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Phase 2 of Renaissance gets go-ahead in Ridgeland

By JACK WEATHERLY In simple counting, 2 comes before 3. But in a Ridgeland commercial development, it appeared for a while that the reverse was in order. Phase 3 of the Renaissance at Colony Park was proposed in 2015. Phase 2 didn’t go before the Ridgeland Board of Aldermen till last Tuesday, and it was approved. What scrambled the sequence ...

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McGee receives conservation award

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation recently recognized Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee as MWF’s 2017 Elected Official Conservationist of the Year for his conservation-minded approach to governance. McGee has overseen the construction of 20 miles of multi-use trails and 4 miles of bike lanes, the passage of one of the first helmet laws in Mississippi, and the title of Bicycle Friendly Community. ...

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Wildlife Federation names Achievement Award winners

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation has named the recipients of the 2017 Conservation Achievement Awards. The awards are presented to individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to conservation in Mississippi over the past year. Winners are: Conservationist of the Year – Dr. Jack Killgore, Vicksburg Fisheries Conservationist of the Year – Dr. F. J. Eicke, Ocean Springs Wildlife ...

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Big dollars at stake for Ridgeland in campaign to reduce apartments in city

By TED CARTER A growing stack of legal bills seems not to have dimmed Ridgeland City Council’s enthusiasm for cutting way back on multi-family rental units within the city. Neither has the prospect for new costs that may arise from court losses that could include economic damages liability and liability for violations of the Fair Housing Act as well as pledges ...

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Costco: plan ‘not a done deal’ but site is prime

Ridgeland crowd takes wholesaler and developer to task By JACK WEATHERLY Under intense questioning for two hours Thursday night from a skeptical crowd of several hundred at the Ridgeland High School auditorium, a Costco representative conceded that it was not committed to a site on Highland Colony Parkway. “This is not a done deal,” said Dan Venable. The audience of ...

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Costco — a long time coming and not there yet

By JACK WEATHERLY It is no secret that Costco has had trouble trying to move into the metro Jackson market. Which is not to say that it hasn’t been recruited – openly in one case, and not so openly in another. Last year, its efforts to build a store on Lakeland Boulevard in Jackson were rebuffed by the city Planning ...

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Ridgeland officials consider first tax increase in 26 years

RIDGE LAND — For the first time in 26 years, the mayor and board of alderman in Ridgeland are considering a tax increase. Mayor Gene McGee told The Clarion-Ledger taxpayers with a $100,000 home would see an annual increase of $10 to $15 on their property taxes. Citing lagging sales tax and other contributing factors, McGee said the city has had ...

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Ridgeland officials approve new police chief

RIDGELAND — Ridgeland police Lt. John Neal has been named chief of police. Mayor Gene McGee made the announcement Thursday in a news release. Neal will take over July 1 after the retirement of current Chief Randy Tyler. McGee says Neal has worked for the city for 26 years. Neal has served as an investigator and a public information officer, ...

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Ridgeland becomes first city to qualify three areas for C Spire service

The city of Ridgeland’s homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a third area of the city and has qualified for C Spire’s 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital TV and home phone services. Ridgeland’s Highland Colony North fiberhood, which includes The Township, Canterberry, Winrush, Carlton Park, Old Agency Village, Rolling Meadows, ...

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Another fiberhood meets C Spire's pre-registration criteria

RIDGELAND — C Spire reports that homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a second area of the city of Ridgeland over the weekend — helping it qualify for the company’s 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital TV and home phone services. Ridgeland’s Old Agency East fiberhood, which includes the Dinsmor and ...

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