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Katie Eubanks

11/05/2014 - 4:58pm

THE PARKWAY SOUTH Public Improvement District (PID) is afloat for now, since one landowner redeemed some of his land from the state.

The PID is centered on the southern part of Galleria Parkway, which parallels I-55 and runs from...

11/05/2014 - 4:53pm

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS are revisiting their gun-carry ordinances to comply with a new state law regarding how much they can limit the carrying of firearms.

Madison County and the city of Madison has amended their ordinances, and Rankin...

11/05/2014 - 4:47pm

A LOCAL ENERGY and metering services firm is conducting an audit of Madison County’s facilities to determine how the county could save energy and money.

The board of supervisors recently chose McNeil Rhoads from among three...

11/05/2014 - 4:28pm

Eric Brooks is the new principal at Ridgeland High School. A Canton native and graduate of Tougaloo College and Jackson State University, Brooks has lived in Ridgeland since 1993 and worked in Madison County Schools for seven years. He was...

11/05/2014 - 4:16pm

THIS SUNDAY, November 9, St. James Episcopal Church in Jackson will hold a public blessing for a worship space the parish has been dreaming about for 20 years: a labyrinth.

Now the word “labyrinth” might conjure up images...

11/05/2014 - 4:12pm

MADISON COUNTY is negotiating with Trustmark to restructure a tax-increment financing (TIF) bond issue that can’t pay for itself, so the bond won’t go into default.

The Galleria TIF can’t pay for itself mostly due to...

10/29/2014 - 4:18pm

THE RIDGELAND Police Department is no longer using video arraignment, a technology that was supposed to save the department money but has not worked out, said Ridgeland Police Chief Randy Tyler.

“In reviewing the usage of the...

10/29/2014 - 4:15pm

THE CITY OF MADISON will only require fire sprinklers in large buildings, and not in normal-sized residential homes, despite International Building Code standards that require the sprinklers.

“We fully support the ICC [...

10/29/2014 - 4:14pm

MADISON COUNTY and the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) might finally have an understanding about $6 million of settlement money in the next few weeks.

“Unless there are any issues with the MOU [memorandum of...

10/29/2014 - 4:12pm

MADISON COUNTY supervisors approved a preliminary plat for the Western Ridge subdivision last week.

Western Ridge is located in the Oakfield neighborhood off Clarkdell Road. Oakfield was the subject of a lawsuit between the Federation...

10/29/2014 - 4:05pm

MADISON COUNTY has major road projects in all phases of development, with some about to begin and others waiting for funding to come into place.

On October 6 the Board of Supervisors authorized County Engineer Rudy Warnock to issue...

10/29/2014 - 4:02pm

MADISON’S former community development director has a new job that will allow him to work more on environmental issues - right down to the quality of the city’s storm-water runoff.

Alan Hoops is now director of environment...

10/29/2014 - 3:58pm

MEMBERS OF the ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation will probably fall out into seizures if they read this passage, taken from a 1789 issue of the New York Daily Advisor:

“…the people may go up to the house of God...

10/29/2014 - 3:52pm

NEW SOUTHBOUND lanes on I-55 between Madison and Ridgeland could open by the end of the year, one official said.

Crews with Yates Construction are rebuilding I-55 southbound and building additional lanes between Old Agency Road and...

10/22/2014 - 4:53pm

BIG LOTS AND SMALL LOTS met with approval in south Madison County recently, with officials signing off on a final plat for Providence phase five and a preliminary plat for four estate-size lots in Ridgeland.

Providence part five has 34...

10/22/2014 - 4:50pm

LIEUTENANT GOV. Tate Reeves will speak next week at the quarterly meeting of the Madison Organization of Neighborhood Associations (MONA).

MONA will meet at a new location, in the cafeteria at Madison Avenue Upper Elementary, Tuesday,...

10/22/2014 - 4:46pm

MADISON-RIDGELAND Academy (MRA) got approval from the city of Madison for indoor batting cages recently, but the school has no firm plans yet, one official said.

“As of today, no final decision has been made on this project. We...

10/22/2014 - 4:40pm

THE MOSQUE and Islamic community center on Highway 51 north of Madison is already running out of parking spaces for important holidays, said Tauqeer Yousuf, president of the Mississippi Muslim Association.

“At times, we can have...

10/22/2014 - 4:34pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) no longer has to pay PID assessments on its land in the Parkway East Public Improvement District, said MCEDA Board Attorney Andy Clark.

“I received an attorney general...

10/22/2014 - 4:27pm

MONDAYS are busy days at the Madison Square Center for the Arts.

From the first floor of the 124-year-old building that once housed Madison-Ridgeland High School, one can hear classical ballet music; children’s feet running on...

10/22/2014 - 4:08pm

A CHUNK OF LAND on the west side of Highway 51 in Madison, just north of Hoy Road, is a perfect example of how the city’s land-use plan follows development trends, one official said.

“I think some of that property is still...

10/16/2014 - 10:50am

THE LAST DOMINO of resignations, special elections and appointments in south Madison County should fall November 18, when the city of Madison holds a special election for alderman at large.

So far that race includes Warren Strain,...

10/16/2014 - 10:46am

MADISON COUNTY officials are conducting a payroll study at the request of the board of supervisors, who might vote to enact pay raises based on the findings.

District 4 Supervisor and Board President Karl Banks made the motion last...

10/16/2014 - 10:38am

JACKSON, RIDGELAND and Madison have a combined 63 hotels, including five within a mile of each other in north Ridgeland, and Madison is gunning for another.

But that’s “not abnormal” in the lodging industry, one...

10/16/2014 - 10:26am

John Howland was appointed last week as the new District 2 supervisor for Madison County. He was serving his second term on the Board of Aldermen for the city of Madison when appointed. Howland has lived in Madison since 1996. He and his...