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News

03/04/2014 - 2:20pm

Mr. and Mrs. John Garbo of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter, Camille Alexander Garbo, to Matthew Ladik Maly, son of Mr. and Mr. Robert James Maly of Longview, Texas.

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

03/04/2014 - 2:17pm

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School choral music department announces the selection of five upper school students for the ACDA all-state honor choirs.  The students are (from left) Audrey Bateman, Sarah Mapp, Miina Matsuyama,...

03/04/2014 - 2:16pm

Sam Mosely, son of Brooks and Sherry Mosley, recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He is a member of Troop 302 based out of Covenant Presbyterian Church.  Mosely is in the 10th-grade at Jackson Prep where he participates...

03/04/2014 - 2:13pm

Sixth-grade students at Jackson Academy enjoyed a Mexican Fiesta Day where they experienced some Mexican culture. The students made colorful Mexican paper flowers, ate chips and salsa, and did the Mexican hat dance. Shown are (from...

03/04/2014 - 2:07pm

Madison Middle School held a "Dress Up for Charities" week and student talent show to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Shown are (from left) Tyler Jones, Hannah Bradey, Rimika Banerjee, Maddie Gall, Cayden...

03/04/2014 - 2:05pm

Members of the Ridgeland High School junior class honored at an academic banquet held for ranking in the top 10 percent of the junior class include (from left, back) Justin Necaise, Alex Sterling, Martin McCandless, Allan Brooks,...

03/04/2014 - 2:03pm

Anna Daniels, Madison Ridgeland Academy sophomore,  placed second in the central regional contest of Mississippi’s Poetry Out Loud competition. Shown are (from left) Frances Dykes, speech communication teacher, and Anna...

03/04/2014 - 2:02pm

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Leon Emery announce the engagement of their daughter, Avery Alexandra Emery, to Jonathan William Branch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Branch of Morgan City.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late George...

03/04/2014 - 1:58pm

Northsider Elliot Weill, a 10th-grader at Jackson Prep and a member of Troop 302 based at Covenant Presbyterian Church, has reached the position of Eagle Scout. Weill’s Eagle project was building a path at the new Children...

03/04/2014 - 1:56pm

St. Anthony Catholic School third-grade students (from left) John Harrison Wood and Megan Davidson, enjoy the dusting of snow that occurred in Madison County recently.

02/28/2014 - 1:29pm

Jackson’s new one-percent sales tax is expected to go into effect on March 1, a month and a half after residents overwhelmingly threw their support behind the measure.

In January, nearly 90 percent of Jacksonians who voted in the...

02/28/2014 - 1:28pm

MADISON POLICE Chief Gene Waldrop credited proactive police patrols and homeowner associations with a huge drop in larcenies this past year.

Fifty-one fewer larcenies were reported in 2013 than in 2012, a decrease of more than 25...

02/28/2014 - 1:17pm

In sixth grade, Ashley Chinchen Cozzolino got in trouble for bringing a container of fried termites to school.

She made enough for everyone in her class at First Presbyterian Day School in downtown Jackson, but didn’t get a...

02/28/2014 - 1:13pm

Northsiders are known for stepping up in the community to address crime and improve quality of life.

Members of the OurFondren Neighborhood Association (OFNA) proved that again last week, when 28 people at one of the group’s...

02/28/2014 - 1:04pm

Quentin Whitwell is in his second term on the Jackson City Council. He recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about what’s going on in Ward One and the city as a whole.

 

The new...

02/28/2014 - 12:58pm

NOT MANY CHURCHES would disband in order to fund mission work, but that is exactly what Victory Church in Madison did late last summer.

“We’d always tithed 10 percent of what came into our church to missionaries. Even above...

02/28/2014 - 12:56pm

Controversial plans to close off and remove the Lakeland ramp known as Exit 98C are coming to fruition.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently awarded a contract to Hemphill Construction to remove the cloverleaf...

02/28/2014 - 12:48pm

SAM BROOKES, retired archaeologist and Belhaven resident, has surveyed historical areas all over the state, dug (carefully) in Indian mounds, and even found a previously unknown site once, complete with skeletal remains.

Brookes, who...

02/28/2014 - 12:44pm

JULIA HODGES, Madison County election commissioner for District 2, said the election commission has purged nearly 7,500 voters from the rolls since September 2009.

“This year [2013] alone, District 1 had 639, District 2 had 891,...

02/28/2014 - 8:02am

MORE CONCERTS and a new oyster bar are among changes on tap for Duling Hall in Fondren.

However, a rumor that a new hotel is soon coming to the center’s green space is just that, a rumor, according to Mike Peters, the center...

02/28/2014 - 7:53am

Suspect arrested

A Jackson man was behind bars last week after using his friends’ flat tire as an opportunity to hold a woman up at gunpoint around 5:30 p.m. Luckily, police were already in the area and quickly...

02/28/2014 - 7:50am

IT APPEARS unlikely the Ridgeland Board of Aldermen will grant a renovation application from the former owner of Baymeadows Apartments, but the city isn’t fighting a court ruling remanding the board’s original decision to deny the...

02/28/2014 - 7:45am

State Sen.Will Longwitz and Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves presented Boy Scout Troop 302 a plaque commemorating the Senate resolution honoring them for their life-saving rescue of an injured man in the Sipsey...

02/28/2014 - 7:41am

THE CITIES of Madison and Ridgeland are poised to see some road resurfacing in this fiscal year, according to a road plan recently adopted by the Madison County Board of Supervisors.

On February 3, the board voted to approve a plan...

02/28/2014 - 7:35am

Nothing is more powerful than a mother’s love for her child. Nothing can be more painful than struggling to provide your child with all of the resources they need to be successful. I am that mom, along with 63,768 others in Mississippi,...