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Ridgeland

01/21/2015 - 5:26pm

AN AGREEMENT between Madison County and the city of Ridgeland on roadwork was expected to be approved this week, and a similar agreement between the county and the city of Madison is one step behind.

However, work probably won’t...

01/21/2015 - 5:21pm

HALFWAY DOWN a dead-end street off Highway 51 in Ridgeland, a lonely basketball court on an acre and a half of land is being transformed into a full-fledged park.

Until early this month, Midway Park didn’t even have a name - just...

01/14/2015 - 3:38pm

THE CITY OF RIDGELAND plans to put in a crosswalk at a high-traffic intersection on Old Canton Road, along with installing some curb ramps along a portion of the busy thoroughfare.

“The biggest part is the Old Canton and Pine...

01/14/2015 - 3:34pm

RIDGELAND HAS DENIED one request from an apartment complex to keep all of its units, and has more than a dozen similar requests in the pipeline from other complexes.

Approximately 15 complexes are out of compliance with city zoning...

01/07/2015 - 5:23pm

RIDGELAND ALDERMEN recently approved a final plat for phase one of the Maison Bleu subdivision, located off East Jackson Street between the Trace Station shopping center and the Trace Ridge neighborhood.

Phase one has 33 lots, mostly...

12/10/2014 - 3:49pm

THE COLONY PARK Public Improvement District (PID) should be awarding a bid soon on a multi-use trail along Highland Colony Parkway.

“We are still analyzing the bids to make sure there were no errors in any of the calculations. It...

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...

11/12/2014 - 1:42pm

NOW THAT THE GROWTH in Ridgeland is no longer at the “crazy, exponential” level of the last several years, the city can focus on addressing zoning issues and reaching major project goals, one official said.

“The...

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...

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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09/17/2014 - 3:14pm

IF A MANUFACTURING company in Madison County needs safety training for its workers, chances are that training will come from the Holmes Community College Workforce Training Program.

In fiscal year 2014, which ran from July 1, 2013...

09/17/2014 - 3:04pm

BRANDON RESIDENT James Hill, 43, will have his initial court appearance soon, after allegedly shoplifting and then attacking the person who caught him at Northpark Mall.

“He was caught on video taking a bunch of Ralph Lauren...

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...

09/17/2014 - 2:19pm

EXCITING PLANS are taking shape for Ridgeland’s Olde Towne business district, with a local attorney redeveloping five historic houses to include a coffeehouse and other ventures.

Robert Moorehead’s renovation projects might...

09/10/2014 - 10:52am

THE RIDGELAND Board of Aldermen intends to refund two bond issues from 2007, with a possible savings of more than $450,000 over the next 13 years, said City Clerk Paula Tierce.

“That is based on the current market; however, that...

09/10/2014 - 10:38am

THE OWNER OF Baymeadows Apartments in Ridgeland doesn’t want the city to be able to enforce its zoning laws.

In a federal lawsuit filed August 29, Bixby Bridge Capital (BBC) asked the court to stop the city from “...

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...

09/03/2014 - 4:11pm

RIDGELAND is opting out of the International Building Code, at least for now, officials said.

Last week the Board of Aldermen passed a resolution saying “we control our own destiny” when it comes to building codes, said...

08/27/2014 - 1:49pm

AS COMMUTERS enjoy a new five-lane Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland, city officials have hired three firms to appraise and acquire right of way for a planned extension of the road.

The Lake Harbour extension will run west from Highway...

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...

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...