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Katie Eubanks

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 - 12:03pm

IF YOU’RE a graduate of Leadership Greater Jackson, you know the call, and you know who it comes from.

“Hey Leadership!”

That would be Shirley Tucker, our illustrious leader, and vice president of leadership...

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 - 8:51am

A MADISON ARMED ROBBERY case will soon arrive at the district attorney’s office, with four suspects being held and no more arrests expected, police said.

Preliminary hearings could follow in municipal or circuit court, and...

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...

05/28/2014 - 8:39am

NO CRIMINAL CHARGES are expected in the background-search controversy surrounding Madison County Tax Assessor Gerald Barber’s office, said District Attorney Michael Guest.

“We’re not finished with what we’re...

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...

05/21/2014 - 8:44am

MORE VENDORS are on tap for Madison’s farmers market, after 16 participated in the inaugural event last week, one official said.

“We’ve already gotten two new vendors registered, one for baked goods and one for jams...

05/21/2014 - 8:40am

TWO NEW PRINCIPALS will take over at Olde Towne Middle School and Highland Elementary School in Ridgeland on July 1.

Tim Dowdy and Paula Tharp will replace retiring principals Allen Lawrence and Marilyn Naron at Olde Towne and Highland...

05/21/2014 - 8:34am

OFFICIALS in south Madison County say candidates for chancery clerk and statewide races have been obeying sign ordinances and haven’t put out too many signs where they don’t belong.

Candidates for the U.S. Senate and House...

05/21/2014 - 8:27am

Wendy Bourdin is special events coordinator for the city of Ridgeland. She has lived in the metro area 19 years. Bourdin recently spoke to Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks about the 29th annual Heatwave Classic Triathlon, to be held in...

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...

05/15/2014 - 9:41am

A PUBLIC MEETING will be held May 29 to inform commuters and residents about the new plans for improvements to Hoy Road phase two in Madison.

“The concept has been revised considerably from what we presented [a few] years ago. So...

05/14/2014 - 4:20pm

ANOTHER METRO-AREA retail development could receive government subsidies under the “cultural retail attraction” law, even though the rebate won’t be available after July 1.

Developers of The Renaissance at Colony Park...

05/14/2014 - 4:15pm

DESPITE A RISING number of criminal youth cases and the lack of a juvenile detention center in Madison County, one ray of hope - however thin - is shining on the juvenile justice system.

For fiscal year 2015, beginning July 1, the...

05/14/2014 - 4:13pm

CHICKENS AND DUCKS and zoning, oh my.

Madison County’s zoning ordinance will be under scrutiny next week as the Board of Supervisors decides whether the law is clear about permitted and non-permitted animals.

At last...

05/14/2014 - 4:06pm

MADISON COUNTY is preparing a disaster recovery center and applying for federal aid after two tornadoes passed over the county April 28.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will notify the county when the recovery center is...

05/14/2014 - 3:59pm

A PRELIMINARY HEARING for a sex-trafficking suspect was rescheduled last week for Tuesday, May 13.

Martavious Cortez Warner, 29, of Jackson, is charged with procuring the sexual servitude of a minor, a 16-year-old Jackson girl who had...

05/14/2014 - 3:57pm

CLEARING AND GRUBBING work along state-aid routes in Madison County could be finished within 30 days, meaning the county is that much closer to moving forward with a few state-aid road overlays.

AJ Construction started working April 25...

05/14/2014 - 3:40pm

MADISON POLICE were still seeking a third suspect in an armed robbery at press time earlier this week.

Police have arrested two of the three suspects for the robbery, which happened in the Cypress Lake subdivision off Highland Colony ...

05/09/2014 - 12:29pm

HIGH-SCHOOL seniors from all over the Northside are preparing to graduate.

Between May 15 and 28, more than 1,500 students will receive diplomas.

New Summit School and The Education Center School will hold their ceremonies May...

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 - 12:14pm

Pat Truesdale is Madison County District 3 election commissioner. She has been an election commissioner for nine years and previously served as a poll worker and poll manager. Truesdale recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks...