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Local News

05/16/2013 - 10:54am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

WITH A NEW Madison County Board of Supervisors in place and federal funding all but dried up, it looks like widening a portion of Highway 463 is no longer a matter of politics but of money....

05/16/2013 - 10:50am

An affluent Chinese national with high blood pressure could help boost the local economy.

Northsiders are leading the effort to make Jackson the next hot spot for medical tourism.

Dr. Zilin Wang, a native of China who now...

05/16/2013 - 10:46am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Quentin Whitwell’s plan to turn Parham Bridges Park into a world-class tennis center continues to gain momentum.

Less than a month after learning that the Mississippi...

05/16/2013 - 10:43am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

MADISON COUNTY has too many roads that need repaving and not enough money – at least probably not in this budget year.

The board of supervisors issued $7 million in bonds in...

05/16/2013 - 10:38am

Vince Gordon is area director for Young Life Inner City Jackson (Urban Young Life). Gordon is a 1982 graduate of Lanier High School and a 10-year veteran of the United States Navy. He recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the...

05/16/2013 - 10:22am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

MADISON COUNTY supervisors say they would still consider possible budget increases for departments in the coming fiscal year, though they voted unanimously last week to ask department heads...

05/16/2013 - 10:18am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

New plantings and signage are on tap for one of the Northside’s major intersections, thanks to the efforts of two area nonprofit groups.

The LeFleur East Foundation and Fondren...

05/15/2013 - 11:20am

The historic Belhaven Neighborhood will present Art for the Park (AFTP) benefiting Laurel Street Park Thursday, May 16 from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. at the Fairview Inn. AFTP is a biannual event organized by the Friends of Laurel...

04/26/2013 - 1:31pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Efforts to give Thalia Mara Hall a facelift before the 2014 International Ballet Competition (IBC) recently got a million-dollar boost.

The Mississippi Legislature included a $1...

04/26/2013 - 1:28pm

GRADY HOWELL knows the exact date when he became a historian.

Go figure.

“It was July 3, 1955. I was eight years old, and it was the first time I’d seen Vicksburg,” Howell says.

“Before that...

04/26/2013 - 1:26pm

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

MADISON COUNTY might be able to get out of a contribution agreement in November if the Parkway East Public Improvement District (PID) doesn’t come up with about $374,000.

Under...

04/26/2013 - 1:23pm

Mona Nicholas is the president of the Friends of the USA International Ballet Competition (IBC), held in Jackson. A Vicksburg native who has danced all her life, Nicholas lives in Jackson with her husband, Chris, and two daughters. She recently...

04/26/2013 - 1:12pm

In a recent article David Sanders attempts to make the case that progressives are moving the country toward totalitarianism. Yet, the tone of his article reflects the same strategy totalitarians have historically used to gain and maintain...

04/26/2013 - 1:04pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Jackson is one step closer to having a pedestrian path that runs from the Mississippi Farmer’s Market to LeFleur’s Bluff State Park.

The Jackson City Council recently...

04/26/2013 - 12:57pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Baptist Hospital will soon have about 76,000 square feet of space available to rent in two of its facilities on North State Street.

Four of the hospital’s major tenants are...

04/26/2013 - 12:52pm

RIDGELAND POLICE have made another prostitution arrest at the Red Roof Inn on Adcock Street, near I-55 and County Line Road.

At press time police said the woman, 55-year-old Feng Mei Zhang, was in the United States legally and they had...

04/26/2013 - 12:43pm

THE MISSISSIPPI Department of Rehabilitation Services (MDRS) should have an additional building attached to its headquarters by this fall.

MDRS has occupied the existing facility, located at 1291 Highway 51 in Madison, for 20 years....

04/16/2013 - 3:45pm

Community Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA) will hold their first Jail-n-Bail fund-raiser May 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Renaissance at Colony Park between Ruth’s Chris and Mint restaurants to raise funding for new...

03/20/2013 - 2:29pm

By Anthony Warren

Sun Staff Writer

Members of the Mississippi Senate apparently don’t trust Jackson taxpayers to make their own decisions.

That fact can be seen in the Senate’s lack of support for a...

03/20/2013 - 2:28pm

Young professionals and families looking for a rental place in the suburbs could check out the 39157 ZIP code.

The area, which includes the city of Ridgeland, is a popular place for renters, according to figures provided by the U.S....

03/20/2013 - 2:25pm

The $4 million being spent to maintain the county’s emergency communications system would be better used to finance a new one with a warranty, so says District Four Supervisor Phil Fisher.

The current system was installed 14...

03/20/2013 - 2:19pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Despite the sequester, studies on the One Lake Plan will likely be uninterrupted.

With $85 billion in federal budget cuts, including billions in reductions for defense, the U.S. Army...

03/20/2013 - 2:15pm

By Jack Mazurak

Special to the Sun

As pediatric pulmonary and surgical physicians for close to 80 years combined at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Drs. Richard and Suzanne Miller helped train hundreds of...

03/13/2013 - 3:16pm

 

IF AMENDMENTS to Mississippi’s anti-human trafficking law pass the state Senate by today, March 14, and are signed by Gov. Phil Bryant, the law will have much-needed clarity and the seeds of a statewide effort to fight...

03/13/2013 - 3:12pm

 

Depending on who you talk to, property values in Hinds County either went up, down or remained the same in 2012.

The Jackson Association of Realtors (JAR) said property values, for the most part, increased across the...