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01/02/2014 - 10:34am

A GROUP of Jackson leaders came together years ago with the idea of putting together an event that would showcase the best of the capital city.

Seven years later the Mississippi Blues Marathon is still going...

01/02/2014 - 10:31am

Mark Houston took office last month as the new Madison County administrator. He formerly worked as county comptroller from 2004 through 2009 and as administrator from 2009 through April 2010. He is a CPA, worked 20 years in the state auditor...

01/02/2014 - 10:27am

Northsider Allen Blackwell is close to having his ticket punched to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Blackwell recently placed fifth in the Olympic team selection races in Lake Placid, N.Y. His finish earned the 25-year-old a...

01/02/2014 - 10:24am

A NORTH JACKSON Boy Scout troop that very likely saved a man’s life could be honored next year with a resolution from the state Legislature.

Sen. Will Longwitz filed the concurrent resolution after hearing about Troop 302, whose...

01/02/2014 - 10:22am

THREE MONTHS after the Jackson City Council approved it, the mayor’s office has finally signed off on an agreement with a private group to make improvements to Parham Bridges Park.

The council, in September, voted to enter into...

01/02/2014 - 10:19am
Terrie Warren Ainsworth

Graveside services were...

01/02/2014 - 9:54am

WEARING my heaviest winter coat, I walked out into the starlight and drove the two minutes from my parents’ house to Chapel of the Cross in Madison County.

I was there for the late-night Christmas Eve...

01/02/2014 - 9:50am

A federal grant, not state dollars set aside for roadwork, is being used by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to create a wildlife refuge on the Pearl River.

MDOT has been criticized recently for not helping Jackson...

01/02/2014 - 9:47am

MADISON COUNTY supervisors recently hired a right-of-way acquisition agent for the widening of Bozeman Road and construction of the third phase of Reunion Parkway.

An engineering contract with Warnock and Associates was also approved...

01/02/2014 - 9:45am

CHURCH PLANTS are on the move on the Northside, with different locations and additional campuses planned as young congregations continue working to spread the gospel throughout the metro area and state.

Grace City Church held its first...

01/02/2014 - 9:39am

Jackson Prep's junior high football team recently held its awards banquet.  Award recipients include (from left) Jo Jo Pound, Best Linebacker; Tate Fowler, Best Wide Receiver; Matthew Myers, Best Offensive Lineman; and...

01/02/2014 - 9:37am

Fourth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School created owls with phrases to learn the use of apostrophes. Shown are (from left) Whit Anderson, Will Gibbs, Anna Grace Brister and Fowler Boyll. 

01/02/2014 - 9:35am

Mr. and Mrs. Trey Crake announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Marion Crake, to Colby James Guillory, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Guillory of Brandon.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank John Muller IV...

01/02/2014 - 9:33am

The annual first-grade feast is held each November in the amphitheater at Jackson Academy.  Students choose to dress as Indians or Pilgrims, sing a blessing, then share a traditional Thanksgiving meal with their parents....

01/02/2014 - 9:32am

Madison Ridgeland Academy 12th-grade students Lauryn Mendrop and Nicholas Cobb led a recent elementary chapel service for the first through fifth-grade students. Shown are (from left, back) Nathan Stamper – chapel leader,...

01/02/2014 - 9:30am

St. Joseph Catholic School took 27 students to the 2013 session of the Youth Legislature in downtown Jackson. Members include (from left) Drew Milner; Benjamin Payne, who won an award for being an outstanding senator; and Lindsey...

01/02/2014 - 9:29am

Students (from left) Caroline Reed Stacy and Staton Adams enjoyed dressing as Dorothy and The Tin Man for the annual Halloween costume parade at the Weekday Preschool, a Children's Ministry of Christ United Methodist Church....

01/02/2014 - 9:28am

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School first-graders recently staged a production of “The Christmas Story with Angels, Lambs, Fireflies and Ladybugs.” Shown are Joseph, Mary and their donkey (from left) Austin Morgan,...

12/27/2013 - 11:49am

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT and Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agree that the primary offenders when it comes to underage drinking aren’t lazy liquor stores or fake I.D. manufacturers, but parents and friends who supply kids with...

12/27/2013 - 11:43am

Mark Smith is the new senior pastor at First Baptist Church (FBC) in Jackson. Smith, who has been on the job for about a month and a half, spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about his new position, his transition and his family. Smith...

12/27/2013 - 11:36am

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Rowzee of Pollock, La., and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wilhelm of Shreveport announce the engagement of their daughter, Dana Marie Rowzee, to Jeffrey Scott Wilson Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Scott Wilson...

12/27/2013 - 11:32am

The class in each grade at First Presbyterian Day School that contributed the most baked goods for Holiday Potpourri's Bountiful Bakery enjoyed a cookie cake party. Shown are fourth-graders (from left) Ashley Runnels, Anne...

12/27/2013 - 11:31am

Each year, St. Anthony Catholic School students are invited to decorate their own pumpkins to participate in the Gourd Gallery. Shown are lower elementary winners (from left) third place, Vince Glorioso; first place Miller Franklin...

12/27/2013 - 11:29am

Dr. and Mrs. James Martin Tucker announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Grace Tucker, to Price O’Neal Sessums, son of Dr. and Mrs. Joey Kim Sessums of Brookhaven.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs....

12/27/2013 - 11:27am

Members of local Girl Scout Daisy Troop 6178 recently gathered at Build-A-Bear Workshop for a service project to benefit Mississippi Children’s Home Services. The girls created bears to donate to children for the holiday...