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Madison County

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...
09/19/2013 - 2:41pm

 POLITICAL STRAIN between Madison County and the city of Madison continues, with Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler saying her constituents aren’t getting a fair shake, and three county supervisors saying they’re doing the best...

08/22/2013 - 10:39am
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
TWO OR THREE people are already “lined up” to run for John Bell Crosby’s seat on the Madison County Board of Supervisors in 2015, said Madison County Conservative...
08/15/2013 - 10:32am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

TO THE SURPRISE of Madison County Engineer Rudy Warnock – and perhaps the majority of the county – bids for the overlay of Rice Road phase three came in far under budget.

...

05/16/2013 - 10:54am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

WITH A NEW Madison County Board of Supervisors in place and federal funding all but dried up, it looks like widening a portion of Highway 463 is no longer a matter of politics but of money....

05/16/2013 - 10:43am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

MADISON COUNTY has too many roads that need repaving and not enough money – at least probably not in this budget year.

The board of supervisors issued $7 million in bonds in...

04/26/2013 - 1:26pm

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

MADISON COUNTY might be able to get out of a contribution agreement in November if the Parkway East Public Improvement District (PID) doesn’t come up with about $374,000.

Under...

01/02/2013 - 12:00pm

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

MADISON COUNTY might not get a new annex office for its tax officials after all.

A plan to sell the current tax annex, located on Highway 51 in Ridgeland, and buy a Community Trust...

01/02/2013 - 11:54am

BIDS ARE DUE today on an aerial photography project that will likely save Madison County money.

Madison, Hinds, Rankin and 11 other counties are planning to go in together on the flyover photography, which they’ll use to update...

12/07/2012 - 11:30am

by KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

OF THE THREE fastest-growing counties in the state, Madison County paid the most for engineering work last year.

Madison, Rankin and DeSoto counties all border metropolitan cities...

10/12/2012 - 11:10am

by KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff  Writer

MADISON COUNTY and the city of Madison disagree about whether the county’s 2005 contribution agreements with two public improvement districts (PIDs) are legal.

If the...

09/13/2012 - 11:48am

Politicians. Predictable as always and the Madison County Board of Supervisors are no different in that respect. You know the formula. Spend, spend, spend. Give sweet deals to the friends. Ignore anyone who questions the divine right of...

08/22/2012 - 11:11am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

MADISON COUNTY and its economic development authority (MCEDA) have hired the Butler Snow law firm’s government relations arm for a year as MCEDA puts a new long-term economic development...

08/15/2012 - 10:28am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

THE TWIN CEDARS neighborhood in Madison County will soon have public-access gates at its front and rear entrances.

Madison County supervisors approved plans for the gates last week...