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Katie Eubanks

01/21/2015 - 5:37pm

FOREST THIGPEN, president of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, will speak to the Madison Organization of Neighborhood Associations (MONA) Tuesday, January 27.

“His broad topic will be responsible government,” said...

01/21/2015 - 5:26pm

AN AGREEMENT between Madison County and the city of Ridgeland on roadwork was expected to be approved this week, and a similar agreement between the county and the city of Madison is one step behind.

However, work probably won’t...

01/21/2015 - 5:21pm

HALFWAY DOWN a dead-end street off Highway 51 in Ridgeland, a lonely basketball court on an acre and a half of land is being transformed into a full-fledged park.

Until early this month, Midway Park didn’t even have a name - just...

01/21/2015 - 5:11pm

THE CITY OF MADISON is hoping again this year to get legislative approval for what officials say will be a more efficient code enforcement process.

Under state statute, cities are limited to treating certain building code violations as...

01/21/2015 - 5:09pm

Sam Keyes is the 2015 president of the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce. Keyes is a partner with the Butler Snow law firm. He grew up in Jackson, attended Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi, and got his law...

01/21/2015 - 5:06pm

REGARDLESS of whether Madison County gets its own circuit court district this year; it appears the county will at least get help in the form of more circuit judges.

The state Legislature has to pass a judicial redistricting plan this...

01/20/2015 - 3:50pm

TWO REZONING CASES at the intersection of Gluckstadt and Bozeman/Catlett roads are a prime example of how the Gluckstadt area is changing, said Madison County Zoning Administrator Scott Weeks.

 “I’m 45, and I remember...

01/14/2015 - 3:55pm

A ZONING APPEAL will be held February 17 to determine whether a Madison County grocery-store owner can add gas pumps to his store, which has been operating for years on land zoned for residential use.

Raman Preet Singh’s store...

01/14/2015 - 3:43pm

TWO NORTHSIDERS recently received a national award for disclosing bad practices at the Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson - but no  hospital official has faced serious consequences, and reforms are still needed.

Todd...

01/14/2015 - 3:38pm

THE CITY OF RIDGELAND plans to put in a crosswalk at a high-traffic intersection on Old Canton Road, along with installing some curb ramps along a portion of the busy thoroughfare.

“The biggest part is the Old Canton and Pine...

01/14/2015 - 3:34pm

RIDGELAND HAS DENIED one request from an apartment complex to keep all of its units, and has more than a dozen similar requests in the pipeline from other complexes.

Approximately 15 complexes are out of compliance with city zoning...

01/14/2015 - 3:28pm

Sammy Moon is coordinator of the Mississippi Association of Grantmakers (MAG), which provides support and services for philanthropic foundations. He and his partner, Jeffrey Karer, live in Fondren. Moon recently spoke with Sun staff writer...

01/14/2015 - 3:25pm

THREE ROAD OVERLAYS at the heart of a legal settlement between Madison County and the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) could go to bid this fall, said County Engineer Rudy Warnock.

Waggoner Engineering is working on the...

01/14/2015 - 3:22pm

A NEW FIRE STATION and proposed commercial development will meet the needs of the growing Gluckstadt area, specifically near the Harvey Crossing and Deerfield subdivisions.

While the fire station won’t lower the Gluckstadt...

01/07/2015 - 5:23pm

RIDGELAND ALDERMEN recently approved a final plat for phase one of the Maison Bleu subdivision, located off East Jackson Street between the Trace Station shopping center and the Trace Ridge neighborhood.

Phase one has 33 lots, mostly...

01/07/2015 - 5:21pm

THE MADISON ORGANIZATION of Neighborhood Associations (MONA) is working through leadership changes following the death of former chairman Carl Crawford in November.

Former MONA vice chair Paul Tankersley is the new chairman, but little...

01/07/2015 - 5:12pm

MADISON UNITED METHODIST Church hopes to break ground on new construction early this year in order to reach new people for Christ, said Senior Pastor Jim Genesse.

“That’s our purpose. And we are simply out of space. Every...

01/07/2015 - 5:07pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Business League and Madison County Foundation are officially united in one organization - the aptly named Madison County Business League and Foundation.

Officials announced in December that the business league would...

01/07/2015 - 4:51pm

Chris Hinton is director of governmental affairs with the Mississippi Municipal League (MML), the official private nonprofit organization of cities and towns in Mississippi. He previously worked for economic development agency Natchez Inc...

01/07/2015 - 4:45pm

THE JUNIOR AUXILIARY of Madison County (JAMC) has taken a thrift shop that wasn’t making much money and transformed it into a community center and home base.

Formerly the JAMC Good Buy Shop, the Junior Auxiliary House in downtown...

01/07/2015 - 4:43pm

IMAGINE competing in a decathlon - not the running, swimming and biking kind, but the kind for your brain.

That’s what students on Madison Central High School’s Academic Decathlon team have been doing for years.

...

01/07/2015 - 4:37pm

HIGHLAND COLONY PARKWAY has paid off in a big way for the two government entities and 32 landowners who came together to build it.

Construction started on the $15 million, four-lane divided parkway in summer 1990. The road, which...

12/31/2014 - 5:57pm

RIDGELAND POLICE hold out little hope of finding suspects for two violent crimes from early December.

The two incidents involved an armed robbery of a business and a driver shooting into another driver’s vehicle on I-220.

...
12/31/2014 - 5:54pm

DRIVERS MIGHT SEE RELIEF on I-55 in Madison and Ridgeland soon, as Yates Construction hopes to finish southbound lanes early this month.

“We have set the date to open the southbound lanes in January 2015 or the first weekend that...

12/31/2014 - 5:51pm

MADISON COUNTY recently joined the city of Ridgeland in opting out of the International Building Codes.

On November 17, the Madison County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to opt out of the codes put forth by the International...