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Local News

06/04/2014 - 9:58am
There are few people who understand the ravages of war like Bul Mabil. 
Mabil, who has been named a 2014 Rotary Peace Fellow, will spend a year and three months in Great Britain studying peace and conflict resolution....
06/04/2014 - 9:38am
Two years ago, the city of Jackson entered into an agreement with the federal government to make an estimated $400 million in upgrades to its sewer system. 
The improvements, according to city officials, are required by the...
05/28/2014 - 11:54am

MADISON COUNTY’S solid waste department is moving out of the road department office and into another part of the same property.

Both departments have been housed in an office complex that was part of an old auto dealership on...

05/28/2014 - 11:50am

A MADISON COUNTY resident who’s been illegally keeping poultry on her property is being told definitively not to – and if she doesn’t comply, the county will have no problem enforcing its zoning ordinance, one official said....

05/28/2014 - 9:10am
A decision by the Jackson City Council to allow a parking lot to be built at the intersection of Kimwood Drive and Old Canton Road could be appealed to the Hinds County Circuit Court. 
Residents were considering appealing...
05/28/2014 - 9:04am
LeAnne Brewer is executive director of the Foundation for Public Broadcasting in Mississippi and president of the Rotary Club of Jackson. Brewer, a graduate of Millsaps College, and her husband Gen. Allen Brewer, have two children: Will, 20,...
05/28/2014 - 8:58am

A major hurdle was recently cleared in Highland Village’s efforts to build a parking lot in the Kimwood neighborhood.

However, because the owners of the shopping center asked for a use permit instead of having the property...

05/28/2014 - 8:51am

A MADISON ARMED ROBBERY case will soon arrive at the district attorney’s office, with four suspects being held and no more arrests expected, police said.

Preliminary hearings could follow in municipal or circuit court, and...

05/28/2014 - 8:48am

MADISON COUNTY approved phase two of the Longleaf subdivision last week even though Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler would not sign the final plat.

Longleaf is located outside of the city limits, in an unincorporated area between...

05/28/2014 - 8:39am

NO CRIMINAL CHARGES are expected in the background-search controversy surrounding Madison County Tax Assessor Gerald Barber’s office, said District Attorney Michael Guest.

“We’re not finished with what we’re...

05/21/2014 - 8:53am

THE JUNE 3 PRIMARIES promise to be interesting on the Northside, with a special election for Madison County chancery clerk and a heated contest for Thad Cochran’s U.S. Senate seat.

“We feel like we’ll have a pretty...

05/21/2014 - 8:44am

MORE VENDORS are on tap for Madison’s farmers market, after 16 participated in the inaugural event last week, one official said.

“We’ve already gotten two new vendors registered, one for baked goods and one for jams...

05/21/2014 - 8:40am

TWO NEW PRINCIPALS will take over at Olde Towne Middle School and Highland Elementary School in Ridgeland on July 1.

Tim Dowdy and Paula Tharp will replace retiring principals Allen Lawrence and Marilyn Naron at Olde Towne and Highland...

05/21/2014 - 8:34am

OFFICIALS in south Madison County say candidates for chancery clerk and statewide races have been obeying sign ordinances and haven’t put out too many signs where they don’t belong.

Candidates for the U.S. Senate and House...

05/21/2014 - 8:27am

Wendy Bourdin is special events coordinator for the city of Ridgeland. She has lived in the metro area 19 years. Bourdin recently spoke to Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks about the 29th annual Heatwave Classic Triathlon, to be held in...

05/21/2014 - 8:07am
Tony Huffman knew his son Rob was a motivated athlete from an early age. 
While other players on Rob’s three-year-old baseball team were picking flowers, playing with rocks and staring at the sky, Rob was tagging...
05/21/2014 - 8:01am
WORK ON THE Lakeland Drive/I-55 North interchange is under way and expected to be completed by November.
The $1.6 million project includes a laundry list of modifications, including adding an additional left turn lane at Exit 98B...
05/21/2014 - 8:00am
Construction on a multiuse pathway that will connect the Mississippi Farmers Market to LeFleur’s Bluff State Park is expected to get under way in the fall.
Meanwhile, the design phase of the second leg of the project could...
05/21/2014 - 7:51am
More than four months after Jackson voters overwhelmingly approved implementing a temporary one-cent tax, the commission that will help determine how the city can spend the money is not in place.
As of last Friday, six members...
05/20/2014 - 4:04pm

Blink and it will be gone. Growing at the corner of East Ridge Drive and Meadowbrook Road in Northeast Jackson is an Agave Americana, a plant that is more commonly known as a century plant. The plant was blooming last week, and it might be dead...

05/20/2014 - 8:52am
OLE MISS has reclaimed the title of most popular college choice among Northsiders. 
For the class of 2014, 271 seniors have opted to attend Ole Miss, compared with 259 going to Mississippi State University. 
...
05/19/2014 - 9:27am
New building projects in Fondren and Belhaven now will be considered more competitive for federal tax incentives, thanks to the recent passage of an ordinance creating enterprise zones in the capital city. 
The Jackson City...
05/19/2014 - 9:20am

THE MISSISSIPPI Department of Transportation (MDOT) is drawing up plans for how it wants the Madison County Board of Supervisors to spend $6 million in settlement funds.

Supervisors recently moved a lot of the money around, despite...

05/19/2014 - 9:17am
Two years ago, the city of Jackson entered into an agreement with the federal government to make an estimated $400 million in upgrades to its sewer system. 
The improvements, according to city officials, are required by the...
05/15/2014 - 9:41am

A PUBLIC MEETING will be held May 29 to inform commuters and residents about the new plans for improvements to Hoy Road phase two in Madison.

“The concept has been revised considerably from what we presented [a few] years ago. So...