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Katie Eubanks

02/25/2015 - 4:43pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Board of Supervisors renewed a contract last week with The Whitten Group for human resources support.

The Whitten Group, based in Ridgeland, has worked for the county on two other projects - one for $8,000 to do a...

02/25/2015 - 4:39pm

HOY ROAD was the subject of more drama in Madison County last week - but as it turns out, the county’s current funding pledge for the project might actually cover the construction costs.

Two years ago, the Madison County Board of...

02/25/2015 - 4:36pm

MADISON COUNTY Administrator Mark Houston said he doesn’t know why the county has apparently failed to review its solid waste management plan since 2009.

Early this month, the county received a letter from the Mississippi...

02/25/2015 - 4:34pm

MOST CRIME in the city of Madison increased last year.

Out of seven crime categories, only aggravated assaults decreased in 2014. Police reported 15 aggravated assaults (meaning assaults with a weapon) in 2013, and 12 last year.

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02/25/2015 - 4:30pm

Russell Bozeman is director of forest protection and forest information for the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC). Bozeman got his forestry degree from Mississippi State University and is a registered forester. He and his wife, Chaffin...

02/25/2015 - 4:28pm

THE RIDGELAND Board of Aldermen has delayed decisions about Baymeadows Apartments again, but expects to take a vote in April, said Mayor Gene McGee.

Last week the board heard rebuttal from the Community Development Department about...

02/25/2015 - 4:26pm

CITIZENS FOR GLUCKSTADT hopes to have a new map of a proposed incorporation area by April 1 in order to continue efforts to make Gluckstadt a city.

Right now Gluckstadt is an undefined, unincorporated area between the cities of Madison...

02/18/2015 - 4:51pm

MADISON COUNTY should save more than $200,000 over the next 13 years after supervisors voted recently to do a partial refunding, or refinancing, of a 2008 bond issue.

Supervisors sold $33 million in bonds in 2008 as part of the Reunion...

02/18/2015 - 4:47pm

THE LOST RABBIT Homeowners Association (HOA) is requesting to lease some waterfront property from the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) in order to build a swimming pool and patio area.

Currently there are about 75 owner-...

02/18/2015 - 4:29pm

AGGRAVATED ASSAULTS increased more than 50 percent in Ridgeland last year, and several other types of crimes were on the rise as well, according to a chart from the Ridgeland Police Department.

Two types of crimes, robberies and...

02/18/2015 - 4:26pm

AT MADISON CENTRAL’S soccer team dinner early this month, some parents made Coach Cecil Hinds a blue cape with the school initials “MC” spelled out in orange duct tape.

“They joked and said I might need the cape...

02/18/2015 - 4:20pm

TERRY LOVELACE has officially signed a lease and paid more than $400,000 in rent for what will become Lost Rabbit South.

Reservoir officials should approve a lease schedule for Lovelace’s 82 residential lots on Thursday, February...

02/11/2015 - 6:10pm

PARENTS OF DYSLEXIC STUDENTS are back to square one after the death of a bill that would have required public schools to provide dyslexia evaluations and therapy.

The bill, sponsored by District 25 Sen. Will Longwitz, died in the...

02/11/2015 - 5:54pm

A YEAR AFTER hiring new legal counsel from the state attorney general's office, the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) believes it's getting more for its money.

Two attorneys and two paralegals from the AG's...

02/11/2015 - 5:45pm

COME AUGUST 4, Madison County voters should be signing electronic poll books, said Circuit Clerk Lee Westbrook.

Last week, the Madison County Board of Supervisors voted to buy 220 electronic poll books, which are about the size of an...

02/11/2015 - 5:34pm

TIF BONDS lead interesting lives: Last week, Madison County extended the life of the Galleria TIF, but one official said he believes the TIF will retire early.

“We’ve added a few years to the end of the maturity to buy some...

02/11/2015 - 5:29pm

RIDGELAND is trying again.

Last week the Board of Aldermen passed a resolution asking the state Legislature to let the city vote on whether to implement a temporary one percent sales tax.

The tax would be added to purchases in...

02/11/2015 - 4:37pm

REZONING CONTINUES in Gluckstadt, with about 30 acres of agricultural-use land rezoned for C-2 commercial use last week.

Property owner Agnes Stanley plans to use her 29.16 acres to service tractor trailers, said Madison County Zoning...

02/04/2015 - 12:19pm

PEDESTRIANS and cyclists in Madison could have a new sidewalk in spring 2016.

The sidewalk will start at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Rice Road, and will travel north along Rice/Tisdale to Wellington Way, the entrance to the...

02/04/2015 - 12:15pm

THE CITY OF MADISON will get more than $550,000 in road funds from Madison County this year, with several subdivisions set to have streets overlaid.

Last week, county officials finalized a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that...

02/04/2015 - 12:07pm

DEVELOPER Terry Lovelace still hasn’t signed a lease on land he plans to develop for residential use at Lost Rabbit, but one reservoir official expected he would do so soon.

Lovelace must officially lease the 40 acres and pay an...

02/04/2015 - 12:06pm

THE CITY OF RIDGELAND has delayed two public hearings regarding Baymeadows Apartments, which is out of compliance with city zoning.

Baymeadows owners have two pending requests: one for the city to reconsider the zoning of the property...

02/04/2015 - 12:00pm

RIDGELAND POLICE still have no leads in two armed robberies that happened before Christmas, but they do have advice for residents - don’t carry your wallet, money or phone in your purse.

Then if someone steals the purse, he or...

02/04/2015 - 11:53am

Rusty Barnes is executive director of the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security (MOHS), and co-chair of Gov. Phil Bryant’s new task force on human trafficking. Barnes has spent 28 years in law enforcement. He recently spoke with Sun...

02/04/2015 - 11:40am

THE OWNER OF The Gables Apartments in Ridgeland has filed an appeal against the city to try to keep operating with a higher density of apartments than is allowed by city zoning.

The Gables are located on William Boulevard, off Old...