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Katie Eubanks

06/27/2012 - 12:51pm

Sun Staff Writer

RIDGELAND AND Madison are set to reap the benefits of Madison County’s recent settlement with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) over the failed Reunion Parkway interchange.

In addition...

06/27/2012 - 12:31pm

Sun Staff Writer

MADISON RESIDENTS are slated to get a million dollars worth of improvements to streets and parks, and they won’t have to pay any extra taxes for them.

City officials plan to issue $1 million in general...

06/27/2012 - 12:20pm

Sun Staff Writer

CONSTRUCTION should start late this summer or early this fall on a multi-use trail along Highland Colony Parkway.

The Colony Park Public Improvement District (PID) will build the trail, which will connect with...

06/27/2012 - 11:39am

by KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff  Writer

A PROPOSED multimillion-dollar mixed-use development at the Ross Barnett Reservoir is still stalled.

Harbor Walk is a multi-phase project that calls for a luxury hotel,...

06/20/2012 - 12:31pm

 By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

THE CITY OF MADISON is keeping busy cleaning up unsightly yards and properties.

Two weeks ago, city officials held public hearings on four separate properties in need of work....

06/20/2012 - 12:28pm

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

STARTING IN mid-August, drivers should start thinking about alternate routes if they travel Pear Orchard Road in Ridgeland.

Thornton Construction Company will be replacing a ditch...

06/20/2012 - 12:23pm

Rick Dillard is the new  president of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation. He lives in Gluckstadt with his wife, Jocelyn, and two sons. Dillard has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University in fisheries...

06/20/2012 - 12:19pm

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

MADISON COUNTY officials have gotten preliminary engineering approval for most of the state-aid road projects on the four-year road plan.

County Engineer Rudy Warnock told the board...

06/20/2012 - 12:10pm

by KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff  Writer

THE MADISON COUNTY Board of Supervisors has let another developer reduce the minimum square footage in a residential development.

This time, however, it doesn’t appear...

06/12/2012 - 12:30pm

THE CITY OF MADISON and the North Livingston Place Neighborhood Association are at odds over new zoning regulations in the area.

Last week city officials put an overlay on the land, comprising 175 acres along North Livingston Road just...

06/12/2012 - 12:26pm

Paul Tankersley is president of the Northbay Property Owners Association (POA) in Madison. He and his wife, Donna, have lived in Northbay since 1995. Tankersley recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks about Northbay.

...
06/12/2012 - 11:57am

THE CITY OF RIDGELAND will save nearly a quarter of a million dollars over the next several years since city officials were recently able to refinance a 2004 bond issue.

Ridgeland taxpayers will save a total of $222,319.40 from the...

06/12/2012 - 11:46am

RIDGELAND OFFICIALS will be receiving bids Monday, June 18, for the Lake Harbour Drive widening project, and work will start about a month later, officials said.

“We’ll award a bid at the next board of aldermen meeting...

06/12/2012 - 11:42am

IF YOU GET A traffic ticket and want to contest it, you should hope you’re on the north side of County Line Road.

To be sure, you’ll probably have to wait your turn in court no matter where your traffic trial is. Municipal...

06/12/2012 - 9:51am

ONE OF THE best-kept secrets on the Northside is a library.

Tucked away in the Mississippi Education and Research Center off Ridgewood Road in Jackson, the Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) has a library of its own, one that is open...

06/11/2012 - 7:15am

AFTER MORE THAN a decade of delays, the Highway 463 bypass north of downtown Madison will be finished and open next weekend, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).

MDOT and Madison officials will hold a...

06/11/2012 - 7:11am

RIDGELAND IS going paperless.

The city will no longer print paper copies of board packets and agendas for board of aldermen meetings and committee meetings. Instead, Mayor Gene McGee, the seven aldermen, city attorney and city clerk...

06/11/2012 - 7:05am

Will Longwitz just finished his first session in the state Legislature as District 25 senator, representing parts of Madison, Ridgeland and northeast Jackson. Longwitz also has a law practice in Madison. He and his wife, Leigh Ann, are...

06/08/2012 - 4:17pm

IF YOU’VE MET Sherye Green, a woman who once served as Miss Mississippi and just self-published her first Christian romance, you might describe her as generous, sweet and genuine. And you’d be right.

But for someone who...

05/29/2012 - 1:27pm

HARVEY CARR doesn’t have a lot to say.

Harvey has lived in Ridgeland his whole life, 97 years so far, as part of one of the first families to settle the area. Until finally retiring from farming in his early 90s, he never had...

05/29/2012 - 1:09pm

RIDGELAND MAYOR Gene McGee says officials will soon start working on a bill that would authorize any city in Mississippi to temporarily increase sales tax if 60 percent of voters in the city approve.

“My position has always been...

05/22/2012 - 11:26am

A ROSE BY ANY other name would smell as sweet - but that doesn’t always apply to churches.

Out of a dozen or more congregations planted on the Northside in the past 10 or 15 years, only a few of them specify a denomination in...

05/22/2012 - 9:21am

MADISON COUNTY Sheriff Randy Tucker has 11 more sets of eyes and ears on the ground with his new community advisory group, formed shortly after he took office in January.

The group, which will meet with Tucker once a month to share...

05/15/2012 - 2:59pm

MADISON MAYOR Mary Hawkins Butler didn’t get exactly what she wanted with the state Legislature’s redistricting plan, but she says the city is still in a good position to have a strong voice at the Capitol.

After 2010...

05/15/2012 - 2:40pm

CONSUMERS ARE more confident, and retail sales are up in the tri-county area. 

In fact, for the fiscal year thus far (July through March were the latest statistics available), Hinds County’s retail sales are up even more...