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Local News

01/08/2014 - 10:58am

The Hinds County Circuit Clerk’s office has been busy in recent months, with employees learning about the new voter ID law and about the new e-filing system with the Mississippi Electronic Courts (MEC). Circuit Clerk Barbara Dunn spoke to...

01/08/2014 - 10:53am

Still Patrolling

By Katie Eubanks

RESERVOIR POLICE are still patrolling Spillway Road and writing traffic tickets, despite a recent rumor to the contrary.

“What we’re trying to do is to...

01/08/2014 - 10:39am

Asking the state for additional funding is the impetus behind at least three of the bills the city of Jackson would like lawmakers to consider during the 2014 session.

The City Council has approved resolutions in support of 11 pieces...

01/08/2014 - 10:37am

THE CITY OF MADISON wants to be able to write tickets for property code violations instead of arresting people.

In 2012, Madison officials tried to get a local and private bill passed that would allow the city’s code enforcement...

01/08/2014 - 10:31am

A proposal to rename Highland Drive in Northeast Jackson could prevent confusion for emergency responders, bus drivers and others who are planning to visit LeFleur’s Bluff State Park and the area’s museums.

The Jackson City...

01/02/2014 - 10:38am

 THE CITY OF MADISON could eventually try to annex St. Dominic Health Services’ property and surrounding land north of the city, but Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler says not enough is happening in the area yet....

01/02/2014 - 10:31am

Mark Houston took office last month as the new Madison County administrator. He formerly worked as county comptroller from 2004 through 2009 and as administrator from 2009 through April 2010. He is a CPA, worked 20 years in the state auditor...

01/02/2014 - 10:24am

A NORTH JACKSON Boy Scout troop that very likely saved a man’s life could be honored next year with a resolution from the state Legislature.

Sen. Will Longwitz filed the concurrent resolution after hearing about Troop 302, whose...

01/02/2014 - 10:22am

THREE MONTHS after the Jackson City Council approved it, the mayor’s office has finally signed off on an agreement with a private group to make improvements to Parham Bridges Park.

The council, in September, voted to enter into...

01/02/2014 - 9:50am

A federal grant, not state dollars set aside for roadwork, is being used by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to create a wildlife refuge on the Pearl River.

MDOT has been criticized recently for not helping Jackson...

01/02/2014 - 9:47am

MADISON COUNTY supervisors recently hired a right-of-way acquisition agent for the widening of Bozeman Road and construction of the third phase of Reunion Parkway.

An engineering contract with Warnock and Associates was also approved...

12/27/2013 - 11:49am

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT and Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agree that the primary offenders when it comes to underage drinking aren’t lazy liquor stores or fake I.D. manufacturers, but parents and friends who supply kids with...

12/27/2013 - 11:43am

Mark Smith is the new senior pastor at First Baptist Church (FBC) in Jackson. Smith, who has been on the job for about a month and a half, spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about his new position, his transition and his family. Smith...

12/18/2013 - 2:31pm
The outlook for Santa’S deliveries this Christmas is being clouded by recent revelations that the North Pole may be nearing its debt limit.
Unbeknownst to Santa Claus, the North Pole Reserve has been issuing gazillions in...
12/18/2013 - 2:28pm
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
If someone needs food, Nancy Willis won’t turn them away.
The Volunteers of Gleaners mission is to give food to shelters, but when someone walks into the...
12/18/2013 - 2:23pm
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
A TRIP TO CHICAGO for Madison County officials to discuss Lost Rabbit has been delayed until early January.
Allstate Insurance Company, one of the main parties in...
12/18/2013 - 2:19pm
Santa Claus travels around the world every Christmas Eve night and gives children gifts. He lives at the North Pole with Mrs. Claus, nine reindeer, and several million elves. He recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks via satellite...
12/13/2013 - 4:08pm

Although the two hadn’t met, Steve Scott and Nathan Coughlin shared a dream.

Scott, owner of Great Scott in Jackson, for years had wanted to open a full-service men’s barbershop in the back of his store on Old Canton Road...

12/13/2013 - 4:03pm

Rex Baker is executive director of Gateway Rescue Mission, a nonprofit that provides food, housing and other programs in downtown Jackson for the homeless. Baker recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks about Gateway’s holiday...

12/13/2013 - 3:59pm

Developing a comprehensive plan for state agencies to relocate and efforts to provide more oversight for the state’s tourism tax revenue program are among top priorities for District 29 Sen. David Blount.

...
12/05/2013 - 12:36pm

Criminals beware! Police are increasing patrols in neighborhoods across the Northside.

The Jackson Police Department has stepped up efforts, increasing patrols throughout residential areas during Christmas and the holiday season.

...
12/05/2013 - 12:34pm

THANKSGIVING, Christmas and New Year’s are busy, fun-filled times of the year, but for many people the holidays bring a seasonal bout of depression.

Madison resident Vivian Gibson, who says she has learned to live a normal life...

12/05/2013 - 12:32pm

Eleven new townhouses, the last portion of the Belhaven mixed-use development, are going in now, and construction on them is expected to wrap up early next year, according to officials close to the project.

The Belhaven is a $55...

12/05/2013 - 10:33am

Trecina Green is associate superintendent for the office of instructional enhancement with the Mississippi Department of Education. She recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the new Common Core state standards being...

12/05/2013 - 10:30am

If one Northside lawmaker has his way, motorists will no longer have to get inspection stickers.

In 2014, District 66 Rep. Cecil Brown will again propose a measure doing away with the statute that requires motorists to obtain an annual...