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Katie Eubanks

09/03/2014 - 4:22pm

JACKSON RESIDENTS are paying twice as much for water and sewer service as residents in Madison and Ridgeland.

Not including the minimum flat fees for water and sewer use in each city, an average monthly bill would be $26.30 in Madison...

09/03/2014 - 4:11pm

RIDGELAND is opting out of the International Building Code, at least for now, officials said.

Last week the Board of Aldermen passed a resolution saying “we control our own destiny” when it comes to building codes, said...

09/03/2014 - 4:03pm

PROPERTY TAXES in Madison County will stay the same this coming fiscal year except in the Valley View and Southwest Madison fire districts, said County Administrator Mark Houston.

Fiscal year 2015 starts October 1. The board of...

09/03/2014 - 3:57pm

MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS and a local group called Better Schools, Better Jobs want the state constitution to be amended to increase public school funding, but one lawmaker believes the amendment would have “unintended consequences.”...

09/03/2014 - 3:42pm

A GROUP wanting to incorporate Gluckstadt as a city may have bitten off more than it could chew.

Gluckstadt’s population is growing so fast, the group might reduce the proposed incorporation area just to keep up.

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08/27/2014 - 2:05pm

MADISON COUNTY’s chief inspector for the planning and zoning department is now the new zoning administrator.

Scott Weeks, who has worked in the department 16 years and previously served as a deputy sheriff, officially became the...

08/27/2014 - 1:49pm

AS COMMUTERS enjoy a new five-lane Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland, city officials have hired three firms to appraise and acquire right of way for a planned extension of the road.

The Lake Harbour extension will run west from Highway...

08/27/2014 - 1:44pm

RANKIN COUNTY emerged the clear winner in retail sales growth in the metro area this year, with a more than 10 percent increase, compared to only six percent in Hinds County and four percent in Madison County.

At the close of the state...

08/27/2014 - 1:37pm

AND, WE’RE OFF!

The Lost Rabbit bond “swap” is complete, all lawsuits have been dismissed, and all parties have signed a massive settlement agreement, meaning landowner Terry Lovelace can start work on his optioned...

08/27/2014 - 1:31pm

MADISON AVENUE Upper Elementary teacher Michelle Smith has always encouraged her students in their writing, and around Christmas of last year, she decided to take her own advice.

“I tell my kids all the time, ‘You’re...

08/27/2014 - 1:26pm

ONE MADISON COUNTY supervisor says $15 million in road bond revenues will be spent where it’s supposed to, despite questions from another supervisor.

Last week, Karl Banks and Gerald Steen squabbled over the wording of a...

08/20/2014 - 5:10pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Board of Supervisors recently approved a preliminary plat for the final phase of the Stillhouse Creek subdivision.

Stillhouse Creek is located off Catlett Road, north of Gluckstadt Road. The 11th and final phase will...

08/20/2014 - 5:06pm

CLARKDELL ROAD in Madison County is paved and should be restriped in two weeks, one engineer said.

“We finished paving it last week. We’ve got one little spot that we’ve got to finish up, but we’re pretty much...

08/20/2014 - 5:03pm

THE PEARL RIVER VALLEY Water Supply District (PRV) board of directors is expected to grant another extension next week for John Burwell to start construction on the proposed Harbor Walk development.

“It’s really at this...

08/20/2014 - 4:57pm

THE CITY OF MADISON is removing and replacing curbs in the Northbay subdivision and north of downtown due to damage and disrepair.

“The curbs cannot properly carry storm water to the storm drain inlets, or they are crumbling due...

08/20/2014 - 4:54pm

RANDY WATKINS hopes to have a bid awarded within the next couple of weeks on a new clubhouse for Lake Caroline. Fire destroyed the old clubhouse in July.

“We have got the building demolished, and we are looking through plans for...

08/20/2014 - 4:52pm

NEW SOUTHBOUND ramps at the Gluckstadt Road interchange at I-55 are slated to open this week, weather permitting, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).

Joe Magee Construction is rebuilding the interchange...

08/20/2014 - 4:40pm

TWO EMPTY PROPERTIES must be brought up to grade before the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) can sell them, but the project is “not a real high priority right now,” said Executive Director Tim Coursey.

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08/20/2014 - 4:28pm

SUB-ZERO temperatures, a sun that never sets, and frozen bottles of sunscreen would be a nightmare for most folks - but most folks aren’t Baker Borne.

For 23 days in June, the 20-year-old Jackson native climbed Denali, or Mount...

08/20/2014 - 4:12pm

A FORTHCOMING report on the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) will show the state agency where it stands financially, but one thing is clear: The PRV “has got to find new sources of revenue,” said General Manager John...

08/13/2014 - 10:47am

MADISON COUNTY will save about $200,000 over the next 14 years by refinancing two series of general obligation bonds.

“We have approved the resolution authorizing the board president to sign the documents. So we’ll watch...

08/13/2014 - 10:34am

MISSISSIPPI SHERIFFS still can’t use radar to catch speeders, and officials aren’t overly optimistic about getting legislation to change that.

“The sheriffs association has done everything we can to get the bill...

08/13/2014 - 10:10am

NEW RESIDENTIAL building permits are up in south Madison County, with Ridgeland and unincorporated areas set to meet or surpass last year’s numbers.

The city of Madison is down a bit from last year so far, at least in terms of...

08/13/2014 - 9:56am

Tony Bahou is the new president and CEO of Special Olympics Mississippi, headquartered in Madison. Bahou previously was head of communications and public relations for Mississippi Blood Services and United Way of the Capital Area. He...

08/13/2014 - 9:00am

LOST RABBIT is officially an URD instead of a PID, lawsuits should be dismissed soon, and payments on the URD bond issue could start next March.

“In the football vernacular, we see the end zone,” said Madison County Board...