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03/04/2015 - 4:16pm

At one time, overlay districts were thought of as a tool protect older neighborhoods from new development.

The districts, though, seem to be a tool that neighborhoods of any age can use as a means of protecting property values and...

03/04/2015 - 4:15pm

MADISON COUNTY’S recently appointed election commissioner, Shelia Willis, said she plans to run for the position in the special election as well.

The Board of Supervisors appointed Willis to replace District 2 Election...

03/04/2015 - 4:11pm

THE CITY OF RIDGELAND is making progress on two major road projects, Colony Park Boulevard and the extension of Lake Harbour Drive. 

Although Ridgeland won’t be building Colony Park Boulevard, the city does have to buy all...

03/04/2015 - 4:09pm

RESERVOIR OFFICIALS are going to Washington, and other newsworthy items passed at the recent meeting of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) board.

The PRV is the state agency that owns and manages the 33,000-acre Ross...

03/04/2015 - 4:06pm

THE CITIES OF Jackson and Ridgeland are looking to team up to resurface a portion of East County Line Road.

Plans are not final but could include everything from repairing, milling, overlaying and striping to repairing curbs, improving...

02/25/2015 - 4:43pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Board of Supervisors renewed a contract last week with The Whitten Group for human resources support.

The Whitten Group, based in Ridgeland, has worked for the county on two other projects - one for $8,000 to do a...

02/25/2015 - 4:39pm

HOY ROAD was the subject of more drama in Madison County last week - but as it turns out, the county’s current funding pledge for the project might actually cover the construction costs.

Two years ago, the Madison County Board of...

02/25/2015 - 4:36pm

MADISON COUNTY Administrator Mark Houston said he doesn’t know why the county has apparently failed to review its solid waste management plan since 2009.

Early this month, the county received a letter from the Mississippi...

02/25/2015 - 4:34pm

MOST CRIME in the city of Madison increased last year.

Out of seven crime categories, only aggravated assaults decreased in 2014. Police reported 15 aggravated assaults (meaning assaults with a weapon) in 2013, and 12 last year.

...
02/25/2015 - 4:30pm

Russell Bozeman is director of forest protection and forest information for the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC). Bozeman got his forestry degree from Mississippi State University and is a registered forester. He and his wife, Chaffin...

02/25/2015 - 4:28pm

THE RIDGELAND Board of Aldermen has delayed decisions about Baymeadows Apartments again, but expects to take a vote in April, said Mayor Gene McGee.

Last week the board heard rebuttal from the Community Development Department about...

02/25/2015 - 4:26pm

CITIZENS FOR GLUCKSTADT hopes to have a new map of a proposed incorporation area by April 1 in order to continue efforts to make Gluckstadt a city.

Right now Gluckstadt is an undefined, unincorporated area between the cities of Madison...

02/25/2015 - 2:00pm
Brenda Newhouse hasn’t been able to drive her Chevy Trailblazer onto the driveway in front of her house for more than a year. 
Damage caused by a water main burst that was improperly repaired by Jackson city officials...
02/25/2015 - 1:56pm
When Sarah Love was told there was a bomb threat at Jackson Academy, the dean of the lower school didn’t announce the threat over the intercom. 
Instead, she announced that the lower school would be having a fire drill...
02/25/2015 - 1:55pm
New businesses coming to County Line Road in Jackson could benefit from tax abatement. 
The city of Jackson is looking into a number of incentives to bring new big box retailers and other businesses to the aging commercial...
02/25/2015 - 1:54pm
Jeff Good is an urban warrior – someone who fights for what’s best for the city of Jackson. 
His most recent battle is against the new water meters that have been installed in the city. 
The...
02/25/2015 - 1:47pm
Another legal volley could soon be fired in the suit between Airwave LLC and the Hinds County Board of Supervisors. 
The board is being sued by Airwave for breach of contract after the board terminated two of its contracts...
02/25/2015 - 1:26pm

The constant rains and melting ice have caused some flooding in the 5500 block of Wayneland Drive in Northeast Jackson. Motorists traveling along the roadway are urged to use caution. It appears that the water has also begun flooding a few...

02/24/2015 - 2:49pm

A planning board meeting to rezone the Colonial Country Club has been postponed until March.

Developers with the out-of-state firm Colonial Jackson LLC told the Sun that the meeting needed to be rescheduled because of the inclement...

02/18/2015 - 4:51pm

MADISON COUNTY should save more than $200,000 over the next 13 years after supervisors voted recently to do a partial refunding, or refinancing, of a 2008 bond issue.

Supervisors sold $33 million in bonds in 2008 as part of the Reunion...

02/18/2015 - 4:47pm

THE LOST RABBIT Homeowners Association (HOA) is requesting to lease some waterfront property from the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) in order to build a swimming pool and patio area.

Currently there are about 75 owner-...

02/18/2015 - 4:29pm

AGGRAVATED ASSAULTS increased more than 50 percent in Ridgeland last year, and several other types of crimes were on the rise as well, according to a chart from the Ridgeland Police Department.

Two types of crimes, robberies and...

02/18/2015 - 4:26pm

AT MADISON CENTRAL’S soccer team dinner early this month, some parents made Coach Cecil Hinds a blue cape with the school initials “MC” spelled out in orange duct tape.

“They joked and said I might need the cape...

02/18/2015 - 4:20pm

TERRY LOVELACE has officially signed a lease and paid more than $400,000 in rent for what will become Lost Rabbit South.

Reservoir officials should approve a lease schedule for Lovelace’s 82 residential lots on Thursday, February...

02/18/2015 - 4:10pm
A bill that would have made it easier for residents to register to vote has failed to make it out of a Senate committee.
The bill, Senate Bill 2601, which would have authorized online voter registration and early voting, was...