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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:00 PM
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.
  • 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  • MADISON — Plans for a 200-acre development near Twin Harbors and Haley Creek here have been withdrawn at this time, officials announced this week.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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