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Katie Eubanks

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...

12/03/2014 - 5:42pm

THE MISSISSIPPI Development Authority (MDA) has yet to respond to a months-old Chancery Court ruling that delayed the state’s ability to allow gas drilling near the Gulf Coast barrier islands.

“In light of the judicial...

12/03/2014 - 5:38pm

THE “REZ,” otherwise known as the Ross Barnett Reservoir, just became the latest in a long line of Mississippi entities to get its own specialty license plate.

Reservoir plates should be on the streets in January. Money...

12/03/2014 - 5:29pm

HINDS COUNTY topped two of its neighbors, Rankin and Madison counties, in three major industries recently: retail, construction, and accommodation and food services.

For the four-month period from July through October, sales in those...

12/03/2014 - 5:25pm

A NEW TAXIWAY under construction at the Madison Air Center will help the Mississippi Forestry Commission suppress wildfires.

The commission has a small, single engine aircraft in a hangar at the Madison airport. The new connector...

12/02/2014 - 11:04am

NONE OF THE VICTIMS in an identity theft scheme in Madison County appear to have lost any money, and it is unclear how the suspect or suspects plan to benefit from the fraud, law enforcement said.

A strange, widespread case of identity...

11/26/2014 - 6:56pm

LEN MELVIN purposely included a misspelling in the title of his new book, “On the Lamb.”

The Hattiesburg attorney and former Northsider’s debut novel follows protagonist Hudson Horvath and two companions on a road...

11/26/2014 - 6:54pm

ABOUT ONCE A MONTH, District 25 Sen. Will Longwitz gets a call from a mother at her wit’s end because she doesn’t know what to do for her child with dyslexia.

In Mississippi, it doesn’t matter where you live or how...

11/26/2014 - 6:46pm

TWO tax-increment financing bond issues (TIFs) in the city of Madison are doing quite well, despite recent news that a Madison County TIF on Galleria Parkway was not generating enough revenue to pay its debt service.

Madison has issued...

11/26/2014 - 6:16pm

Ed Trim is president and CEO of Pennington and Trim Alarm Services, which he owns with his wife, Dana. Trim started the Flowood business out of his home 27 years ago. He recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks about how...

11/26/2014 - 6:14pm

SINCE IMPLEMENTING strict regulations for rental homes in the spring, the Northbay subdivision in Madison has only approved one rental in the neighborhood, said Northbay Property Owners Association (POA) board member Paul Tankersley.

...

11/26/2014 - 6:03pm

PETER PAN, Nutcrackers and Santa Claus will be mixing it up on the Northside this year, with plenty of new and familiar options for families to celebrate the holidays.

For kids and anyone who wants to feel like a kid again, two local...

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...

11/19/2014 - 3:56pm

ROADWORK on Pear Orchard and Rice roads should have started by the time this story prints, and a striping program in Madison County should begin next spring, County Engineer Rudy Warnock said.

Warnock recently gave the Board of...

11/19/2014 - 3:54pm

MADISON COUNTY Tax Assessor Gerald Barber is asking Madison residents to give him information on their neighbors so his office can find homestead fraud.

Barber said although most tax assessors don’t go this far, the practice is...

11/19/2014 - 3:47pm

MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS hopes to save money with the purchase of $10 million of property on Highland Colony Parkway, said MCS Superintendent Ronnie McGehee.

MCS considered building a new central office on 16th Section land in Gluckstadt...

11/19/2014 - 3:44pm

A NEW CONSTITUTIONAL amendment just passed in Mississippi has turned the traditions of hunting and fishing into constitutional rights - but the law doesn’t allow Mississippians to go out and bag bucks willy-nilly, one official said.

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11/19/2014 - 3:36pm

A $15 MILLION Madison County bond issue will fund roadwork on Hoy, Bozeman and Yandell roads, Highland Colony Parkway, and the construction of Reunion Parkway phase three, plus some maintenance overlays yet to be determined.

...

11/12/2014 - 2:31pm

MY BROTHER and his fiancée had been engaged for three or four days when they decided they wanted to get married in a week.

This was partly because Mom told Austin and Bailey that January weather “sucks,” but mostly...

11/12/2014 - 2:13pm

THE CITY OF MADISON’S gun-carry ordinance now mirrors state law.

Last week the Board of Aldermen voted to revise the city’s ordinance, which previously banned guns from all city property.

The city of Madison and...

11/12/2014 - 2:10pm

MADISON CENTRAL football fans, good news: Finding a replacement for head football coach and athletic director Bobby Hall will involve “highly successful coaches” and will thus have to work around high-school football playoffs, one...

11/12/2014 - 2:05pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) has extended its no-bid airport-study contract with County Engineer Rudy Warnock at Warnock’s request, said MCEDA Executive Director Tim Coursey.

“We will be...

11/12/2014 - 1:47pm

Warren Strain took office last week as alderman at large for the city of Madison. He replaces John Howland, who left the position to become District 2 supervisor for Madison County. Strain is also director of public affairs for the...

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...

11/12/2014 - 1:39pm

TERRY LOVELACE has both conceptual and technical approval of a preliminary plat for a new phase of Lost Rabbit, but several steps remain before he can sell lots.

Lovelace has an option on 134 acres just south of the existing Lost...