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Madison County

07/23/2014 - 3:50pm

REUNION, CHERRY HILL Plantation, and other subdivisions could be affected by Entergy’s plans to install a large transmission line from south Madison County to near Clinton, county officials said.

In order to meet the growth of...

07/23/2014 - 3:33pm

MADISON COUNTY Road Manager Lawrence Morris says his department has been spending its asphalt money on just that, despite a recent question from one county supervisor about where the money has gone.

“It was spent in asphalt, fill...

07/23/2014 - 3:23pm

MADISON COUNTY has spent more than $2 million on the Parkway East Public Improvement District (PID) and will likely have a hard time getting its money back, with land not selling and litigation ongoing.

Due to recent resignations, the...

07/16/2014 - 9:47am

ROBINSON SPRINGS Road could be bid out this fall for a resurfacing project, according to Madison County Engineer Rudy Warnock.

Design work is about 70 percent complete, and all field work is finished for the project, Warnock told the...

07/16/2014 - 9:32am

BESIDES THE NISSAN PLANT in Canton, which will start paying full taxes on some assets this year, Gluckstadt saw the most growth in assessed values in Madison County last year, said Tax Assessor Gerald Barber.

Barber presented the...

07/16/2014 - 8:56am

ONE MADISON COUNTY supervisor compared the Lost Rabbit urban renewal plan to “putting lipstick on a pig,” while one of the newly appointed Urban Renewal District (URD) board members said he believes the plan will revitalize the...

07/09/2014 - 9:17am

ROAD FUND RESERVES will likely help pay the salaries of 10 new road department workers in Madison County, which will cost an additional $310,000 a year.

Two of the original 10 hires have since been removed from the list; one because he...

07/03/2014 - 8:32am

ONCE LOST RABBIT becomes an Urban Renewal District (URD), a governing body will need to oversee it.

More than likely, that body will be a URD board, said Madison County Board Attorney Mike Espy.

“The statute allows the...

07/03/2014 - 8:21am

CONTRACTORS will probably bid on two state-aid road overlays in Madison County in 30 to 60 days, as County Engineer Rudy Warnock expected to receive a letter releasing state-aid funding at any time.

“[If we take bids in 60 days...

07/03/2014 - 8:18am

LOST RABBIT could be an urban renewal district (URD) by the end of summer, with three lawsuits coming to an end and public hearings starting Monday, July 7.

It appears that, at least unofficially, “everything has been settled and...

06/25/2014 - 4:17pm

MADISON COUNTY has approved three road agreements with the cities of Madison and Ridgeland, with work on several Ridgeland streets to be finished by the end of the budget year.

Last week the Madison County Board of Supervisors approved...

06/18/2014 - 11:14am

TWO NEW FIRE STATIONS could be under construction in Madison County in a year, said Madison County Fire Coordinator Mack Pigg.

One station is planned for Coker Road just north of Lakeshore Drive, in the Southwest Madison Fire District...

06/11/2014 - 9:12am

IN LIGHT OF April’s tornados, Madison County is moving forward now rather than later to get all of the tornado sirens it needs.

Twenty-two more sirens are needed, for a total of 25 in unincorporated parts of the county. It will...

06/09/2014 - 3:32pm

THE MISSISSIPPI Department of Transportation (MDOT) isn’t the only one upset with the Madison County Board of Supervisors.

Now the city of Ridgeland is making its sentiments known, with a letter from the Dinsmor Homeowners...

06/04/2014 - 1:27pm

TWO FINAL PLATS met with board approval in the city of Madison recently.

Venetian Court, located on the north side of St. Augustine Drive across from Strawberry Patch Park, has 15 lots ranging from 12,300 to 16,600 square feet. The...

06/04/2014 - 1:16pm

MADISON COUNTY Tax Assessor Gerald Barber is hiring an attorney for legal issues related to the tax rolls for the first time in his 26-year tenure as assessor.

In the past, Barber has only hired an attorney if litigation began, he said...

06/04/2014 - 1:07pm

UPDATE:  The public hearing on the proposed Lost Rabbit Urban Renewal District (URD) has been postponed. 

"All lawyers are working together now and we might have an expedited roll-out. But nothing likely in...

05/28/2014 - 11:54am

MADISON COUNTY’S solid waste department is moving out of the road department office and into another part of the same property.

Both departments have been housed in an office complex that was part of an old auto dealership on...

05/28/2014 - 11:50am

A MADISON COUNTY resident who’s been illegally keeping poultry on her property is being told definitively not to – and if she doesn’t comply, the county will have no problem enforcing its zoning ordinance, one official said....

05/28/2014 - 8:48am

MADISON COUNTY approved phase two of the Longleaf subdivision last week even though Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler would not sign the final plat.

Longleaf is located outside of the city limits, in an unincorporated area between...

05/21/2014 - 8:53am

THE JUNE 3 PRIMARIES promise to be interesting on the Northside, with a special election for Madison County chancery clerk and a heated contest for Thad Cochran’s U.S. Senate seat.

“We feel like we’ll have a pretty...

05/19/2014 - 9:20am

THE MISSISSIPPI Department of Transportation (MDOT) is drawing up plans for how it wants the Madison County Board of Supervisors to spend $6 million in settlement funds.

Supervisors recently moved a lot of the money around, despite...

05/09/2014 - 12:21pm

WITH JUVENILE crimes up in Madison County last year and no juvenile detention center in the county, few options exist for holding and rehabilitating troubled youth.

One option is the Oakley Youth Development Center, formerly known as...

05/09/2014 - 12:07pm

MADISON COUNTY is paying the IRS $94,000 in unpaid taxes because of an error in employee classification and other personnel issues.

The board of supervisors voted in executive session last week to pay the amount in order to avoid...

04/16/2014 - 4:14pm

MADISON COUNTY could hire at least two more road workers for the same amount of money it’s paying the road department’s business manager, Canton Alderman Andrew Grant.

The two road department employees could be hired with...