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Madison County

06/18/2014 - 11:14am

TWO NEW FIRE STATIONS could be under construction in Madison County in a year, said Madison County Fire Coordinator Mack Pigg.

One station is planned for Coker Road just north of Lakeshore Drive, in the Southwest Madison Fire District...

06/11/2014 - 9:12am

IN LIGHT OF April’s tornados, Madison County is moving forward now rather than later to get all of the tornado sirens it needs.

Twenty-two more sirens are needed, for a total of 25 in unincorporated parts of the county. It will...

06/09/2014 - 3:32pm

THE MISSISSIPPI Department of Transportation (MDOT) isn’t the only one upset with the Madison County Board of Supervisors.

Now the city of Ridgeland is making its sentiments known, with a letter from the Dinsmor Homeowners...

06/04/2014 - 1:27pm

TWO FINAL PLATS met with board approval in the city of Madison recently.

Venetian Court, located on the north side of St. Augustine Drive across from Strawberry Patch Park, has 15 lots ranging from 12,300 to 16,600 square feet. The...

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 - 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 - 8:48am

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...

05/21/2014 - 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...

05/19/2014 - 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...

05/09/2014 - 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 - 12:07pm

MADISON COUNTY is paying the IRS $94,000 in unpaid taxes because of an error in employee classification and other personnel issues.

The board of supervisors voted in executive session last week to pay the amount in order to avoid...

04/16/2014 - 4:14pm

MADISON COUNTY could hire at least two more road workers for the same amount of money it’s paying the road department’s business manager, Canton Alderman Andrew Grant.

The two road department employees could be hired with...

03/08/2014 - 8:05am

AS MADISON COUNTY officials determine how to get their state-aid road funds reinstated, questions remain about how the county got out of compliance with state-aid standards to begin with – and whether three supervisors used the problem to...

02/28/2014 - 1:25pm

District 3 Supervisor Gerald Steen literally got road-blocked last week as three of his state-aid road projects were delayed so County Engineer Rudy Warnock could confer with the state-aid engineer, Dan Tolar.

Steen believes the board...

02/28/2014 - 12:44pm

JULIA HODGES, Madison County election commissioner for District 2, said the election commission has purged nearly 7,500 voters from the rolls since September 2009.

“This year [2013] alone, District 1 had 639, District 2 had 891,...

02/20/2014 - 2:30pm

A BIKE TRAIL plan and a possible conference center are among the topics being discussed by Madison County’s five “task force” committees, which have been meeting monthly for about a year to help implement the county’s...

01/26/2014 - 8:55am

MADISON COUNTY and Rankin County might not have to share circuit judges after elections this fall, depending on the outcome of judicial redistricting in the state Legislature.

District 74 Rep. Mark Baker said he would introduce a bill...

12/18/2013 - 2:23pm
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
A TRIP TO CHICAGO for Madison County officials to discuss Lost Rabbit has been delayed until early January.
Allstate Insurance Company, one of the main parties in...
11/14/2013 - 12:48pm
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
IT’S NOT OVER YET.
Last week, after Madison County told the Parkway East PID not to expect any more loans from the county for bond shortfalls, the bond insurer...
11/08/2013 - 11:07am
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
IT’S OVER. Mostly, anyway.
As of Friday, October 25, Madison County’s obligation to make short-term loans to the Parkway East Public Improvement District (...
10/02/2013 - 10:06am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

IN WHAT COULD BE the first IRS audit of Madison County, the federal agency is saying it intends to treat the county’s public defenders as county employees rather than independent...

09/25/2013 - 11:47am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

COMMUTERS taking I-55 in south Madison County, brace yourselves.

Rush-hour traffic is already slow with the construction of the new split-diamond interchange between Highway 463 in...

09/25/2013 - 11:15am
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
MADISON COUNTY’S road plan for fiscal year 2013 should be finished by winter, just a few months after fiscal year 2014 starts October 1. 
Five of the 29...