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Hinds road projects, including Byram swinging bridge, on schedule
In the county's District 4, McCarty Road near Big Creek Road is closed until about 3 p.m. Thursday to replace a cross .
Tue May 14, 2013
Power outages set for May 14
Southern Pine Electric Power Association will perform upgrades to the Polkville substation on May 14 from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. These upgrades will enhance service to customers living in the Polkville area and will take place in Smith and Rankin counties.
Mon May 13, 2013
Rankin Co. 2nd grader lands movie role
A Rankin County second grader has landed one of the lead roles in a movie starring Katherine Heigl, Patrick Wilson and Jordana Brewster.
Sun May 12, 2013
Civil War letters going home to Ole Miss
He tells family members he may need more money and clothes, talks about hanging out with friends and sounds a little homesick.
Sat May 11, 2013
Food service company fined over unpermitted waste
A food service company is paying an $18,000 civil fine for dumping wastewater into Jackson's sewer system for 11 years without a permit.
Fri May 10, 2013
Mississippi Business Journal
Law & Order: Q&A with Flowood Mayor Gary Rhoades
Mayor Gary Rhoades opens up about early career, Flowood and his thoughts on leadership A police officer at 20 and a mayor at 36, Rhoades has been in public service in Rankin County for more than thirty years.
Thu May 09, 2013
Rankin County cracks down on 911 abuse
EOC director Bob Wedgeworth said with the population growth in the county, there's a natural and corresponding growth in emergency calls, but that some of these calls that are sapping monetary and human resources can be avoided.
Barnes named Director of Mississippi Office of Homeland Security
Mississippi Highway Patrol Major Rusty Barnes, 48, today was named Director of the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security.
Tue May 07, 2013
Teen arrested on drug charge during jail visit
PEARL, Miss.- A Ridgeland teenager has been arrested at the Rankin County prison for allegedly having marijuana while attempting to visit his sister.
Mon May 06, 2013
Coast labor force drops, number of jobs grow
Mississippi’s not seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased 7,200 over the month and 14,500 from one year ago, according to the March Labor Market Report from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
Sat May 04, 2013
Informed public goal of expanding government apps
More government agencies are making the smart move to phones, opting to utilize mobile app technology to connect with constituents.
Fri May 03, 2013
Rankin County library group to be quizzed about costs
Rankin County supervisors already are pondering the upcoming fiscal budget, and they are looking at how the county spends its money -- including on administration of the county's nine libraries.
Thu May 02, 2013
Brandon hires new economic development director
The city hired Kyle Brown at a salary of $42,000. Due to Brown's hiring, Tahya Dobb's title changed from economic development director to events coordinator for the city.
Pearl High students pursue careers
In the two-year program, students do field work in classrooms in the Pearl Public Schools as teachers, coaches, counselors and media specialists/librarians. Ten students are in the program this year, and more than 30 have applied for next year.
Wed May 01, 2013
The Mississippi Press
Atheist group American Humanist Association sues Rankin County schools over prayer
A Mississippi high school forced students to attend on-campus programs where fellow students urged them to turn to Jesus for hope and eternal life, according to an atheist group that has sued.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Brandon man loses post-conviction appeal
Stephen Daniel Montalto was convicted in 2008 in Rankin County. His post-conviction petition was denied in 2011 by a trial judge.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Madison County Herald
Ballet marks 20 years
Kevin Arredondo and Maggie Holmes rehearse for the Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet's performance of 'Overture di Ballo' Saturday at Thalia Maria Hall in Jackson.
Rankin churches plan fundraiser
A team of Rankin County United Methodist Churches is planning a wild game banquet on the evening of May 11 at the Brandon Civic Center.
Reward for info on Puckett bank robber rises to $10K
A $7,500 reward for the capture of a robber who tied up a teller at a Puckett bank and left her in a bathroom April 20 has increased to $10,000 - and Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey hopes it grows to more than $12,000 by week's end.. The Rankin County Board of Supervisors, the Federal Burea of Investigation, Crime Stoppers and Bailey's ... (more)
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Hospital director working to 'move ... beyond the past'
Joe Battle has barely been on the job a year as director of the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and he's already faced an investigation by the Office of Special Counsel and an audience with many angry veterans.