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City of 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.

Plans call for Old Canton to be widened to include a center turn lane from Hoy Road to St. Augustine Drive. The city has...

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 - 4:34pm

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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02/04/2015 - 12:19pm

PEDESTRIANS and cyclists in Madison could have a new sidewalk in spring 2016.

The sidewalk will start at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Rice Road, and will travel north along Rice/Tisdale to Wellington Way, the entrance to the...

02/04/2015 - 12:15pm

THE CITY OF MADISON will get more than $550,000 in road funds from Madison County this year, with several subdivisions set to have streets overlaid.

Last week, county officials finalized a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that...

02/04/2015 - 11:38am

CONSTRUCTION CREWS were expected to add a final layer of asphalt to I-55 northbound in Madison and Ridgeland this week, as part of the split-diamond interchange project there.

Commuters are already seeing some traffic relief, as the...

01/28/2015 - 5:08pm

MADISON COUNTY supervisors promised $2 million to the city of Madison for Hoy Road, but have allocated only $1.5 million to the project so far - and the city says that won’t be enough.

District 2 Supervisor John Howland, who just...

01/21/2015 - 5:37pm

FOREST THIGPEN, president of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, will speak to the Madison Organization of Neighborhood Associations (MONA) Tuesday, January 27.

“His broad topic will be responsible government,” said...

01/21/2015 - 5:11pm

THE CITY OF MADISON is hoping again this year to get legislative approval for what officials say will be a more efficient code enforcement process.

Under state statute, cities are limited to treating certain building code violations as...

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...

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...

11/12/2014 - 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 - 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...

11/05/2014 - 5:10pm

A DOWNTOWN square development that’s getting closer to fruition will be one of a kind, said Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler.

“There will not be another project like this in the Southeast. Details I cannot give at this time,...

10/22/2014 - 4:08pm

A CHUNK OF LAND on the west side of Highway 51 in Madison, just north of Hoy Road, is a perfect example of how the city’s land-use plan follows development trends, one official said.

“I think some of that property is still...

08/20/2014 - 4:57pm

THE CITY OF MADISON is removing and replacing curbs in the Northbay subdivision and north of downtown due to damage and disrepair.

“The curbs cannot properly carry storm water to the storm drain inlets, or they are crumbling due...

08/13/2014 - 10:10am

NEW RESIDENTIAL building permits are up in south Madison County, with Ridgeland and unincorporated areas set to meet or surpass last year’s numbers.

The city of Madison is down a bit from last year so far, at least in terms of...

08/01/2014 - 9:51am

WRIGHT’S MILL and another subdivision in Madison are expanding, with preliminary plats approved at the July 15 Board of Aldermen meeting.

Phase six of Wright’s Mill will be located north of Culley’s Stand and will...

07/09/2014 - 9:33am

THE CITY OF MADISON is repaving numerous streets, and the Twelve Oaks and Fairfield subdivisions are up next, said Public Works Director Whit Hawkins.

“The paving contractor [Adcamp Inc.] is currently moving into Twelve Oaks and...

07/09/2014 - 9:31am

REUNION continues to fill out, with two final plats in the subdivision approved by the Madison Board of Aldermen recently.

Waverly block J, phase two, and Glenwood block P, phase two, are located on Lake Village Drive, which encircles...

07/09/2014 - 8:53am

A SEWER REROUTING project in Madison is still in the design phase, and officials have not determined a cost yet, said Public Works Director Whit Hawkins.

The city is planning to redirect a million gallons of wastewater per day from a...

02/05/2014 - 3:51pm

MADISON MAYOR Mary Hawkins Butler was mum last week about whom she supports for chancery clerk, but she wasn’t mum about new developments coming to town or her displeasure with Madison County government.

Butler gave her annual...

01/26/2014 - 8:48am

MADISON MAYOR Mary Hawkins Butler said “something is better than nothing” when asked if she was pleased with county officials’ recent efforts to help the city with neighborhood streets.

Butler said the city was...

08/15/2012 - 12:12pm

by KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff  Writer

THE FORUM AT Grandview shopping center in Madison has “more than lived up to expectations,” City Attorney John Hedglin said, with a fresh crop of retail businesses paying...

08/15/2012 - 10:38am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

REDISTRICTING is wrapping up in the city of Madison, with a public hearing scheduled for August 21 and possible adoption of new ward lines September 4.

“We have seen the options...