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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...

10/30/2014 - 8:39am
The metro area’s long-term traffic and pedestrian needs are again being mapped out by the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD). 
The agency is putting together its Long-Range Transportation...
10/30/2014 - 8:37am
A milestone of sorts has been reached in the efforts to form a business improvement district, or multiple business improvement districts, along East County Line Road. 
Business leaders along the corridor in Northeast Jackson...
10/30/2014 - 8:35am
A vacant ministorage building in Belhaven Heights will soon have new life, thanks to the efforts of three Northside artists. 
Jason Twiggy Lott, Josh Bishop and Mackin Johnson are planning to convert a roughly 8,000-square-...
10/30/2014 - 8:32am
The nonprofit formerly known as Educating Africans for Christ has helped between 800 and 1,000 people earn their college degrees and become leaders in their respective fields back home. 
The organization hopes to continue...
10/30/2014 - 8:30am
Josh Gilreath was recently named state director of Mississippi Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Gilreath, who was a walk-on linebacker at Mississippi State University, went on to become a graduate assistant at Indiana University, FCA...
10/30/2014 - 8:27am
The Manship House closed in the summer of 2010 for repairs, with promises that the facility would reopen in late 2012 or early 2013.
However, more than four years later, the house remains closed and officials overseeing the...
10/30/2014 - 8:26am
Chair by chair and ticket by ticket, the first round of improvements at Thalia Mara Hall are being paid off. 
Earlier this year, work wrapped up on approximately $5 million in upgrades to the center, just in time for the USA...
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 - 3:52pm

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/...