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Katie Eubanks

02/28/2014 - 12:58pm

NOT MANY CHURCHES would disband in order to fund mission work, but that is exactly what Victory Church in Madison did late last summer.

“We’d always tithed 10 percent of what came into our church to missionaries. Even above...

02/28/2014 - 12:48pm

SAM BROOKES, retired archaeologist and Belhaven resident, has surveyed historical areas all over the state, dug (carefully) in Indian mounds, and even found a previously unknown site once, complete with skeletal remains.

Brookes, who...

02/28/2014 - 12:44pm

JULIA HODGES, Madison County election commissioner for District 2, said the election commission has purged nearly 7,500 voters from the rolls since September 2009.

“This year [2013] alone, District 1 had 639, District 2 had 891,...

02/28/2014 - 7:50am

IT APPEARS unlikely the Ridgeland Board of Aldermen will grant a renovation application from the former owner of Baymeadows Apartments, but the city isn’t fighting a court ruling remanding the board’s original decision to deny the...

02/28/2014 - 7:41am

THE CITIES of Madison and Ridgeland are poised to see some road resurfacing in this fiscal year, according to a road plan recently adopted by the Madison County Board of Supervisors.

On February 3, the board voted to approve a plan...

02/20/2014 - 4:00pm

ONE RIDGELAND Police Department official says police need to be more visible in the city in order to curb robberies, which increased by 90 percent last year.

“I’ve always been a strong proponent of turning the blue lights...

02/20/2014 - 3:57pm

MCEDA, the Madison County Economic Development Authority, is seeking legislation to remove its debt limit and has also gotten approval from the Madison County Board of Supervisors to issue up to $10 million worth of bonds.

Currently,...

02/20/2014 - 3:49pm

Marc Petro is the 2014 president of the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce. He is senior vice president at Community Bank in northeast Jackson. He and his wife, Jamie, live in Gluckstadt. Petro recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks...

02/20/2014 - 2:35pm

ONE RIDGELAND official said some improvements have begun at the blighted Baymeadows Apartments, but the new owner suddenly stopped work after a couple of months.

Ridgeland Community Development Director Alan Hart was unavailable to...

02/20/2014 - 2:30pm

A BIKE TRAIL plan and a possible conference center are among the topics being discussed by Madison County’s five “task force” committees, which have been meeting monthly for about a year to help implement the county’s...

02/20/2014 - 2:27pm

Permit extension

WARREN Excavation recently got an extension on its one-year surface mining permit for a site on Highway 22 in Madison County.

At the January 21 board of supervisors...

02/13/2014 - 4:05pm

TWO STATE-FUNDED road projects in Madison County will be bid this spring, while a third won’t be ready until late this year or early next year, County Engineer Rudy Warnock said.

Work on North Livingston Road will be bid out...

02/13/2014 - 4:00pm

OFFICIALS are taking the next steps to officially settle a lawsuit regarding Lost Rabbit and get rid of the infamous Lost Rabbit PID.

At press time, the settlement agreement still needed to be signed by Allstate Insurance Company, the...

02/13/2014 - 3:43pm

RETAIL SALES are up in the tri-county area for the first half of fiscal year 2014, though Rankin County saw more growth than Madison and Hinds counties.

For July through December 2013, retail sales in Rankin County shot up by more than...

02/13/2014 - 3:35pm

HOY ROAD could see construction early next year, but officials say the proposed widening project in Madison will have to be modified from the original plans.

“My understanding is they’re doing three lanes instead of five...

02/13/2014 - 3:06pm

THE MISSISSIPPI Craft Center held an unusual ribbon-cutting last week – for its parking lot, which was recently paved for the first time in six years.

Since the craft center was finished in 2007, employees and visitors have...

02/13/2014 - 2:41pm

BACK IN THE ’50s, college students didn’t spend every spare minute locked into their smart phones.

Instead, a lot of them played bridge between classes.

“When you’d get out of class, there would be card...

02/05/2014 - 4:00pm

MADISON COUNTY Board Attorney Mike Espy said a pending legal settlement regarding Lost Rabbit will mean taking property tax dollars from the development and then “giving them back.” But not everyone sees it that way.

Espy...

02/05/2014 - 3:51pm

MADISON MAYOR Mary Hawkins Butler was mum last week about whom she supports for chancery clerk, but she wasn’t mum about new developments coming to town or her displeasure with Madison County government.

Butler gave her annual...

02/05/2014 - 3:42pm

RIDGECREST Baptist Church tried to plan a surprise retirement party for Associate Pastor Joe Chapman, but it didn’t work out that way.

“Our favorite statement here is, ‘Joe knows,’ ” Senior Pastor Phil...

02/04/2014 - 3:06pm

THE OLDE TOWNE Middle School basketball teams celebrated last week after an undefeated season in which the seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls bested the likes of Carver, Madison, and Northwest Rankin.

All four teams at the...

02/04/2014 - 2:46pm

The Mission Mississippi annual governor’s prayer luncheon was both more moving and more political than I expected.

The lunch was divided into two parts: prayer for Mississippi’s state and federal officials, and a...

01/30/2014 - 1:12pm

MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS Superintendent Ronnie McGehee said he believes proposed changes to high-school math courses for Common Core will be productive, but he is concerned about middle-school students who haven’t...

01/30/2014 - 1:07pm

WHILE MOST KIDS his age were playing with Play-Doh, Sam Clark was using the good stuff.

“We never had Play-Doh, actually. We just played with the real clay,” says Clark, a Madison resident and member of the Mississippi...

01/30/2014 - 1:02pm

Betsy Bradley is director of the Mississippi Museum of Art. Bradley recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks about the museum’s Art Garden and its impact on downtown Jackson, along with upcoming exhibits and events at the...