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Rich Grain Distillery in Canton is using its pure grain alcohol to help make vials of hand sanitizer for the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Davi Rich estimates he will produce close to 500 gallons.
Rich Grain Distillery in Canton is using its pure grain alcohol to help make vials of hand sanitizer for the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Davi Rich estimates he will produce close to 500 gallons.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:00 PM
CANTON — David Rich spends most of his days making corn whiskey and aging bourbon. This put him in a unique position to produce hand sanitizer in a time when many shelves have been emptied by hoarders during the coronavirus pandemic.
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    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.
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    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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
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