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09/10/2014 - 2:06pm
SOME animals at the Jackson Zoological Park will soon have some new digs, thanks to a state bond.
About $700,000 in work is about to wrap up on projects to improve the exhibits for the leopards, fishing cat and white-handed...
09/10/2014 - 2:03pm
John Evans is the owner of Lemuria Books in Jackson. Evans, who opened his store 40 years ago, recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about his first published book, Jackson, a photography book by Ken Murphy, and...
09/10/2014 - 1:57pm
The city of Jackson is planning to take another bite out of its $400 million consent decree. 
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09/10/2014 - 11:06am

MADISON COUNTY District 2 Supervisor Ronny Lott voted against a tax increase two years ago, but would not support a proposed tax decrease last week because the budget committee had not discussed it, he said.

“That’s not...

09/10/2014 - 11:04am

A MARKET STUDY of city-owned property in downtown Madison is still under way five months after it was originally supposed to be finished, and Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler would not reveal why.

“It’s a work in progress,”...

09/10/2014 - 10:52am

THE RIDGELAND Board of Aldermen intends to refund two bond issues from 2007, with a possible savings of more than $450,000 over the next 13 years, said City Clerk Paula Tierce.

“That is based on the current market; however, that...

09/10/2014 - 10:51am

WHEN MADISON COUNTY District 2 Supervisor Ronny Lott takes office as chancery clerk, the board of supervisors will replace Lott without holding a special election, according to the Mississippi secretary of state’s office.

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09/10/2014 - 10:45am

COLONIAL HEIGHTS Baptist Church Senior Pastor Jimmy Meek is returning to Memphis after five years with the congregation, and former First Baptist Jackson pastor Stan Buckley will serve the church as it searches for a new leader.

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09/10/2014 - 10:38am

THE OWNER OF Baymeadows Apartments in Ridgeland doesn’t want the city to be able to enforce its zoning laws.

In a federal lawsuit filed August 29, Bixby Bridge Capital (BBC) asked the court to stop the city from “...

09/10/2014 - 6:35am

As of July 2014, Mississippi has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, 8 percent, followed by Georgia at 7.8 and Michigan and Rhode Island both at 7.7.

Alabama is 7.0. Louisiana is 5.4. Tennessee is 7.1 and Arkansas is 6.2....

09/10/2014 - 6:31am

The law of unintended consequences

The U.S. Supreme Court will be considering a case out of Alabama that could have implications for Mississippi and other states where a trade-off between black and...

09/10/2014 - 6:29am

As I research for this column, there are 119,363 people waiting for an organ in the U.S. Each day, about 79 patients receive organs; however, 18 people die daily waiting for a transplant that can’t take place due to a shortage of donated...

09/10/2014 - 6:27am

When I came to work as a cub reporter at the Commonwealth in 1982, my starting salary was $200 per week.

That doesn’t sound like much today, but it was enough to live on. Converted to today’s dollars, it would come to a...

09/10/2014 - 6:25am

Ordinarily, when a senior citizen announces that his stool is today’s discussion topic, the room empties faster than a split grocery bag. So stay where you are; the stool we’re going to examine is metal, and it illustrates what a...

09/09/2014 - 1:45pm

Members of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church recently hosted an infant/child CPR class.  Participants included (from left, back) Carolyn Alford; Susan Hall Anderson; Jack Conway; Santana Sheppard; Suzanne O’Quin; Lori...

09/09/2014 - 1:43pm

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s boys cross country team will defend their state title from last year. The runners are (from left, back) Thatcher Shepard, Angel Palmerin, Dalton Dear, Coach John Applegate, Andrew...

09/09/2014 - 1:39pm

The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi (DFM) recently held the “2014 Jackson Walk Corporate Breakfast Kickoff Meeting” for Mississippi’s Walk for Diabetes at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company (SFBLIC)....

09/09/2014 - 1:37pm

Christ Covenant School’s Head of School Cathy Haynie welcomed new kindergarten students on the first day of school. Shown are (from left, back) Twyla Johnson-Grantham, Briggs Brown, Bentley James, Trey Pentecost, Lawson...

09/09/2014 - 1:35pm

 

Sixty years or so ago, somebody snapped a photograph of two Mississippi icons. The moment is preserved for the ages: Jack Cristil interviewing Elvis Presley.

When I saw it, I couldn’t wait to ask Cristil about it...

09/09/2014 - 1:33pm

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Michael Gardner of Senatobia announce the engagement of their daughter, Audrey Jane Gardner, to John Frederick Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Wilson of Jackson.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Patricia...

09/09/2014 - 1:32pm

The 2014-2015 Madison Central High School Pawprint yearbook production staff includes members (from left, back) Marley Draine, Haley Green, Kaitlin Joshua, Kennedy Williams, AnnaCole Sanders, Courtney Ragsdale; (second row) Grace...

09/09/2014 - 1:30pm

A new families luncheon was held recently at First Presbyterian Day School.  Shown are (from left) was Joanna and Corey Hinshaw and Matt and Amberly Collins.

09/09/2014 - 1:29pm

The opening day dove shoot was certainly less than par, at least compared to our past opening days. Still, even the worst hunts are better than working on Labor Day. No worries though, as the really big hunts were postponed until the following...

09/09/2014 - 1:24pm

Mr. and Mrs. James Sidney Armstrong of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Corinne Armstrong, to Anders Pieter Wells, son of Dr. Lisa Kaufmann of Boone, N.C., and Dr. William Kent Wells of Jamesville, N.Y.

The bride-...

09/09/2014 - 1:22pm

Jackson Prep 2014-2015 girls golf team includes members (from left) Kennedy Marble, Mary Dunbar, Sara Hederman, Blair Stockett, and Ally Walker.