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Local News

02/04/2015 - 11:53am

Rusty Barnes is executive director of the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security (MOHS), and co-chair of Gov. Phil Bryant’s new task force on human trafficking. Barnes has spent 28 years in law enforcement. He recently spoke with Sun...

02/04/2015 - 11:40am

THE OWNER OF The Gables Apartments in Ridgeland has filed an appeal against the city to try to keep operating with a higher density of apartments than is allowed by city zoning.

The Gables are located on William Boulevard, off Old...

02/04/2015 - 11:38am

CONSTRUCTION CREWS were expected to add a final layer of asphalt to I-55 northbound in Madison and Ridgeland this week, as part of the split-diamond interchange project there.

Commuters are already seeing some traffic relief, as the...

02/04/2015 - 6:38am

C Spire’s ultra-fast Gigabit broadband Internet technology initiative in Mississippi has received the top economic development award for 2014 from Ridgeland city officials and business leaders.

Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee...

02/04/2015 - 6:28am

Hu Meena, president and CEO of C Spire, received the 2014 Mississippian of the Year award from the Jackson chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals for his leadership and technology advocacy. C Spire is a...

02/04/2015 - 5:59am

Special to the Sun

This story begins at the Vicksburg Battlefield Park. Midway along the Union siege line is the Wisconsin Monument – a tall granite column on top of which...

01/28/2015 - 5:23pm
The city of Jackson is expected to roll out its new electronic billing system by the end of next month. 
The system, which is part of the city’s $91 million contract with Siemens, will mean several changes for...
01/28/2015 - 5:15pm

A GROCERY STORE owner in Madison County has dropped an appeal to rezone his store property.

Raman Preet Singh’s grocery store is on Lake Castle Road west of Richardson Road, on land zoned for residential use. He’s not...

01/28/2015 - 5:13pm

TRAY EARNHART said it will not be a failure, but rather the end of a 16-year success story, when The Veritas School closes permanently at the end of May.

“It’s really sad. It was an agonizing decision by our board. But we...

01/28/2015 - 5:11pm

THE NEXT RESTAURANT at the Town of Livingston development in Madison County is slated to open in late February, and a barber shop is on the way as well.

Developer David Landrum said The County Seat restaurant has a tentative February...

01/28/2015 - 5:08pm

MADISON COUNTY supervisors promised $2 million to the city of Madison for Hoy Road, but have allocated only $1.5 million to the project so far - and the city says that won’t be enough.

District 2 Supervisor John Howland, who just...

01/28/2015 - 5:03pm

AFTER THE RECENT SENTENCING of Ridgeland’s first convicted sex trafficker, District Attorney Michael Guest said he expects the metro area to see more human trafficking arrests in the future.

“We haven’t seen a lot,...

01/28/2015 - 5:00pm

GERALD STEEN doesn’t know if he’ll get the real answers to all of the questions he’s raised about Madison County’s $1.2 million airport study.

Steen, District 3 supervisor, brought up a list of 19 questions at...

01/28/2015 - 4:56pm
RESIDENTS will have a chance to sound off on a plan that could potentially cost the city of Jackson millions of dollars a year in sewer revenue. 
A meeting is being  held next week to discuss the West Rankin Utility...
01/28/2015 - 4:47pm
Crimes were up across the Northside last year, with Jackson police reporting an 8.5 percent increase in total property and violent crimes in Precinct Four. 
In 2014, Precinct Four experienced increases in five of the 10...
01/28/2015 - 4:46pm
The city of Jackson’s decision to lower its ticket surcharge for Thalia Mara Hall to $3 seems to be paying off.
In 2013, the Jackson City Council approved implementing a $5 surcharge on each ticket sold at the hall to help...
01/28/2015 - 4:44pm
Cathy Northington is vice president of programs and administration with the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC). Among her duties, Northington oversees Leadership Mississippi. The Madison resident and mother of three recently spoke to the Sun...
01/28/2015 - 4:41pm
Jackson is one step closer to accessing the millions of dollars being generated by a one-cent tax. 
A draft of the city’s infrastructure master plan should be released to the one-cent tax oversight commission on...
01/21/2015 - 5:37pm

FOREST THIGPEN, president of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, will speak to the Madison Organization of Neighborhood Associations (MONA) Tuesday, January 27.

“His broad topic will be responsible government,” said...

01/21/2015 - 5:26pm

AN AGREEMENT between Madison County and the city of Ridgeland on roadwork was expected to be approved this week, and a similar agreement between the county and the city of Madison is one step behind.

However, work probably won’t...

01/21/2015 - 5:21pm

HALFWAY DOWN a dead-end street off Highway 51 in Ridgeland, a lonely basketball court on an acre and a half of land is being transformed into a full-fledged park.

Until early this month, Midway Park didn’t even have a name - just...

01/21/2015 - 5:11pm

THE CITY OF MADISON is hoping again this year to get legislative approval for what officials say will be a more efficient code enforcement process.

Under state statute, cities are limited to treating certain building code violations as...

01/21/2015 - 5:09pm

Sam Keyes is the 2015 president of the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce. Keyes is a partner with the Butler Snow law firm. He grew up in Jackson, attended Mississippi State University and the University of Southern Mississippi, and got his law...

01/21/2015 - 5:06pm

REGARDLESS of whether Madison County gets its own circuit court district this year; it appears the county will at least get help in the form of more circuit judges.

The state Legislature has to pass a judicial redistricting plan this...

01/21/2015 - 4:37pm
Northsiders wanting to try out the Museum to Market Trail later this year will have to wait a little longer. 
Work on the much anticipated trail isn’t going to get under way at least until 2016, according to Jonathan...