Home » Tag Archives: Madison (page 2)

Tag Archives: Madison

Madison Co. begins hunt for new economic development chief amid emphasis on results

By TED CARTER The departure of Tim Coursey as head of the Madison County Development Authority has left County Administrator Tony Greer in a dual role of running the county and its business recruitment. Greer’s double duty comes just two weeks after a Board of Supervisors’ retreat at which the board decided to put achievement of economic development results at the ...

Read More »

Collaboratory in Madison County helps create new jobs in biomed industry

By BECKY GILLETTE  The Madison County Economic Development Authority opened a unique business center designed for health care companies about a year ago called the Mississippi Biomedical Business Collaboratory. The 60,000-square-foot building in Canton that was previously a training facility for Nissan was converted to attract health care companies together in a building where they could share ideas and prosper. ...

Read More »

‘Bama developer rolls into Madison to make a game of it

By JACK WEATHERLY  Birmingham-based Bayer Properties LLC, which, along with Wicker Park Capital Management of Savannah, recently bought Colony Crossing in Madison for $14.3 million, has no immediate plans for the 77,427-square-foot shopping center. Given Bayer’s portfolio, there’s nothing to worry about. That plus a conversation with the developer indicates that, if anything, there will be upgrades in the future. ...

Read More »

Madison shopping center sold

Colony Crossing in Madison has been bought for $14.3 million by Birmingham-based Bayer Properties LLC and Savannah-based Wicker Park Capital. The Madison center, opened in 2005, is the second acquisition by the two companies in tandem, the first being another upscale center in Germantown, Tenn. Colony Crossing encompasses 77,427 square feet and its tenants include Georgia Blue, Massage Envy, Pizza ...

Read More »

Man shot to death awaiting court appearance in Mississippi

CANTON — A man got out of his pickup, walked up to the defendant in a drug-dealing case and fatally shot him in the chest, then set down his gun and surrendered as deputies confronted him outside a Mississippi courthouse Monday morning, law enforcement officials said. Police and other officials said they weren’t sure why the suspect — 24-year-old William B. ...

Read More »

Madison named best place to live in Mississippi

According to homesnacks.com, Madison is the best place to live in Mississippi. The website also seemed to like town that were a suburb of Jackson, while not necessarily liking Jackson. Here is some of that the website had to say … Mississippi is a truly glorious state. A place of historical relevance, high religious identity, deep cultural roots, and perhaps, ...

Read More »

US Geological Survey: 3.2 earthquake in Madison Co.

JACKSON — A small earthquake shook Madison County, Mississippi, on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was the third quake in the area in the past two months. The 3.2-magnitude quake occurred at 8:23 a.m. Monday, said Paul Caruso, a geophysicist at the National Earthquake Information Center. The epicenter was about 4 miles southwest of Canton and 19 miles north-northeast ...

Read More »

Madison County tax assessor not running again

CANTON — Madison County Tax Assessor Gerald Barber says he will not seek a fifth term. Barber has served as tax assessor for 28 years. His term ends in January. Barber made the announcement Friday in a news release. Barber says he’s met the goals and objectives he set out to accomplish. Barber says when he started in the office ...

Read More »

Madison mayor qualifies for state auditor's post

JACKSON — Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler has qualified for the GOP nomination for State Auditor against incumbent Stacy Pickering. The Madison County Journal reports Hawkins-Butler said Monday that she will release a full statement before week’s end. Pickering filed on Jan. 6 and has served two terms as State Auditor, which is responsible for auditing public accounts and conducting investigations ...

Read More »

Univ. of Miss. med center to get fitness centers

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center will take over a chain of fitness centers in the Jackson area, partly accepting them as a gift and partly purchasing them. The College Board approved a plan Monday where UMMC will pay $9.26 million for Courthouse Racquet & Fitness, whose real estate is valued at $10.5 million. Owner John L. Black ...

Read More »