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Local News

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...
01/21/2015 - 4:33pm
Jackson police say the vandal who spray-painted the front of Bellwether Church last week is the same guy that tagged Jackson Academy (JA) late last year.
On the early morning hours of January 16, a suspect spray-painted several...
01/21/2015 - 4:30pm
A measure being proposed by Northside Sen. David Blount could help neighborhoods across the state better supplement the services provided by local government. 
Blount is authoring a bill that would revive a law allowing for...
01/21/2015 - 4:30pm
A measure being proposed by Northside Sen. David Blount could help neighborhoods across the state better supplement the services provided by local government. 
Blount is authoring a bill that would revive a law allowing for...
01/21/2015 - 4:29pm
A measure being proposed by Northside Sen. David Blount could help neighborhoods across the state better supplement the services provided by local government. 
Blount is authoring a bill that would revive a law allowing for...
01/21/2015 - 4:27pm
Northsiders likely will oppose plans of developers to rezone the now defunct Colonial Country Club on Old Canton Road. 
It’s not that Northsiders are opposed to the club being redeveloped. 
It’s...
01/21/2015 - 4:20pm
Sherard Shaw is remembered for much more than coaching the first football team at Jackson Academy (JA) to win a high school state championship.
He was known as a friend and as someone who helped turn teenage boys into men....
01/20/2015 - 5:26pm
Neighborhoods with multiple entrances rejoice!
Members of the Jackson City Council say they’re willing to consider expanding the ordinance allowing for public access gates. 
Council members Margaret...
01/20/2015 - 3:50pm

TWO REZONING CASES at the intersection of Gluckstadt and Bozeman/Catlett roads are a prime example of how the Gluckstadt area is changing, said Madison County Zoning Administrator Scott Weeks.

 “I’m 45, and I remember...

01/14/2015 - 3:55pm

A ZONING APPEAL will be held February 17 to determine whether a Madison County grocery-store owner can add gas pumps to his store, which has been operating for years on land zoned for residential use.

Raman Preet Singh’s store...

01/14/2015 - 3:43pm

TWO NORTHSIDERS recently received a national award for disclosing bad practices at the Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson - but no  hospital official has faced serious consequences, and reforms are still needed.

Todd...

01/14/2015 - 3:38pm

THE CITY OF RIDGELAND plans to put in a crosswalk at a high-traffic intersection on Old Canton Road, along with installing some curb ramps along a portion of the busy thoroughfare.

“The biggest part is the Old Canton and Pine...

01/14/2015 - 3:34pm

RIDGELAND HAS DENIED one request from an apartment complex to keep all of its units, and has more than a dozen similar requests in the pipeline from other complexes.

Approximately 15 complexes are out of compliance with city zoning...

01/14/2015 - 3:28pm

Sammy Moon is coordinator of the Mississippi Association of Grantmakers (MAG), which provides support and services for philanthropic foundations. He and his partner, Jeffrey Karer, live in Fondren. Moon recently spoke with Sun staff writer...

01/14/2015 - 3:25pm

THREE ROAD OVERLAYS at the heart of a legal settlement between Madison County and the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) could go to bid this fall, said County Engineer Rudy Warnock.

Waggoner Engineering is working on the...

01/14/2015 - 3:22pm

A NEW FIRE STATION and proposed commercial development will meet the needs of the growing Gluckstadt area, specifically near the Harvey Crossing and Deerfield subdivisions.

While the fire station won’t lower the Gluckstadt...

01/14/2015 - 11:15am
Whether residents will be able to have a beer at an establishment in Fondren will be among measures voted on at an upcoming planning board meeting in Jackson. 
The Jackson Planning Board will  decide a number of...
01/14/2015 - 11:14am
PARTS OF LOHO have been dug up recently, in part, to fix a leaking natural gas pipeline.
Atmos  Energy has been in the Northside neighborhood recently making repairs to a pipeline, following the completion of a survey to...
01/14/2015 - 11:13am
The state recently completed its inspection of the city of Jackson’s water system, and the biggest problem spotted by the agency had nothing to do with the quality or management of the system. 
Instead, the city’...