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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:02 PM
A 20-year-old Rankin County man was arrested by Madison County Sheriff’s deputies early Tuesday morning and is said to be responsible for a rash of recent auto burglaries that targeted Ashbrooke, Lake Caroline and Lost Rabbit. 
  • Primos Restaurant opening in Madison
    MADISON — Primos is coming to town!
        The popular  metro restaurant with current locations on Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland and Lakeland Drive in Flowood will build a new eatery off Baptist Drive near Baptist Medical Clinic.
  • 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.

  • Lack of rain cited in CMU emergency repair work
    CANTON — An emergency sewer declaration was made two weeks ago, Canton Municipal Utilities officials said, in part because of the current drought that allows for quicker repairs.

    CMU General Counsel Mike Espy read a letter from Engineer Rudy Warnock during Tuesday’s board meeting where Warnock explained that an emergency declaration allows them to take advantage of no rain so they can find and repair parts of the line that are not functioning properly.
  • 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.
  • City, HUD settle over apartment complexes
    RIDGELAND — City officials have settled with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in an ongoing legal battle involving multiple apartment complexes here and rezoning efforts by the city.

    A HUD complaint lodged in December by the Assistant Secretary of Fair housing and Equal Opportunity identified five complexes that are located in a "high minority concentrated area in the eastern half of southeast Ridgeland."
  • Ridgeland eyeing TIFs for Renaissance Phase 3
    RIDGELAND — City officials have set full a slate of public hearings for the Oct. 18 meeting, including a proposed tax increment finance (TIF) plan for Renaissance Phase III, a project that includes the Costco building as an anchor tenant.

    TIFs divert sales tax dollars to pay for infrastructure improvement on large  projects.
  • CMU officials reinstate CEO, attorney
    CANTON — The Canton Municipal Utilities Board of Commissioners voted unanimously this morning to reinstate Brian Finnegan as CEO and LaToya Redd Thompson as staff attorney following a hearing in federal court on Wednesday.
  • 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. 
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