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Local News

07/16/2014 - 9:17am
 the man who allegedly shot a woman last summer when she went to check on her friend’s house is slated to go before a judge early next month. 
Vincent Dwight Smith, of Jackson, will appear before Hinds County...
07/16/2014 - 9:16am
Plans to give St. Andrews Drive a major overhaul in time for the Sanderson Farms Championship have fallen through.
But Jackson city officials still hope to make some improvements to the beleaguered street before golfers tee off...
07/16/2014 - 9:12am
Bul Mabil was willing to give up a fellowship in England to help members of his family escape conflict in South Sudan.
But the Rotary Club of North Jackson and members of his church community weren’t going to let Mabil give...
07/16/2014 - 9:12am

DESIGN WORK on a new Ridgeland City Hall could be complete in a year, one official said.  

The board of aldermen recently awarded just over a million dollars’ worth of preliminary work for the planned city center, which...

07/16/2014 - 9:09am
Peter Malual came to Jackson in 2000 with dreams of becoming a pharmacist and helping his village in what is now in South Sudan. 
Fourteen years later, Malual has had to put those dreams on hold, in part, to help his family...
07/16/2014 - 9:08am

Attorney Mike MacInnis is a partner with Rawlings and MacInnis in Madison. He handles commercial transactions, represents businesses, and often represents homeowner associations. MacInnis recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks...

07/16/2014 - 9:04am
Fishing and swimming could soon be safe again along the Pearl River. 
A temporary contact advisory that was put in place for a section of the river last fall could soon be lifted, pending the outcome of tests being conducted...
07/16/2014 - 9:04am

BUSINESSES AND HOMES continue cropping up in Ridgeland – and although the city is bordered by Madison and Jackson to the north and south, it still has undeveloped land and room to grow westward, said Mayor Gene McGee.

“We...

07/16/2014 - 8:56am

ONE MADISON COUNTY supervisor compared the Lost Rabbit urban renewal plan to “putting lipstick on a pig,” while one of the newly appointed Urban Renewal District (URD) board members said he believes the plan will revitalize the...

07/09/2014 - 9:33am

THE CITY OF MADISON is repaving numerous streets, and the Twelve Oaks and Fairfield subdivisions are up next, said Public Works Director Whit Hawkins.

“The paving contractor [Adcamp Inc.] is currently moving into Twelve Oaks and...

07/09/2014 - 9:31am

REUNION continues to fill out, with two final plats in the subdivision approved by the Madison Board of Aldermen recently.

Waverly block J, phase two, and Glenwood block P, phase two, are located on Lake Village Drive, which encircles...

07/09/2014 - 9:17am

ROAD FUND RESERVES will likely help pay the salaries of 10 new road department workers in Madison County, which will cost an additional $310,000 a year.

Two of the original 10 hires have since been removed from the list; one because he...

07/09/2014 - 9:08am

THE NEW OWNER of Baymeadows Apartments in Ridgeland has asked the city to reconsider the zoning at the property.

Depending on the city’s answer, Baymeadows might not be around for much longer.

“In the 2014 zoning...

07/09/2014 - 9:01am

ON A WINDY DAY in Belhaven Park this spring, Chris Roebuck was onstage performing a romantic monologue from Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing,” when a vase of flowers fell off a table on the set.

Still in...

07/09/2014 - 8:53am

A SEWER REROUTING project in Madison is still in the design phase, and officials have not determined a cost yet, said Public Works Director Whit Hawkins.

The city is planning to redirect a million gallons of wastewater per day from a...

07/09/2014 - 8:28am
Three more members have been appointed to the special oversight commission designed to oversee how Jackson can spend its one-percent sales tax. 
Last week, Mayor Tony Yarber appointed three individuals to the committee:...
07/09/2014 - 8:25am
The Hinds County Board of Supervisors is prepared to spend up to $25,000 to ensure the next radio system it purchases will be the best option for the county.
At its meeting on June 24, the board voted unanimously to hire New...
07/09/2014 - 8:23am
From infrastructure improvements to making Livingston Park a better place for recreation, Mayor Tony Yarber has big plans for the city of Jackson. The recently elected mayor recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about his plans to...
07/09/2014 - 8:19am
Plans to form a business improvement district or districts (BID) along East County Line Road are taking shape. 
Officials with the agency hired to conduct an evaluation of the area have narrowed down the district’s...
07/03/2014 - 8:56am

THE FINAL OUTCOME of the special election for Madison County Chancery Clerk could be decided before November, according to information provided by Board Attorney Mike Espy.

District 2 Supervisor Ronny Lott won the Republican nomination...

07/03/2014 - 8:46am

THE CITY OF MADISON expects to award a bid within the next month and a half for engineering on a multiuse path along Rice/Tisdale road.

An existing path along Madison Avenue will connect with the new path at the intersection with Rice...

07/03/2014 - 8:38am

IT’S OPEN!

Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland is no longer a crazy corridor of traffic jams, but four travel lanes and a turn lane.

“It’s like a dream,” said Mayor Gene McGee.

Although the road is...

07/03/2014 - 8:32am

ONCE LOST RABBIT becomes an Urban Renewal District (URD), a governing body will need to oversee it.

More than likely, that body will be a URD board, said Madison County Board Attorney Mike Espy.

“The statute allows the...

07/03/2014 - 8:27am

THE RIDGELAND Board of Alderman is pondering an application from The Gables Apartments to keep all existing units at the complex, despite having a higher density of apartments than the city allows.

“[The Gables has] an...

07/03/2014 - 8:24am

THREE RIDGELAND “fiberhoods,” including the Township and Bridgewater neighborhoods, will be among the first areas to get C Spire’s new ultra high-speed broadband Internet service this fall, a C Spire official said.

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