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Madison County

09/10/2014 - 11:06am

MADISON COUNTY District 2 Supervisor Ronny Lott voted against a tax increase two years ago, but would not support a proposed tax decrease last week because the budget committee had not discussed it, he said.

“That’s not...

09/03/2014 - 4:03pm

PROPERTY TAXES in Madison County will stay the same this coming fiscal year except in the Valley View and Southwest Madison fire districts, said County Administrator Mark Houston.

Fiscal year 2015 starts October 1. The board of...

08/27/2014 - 2:05pm

MADISON COUNTY’s chief inspector for the planning and zoning department is now the new zoning administrator.

Scott Weeks, who has worked in the department 16 years and previously served as a deputy sheriff, officially became the...

08/27/2014 - 1:26pm

ONE MADISON COUNTY supervisor says $15 million in road bond revenues will be spent where it’s supposed to, despite questions from another supervisor.

Last week, Karl Banks and Gerald Steen squabbled over the wording of a...

08/20/2014 - 5:10pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Board of Supervisors recently approved a preliminary plat for the final phase of the Stillhouse Creek subdivision.

Stillhouse Creek is located off Catlett Road, north of Gluckstadt Road. The 11th and final phase will...

08/20/2014 - 5:06pm

CLARKDELL ROAD in Madison County is paved and should be restriped in two weeks, one engineer said.

“We finished paving it last week. We’ve got one little spot that we’ve got to finish up, but we’re pretty much...

08/13/2014 - 10:47am

MADISON COUNTY will save about $200,000 over the next 14 years by refinancing two series of general obligation bonds.

“We have approved the resolution authorizing the board president to sign the documents. So we’ll watch...

08/13/2014 - 10:34am

MISSISSIPPI SHERIFFS still can’t use radar to catch speeders, and officials aren’t overly optimistic about getting legislation to change that.

“The sheriffs association has done everything we can to get the bill...

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...

08/13/2014 - 9:00am

LOST RABBIT is officially an URD instead of a PID, lawsuits should be dismissed soon, and payments on the URD bond issue could start next March.

“In the football vernacular, we see the end zone,” said Madison County Board...

08/06/2014 - 9:41am

THE PARKWAY EAST Public Improvement District (PID) once again has a board of directors and will be able to collect assessments this coming year, after dwindling to one board member recently.

On July 21, the Madison County Board of...

08/06/2014 - 8:38am

A SITE STUDY for a new airport in Madison County is about 75 percent complete, one official said. 

“I think we’ll probably see something [more definite] by the end of the month. It won’t be before then,”...

07/23/2014 - 3:50pm

REUNION, CHERRY HILL Plantation, and other subdivisions could be affected by Entergy’s plans to install a large transmission line from south Madison County to near Clinton, county officials said.

In order to meet the growth of...

07/23/2014 - 3:33pm

MADISON COUNTY Road Manager Lawrence Morris says his department has been spending its asphalt money on just that, despite a recent question from one county supervisor about where the money has gone.

“It was spent in asphalt, fill...

07/23/2014 - 3:23pm

MADISON COUNTY has spent more than $2 million on the Parkway East Public Improvement District (PID) and will likely have a hard time getting its money back, with land not selling and litigation ongoing.

Due to recent resignations, the...

07/16/2014 - 9:47am

ROBINSON SPRINGS Road could be bid out this fall for a resurfacing project, according to Madison County Engineer Rudy Warnock.

Design work is about 70 percent complete, and all field work is finished for the project, Warnock told the...

07/16/2014 - 9:32am

BESIDES THE NISSAN PLANT in Canton, which will start paying full taxes on some assets this year, Gluckstadt saw the most growth in assessed values in Madison County last year, said Tax Assessor Gerald Barber.

Barber presented the...

07/16/2014 - 8:56am

ONE MADISON COUNTY supervisor compared the Lost Rabbit urban renewal plan to “putting lipstick on a pig,” while one of the newly appointed Urban Renewal District (URD) board members said he believes the plan will revitalize the...

07/09/2014 - 9:17am

ROAD FUND RESERVES will likely help pay the salaries of 10 new road department workers in Madison County, which will cost an additional $310,000 a year.

Two of the original 10 hires have since been removed from the list; one because he...

07/03/2014 - 8:32am

ONCE LOST RABBIT becomes an Urban Renewal District (URD), a governing body will need to oversee it.

More than likely, that body will be a URD board, said Madison County Board Attorney Mike Espy.

“The statute allows the...

07/03/2014 - 8:21am

CONTRACTORS will probably bid on two state-aid road overlays in Madison County in 30 to 60 days, as County Engineer Rudy Warnock expected to receive a letter releasing state-aid funding at any time.

“[If we take bids in 60 days...

07/03/2014 - 8:18am

LOST RABBIT could be an urban renewal district (URD) by the end of summer, with three lawsuits coming to an end and public hearings starting Monday, July 7.

It appears that, at least unofficially, “everything has been settled and...

06/25/2014 - 4:17pm

MADISON COUNTY has approved three road agreements with the cities of Madison and Ridgeland, with work on several Ridgeland streets to be finished by the end of the budget year.

Last week the Madison County Board of Supervisors approved...

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...