Madison County Newswire

Madison County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Madison County, MS.

Results 1 - 20 of 244 in Madison County, MS

  1. One-third of Mississippi coast's murders have domestic linkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The Mississippi Press

    At least a third of homicide victims in the three Mississippi coastal counties in a recent six-year period died in domestic-related shootings. Of 156 murders reported from 2009 through 2014, 52 people were shot in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties by a family member or romantic interest.

    Comment?

  2. Bryant appoints Will LongwitzRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Mississippi Business Journal

    Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Sen. Will Longwitz as Madison County Court Judge.

    Comment?

  3. Madison Police charge two suspects with fraud/embezzlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... Brown is charged with two counts of embezzlement and conspiracy to commit a felony and being held in the Madison County Detention Center with a $600,000 bond. McCollum, who is awaiting extradition from Rockdale County, Georgia, is charged with two ...

    Comment?

  4. NAACP claims race is behind airport takeover proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    State lawmakers will soon get their first look at a proposed takeover of the Jackson-Medger Wiley Evers International Airport. During a news conference Wednesday, Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP, said race is the reason why the state is attempting to dissolve the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority and replace it with a new board largely appointed by the governor.

    Comment?

  5. Master plan for Colonial Highlands project filed with city of JacksonRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 21 | Mississippi Business Journal

    ... square feet from $171 to $221 per square foot, which, the study says is comparable to upscale dwellings in Madison County, which in recent decades has taken the lead in homebuilding in the metropolitan area. Apartments, which will be of the loft ...

    Comment?

  6. Master plan for Colonial Highlands project filed with city of JacksonRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 21 | Mississippi Business Journal

    ... square feet from $171 to $221 per square foot, which, the study says is comparable to upscale dwellings in Madison County, which in recent decades has taken the lead in homebuilding in the metropolitan area. Apartments, which will be of the loft ...

    Comment?

  7. Former state parole officer sentenced to 10 months for taking bribesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | The Mississippi Press

    ... Smith, a former probation and parole officer for the Mississippi Department of Corrections, worked out of Madison County. He admitted to soliciting bribes from a parolee between March-June 2015. He took the money in exchange for allowing the parolee ...

    Comment?

  8. Collaboratory in Madison County helps create new jobs in biomed industryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | Mississippi Business Journal

    The Madison County Economic Development Authority opened a unique business center designed for health care companies about a year ago called the Mississippi Biomedical Business Collaboratory.

    Comment?

  9. Deputy chief no longer employed with JPD after arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... oked and processed on one count of Simple Assault Domestic Violence. After processing, Hightower was taken to Madison County Detention Center where he was held until his initial appearance where bond was set at $5,000.

    Comment?

  10. New investigative team searches for Myra LewisRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    It's been nearly two years since the little Myra Lewis disappeared from her Madison County home. Although the missing toddler has not been located, a new team of private investigators has joined the search.

    Comment?

  11. JPD deputy chief arrested for simple domestic assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... oked and processed on one count of Simple Assault Domestic Violence. After processing, Hightower was taken to Madison County Detention Center where he was held until his initial appearance where bond was set at $5,000.

    Comment?

  12. JPD Officer ArrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    MADISON COUNTY. RIDGELAND POLICE CHIEF JOHN NEAL SA THEY ARRESTED JACKSON POLICE OFFICER BRADY HIGHTOWER ON SIMPLE DOMESTIC ASSAULT CHARGES.

    Comment?

  13. Merit to build medical offices facility in Madison CountyRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 13 | Mississippi Business Journal

    ... Health is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Its shares closed at $22.91 on Monday, down five cents. The Madison County Business League and Foundation and the Madison County Economic Development Authority recently awarded the Canton hospital a ...

    Comment?

  14. JPD deputy chief arrested on assault chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Both JPD Chief Lee Vance and Ridgeland Police Chief John Neal confirm Brady Hightower was arrested Monday afternoon. He is in the Madison County jail.

    Comment?

  15. No lawsuit insurance for Alabama school board in rape bait caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | Alabama Live

    After a failed round of mediation, the federal lawsuit over the rape of a 14-year-old girl during a middle school sting operation may be headed to trial. And it's not yet clear who would be financially at risk, as the insurer for Madison County Schools claims it is not liable for complaints related to sexual acts.

    Comment?

  16. Vets services seek to expand office spaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | The Madison Press

    ... The county agency will significantly increase its office space by taking over the area in the basement of the Madison County Courthouse previous occupied by the municipal court probation office. The current basement office is small, crowded and in ...

    Comment?

  17. Teen missing since November found safeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    She is now in the custody of the Madison County Sheriff's Department.

    Comment?

  18. Madison County Sheriff's Department arrests three on burglary countsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | RiverBender.com

    The following subjects were charged today in Madison County Circuit Court with five separate felony counts of burglary: Logan J. Brave, 20, of Highland, Nicholas J. Kernan, 20, Highland, and Trevor A. Harrison, 21, Highland. On January 21, 2016, at approximately 3:14 a.m. the Madison County Sheriff's Office responded to the 3400 block of Highron Drive, in rural Highland in reference to a home owner interrupting subjects burglarizing his vehicle.

    Comment?

  19. Business closings/delays - Friday, Jan. 22Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    ... has been issued for the Tennessee Valley through 6am Saturday. Please stay up to date on the forecast. Madison County offices, Madison County Courthouse will close at 2 p.m. Friday. All county road crews, utility crews and maintenance staff should ...

    Comment?

  20. Merit to build medical offices facility in Madison CountyRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 13 | Mississippi Business Journal

    ... Health is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Its shares closed at $22.91 on Monday, down five cents. The Madison County Business League and Foundation and the Madison County Economic Development Authority recently awarded the Canton hospital a ...

    Comment?