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Local News

10/09/2014 - 2:56pm
THE MISSISSIPPI Court of Appeals has denied a motion for rehearing from Mike Crook, who was convicted in 2011 of violating the city of Madison’s rental ordinance. 
It was unclear at press time whether Crook would...
10/09/2014 - 2:55pm
RIDGELAND POLICE are “keeping their fingers crossed” after a recent armed robbery that left little evidence. 
Just after 9 p.m. on September 21, a man pulled into his driveway on Pinehurst Circle. Two masked...
10/09/2014 - 2:54pm
RUNNERS, CYCLISTS and walkers could have a safer route along Old Canton Road in Madison by spring, with the city planning to fill a 930-foot gap between two sections of sidewalk. 
Right at the Ridgeland/Madison line, just...
10/09/2014 - 2:48pm
HERE’S HOW LEASES WORK in the PRV:
All residential and commercial leases are for 60 years. The PRV procures leases by public bid - highest bid wins - and stipulates a minimum up-front payment and minimum annual payment....
10/09/2014 - 2:45pm
Construction is moving along as expected on the new University Village apartment-style residential hall at Belhaven University. 
The hall, which is costing approximately $8 million to construct, got under way earlier this...
10/09/2014 - 2:42pm
AS THE SKI season kicks off, Sportique is not only busy promoting its huge selection of outerwear, but is also preparing for a huge move - across the interstate to The Township at Colony Park. 
Sportique has been in its...
10/09/2014 - 2:41pm
SEVERAL CHURCHES in south Madison County have building projects planned or under way, and three of them are clustered around Bozeman Road at the eastern end of Reunion Parkway.
Madison Heights has architectural drawings for a...
10/09/2014 - 2:36pm
MADISON COUNTY can often seem like two separate counties: The one made up mostly of white people, south of Canton, and the one made up mostly of black people, from Canton northward. 
Mission Mississippi is trying to bridge...
10/09/2014 - 2:35pm
RESERVOIR OFFICIALS are still figuring out their next steps after receiving a report detailing the financial outlook of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, or PRV. 
The PRV is the state agency that owns and...
10/08/2014 - 12:50pm
Update: the city of Jackson has withdrawn its petition to rezone the Smith-Wills Stadium for Costco.  This story was written and published prior to Mayor Tony Yarber's announcement on Monday. Yarber, on Monday, said Costco is...
10/08/2014 - 12:46pm
John Wofford is race director for the Sun King 5K, a memorial 5K run and walk, and one-mile fun run in Fondren. The event is slated for October 18, and begins at St. James’ Episcopal Church. Wofford has practiced medicine in the metro...
10/08/2014 - 12:45pm
A new historic designation in Fondren could mean tax breaks for business owners. 
The Downtown Fondren Historic District is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF) made an...
10/08/2014 - 12:43pm
An out-of-state development firm has purchased the Colonial Country Club on Old Canton Road. 
The 152-acre club and golf course is going to be redeveloped. However an official with Alliance Commercial Real Estate said it...
10/08/2014 - 12:42pm
A center that will connect volunteers to service opportunities across the metro area could soon come to fruition, thanks to the efforts of a group made up of several Northsiders. 
The group is the volunteer center sub-...
10/01/2014 - 4:15pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Board of Supervisors approved a handful of final plats last week, including one for a brand-new subdivision in the Gluckstadt area.

Phase one of Saddle Brook has 42 lots and is located between Ashbrooke Trail and the...

10/01/2014 - 4:08pm

THE MISSISSIPPI Department of Transportation (MDOT) probably can’t help pay for turn lanes at a busy highway intersection in Madison County, said Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall.

Madison County has a permit...

10/01/2014 - 4:06pm

RANDY RHEA, senior pastor at Madison Heights Church, said preaching was not on his agenda as he was growing up in Germantown, Tenn.

“This is the last thing I wanted to do,” Rhea said with a laugh.

“When I...

10/01/2014 - 3:54pm

THE TOWN OF Livingston got a design exception last week for street grades in the future residential phase, and the first business could open as soon as this weekend.

Madison County supervisors unanimously approved steeper street grades...

10/01/2014 - 3:41pm

MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS (MCS) is facing a lawsuit after punishing a student who posted a nude photo of another student online at Germantown High School - but what if the incident had happened elsewhere?

“In our handbook, on page...

10/01/2014 - 3:16pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) awarded a $1.2 million airport study contract without bidding it out because the agency wanted someone with “ownership” in the project, said MCEDA Executive Director Tim...

10/01/2014 - 9:50am
A new parking lot and new facilities to house the Boy Scouts and the Special Kids program are on tap for St. Richard Catholic Church.
The Jackson City Council recently approved a measure to rezone property on Lynnwood Drive from...
10/01/2014 - 9:48am
One of the last major acts of the Harvey Johnson administration was to bring in a number of specially equipped vans to drive over the city of Jackson’s streets and evaluate them for potholes, cracks and other problems. 
...
10/01/2014 - 9:44am
Katie Blount was recently selected to be the next director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH). Blount, who will take over the position on February 1, will replace H.T. Holmes. Blount and her husband David live in...
10/01/2014 - 9:37am
Is it possible to put together a play with a cast of 20 in four weeks?
In Mississippi? 
During football season? 
It is for Peter Friedrich, the new assistant professor and director of theater...
10/01/2014 - 9:34am
Revenues generated from the city of Jackson’s temporary one-cent tax will make commutes smoother along North State Street.
The city of Jackson is working on its infrastructure master plan, which will include projects to be...