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Local News

04/09/2015 - 9:30am
A South Mississippi senator has killed two measures that would have meant more money for neighborhood foundations in Jackson and across the state. 
Two bills that would have reinstated a state law allowing for community...
04/09/2015 - 9:29am
The fifth annual Zippity Doo Dah Parade and Weekend is slated for Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28 in Fondren. Jim Wilkirson, executive director of the Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF), recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony...
04/09/2015 - 9:27am

David Herndon is the incoming headmaster of St. Augustine School, which is moving from Trinity Presbyterian Church in Jackson to Highland Colony Baptist Church in Ridgeland for its second school year this fall. Herndon is currently...

04/09/2015 - 9:27am
BECAUSE OF a contribution agreement and a broke public improvement district, the Madison County Board of Supervisors has paid more than $500,000 in legal fees so far to defend a lawsuit that won’t go to trial until October. ...
04/09/2015 - 9:26am
A major part of the city of Jackson’s Infrastructure Master Plan will focus on not only filling potholes, but preventing water from gushing out of the ground like Old Faithful. 
Between 2015 and 2019, the city plans to...
04/09/2015 - 9:24am
MADISON COUNTY is one step closer to building two new fire stations. 
Supervisors recently approved the signing of a purchase contract for a two-acre site at the intersection of Yandell and North Old Canton roads in the...
04/09/2015 - 9:23am
Around $600,000 in new construction and renovations are under way at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. 
The work, which includes adding new lighting, expanding the gift shop and adding new storage for museum...
04/09/2015 - 9:21am

Cora Jeanne Miller’slove of dolls could mean additional funding for Ballet Mississippi.

On April 18, the ballet will host an antique doll sale, show and contest.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the ballet, and help...

04/09/2015 - 9:19am

As early as June, Northsiders could see infrastructure work related to the city of Jackson’s one-percent sales tax get under way.

The city’s oversight commission was expected to pass the city’s Infrastructure...

04/09/2015 - 9:19am
Tracy Diez is executive director of the Mississippi World Trade Center (MSWTC), based in downtown Jackson. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of New Orleans, and is certified in nonprofit management...
04/09/2015 - 9:18am

The city of Jackson has the legal authority to prevent a halfway house from opening in an affluent Northeast Jackson neighbohrood, but as of last week the city appeared unwilling to do anything about it.

Oxford House has opened a...

04/09/2015 - 9:17am
RIDGELAND RESIDENTS can now submit service requests and follow the progress of work orders on the city Web site, thanks to a new online action center. A few residents have already done so.
“Hopefully this will make us more...
04/09/2015 - 9:13am

THE RECENT IDENTITY THEFTS in Madison County may have slowed down, but the city of Madison is still dealing with the effects - including a faulty unemployment payment made to a current city employee.

Madison filed an appeal with the...

04/09/2015 - 9:11am
Tens of millions of dollars in projects for the Northside have been laid out in the city of Jackson’s Infrastructure Improvement Plan. 
The plan was published on the city’s Web site on Friday, March 6. ...
03/04/2015 - 4:47pm
Northsiders interested in faster Internet access are being urged to help their neighborhoods become “fiberhoods.” 
Once a neighborhood achieves fiberhood status, it will be equipped with the infrastructure needed...
03/04/2015 - 4:45pm
Workers with the city of Jackson continue to remain busy repairing potholes. 
On average, city crews repair between 2,500 and 3,000 potholes per month. 
Broken down further, that’s between 125 to 150...
03/04/2015 - 4:45pm

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT is still looking strong in south Madison County.

Ridgeland saw an increase in new residential building permits last year, as did Madison County, which issues permits for areas outside the cities. The city of...

03/04/2015 - 4:44pm
A meeting to determine the fate of the Colonial Country Club property in Northeast Jackson has been postponed until March. 
Developers with Colonial Jackson LLC told the Sun that the wintry weather last week prevented them...
03/04/2015 - 4:41pm
A bill that could translate into more money for neighborhood foundations and associations continues to make its way through the Legislature. 
House Bill 1623, which reinstates a law that allows for the creation of community...
03/04/2015 - 4:37pm
There could be new hope for the Northpointe Homeowners Association’s efforts to install a public access gate. 
Leaders with the association have been working to install one of the devices for years. 
...
03/04/2015 - 4:34pm
Valerie Linn was recently named executive director of Magnolia Speech School.  Linn has a degree from the University of Southern Mississippi  in speech pathology and a master’s from the University of Mississippi in...
03/04/2015 - 4:26pm

HINDS COUNTY is still topping Rankin and Madison counties when it comes to growth in retail sales.

The Mississippi Department of Revenue’s (DOR) fiscal year is more than halfway gone, and Hinds County sales have soared more than...

03/04/2015 - 4:23pm
The political races on the Northside are heating up. 
The deadline to qualify for county and state races was Friday, February 27, and many races in Hinds and Madison counties are contested. 
In Madison...
03/04/2015 - 4:23pm

THE CITY OF MADISON hopes to bid a contract sometime mid-summer on a widening project on Old Canton Road.

Plans call for Old Canton to be widened to include a center turn lane from Hoy Road to St. Augustine Drive. The city has...

03/04/2015 - 4:21pm
The next Northsider to take home a gold medal from the Olympics could hail from the city of Madison. 
Peter Miazza recently qualified for the Senior Olympics, which will be held in Duluth, Minn., on July 6. 
...