Ridgeland, Mississippi

Ridgeland, Mississippi is approximately 17.7 square miles and home to around 20,173 residents. Home to shopping attractions such as Renaissance Center at Colony Park, Northpark Mall, and the Township at Colony Park, Ridgeland is located within Madison County.

Ridgeland was originally occupied by the Choctaw Indians, and was later used as a headquarters for the Confederate States’ Army under General Stephen Lee, the youngest Confederate lieutenant general during the Civil War. Later in the mid-1800’s, what would become Ridgeland was known as “Yellowley’s Crossing” after community founder James Yellowley. Shortly thereafter, Yellowley sold his community to two developers who, in turn, created “Highland Colony” and then “Ridgeland” with plans to encourage Northerners to settle further south. One of Ridgeland’s main roads is named Highland Colony Parkway in homage to the earlier settlement.

Ridgeland’s public school system is a part of the Madison County Public School District, it can be found online at: http://www.madison-schools.com. There is one public elementary school, one public middle school and one public high school. The public high school is Ridgeland High School. Ridgeland High School enjoys a “Level 5 (Superior Performance)” rating based on students’ test scores. Ridgeland is also home to the high school campus of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, a private school that was previously named in Time Magazine as one of the top one hundred schools in the nation. Other private schools such as Veritas School and Christ Covenant School are also located in Ridgeland. Ridgeland’s chief newspaper is the Madison County Herald.

Some of Ridgeland’s famous residents include four members of the country music sensation The Band Perry, who are from the city of Ridgeland.

The City of Ridgeland’s Municipal Court Judge is Judge Hal McCarley and the Chief City Prosecutor is Boty McDonald. The City of Ridgeland’s official website is The City of Ridgeland Official Website.

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 Ridgeland 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 Ridgeland, 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.