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Ridgeland

03/04/2015 - 4:45pm

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT is still looking strong in south Madison County.

Ridgeland saw an increase in new residential building permits last year, as did Madison County, which issues permits for areas outside the cities. The city of...

03/04/2015 - 4:11pm

THE CITY OF RIDGELAND is making progress on two major road projects, Colony Park Boulevard and the extension of Lake Harbour Drive. 

Although Ridgeland won’t be building Colony Park Boulevard, the city does have to buy all...

03/04/2015 - 4:06pm

THE CITIES OF Jackson and Ridgeland are looking to team up to resurface a portion of East County Line Road.

Plans are not final but could include everything from repairing, milling, overlaying and striping to repairing curbs, improving...

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...

02/18/2015 - 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...

02/11/2015 - 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...

02/04/2015 - 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 - 11:40am

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...

02/04/2015 - 11:38am

CONSTRUCTION CREWS were expected to add a final layer of asphalt to I-55 northbound in Madison and Ridgeland this week, as part of the split-diamond interchange project there.

Commuters are already seeing some traffic relief, as the...

01/28/2015 - 5:13pm

TRAY EARNHART said it will not be a failure, but rather the end of a 16-year success story, when The Veritas School closes permanently at the end of May.

“It’s really sad. It was an agonizing decision by our board. But we...

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...

01/14/2015 - 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...

01/07/2015 - 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...

12/10/2014 - 3:49pm

THE COLONY PARK Public Improvement District (PID) should be awarding a bid soon on a multi-use trail along Highland Colony Parkway.

“We are still analyzing the bids to make sure there were no errors in any of the calculations. It...

11/19/2014 - 4:02pm

EARLY NEXT YEAR, the Madison County Circuit Court will hear two grim, first-of-their-kind criminal cases: Ridgeland’s first human-trafficking charge, and Madison’s first recorded homicide.

On January 20, Martavious Cortez...

11/12/2014 - 1:42pm

NOW THAT THE GROWTH in Ridgeland is no longer at the “crazy, exponential” level of the last several years, the city can focus on addressing zoning issues and reaching major project goals, one official said.

“The...

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...

09/24/2014 - 9:32am

RIDGELAND RESIDENTS will be paying just a little more for trash pickup starting October 1.

The city has a new six-year contract with Waste Management, and the rate is going up from $11.44 a month per customer to $13.75 a month.

...
09/17/2014 - 3:14pm

IF A MANUFACTURING company in Madison County needs safety training for its workers, chances are that training will come from the Holmes Community College Workforce Training Program.

In fiscal year 2014, which ran from July 1, 2013...

09/17/2014 - 3:04pm

BRANDON RESIDENT James Hill, 43, will have his initial court appearance soon, after allegedly shoplifting and then attacking the person who caught him at Northpark Mall.

“He was caught on video taking a bunch of Ralph Lauren...

09/17/2014 - 2:43pm

MADISON AND RIDGELAND both saw a decrease this year in personal property, but the cities’ overall assessed values still grew, and their budgets aren’t hurting much either.

“We haven’t raised our millage at all...

09/17/2014 - 2:19pm

EXCITING PLANS are taking shape for Ridgeland’s Olde Towne business district, with a local attorney redeveloping five historic houses to include a coffeehouse and other ventures.

Robert Moorehead’s renovation projects might...