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Local News

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 - 12:56pm

Controversial plans to close off and remove the Lakeland ramp known as Exit 98C are coming to fruition.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently awarded a contract to Hemphill Construction to remove the cloverleaf...

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 - 8:02am

MORE CONCERTS and a new oyster bar are among changes on tap for Duling Hall in Fondren.

However, a rumor that a new hotel is soon coming to the center’s green space is just that, a rumor, according to Mike Peters, the center...

02/28/2014 - 7:53am

Suspect arrested

A Jackson man was behind bars last week after using his friends’ flat tire as an opportunity to hold a woman up at gunpoint around 5:30 p.m. Luckily, police were already in the area and quickly...

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 - 7:45am

State Sen.Will Longwitz and Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves presented Boy Scout Troop 302 a plaque commemorating the Senate resolution honoring them for their life-saving rescue of an injured man in the Sipsey...

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...

02/28/2014 - 7:35am

Nothing is more powerful than a mother’s love for her child. Nothing can be more painful than struggling to provide your child with all of the resources they need to be successful. I am that mom, along with 63,768 others in Mississippi,...

02/20/2014 - 4:05pm

Jackson city officials say nearly $50 million in work is either under way or about to begin to address problems associated with a federal decree.

In 2012, the city entered into a $400 million consent decree with the Environmental...

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 - 3:55pm

THE HEAD FOOTBALL coaches at two Northside schools say the new law requiring schools to implement policies to deal with concussions likely won’t affect their programs, because they already have similar rules in place.

“MAIS...

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 - 3:39pm

Going off the grid would be less expensive for Jackson households than helping to pay for an estimated $1.8 billion in infrastructure repairs.

But getting off of Jackson’s wastewater system isn’t typically allowed for...

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 - 2:33pm

Nothing like a polite crook.

Jackson police are investigating two incidents that recently occurred on the Northside, including one involving a well-mannered robber.

On the night of February 5, the fellow robbed a woman in...

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 - 4:07pm

The state is taking another look at one of the more dangerous intersections on the Northside.

Engineers with MDOT are reviewing data on the intersection that includes Meadowbrook Road, Old Canton Road and the I-55 south-bound frontage...

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 - 4:03pm

We rail against being pushed around for a legal agent such as oil by the oil cartel or oligarchy. Our society has grown and prospered from abundant and cheap energy. There is little moral question in this situation.

In the question of...

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 - 3:41pm

IT’S ON TO the U.S. House of Representatives for a measure that will prevent flood insurance rates from going up for thousands of Northside homeowners.

The U.S. Senate recently approved the Homeowners Flood Insurance...