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Local News

11/14/2013 - 12:25pm
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
Nine streets on the Northside could have speed humps in place sometime next spring, so says Jackson Traffic Engineer Robert Lee. 
But Northsiders who need speed...
11/14/2013 - 12:23pm
A little more than four months since being elected mayor of Jackson, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba sat down with Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren to discuss his role and his plans for the city.  Among agenda items, Lumumba is focusing on...
11/14/2013 - 12:21pm
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
Although every member of Mississippi’s Washington delegation voted in favor of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, none of the state’s congressional leaders...
11/14/2013 - 12:17pm
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
MADISON MAYOR Mary Hawkins Butler says the hotly debated Hoy Road phase two widening is “a city of Madison project,” even though the county has committed $2 million for...
11/14/2013 - 12:14pm
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
WORK SHOULD START soon to redirect some wastewater from the Ross Barnett Reservoir to a treatment facility in Jackson. 
Currently about 100,000 gallons a day worth...
11/08/2013 - 11:09am
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
Giving directions has gotten a lot easier for the staff of Bravo! Italian Restaurant, thanks, in part, to a new branding and beautification campaign being taken on by the LeFleur...
11/08/2013 - 11:07am
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
IT’S OVER. Mostly, anyway.
As of Friday, October 25, Madison County’s obligation to make short-term loans to the Parkway East Public Improvement District (...
11/08/2013 - 11:02am
Jackson third-graders will have a leg up on their reading and writing skills, thanks to the efforts of the North Jackson Rotary Club. 
The club is giving out 500 Webster’s dictionaries to third-graders at seven Jackson...
11/08/2013 - 10:58am
Changes and potential delays to changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and health insurance exchanges were discussed recently when Mississippi  Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren....
11/08/2013 - 10:44am
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
Congress has reached a bipartisan deal to postpone the provisions of the Biggert-Waters Act, but many Northsiders are still facing thousands of dollars in increases to their flood...
10/16/2013 - 12:08pm
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
THE MAJORITY of private and parochial schools on the Northside saw increased enrollment this year.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Jackson Preparatory School,...
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...
10/16/2013 - 12:05pm
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
There appear to be more questions than answers regarding a commission that would oversee how Jackson could spend revenue generated from a local-option sales tax. 
...
10/16/2013 - 12:02pm
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
I-55 COMMUTERS have a few more months before traffic switches to the new northbound lanes between Old Agency Road in Ridgeland and Highway 463 in Madison. 
...
10/16/2013 - 11:59am
Johnny Maloney was recently named president of the board of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation (MKF). He spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about his role and the foundation’s efforts to serve even more people throughout the state...
10/16/2013 - 11:46am
It is reasonable to declare the Kemper Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) project the Eighth Wonder of Mississippi.  The controversial plant being built by Mississippi Power (MP) in rural Kemper County (population 10,176) is...
10/16/2013 - 11:43am
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
THE SUN recently heard a rumor that bank fishing was banned at Main Harbor on the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
That rumor is false.
In fact, the developer who...
10/16/2013 - 11:42am
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
mORE affluent residents are less likely to feel impact from the city of Jackson’s sweeping water and sewer rate increases, according to a state economist. 
...
10/16/2013 - 11:39am
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
The Northside is a long way from Morocco, but Mohamed Ridaoui says Mississippi is home away from home. 
Ridaoui, called “Mo,” is the new tennis pro at...
10/16/2013 - 11:36am
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
IT’S DONE.
The work to repair a collapsed sewer main under a portion of Sheffield Drive is finished, and residents who have had to put up with the problem for...
10/11/2013 - 9:56am
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
WHILE SOME MAJOR cities across the nation are going bankrupt, in part due to shoddy management of their employee retirement funds, Jackson residents have nothing to worry about....
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 - 9:49am
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
THE MISSION MISSISSIPPI CROSS is on the move in Oxford this weekend, with a celebration service planned for tomorrow night on The Square.
Mission Mississippi has been...
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,...
10/11/2013 - 9:37am
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
GENE TOLLEY had no idea he’d be making national news during his recent flight to Washington, D.C.
Tolley, 88, was one of the 91 World War II veterans who were...