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Katie Eubanks

01/07/2015 - 4:45pm

THE JUNIOR AUXILIARY of Madison County (JAMC) has taken a thrift shop that wasn’t making much money and transformed it into a community center and home base.

Formerly the JAMC Good Buy Shop, the Junior Auxiliary House in downtown...

01/07/2015 - 4:43pm

IMAGINE competing in a decathlon - not the running, swimming and biking kind, but the kind for your brain.

That’s what students on Madison Central High School’s Academic Decathlon team have been doing for years.

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01/07/2015 - 4:37pm

HIGHLAND COLONY PARKWAY has paid off in a big way for the two government entities and 32 landowners who came together to build it.

Construction started on the $15 million, four-lane divided parkway in summer 1990. The road, which...

12/31/2014 - 5:57pm

RIDGELAND POLICE hold out little hope of finding suspects for two violent crimes from early December.

The two incidents involved an armed robbery of a business and a driver shooting into another driver’s vehicle on I-220.

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12/31/2014 - 5:54pm

DRIVERS MIGHT SEE RELIEF on I-55 in Madison and Ridgeland soon, as Yates Construction hopes to finish southbound lanes early this month.

“We have set the date to open the southbound lanes in January 2015 or the first weekend that...

12/31/2014 - 5:51pm

MADISON COUNTY recently joined the city of Ridgeland in opting out of the International Building Codes.

On November 17, the Madison County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to opt out of the codes put forth by the International...

12/31/2014 - 5:44pm

WORK COULD START early this year on Madison County’s $2.5 million road plan for fiscal year 2015, including numerous neighborhood streets in Madison and Ridgeland.

The county’s road plan lists 25 non-thoroughfare streets in...

12/31/2014 - 5:42pm

DISTRICT 25 SEN. Will Longwitz hopes to expand on past success and introduce new major bills in the 2015 legislative session.

Longwitz represents northeast Jackson, Ridgeland, western Madison, and Gluckstadt in the Mississippi Senate...

12/31/2014 - 5:35pm

TRAFFIC RECENTLY SHIFTED to a new bridge at the Gluckstadt Road/I-55 interchange.

Joe Magee Construction is building a new and improved Gluckstadt interchange to accommodate more traffic. The new interchange will have a wider flyover...

12/23/2014 - 5:43pm

IN 1997, Madison County Schools (MCS) started contracting out its student transportation. Since then, the practice has become more common - and the district believes it’s getting a good product for its money.

“We were one...

12/23/2014 - 5:40pm

A MADISON LANDLORD has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to review his rental-ordinance violation, and was waiting for a response at press time, his attorney said.

Attorney Steve Thornton said his client had submitted a petition for...

12/23/2014 - 5:38pm

The Rev. Ben Robertson took over October 28 as rector of Chapel of the Cross, a historic Episcopal church in Madison County. He previously was associate rector at Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis and rector at All Saints Episcopal Church...

12/23/2014 - 5:34pm

JACKSON MOVED FORWARD with big infrastructure plans, an airport study stirred up controversy, and a Lost Rabbit got found in 2014, a year full of news on the Northside.

In March, the capital city implemented a one-cent sales tax on...

12/17/2014 - 9:50am
MADISON CENTRAL “BIG BLUE” Booster Club co-presidents Susanne and Jason Blalock say they are thrilled with the recent hiring of Brad Peterson as the new head football coach and athletic director at the Madison high school. ...
12/17/2014 - 9:46am
RIDGELAND POLICE had made two arrests and were in the process of identifying a third suspect at press time in connection with Craigslist-related robberies.  
In at least four separate incidents, robbers have used the online...
12/17/2014 - 9:45am
JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH are on their way to St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Madison. 
Of course, Jesus hasn’t been born yet. 
For the ninth year in a row, St. Matthew’s has put out...
12/17/2014 - 9:44am
LAST SUNDAY, my church threw a party. 
As I approached the entrance to the performing arts center where we meet, I was greeted by whirling “snow” and the Southern Komfort Brass Band playing Christmas carols....
12/10/2014 - 3:56pm

MADISON MAYOR Mary Hawkins Butler is seriously eyeing the fall 2015 election for state auditor, but hasn’t said officially that she’s running.

“Every day the support grows from people encouraging me to run,”...

12/10/2014 - 3:51pm

A FINAL PLAT met with county approval last week for phase “1E” of the Chestnut Hill subdivision, located just south of the Town of Livingston on Highway 463.

Phase 1E has 39 lots ranging from one to three acres and is the...

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...

12/10/2014 - 3:13pm

Jennifer Beasley has been artistic director of Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet for 17 years. Beasley danced professionally with the Louisville Ballet before moving to Jackson in the late '80s to dance with Ballet Mississippi. She stayed...

12/10/2014 - 3:06pm

WHILE THE ACT continues to be the favored college-entrance exam in the Southeast, some schools on the Northside emphasize the SAT as well.

The ACT includes four sections - English, math, science and reading - and averages a student...

12/10/2014 - 3:01pm

TOURISM DOLLARS and entertainment incentives are at the top of District 58 Rep. Rita Martinson’s list for the 2015 legislative session, which will be her last after six terms in the Mississippi House of Representatives.

Martinson...

12/10/2014 - 2:56pm

BUSINESS-CLASS JETS are the main type of aircraft officials hope to attract with a possible Madison County airport, said County Engineer Rudy Warnock.

Warnock is completing a $1.2 million site feasibility study for a possible airport....

12/03/2014 - 5:44pm

MADISON COUNTY might not pay the bond shortfalls for a TIF gone wrong on Galleria Parkway, said County Administrator Mark Houston.

“I don’t think the board is contemplating making up a shortfall, and I’m not even sure...