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Katie Eubanks

09/17/2014 - 2:29pm

Beth Batton took office in July as the new executive director of The Oaks House Museum, or Boyd House, located in Belhaven. She has lived in Jackson since 2000 and will soon start a research fellowship with the Mississippi Museum of Art....

09/17/2014 - 2:22pm

FOR ABOUT HALF of his workday, Isaac Morris’ office is an unsinkable 21-foot Boston Whaler, or as he calls it, “a brick on water.”

Morris is a Reservoir Police officer who patrols from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. He splits his...

09/17/2014 - 2:19pm

EXCITING PLANS are taking shape for Ridgeland’s Olde Towne business district, with a local attorney redeveloping five historic houses to include a coffeehouse and other ventures.

Robert Moorehead’s renovation projects might...

09/10/2014 - 11:06am

MADISON COUNTY District 2 Supervisor Ronny Lott voted against a tax increase two years ago, but would not support a proposed tax decrease last week because the budget committee had not discussed it, he said.

“That’s not...

09/10/2014 - 11:04am

A MARKET STUDY of city-owned property in downtown Madison is still under way five months after it was originally supposed to be finished, and Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler would not reveal why.

“It’s a work in progress,”...

09/10/2014 - 10:52am

THE RIDGELAND Board of Aldermen intends to refund two bond issues from 2007, with a possible savings of more than $450,000 over the next 13 years, said City Clerk Paula Tierce.

“That is based on the current market; however, that...

09/10/2014 - 10:51am

WHEN MADISON COUNTY District 2 Supervisor Ronny Lott takes office as chancery clerk, the board of supervisors will replace Lott without holding a special election, according to the Mississippi secretary of state’s office.

“...

09/10/2014 - 10:45am

COLONIAL HEIGHTS Baptist Church Senior Pastor Jimmy Meek is returning to Memphis after five years with the congregation, and former First Baptist Jackson pastor Stan Buckley will serve the church as it searches for a new leader.

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09/10/2014 - 10:38am

THE OWNER OF Baymeadows Apartments in Ridgeland doesn’t want the city to be able to enforce its zoning laws.

In a federal lawsuit filed August 29, Bixby Bridge Capital (BBC) asked the court to stop the city from “...

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...