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Katie Eubanks

01/16/2014 - 3:47pm

RIDGELAND POLICE are waiting on evidence from the crime lab as an investigation continues into an armed carjacking that happened at Planet Fitness last week.

“We’ve got several pieces of evidence that are being worked,...

01/16/2014 - 3:39pm

A LOT OF church groups fill shoeboxes with Christmas gifts for children, go to a foreign country and preach the gospel for a couple of weeks, or raise money for a humanitarian effort once a year.

But one Sunday school class from...

01/16/2014 - 3:22pm

County pay raises

MADISON COUNTY officials say an upcoming pay raise for county employees will require money to be taken out of the reserve fund at first, but budget savings in other areas should also...

01/08/2014 - 11:12am

IT LOOKS LIKE Ridgeland has a long road ahead in the state Legislature this year, with Gov. Phil Bryant expressing a lack of support for a bill that the city has tried to pass for several years now.

The Citizens for Economic...

01/08/2014 - 11:02am

DISTRICT 25 SEN. Will Longwitz said he’s going into the 2014 legislative session with a focus on criminal justice and government transparency.

Longwitz, who represents northeast Jackson, Ridgeland, western Madison, and Gluckstadt...

01/08/2014 - 10:37am

THE CITY OF MADISON wants to be able to write tickets for property code violations instead of arresting people.

In 2012, Madison officials tried to get a local and private bill passed that would allow the city’s code enforcement...

01/02/2014 - 10:38am

 THE CITY OF MADISON could eventually try to annex St. Dominic Health Services’ property and surrounding land north of the city, but Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler says not enough is happening in the area yet....

01/02/2014 - 10:31am

Mark Houston took office last month as the new Madison County administrator. He formerly worked as county comptroller from 2004 through 2009 and as administrator from 2009 through April 2010. He is a CPA, worked 20 years in the state auditor...

01/02/2014 - 10:24am

A NORTH JACKSON Boy Scout troop that very likely saved a man’s life could be honored next year with a resolution from the state Legislature.

Sen. Will Longwitz filed the concurrent resolution after hearing about Troop 302, whose...

01/02/2014 - 9:54am

WEARING my heaviest winter coat, I walked out into the starlight and drove the two minutes from my parents’ house to Chapel of the Cross in Madison County.

I was there for the late-night Christmas Eve...

01/02/2014 - 9:47am

MADISON COUNTY supervisors recently hired a right-of-way acquisition agent for the widening of Bozeman Road and construction of the third phase of Reunion Parkway.

An engineering contract with Warnock and Associates was also approved...

01/02/2014 - 9:45am

CHURCH PLANTS are on the move on the Northside, with different locations and additional campuses planned as young congregations continue working to spread the gospel throughout the metro area and state.

Grace City Church held its first...

12/27/2013 - 11:49am

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT and Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agree that the primary offenders when it comes to underage drinking aren’t lazy liquor stores or fake I.D. manufacturers, but parents and friends who supply kids with...

12/18/2013 - 2:19pm
Santa Claus travels around the world every Christmas Eve night and gives children gifts. He lives at the North Pole with Mrs. Claus, nine reindeer, and several million elves. He recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks via satellite...
12/05/2013 - 12:34pm

THANKSGIVING, Christmas and New Year’s are busy, fun-filled times of the year, but for many people the holidays bring a seasonal bout of depression.

Madison resident Vivian Gibson, who says she has learned to live a normal life...

12/05/2013 - 10:24am

OFFICIALS SAY per-pupil spending in public schools does not necessarily correlate with student performance.

The Sun obtained data from the 2011-12 statewide superintendents report that shows DeSoto County spending the least amount per...

11/08/2013 - 10:47am
SOMEWHERE near Bass, Ark., Dad pulled up to a gate at the end of a gravel road. My brother, Austin, got out and started to open the gate. 
“Whoa, what are you doing? We passed a balloon!”
We were on...
10/16/2013 - 12:07pm
IN A RECENT activity at Madison Avenue Elementary (MAE), students read the first chapter of a book called “Tiger Rising” and then were asked to look through a collection of art-printed postcards and pick one that described the...
10/11/2013 - 9:54am
THE VERY REV. Keith Allen didn’t set out to be an Anglican.
In fact, he didn’t even set out to be a Christian.
“I grew up in a non-Christian home. We weren’t anti-God, but we just didn’t...
10/11/2013 - 9:46am
Ronnie McGehee has been superintendent of Madison County Schools for two years. He has 36 years of experience in education and was assistant superintendent in Madison County before moving into his current position. He and his wife, Jodie,...
10/02/2013 - 10:31am

Jody Perkins took office October 1 as the new director of the Madison County Library System (MCLS). Perkins replaces Sandra Sanders, who retired in June after 11 years as MCLS director. Perkins had been the branch manager in the city of Madison...

09/19/2013 - 2:41pm

 POLITICAL STRAIN between Madison County and the city of Madison continues, with Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler saying her constituents aren’t getting a fair shake, and three county supervisors saying they’re doing the best...

08/22/2013 - 10:42am
WILD HOGS have made the short list of nuisance animals in Mississippi, and an August 26 meeting could determine the next steps to control the hog population.
The future of wild hogs is now under the authority of the Beaver...
08/15/2013 - 10:58am

 HUNTERS, BOATERS, and upriver campers at the Ross Barnett Reservoir and Pearl River might not be able to recreate for free next year.

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV), the state agency that owns and manages the...

06/26/2013 - 11:03am

Denson Robinson is retiring June 30 as Madison Public Works director after 36 years of service with the city. He and his wife, Mary Etta, live in Madison and attend St. Joseph Catholic Church. They have two grown children and two granddaughters...