district. 
  • Massive tree falls on Madison home
    A massive tree has fallen on a Madison home.
  • Former District 4 Supervisor Karl Banks has asked the special judge assigned to his election contest to recuse himself from the case because he has attended events held by the Republican Party over the years. 
  • The Mississippi legislature honored 94-year-old Madison resident Capt. Charles T. Hull on Tuesday for his lifetime accomplishments, including serving as a B-17 bomber during World War II.

    Hull was presented with House Concurrent Resolution 84 in the middle of debates over other bills as the legislature winds down the 2016 session this week.
  • CANTON — Handcuffed in the back of a police car, a 25-year-old Memphis fugitive who evaded capture from local authorities for 15 hours on Sunday made one more attempt to run from the law.

    While en route to the Madison County Detention Center, Joshua Hadden kicked out the glass of a Canton Police SUV, and when the officer pulled over on the side of the road, Hadden crawled out the window and took off running.
  • MADISON — Plans for a 200-acre development near Twin Harbors and Haley Creek here have been withdrawn at this time, officials announced this week.

    John Sigman, general manager of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, said the plans for a subdivision with upwards of 500 homes will likely not occur.
  • Early this month, local artist Mark Millet took his third period Canton Academy art class on a spontaneous and unusual trip through the woods.

    “You can learn as much outside as you can inside four walls,” Millet said.

    Millet took the kids on a hike after one of his students was talking about an old, likely antebellum home, deep on some of his family’s hunting property.

    Joseph Mclean said he had no idea the structure even existed.
  • Two local pageant title holders will work doggedly April 16 to help raise funds and fun for Webster Animal Shelter in Madison during their "Crowns and Hounds" event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shelter is located at 525 Post Oak Road in Madison.
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