Today's Top Stories

City plans changes to mass transit system; hiring consultant.
Olivia moore gives back to community through establishing city tennis camp. When athletes make something look easy, they’re said to be “putting on a clinic.”
A new campaign was recently launched to bring roads and bridges to the forefront of this year’s statewide elections.
The Reunion Parkway saga continues as Madison County voted last week to retain Mississippi Engineering Group (MSEG) to provide design, right of way and construction services for Reunion Parkway fr
Jill Ford recently announced her candidacy for the House of Representatives District 73 vacated by Cory Wilson, citing her desire to keep up the fight for conservative reforms in the legislature. 




Family influence

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

Legacy of public service instilled in Neely Carlton Lyons by great-aunt

Although Neely Carlton Lyons comes from a family with many successful and hardworking members, many of whom have worked in public service, it is her great-aunt, Zelma Wells Price, who has influenced Neely the most. 



New Hunting Zone

The Reservoir District is now in a new hunting zone. Recently, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks added new hunting zones to the state.


Ban E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes have been banned in public areas by Ridgeland officials.

Recently, the mayor and board of aldermen amended the city smoking ordinance to prohibit electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, in workplaces and public areas.



More comfort stations

To make boating on the reservoir an even more enjoyable experience, reservoir officials are discussing the possibility of adding three new comfort stations (restrooms) at Old Trace Park, Lakeshore Park and Coal Bluff Campground.


More Development

The city of Madison will be seeing new development in the coming months. The mayor and board of aldermen recently approved a site plan for a CSpire and Starbucks coffee shop.

The 5,700 square-foot building for CSpire and Starbucks will be located on the northwest corner of Highland Colony Parkway and Mississippi Highway 463.



New subdivision

A new subdivision will be coming to Madison. The mayor and board of aldermen recently approved a preliminary plat for Mannsdale Bluff, part A1.

This should be the only phase for the development, according to Kianca Stringfellow, community development director.



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