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News

08/20/2014 - 5:10pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Board of Supervisors recently approved a preliminary plat for the final phase of the Stillhouse Creek subdivision.

Stillhouse Creek is located off Catlett Road, north of Gluckstadt Road. The 11th and final phase will...

08/20/2014 - 5:06pm

CLARKDELL ROAD in Madison County is paved and should be restriped in two weeks, one engineer said.

“We finished paving it last week. We’ve got one little spot that we’ve got to finish up, but we’re pretty much...

08/20/2014 - 5:03pm

THE PEARL RIVER VALLEY Water Supply District (PRV) board of directors is expected to grant another extension next week for John Burwell to start construction on the proposed Harbor Walk development.

“It’s really at this...

08/20/2014 - 4:57pm

THE CITY OF MADISON is removing and replacing curbs in the Northbay subdivision and north of downtown due to damage and disrepair.

“The curbs cannot properly carry storm water to the storm drain inlets, or they are crumbling due...

08/20/2014 - 4:54pm

RANDY WATKINS hopes to have a bid awarded within the next couple of weeks on a new clubhouse for Lake Caroline. Fire destroyed the old clubhouse in July.

“We have got the building demolished, and we are looking through plans for...

08/20/2014 - 4:52pm

NEW SOUTHBOUND ramps at the Gluckstadt Road interchange at I-55 are slated to open this week, weather permitting, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).

Joe Magee Construction is rebuilding the interchange...

08/20/2014 - 4:40pm

TWO EMPTY PROPERTIES must be brought up to grade before the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) can sell them, but the project is “not a real high priority right now,” said Executive Director Tim Coursey.

...

08/20/2014 - 4:28pm

SUB-ZERO temperatures, a sun that never sets, and frozen bottles of sunscreen would be a nightmare for most folks - but most folks aren’t Baker Borne.

For 23 days in June, the 20-year-old Jackson native climbed Denali, or Mount...

08/20/2014 - 4:12pm

A FORTHCOMING report on the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) will show the state agency where it stands financially, but one thing is clear: The PRV “has got to find new sources of revenue,” said General Manager John...

08/20/2014 - 10:16am
Jackson police are looking for the men they say stole a woman’s car at gunpoint last week in a Northside neighborhood. 
The incident occurred on October 7, in the 700 block of Arlington Drive. 
A...
08/20/2014 - 10:13am
It could have been worse. The house could have been damaged or destroyed. 
Instead, the strong storms and heavy winds ripped across the Northside last week caused one historic tree to fall and another one to be severely...
08/20/2014 - 10:12am
In the last four years, Hinds County District One Circuit Judge Jeff Weill has made a name for himself. 
To those on the outside, he’s proven himself to be a tough, yet fair judge. 
To those behind...
08/20/2014 - 10:06am
The secretary of state won’t allow Jackson to tear down Smith-Wills Stadium for new development, and city officials are refusing to comment on what their next step will be.
The city had hoped to rezone 50 acres along...
08/13/2014 - 12:00pm
Jackson Police have made arrests in three recent incidents on the Northside, thanks to vigilant neighbors and swift responses to the calls.
On August 3, officers picked up a man and a juvenile allegedly involved in a strong-arm...
08/13/2014 - 11:59am
The battle over whether or not Highland Village can build a spillover parking lot in the Kimwood neighborhood rages on. 
On May 22, Robert Blaine, a resident of Kimwood, appealed a decision by the Jackson City Council...
08/13/2014 - 11:55am
A convention center hotel could soon be back on the table, according to officials with the city of Jackson. 
The city, along with the Jackson Redevelopment Authority (JRA), is planning to issue a request for proposals for a...
08/13/2014 - 11:52am
Plans to rezone 50 acres along Lakeland Drive is not about attracting a Costco, but about the increased need for commercial property along the Lakeland corridor, so says one city of Jackson official.
Last week, the Sun reported...
08/13/2014 - 10:47am

MADISON COUNTY will save about $200,000 over the next 14 years by refinancing two series of general obligation bonds.

“We have approved the resolution authorizing the board president to sign the documents. So we’ll watch...

08/13/2014 - 10:34am

MISSISSIPPI SHERIFFS still can’t use radar to catch speeders, and officials aren’t overly optimistic about getting legislation to change that.

“The sheriffs association has done everything we can to get the bill...

08/13/2014 - 10:10am

NEW RESIDENTIAL building permits are up in south Madison County, with Ridgeland and unincorporated areas set to meet or surpass last year’s numbers.

The city of Madison is down a bit from last year so far, at least in terms of...

08/13/2014 - 9:56am

Tony Bahou is the new president and CEO of Special Olympics Mississippi, headquartered in Madison. Bahou previously was head of communications and public relations for Mississippi Blood Services and United Way of the Capital Area. He...

08/13/2014 - 9:55am

Jackson Academy seventh-grade students receiving the Service and Character Award for demonstrating good character and a caring spirit toward their classmates at school include (from left, back)   Truett Brooks, Daniel...

08/13/2014 - 9:54am

Jackson Prep seniors recently recognized for receiving subject area awards are (from left, back) Robert Frey, Jesse Pound, Grant Lamb, Wilson Hays, Paul Vegas Ott, William Johnson, Robert Mounger; (third row) Alex Goldstein, Will O...

08/13/2014 - 9:48am

Jackson Prep junior high boys track team includes members (from left, back) Head Coach Marcus Thompson, Coach Malcolm Saxon, Jerrion Ealy, Jacob Crawley, Jack Reynolds Holiman, Joseph Upton, Matthew Myers, Tate Fowler, R.J. Green,...

08/13/2014 - 9:46am

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edwin Varner of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Helen Ann Varner, to William Edward Campbell Jr. of Madison.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. William Patrick Bernal of Virginia Beach...