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AWAITING ITS FATE: Gables complex may have to shrink to meet law

Having lost in a bid for a reprieve from Ridgeland city officials, The Gables apartment complex has started the new year with the prospect of having to demolish a number of units in order to meet new building density limits. A zoning law adopted last February designates apartment complexes with over 10 units an acre as nonconforming uses that must ...

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Madison Circuit Clerk Westbrook won't seek seventh term

CANTON — Madison County Circuit Clerk Lee Westbrook will retire this year, ending a 30-year career with in county government and six terms in office. Before her election as circuit clerk in a special election in November 1994, Westbrook was secretary to the Board of Supervisors. Westbrook tells the Madison County Journal that she has enjoyed watching the county and ...

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Madison County's tax assessor looking for homestead tax fraud

CANTON — Madison County’s tax assessor is asking local homeowner’s associations to help identify rental properties in their neighborhoods. Tax Assessor Gerald Barber told the Madison County Journal the groups can help in cracking down on homestead exemption fraud. Under homestead exemption, the state encourages people to own homes by exempting the houses from some property taxes. The state reimburses ...

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Voters in Rankin County approve liquor sales on Ross Barnett Reservoir

RANKIN COUNTY — Residents have approved liquor sales at restaurants on the Rankin County side of the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Complete but unofficial returns show more than 80 percent of those voting yesterday approved the liquor sales. Eligible voters were residents who live on property owned by the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District and who were registered to vote. ...

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Madison County’s Creative Economy Council to host after-hours event

The Madison County Creative Economy Council (MCCEC) will host a business after hours event on Thursday, Sept. 25 featuring music, exhibitors, refreshments and networking at the Farmer’s Table Cooking School at the Town of Livingston. The group’s goal is to build business-to-business relationships within Madison County, and it works to promote and celebrate Madison County’s Creative Economy. “We want to ...

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Madison County voters could be asked to approve yet more bonds

CANTON — Madison County Superintendent Ronnie McGehee says the school system will likely ask voters to approve another bond issue within the next three years. McGehee tells the Madison County Journal by 2016, the need for another middle school, a separate 9th-grade building at Germantown High School or both will justify the cost. Germantown High School, which opened in 2010, ...

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Supervisors force Palmertree out of office

The saga of one Mississippi circuit clerk has taken another turn, and she now finds herself unemployed. The Warren County Board of Supervisors has forced Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley Palmertree from office after finding that she doesn’t live in the county. The board voted unanimously yesterday following a hearing on the evidence. In July 2013, Palmertree told the Madison County ...

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