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Local News

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 - 3:52pm

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...

10/22/2014 - 9:49am
There have been a few bumps in the road along the way, but the Fortification Street Improvement Project is pretty much finished. 
The remaining work includes doing some signal work at North State Street and Fortification....
10/22/2014 - 9:48am
New plantings and improved landscaping are coming to a number of intersections in the Eastover neighborhood.
The Greater Eastover Neighborhood Foundation (GENF) recently began work to beautify the intersection of Eastover Drive/...
10/22/2014 - 9:43am
Lee Vance was recently named chief of police with the Jackson Police Department (JPD). Vance is a 27-year veteran of the department, who worked his way through the ranks to become Jackson’s top law enforcement officer. He is a graduate...
10/22/2014 - 9:42am
Contractors are about a third of the way through with a project that is already translating into higher water rates for some Northsiders.
Crews have installed 30 percent of the 65,000 new water meters it expects to install across...
10/22/2014 - 9:41am
Imagine Eubanks Creek being transformed from the unattractive drainage ditch that it is today into a stream with step pools and greenery.
Not only would the improvements help prevent erosion and flooding, according to Jackson...
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...

10/16/2014 - 10:22am

RESERVOIR OFFICIALS could vote Thursday, October 16, on whether to approve a preliminary plat for the first phase of new development at Lost Rabbit.

Developer Terry Lovelace, officials with the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District...

10/15/2014 - 10:22am
Jackson police are looking for a man or men they say were involved in an early morning carjacking on Old Canton Hill Drive.
The incident occurred in the early morning hours of October 2, in the 100 block of the roadway.
...
10/15/2014 - 10:21am
Northsiders will have a chance this weekend to look at some classic cars and help out two Mississippi charities. 
The 11th Annual Scarecrow Cruise and Car Show is slated for October 17-18 in Madison. Show hours for Saturday...