Canton, Mississippi

Historic Canton, Mississippi is located within Madison County. Canton’s nickname is the “City of Lights” due to the fantastic displays of Christmas lights in the wintertime. Canton is slightly larger than the city of Madison, comprised of about nineteen square miles. The population is 12,911. Canton, like Jackson, is an official stop on the Mississippi Blues Trail, specifically, Hickory Street, home of many blues venues, where musician Elmore James got his start.

Canton was also the home to civil rights activists such as George Raymond and Annie Bell Robinson Devine. Pittsburgh Steelers four time Super Bowl attendee L.C. Greenwood is also from Canton. While Canton has quite a history of prominent people, the city itself is also famous, having been featured in many popular movies. Films such as Mississippi Burning, A Time to Kill, My Dog Skip, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Ponder Heart, and Ballast were all filmed in Canton, Mississippi. The car company Nissan also opened a manufacturing plant in Canton.

The city itself centers around a square with many historic shops and homes, including a flea market on the weekends. Canton schools are governed by the Canton Public School District and include: two elementary schools, one middle school, Canton High School, Canton Educational, Canton School of Arts, and Canton Career Center. Canton’s public school system was rated a “Level 3 (Successful)” based on students’ test scores. Canton’s Public School District can be found online at: http://www.cantonschools.net.

Canton also has one private school, Canton Academy. Canton’s chief newspaper is the Madison County Herald.

The City of Canton’s Municipal Court Judge is Judge Viterria Martin and the offices of Blackmon & Blackmon currently handle prosecution for the City of Canton as city attorneys. The City of Canton’s official website is http://www.cantontourism.com.

M. Devin Whitt is an experienced criminal defense, divorce and family law and personal injury attorney who has actively practiced law since 2002. Devin routinely practices criminal defense in the City of Canton Municipal Court assisting his clients with various legal issues including Arson, DUI and DWI, Misdemeanor Expungement, Fleeing, Eluding Law Enforcement, Simple Assault, Aggravated Assault, Hit and Run, Battery, Fraud, Forgery, Conspiracy, Destruction of Public Property, Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace, Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking, Drug Distribution, Drug Manufacture, Domestic Violence, Embezzlement, Extortion, Forgery, Public Intoxication, Shoplifting, Larceny, Burglary, Armed Robbery, and various Traffic Violations.

To contact Devin, please visit http://www.whittlawfirm.com or call (601)-607-5055 for a free consultation. M. Devin Whitt, PLLC is located at 774 Avery Blvd. N., Ridgeland, MS 39157. Driving Directions: From the City of Canton, take Interstate 55 South and exit at County Line Road (Exit 103), turning left onto East County Line Road. Continue straight down East County Line Road crossing through the light at Pear Orchard Road, to the light at Avery Blvd. N. At the light for Avery Blvd., turn left. Continue straight, passing through one stop sign at Northpark Drive. Devin’s office will be located on the right.

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