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Ridgeland

07/16/2014 - 9:12am

DESIGN WORK on a new Ridgeland City Hall could be complete in a year, one official said.  

The board of aldermen recently awarded just over a million dollars’ worth of preliminary work for the planned city center, which...

07/16/2014 - 9:04am

BUSINESSES AND HOMES continue cropping up in Ridgeland – and although the city is bordered by Madison and Jackson to the north and south, it still has undeveloped land and room to grow westward, said Mayor Gene McGee.

“We...

07/09/2014 - 9:08am

THE NEW OWNER of Baymeadows Apartments in Ridgeland has asked the city to reconsider the zoning at the property.

Depending on the city’s answer, Baymeadows might not be around for much longer.

“In the 2014 zoning...

07/03/2014 - 8:38am

IT’S OPEN!

Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland is no longer a crazy corridor of traffic jams, but four travel lanes and a turn lane.

“It’s like a dream,” said Mayor Gene McGee.

Although the road is...

07/03/2014 - 8:27am

THE RIDGELAND Board of Alderman is pondering an application from The Gables Apartments to keep all existing units at the complex, despite having a higher density of apartments than the city allows.

“[The Gables has] an...

07/03/2014 - 8:24am

THREE RIDGELAND “fiberhoods,” including the Township and Bridgewater neighborhoods, will be among the first areas to get C Spire’s new ultra high-speed broadband Internet service this fall, a C Spire official said.

...

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...

06/25/2014 - 4:07pm

THE CITY OF RIDGELAND and a property developer have reached a legal settlement, with the city receiving less than 15 percent of the amount owed for TIF bonds issued.

 Because the developer, LR Company, failed to repay its portion...

06/25/2014 - 3:52pm

RIDGELAND’S assistant police chief, Randy Tyler, will step in after Chief Jimmy Houston retires July 24.

Tyler and Mayor Gene McGee will work together to find a new assistant chief, McGee said.

McGee and the board of...

06/18/2014 - 11:23am

THE MISSISSIPPI Craft Center’s parking lot was finally paved last fall, but work was just getting started, with officials planning two additional lots.

Construction could start in September on a parking area with 23 spaces just...

06/18/2014 - 11:19am

TWO PUBLIC SCHOOL employees in Ridgeland are accused of “having inappropriate relationships with a minor child,” and the case has gone before the Madison County Grand Jury, said District Attorney Michael Guest.

No arrests...

06/18/2014 - 11:10am

PROGRESS IS SLOW but steady on a planned multipurpose trail along East Jackson Street in Ridgeland, one official said.

“We are designing this project in-house and saving a lot of money, but it’s taking us a little bit...

06/18/2014 - 11:01am

DEVELOPERS of Renaissance at Colony Park could get nearly $30 million in sales-tax dollars to help fund construction of a second phase, but it is unclear whether they’ll be able to build a project big enough to receive the rebate.

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06/11/2014 - 9:08am

A $5 MILLION bond issue should be sold by the end of the month to fund engineering and design work on Ridgeland’s new planned city center, along with buying right of way to build Colony Park Boulevard, said Mayor Gene McGee.

The...

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 - 1:36pm

THE CITY OF RIDGELAND was taking applications from within the police department last week in an effort to replace Police Chief Jimmy Houston, who is retiring next month.

“There are several individuals in the department who are...

05/21/2014 - 8:40am

TWO NEW PRINCIPALS will take over at Olde Towne Middle School and Highland Elementary School in Ridgeland on July 1.

Tim Dowdy and Paula Tharp will replace retiring principals Allen Lawrence and Marilyn Naron at Olde Towne and Highland...

05/21/2014 - 8:27am

Wendy Bourdin is special events coordinator for the city of Ridgeland. She has lived in the metro area 19 years. Bourdin recently spoke to Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks about the 29th annual Heatwave Classic Triathlon, to be held in...

10/02/2013 - 10:02am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

BAYMEADOWS Apartments in Ridgeland is under new ownership, but the apartments themselves are still not up to code.

Meanwhile, the city is still embroiled in a lawsuit with Baymeadows...

05/30/2013 - 11:29am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

THE CITIES OF Madison and Ridgeland are moving forward with plans to widen and build connector roads for the new I-55 interchange.

But like the interchange itself, the connector roads...

04/26/2013 - 12:52pm

RIDGELAND POLICE have made another prostitution arrest at the Red Roof Inn on Adcock Street, near I-55 and County Line Road.

At press time police said the woman, 55-year-old Feng Mei Zhang, was in the United States legally and they had...

01/30/2013 - 1:08pm

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

EUTAW CONSTRUCTION has told the city of Ridgeland they could have the Lake Harbour Drive widening project done by the end of 2013.

This news comes about a decade after officials first...

01/02/2013 - 12:19pm

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

MADISON AND RIDGELAND officials say it will likely take several years to put in wheelchair ramps on all public sidewalks as required by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

...
11/08/2012 - 11:46am

by katie eubanks

Sun Staff  Writer

RESIDENTIAL building permits in Ridgeland have been on a steady incline since fiscal year 2009, but permits for new commercial buildings have done nothing but decrease since the...

08/08/2012 - 1:02pm

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

A LOWE’S-ANCHORED shopping center off County Line Road in Ridgeland still isn’t bringing in quite as many tax dollars as the city would like.

In December 2005, Ridgeland...