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Madison

12/10/2014 - 3:56pm

MADISON MAYOR Mary Hawkins Butler is seriously eyeing the fall 2015 election for state auditor, but hasn’t said officially that she’s running.

“Every day the support grows from people encouraging me to run,”...

11/26/2014 - 6:14pm

SINCE IMPLEMENTING strict regulations for rental homes in the spring, the Northbay subdivision in Madison has only approved one rental in the neighborhood, said Northbay Property Owners Association (POA) board member Paul Tankersley.

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11/19/2014 - 4:02pm

EARLY NEXT YEAR, the Madison County Circuit Court will hear two grim, first-of-their-kind criminal cases: Ridgeland’s first human-trafficking charge, and Madison’s first recorded homicide.

On January 20, Martavious Cortez...

10/29/2014 - 4:15pm

THE CITY OF MADISON will only require fire sprinklers in large buildings, and not in normal-sized residential homes, despite International Building Code standards that require the sprinklers.

“We fully support the ICC [...

10/29/2014 - 4:02pm

MADISON’S former community development director has a new job that will allow him to work more on environmental issues - right down to the quality of the city’s storm-water runoff.

Alan Hoops is now director of environment...

10/29/2014 - 3:52pm

NEW SOUTHBOUND lanes on I-55 between Madison and Ridgeland could open by the end of the year, one official said.

Crews with Yates Construction are rebuilding I-55 southbound and building additional lanes between Old Agency Road and...

10/22/2014 - 4:50pm

LIEUTENANT GOV. Tate Reeves will speak next week at the quarterly meeting of the Madison Organization of Neighborhood Associations (MONA).

MONA will meet at a new location, in the cafeteria at Madison Avenue Upper Elementary, Tuesday,...

10/16/2014 - 10:50am

THE LAST DOMINO of resignations, special elections and appointments in south Madison County should fall November 18, when the city of Madison holds a special election for alderman at large.

So far that race includes Warren Strain,...

10/16/2014 - 10:26am

John Howland was appointed last week as the new District 2 supervisor for Madison County. He was serving his second term on the Board of Aldermen for the city of Madison when appointed. Howland has lived in Madison since 1996. He and his...

09/24/2014 - 9:39am

A RAPE SUSPECT is being held with no bond after an initial appearance in Madison Municipal Court last week.

Jerson Nahum Martinez, 27, of Canton, appeared before Judge Dale Danks on Thursday, September 18, the day after the alleged...

09/24/2014 - 9:32am

RIDGELAND RESIDENTS will be paying just a little more for trash pickup starting October 1.

The city has a new six-year contract with Waste Management, and the rate is going up from $11.44 a month per customer to $13.75 a month.

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09/24/2014 - 9:09am

MADISON COULD AWARD contracts this fall for preliminary plans and right-of-way acquisition on Hoy Road phase two, said Public Works Director Whit Hawkins.

“We are currently writing the statement of qualifications. I cannot give...

09/17/2014 - 2:43pm

MADISON AND RIDGELAND both saw a decrease this year in personal property, but the cities’ overall assessed values still grew, and their budgets aren’t hurting much either.

“We haven’t raised our millage at all...

09/10/2014 - 11:04am

A MARKET STUDY of city-owned property in downtown Madison is still under way five months after it was originally supposed to be finished, and Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler would not reveal why.

“It’s a work in progress,”...

09/03/2014 - 4:22pm

JACKSON RESIDENTS are paying twice as much for water and sewer service as residents in Madison and Ridgeland.

Not including the minimum flat fees for water and sewer use in each city, an average monthly bill would be $26.30 in Madison...

07/23/2014 - 3:47pm

THE MADISON ORGANIZATION of Neighborhood Associations (MONA) will hold its quarterly meeting Tuesday, July 29, with guest speaker John Sigman of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV).

All Madison residents are welcome to...

07/23/2014 - 3:28pm

A TARGET-ANCHORED shopping center is no longer coming to a site north of Highway 463 in Madison, but the developer is looking at another site nearby.

“We dropped the [original] site due to site development and PID [public...

07/03/2014 - 8:46am

THE CITY OF MADISON expects to award a bid within the next month and a half for engineering on a multiuse path along Rice/Tisdale road.

An existing path along Madison Avenue will connect with the new path at the intersection with Rice...

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...

06/11/2014 - 8:42am

Whit Hawkins became the city of Madison’s new public works director May 1. Hawkins was previously senior project engineer with Waggoner Engineering, where he had worked since 2005. He and his wife, Lauren, attend First Baptist Church...

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...

05/28/2014 - 8:51am

A MADISON ARMED ROBBERY case will soon arrive at the district attorney’s office, with four suspects being held and no more arrests expected, police said.

Preliminary hearings could follow in municipal or circuit court, and...

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 - 8:44am

MORE VENDORS are on tap for Madison’s farmers market, after 16 participated in the inaugural event last week, one official said.

“We’ve already gotten two new vendors registered, one for baked goods and one for jams...

05/15/2014 - 9:41am

A PUBLIC MEETING will be held May 29 to inform commuters and residents about the new plans for improvements to Hoy Road phase two in Madison.

“The concept has been revised considerably from what we presented [a few] years ago. So...