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03/04/2015 - 4:47pm
Northsiders interested in faster Internet access are being urged to help their neighborhoods become “fiberhoods.” 
Once a neighborhood achieves fiberhood status, it will be equipped with the infrastructure needed...
03/04/2015 - 4:45pm
Workers with the city of Jackson continue to remain busy repairing potholes. 
On average, city crews repair between 2,500 and 3,000 potholes per month. 
Broken down further, that’s between 125 to 150...
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 - 4:44pm
A meeting to determine the fate of the Colonial Country Club property in Northeast Jackson has been postponed until March. 
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03/04/2015 - 4:41pm
A bill that could translate into more money for neighborhood foundations and associations continues to make its way through the Legislature. 
House Bill 1623, which reinstates a law that allows for the creation of community...
03/04/2015 - 4:41pm

MY ROOMMATE ALLY and I are not exactly opposites, but we’re quite different:

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She’ll...

03/04/2015 - 4:37pm
There could be new hope for the Northpointe Homeowners Association’s efforts to install a public access gate. 
Leaders with the association have been working to install one of the devices for years. 
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03/04/2015 - 4:26pm

HINDS COUNTY is still topping Rankin and Madison counties when it comes to growth in retail sales.

The Mississippi Department of Revenue’s (DOR) fiscal year is more than halfway gone, and Hinds County sales have soared more than...

03/04/2015 - 4:23pm
The political races on the Northside are heating up. 
The deadline to qualify for county and state races was Friday, February 27, and many races in Hinds and Madison counties are contested. 
In Madison...
03/04/2015 - 4:23pm

THE CITY OF MADISON hopes to bid a contract sometime mid-summer on a widening project on Old Canton Road.

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03/04/2015 - 4:16pm

At one time, overlay districts were thought of as a tool protect older neighborhoods from new development.

The districts, though, seem to be a tool that neighborhoods of any age can use as a means of protecting property values and...

03/04/2015 - 4:15pm

MADISON COUNTY’S recently appointed election commissioner, Shelia Willis, said she plans to run for the position in the special election as well.

The Board of Supervisors appointed Willis to replace District 2 Election...

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 - 4:09pm

RESERVOIR OFFICIALS are going to Washington, and other newsworthy items passed at the recent meeting of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) board.

The PRV is the state agency that owns and manages the 33,000-acre Ross...

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...

03/03/2015 - 12:48pm

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03/02/2015 - 6:26am

J.C. Searcy Jr.

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02/27/2015 - 7:30am

Mary Sue Jordan Brooks

Visitation for Mary Sue Jordan Brooks of Madison will be Thursday, February 19 from 5 to 7 p.m., and Friday, February 20 at 10 a.m. at the Parkway Funeral Home, 1161...

02/25/2015 - 4:43pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Board of Supervisors renewed a contract last week with The Whitten Group for human resources support.

The Whitten Group, based in Ridgeland, has worked for the county on two other projects - one for $8,000 to do a...

02/25/2015 - 4:39pm

HOY ROAD was the subject of more drama in Madison County last week - but as it turns out, the county’s current funding pledge for the project might actually cover the construction costs.

Two years ago, the Madison County Board of...

02/25/2015 - 4:36pm

MADISON COUNTY Administrator Mark Houston said he doesn’t know why the county has apparently failed to review its solid waste management plan since 2009.

Early this month, the county received a letter from the Mississippi...

02/25/2015 - 4:34pm

MOST CRIME in the city of Madison increased last year.

Out of seven crime categories, only aggravated assaults decreased in 2014. Police reported 15 aggravated assaults (meaning assaults with a weapon) in 2013, and 12 last year.

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02/25/2015 - 4:30pm

Russell Bozeman is director of forest protection and forest information for the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC). Bozeman got his forestry degree from Mississippi State University and is a registered forester. He and his wife, Chaffin...

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...

02/25/2015 - 4:26pm

CITIZENS FOR GLUCKSTADT hopes to have a new map of a proposed incorporation area by April 1 in order to continue efforts to make Gluckstadt a city.

Right now Gluckstadt is an undefined, unincorporated area between the cities of Madison...