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Katie Eubanks

03/26/2014 - 1:14pm

THE RIDGELAND Board of Aldermen approved a resolution of intent last week to issue $17 million in general obligation bonds over the next three to five years, with revenues to be spent on Colony Park Boulevard and part of a new city center....

03/11/2014 - 3:26pm

IF YOU DRIVE PAST the unassuming gated entrance to Sunnybrook Children’s Home in Ridgeland, you probably won’t see any kids playing outside.

But this year, Sunnybrook’s 50th year caring for children who have been...

03/11/2014 - 3:23pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Board of Supervisors has changed its mind about how much money the county’s economic development authority, MCEDA, should be allowed to borrow.

Last week the board voted unanimously to rescind its resolution of...

03/11/2014 - 3:01pm

MY ROOMMATE Ally and I, two 20-something women with no children, are buying a trampoline.

Ally’s been talking about it since before I moved in, and now that it’s tax-return season, we’re doing it.

When I told...

03/08/2014 - 8:05am

AS MADISON COUNTY officials determine how to get their state-aid road funds reinstated, questions remain about how the county got out of compliance with state-aid standards to begin with – and whether three supervisors used the problem to...

03/08/2014 - 7:49am

THE SPENDING keeps growing for the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA): a $1.2 million contract here, $400,000 there, and most recently a pre-cleared bond issue for up to $10 million.

Also, a proposed bill in the...

03/08/2014 - 7:42am

A YEAR AGO, St. Andrew’s senior Chloe Sumrall was torn between pursuing international business and pre-med in college.

She and her family talked about it on the way to lunch at Burgers and Blues one day – and then, before...

03/07/2014 - 8:17am

Kathleen O’Beirne is chair of the board of directors for the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi. She is an attorney with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP and lives in Fondren with her husband, Ryan, and two sons, Thomas and James...

03/07/2014 - 8:05am

County Hires Consultants

MADISON COUNTY has contracted with a Ridgeland-based consulting and training firm for up to $10,000 to train county personnel.

The Whitten Group previously...

03/04/2014 - 3:06pm

THE MADISON POLICE Department (MPD) expects to have a license plate reader in use within a month, but plans are not yet set in stone for cameras at city borders, Chief Gene Waldrop said.

Thanks to a $40,000 federal grant administered...

03/04/2014 - 2:57pm

MUCH OF THE proposed roadwork on Ridgeland’s updated transportation plan will depend on the availability of funding, one official said.

Speaking of widening projects planned for Ridgeland Avenue,...

03/04/2014 - 2:44pm

I’M USED TO interviewing people for newspaper stories, but not for jobs.

I’ve never been anyone’s “boss,” unless you count the years between 2000 and 2006 when my parents more or less trusted me to keep an...

02/28/2014 - 1:28pm

MADISON POLICE Chief Gene Waldrop credited proactive police patrols and homeowner associations with a huge drop in larcenies this past year.

Fifty-one fewer larcenies were reported in 2013 than in 2012, a decrease of more than 25...

02/28/2014 - 12:58pm

NOT MANY CHURCHES would disband in order to fund mission work, but that is exactly what Victory Church in Madison did late last summer.

“We’d always tithed 10 percent of what came into our church to missionaries. Even above...

02/28/2014 - 12:48pm

SAM BROOKES, retired archaeologist and Belhaven resident, has surveyed historical areas all over the state, dug (carefully) in Indian mounds, and even found a previously unknown site once, complete with skeletal remains.

Brookes, who...

02/28/2014 - 12:44pm

JULIA HODGES, Madison County election commissioner for District 2, said the election commission has purged nearly 7,500 voters from the rolls since September 2009.

“This year [2013] alone, District 1 had 639, District 2 had 891,...

02/28/2014 - 7:50am

IT APPEARS unlikely the Ridgeland Board of Aldermen will grant a renovation application from the former owner of Baymeadows Apartments, but the city isn’t fighting a court ruling remanding the board’s original decision to deny the...

02/28/2014 - 7:41am

THE CITIES of Madison and Ridgeland are poised to see some road resurfacing in this fiscal year, according to a road plan recently adopted by the Madison County Board of Supervisors.

On February 3, the board voted to approve a plan...

02/20/2014 - 4:00pm

ONE RIDGELAND Police Department official says police need to be more visible in the city in order to curb robberies, which increased by 90 percent last year.

“I’ve always been a strong proponent of turning the blue lights...

02/20/2014 - 3:57pm

MCEDA, the Madison County Economic Development Authority, is seeking legislation to remove its debt limit and has also gotten approval from the Madison County Board of Supervisors to issue up to $10 million worth of bonds.

Currently,...

02/20/2014 - 3:49pm

Marc Petro is the 2014 president of the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce. He is senior vice president at Community Bank in northeast Jackson. He and his wife, Jamie, live in Gluckstadt. Petro recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks...

02/20/2014 - 2:35pm

ONE RIDGELAND official said some improvements have begun at the blighted Baymeadows Apartments, but the new owner suddenly stopped work after a couple of months.

Ridgeland Community Development Director Alan Hart was unavailable to...

02/20/2014 - 2:30pm

A BIKE TRAIL plan and a possible conference center are among the topics being discussed by Madison County’s five “task force” committees, which have been meeting monthly for about a year to help implement the county’s...

02/20/2014 - 2:27pm

Permit extension

WARREN Excavation recently got an extension on its one-year surface mining permit for a site on Highway 22 in Madison County.

At the January 21 board of supervisors...

02/13/2014 - 4:05pm

TWO STATE-FUNDED road projects in Madison County will be bid this spring, while a third won’t be ready until late this year or early next year, County Engineer Rudy Warnock said.

Work on North Livingston Road will be bid out...