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Local News

01/30/2014 - 10:36am

Final Plat Approved

A FINAL PLAT for part four of the Grayhawk subdivision in Madison County met with approval last week.

Grayhawk is located off Stribling Road Extension in the Gluckstadt area, east of...

01/28/2014 - 3:20pm

The Sanderson Farms Championship and host organization, Century Club Charities, recently presented Friends of Children’s Hospital with a check for $300,000. However, two anonymous donors stepped in with a donation of $100,000...

01/26/2014 - 9:26am

JUST DAYS after Jackson voters overwhelmingly approved a one-percent sales tax increase, city leaders were already working to determine how the funds would be spent.

On January 14, nearly 90 percent of voters...

01/26/2014 - 9:22am

CARING FOR A HORSE is a physical, time-consuming effort. Once you get past the awe of owning a beautiful, thousand-pound animal, you have to feed it, groom it, care for its hooves, scoop its (large) poop and make sure it gets worm treatment....

01/26/2014 - 9:19am

Forty-nine new apartments are on tap for downtown Jackson, with some of them expected to be ready for lease by the summer.

The apartments are part of Capitol and West, a redevelopment project under way near Smith Park.

...

01/26/2014 - 9:14am

MADISON COUNTY has rescheduled – again – a trip to Chicago so officials can visit Allstate Insurance Company and discuss Lost Rabbit.

County Administrator Mark Houston, Comptroller Shelton Vance, and Board Attorney Mike...

01/26/2014 - 9:11am

State transportation officials say safety is the major issue behind plans to close off a cloverleaf exit at the Lakeland Drive/I-55 interchange.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation recently announced plans to close off the...

01/26/2014 - 9:06am

CREWS WERE BUSY laying an indoor track and making other interior additions last week to the new Madison Healthplex Performance Center tentatively slated to open February 17.

Baptist Health Systems and Mississippi Sports Medicine and...

01/26/2014 - 9:04am

GRANT MONEY and possible new legislation could help Mississippi deal with its wild hog problem.

A $260,000 grant from the Mississippi Land, Water and Timber Resources Program will let the Mississippi State University (MSU) Extension...

01/26/2014 - 9:02am

CONSTRUCTION on a multiuse pathway connecting the Mississippi Farmers Market to the Mississippi Children’s Museum is still on tap to begin this fall.

The design phase of the Museum to Market Trail is still under way. Engineers...

01/26/2014 - 8:59am

THE NORTHBAY Property Owners Association (POA) is considering its next step after an appeals court refused a rehearing request about the neighborhood’s ban on rentals. 

Last week the Mississippi Court of Appeals denied the...

01/26/2014 - 8:57am

Beginning this summer, crews with the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD) will be evaluating streets on the Northside.

The agency is expected to begin working in the coming months on the 2040 Urbanized...

01/26/2014 - 8:55am

MADISON COUNTY and Rankin County might not have to share circuit judges after elections this fall, depending on the outcome of judicial redistricting in the state Legislature.

District 74 Rep. Mark Baker said he would introduce a bill...

01/26/2014 - 8:52am

Jackson police say they are looking into whether or not they can shut down a popular nightclub on the Northside through city ordinance.

The club in question is the M Bar, located at 6340 Ridgewood Court Rd.

Precinct Four Cmdr...

01/26/2014 - 8:48am

MADISON MAYOR Mary Hawkins Butler said “something is better than nothing” when asked if she was pleased with county officials’ recent efforts to help the city with neighborhood streets.

Butler said the city was...

01/26/2014 - 8:46am

State of Madison

MADISON MAYOR Mary Hawkins Butler will give her annual “State of the City” address to the Madison Organization of Homeowner Associations (MONA) next Thursday, January 30.

Butler...

01/26/2014 - 8:43am

Jackson city officials say it will likely be in February when all lanes of traffic are open again on Fortification Street.

Albeit temporarily.

The lanes will be open for several weeks as crews wait for the weather to warm up...

01/16/2014 - 4:33pm

The Jackson City Council’s quick decision to add a $5 surcharge to tickets sold at Thalia Mara Hall continues to receive backlash from members of the city’s artistic and entertainment communities.

...

01/16/2014 - 4:31pm

TWO NORTHSIDERS are on the front lines in a fight against what they believe would be a “short-sighted” use of the state’s natural resources: offshore seismic testing and gas exploration just a mile south of the Gulf Coast...

01/16/2014 - 4:28pm

District 64 Rep. Bill Denny was one for two last year on the two major bills he discussed with the Sun.

Denny, during the 2013 legislative session, introduced a bill to create an attempted murder statute and another one to lower the...

01/16/2014 - 4:25pm

MOTORISTS on I-55 through Ridgeland and Madison will have some breathing room for another week or two, as northbound traffic has returned to the northbound lanes. 

Crews with Yates Construction have rebuilt the northbound lanes...

01/16/2014 - 4:07pm

The start of 2014 means a new look for one intersection on the Northside.

And the two neighborhood nonprofits that made the improvements have their sights on beautifying two more intersections before the new year is out.

The...

01/16/2014 - 3:58pm

MADISON COUNTY is doing what it can to rectify problems that the state auditor’s office found in a recent audit.

The main problems were incorrect bonding amounts for county officials, passwords that need to be strengthened, and...

01/16/2014 - 3:55pm

MOTORISTS who travel along I-55 North and Riverside Drive in Belhaven will be delayed in the coming months, as crews work to repair two aging bridges.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has advertised for bids to...

01/16/2014 - 3:50pm

Northsiders are not necessarily getting their feathers ruffled, but some residents are unhappy about a flock of vultures that have taken a liking to a home on Brae Burn Drive.

The birds, which come to the home in the Country Club of...