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Anthony Warren

10/08/2014 - 12:50pm
Update: the city of Jackson has withdrawn its petition to rezone the Smith-Wills Stadium for Costco.  This story was written and published prior to Mayor Tony Yarber's announcement on Monday. Yarber, on Monday, said Costco is...
10/08/2014 - 12:46pm
John Wofford is race director for the Sun King 5K, a memorial 5K run and walk, and one-mile fun run in Fondren. The event is slated for October 18, and begins at St. James’ Episcopal Church. Wofford has practiced medicine in the metro...
10/08/2014 - 12:45pm
A new historic designation in Fondren could mean tax breaks for business owners. 
The Downtown Fondren Historic District is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF) made an...
10/08/2014 - 12:43pm
An out-of-state development firm has purchased the Colonial Country Club on Old Canton Road. 
The 152-acre club and golf course is going to be redeveloped. However an official with Alliance Commercial Real Estate said it...
10/08/2014 - 12:42pm
A center that will connect volunteers to service opportunities across the metro area could soon come to fruition, thanks to the efforts of a group made up of several Northsiders. 
The group is the volunteer center sub-...
10/01/2014 - 9:50am
A new parking lot and new facilities to house the Boy Scouts and the Special Kids program are on tap for St. Richard Catholic Church.
The Jackson City Council recently approved a measure to rezone property on Lynnwood Drive from...
10/01/2014 - 9:48am
One of the last major acts of the Harvey Johnson administration was to bring in a number of specially equipped vans to drive over the city of Jackson’s streets and evaluate them for potholes, cracks and other problems. 
...
10/01/2014 - 9:44am
Katie Blount was recently selected to be the next director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH). Blount, who will take over the position on February 1, will replace H.T. Holmes. Blount and her husband David live in...
10/01/2014 - 9:37am
Is it possible to put together a play with a cast of 20 in four weeks?
In Mississippi? 
During football season? 
It is for Peter Friedrich, the new assistant professor and director of theater...
10/01/2014 - 9:34am
Revenues generated from the city of Jackson’s temporary one-cent tax will make commutes smoother along North State Street.
The city of Jackson is working on its infrastructure master plan, which will include projects to be...
09/24/2014 - 2:19pm
A North Jackson couple at the Advantages apartments recently were put at a disadvantage by crooks. 
On September 13, a man and woman were getting out of his vehicle when they were approached by two unidentified black males....
09/24/2014 - 2:18pm
Plans to bring a Costco Wholesale to Lakeland Drive remain in limbo after the Jackson City Council tabled a measure to rezone the Lakeland property last week. 
At its meeting on September 15, the council put the measure...
09/24/2014 - 2:17pm
More than $200 million in interstate improvement projects in the metro area are safe, for now. 
However, whether or not any major projects will be signed off on by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the...
09/24/2014 - 2:13pm
Jackson Police Officer Matthew McGee has taken a number of crooks off the streets this year, and was recently honored for his efforts by the North Jackson Rotary Club.
The club recognized McGee as officer of the quarter, and...
09/24/2014 - 1:44pm
The economy is turning around, the stock market has rebounded, and the state’s Public Employees Retirement System, or PERS, is becoming more solvent. 
The system, which has been at 58 percent funding for the last two...
09/24/2014 - 1:43pm
One former Jackson city commissioner would hate to see Smith-Wills Stadium torn down for new development, in part, because he helped get the stadium constructed. 
Former City Commissioner Doug Shanks recently shared with the...
09/24/2014 - 1:39pm
The Jackson Police Department’s decision to add two additional beats in Precinct Four is apparently paying off, at least according to recent crime stats. 
Crime through 2013 was significantly lower than it was in 2012...
09/17/2014 - 9:28am
Joyce Moxley and Aimee Cole founded the Montessori Academy of Jackson about a year ago, with seven students and a lot of faith. 
Today, as the school on Lelia Drive begins its second year, MAJ has 24 students enrolled, with...
09/17/2014 - 9:25am
The first phase of improvements is under way on a project designed to prevent flooding at Rainbow Co-Op. 
The city of Jackson recently brought on Parkman Woodward Construction to make the upgrades, which will cost the city...
09/17/2014 - 9:24am
Plans to turn Parham Bridges Park into a world-class tennis center are coming to fruition. 
About two months ago, the city of Jackson resurfaced two of the park’s tennis courts. And last week, work began to resurface...
09/17/2014 - 9:15am
A shroud of secrecy has surrounded the city of Jackson’s plans to bring a Costco Wholesale warehouse to Lakeland Drive.
And as of last week, even members of the Jackson City Council had been unable to penetrate it.
...
09/10/2014 - 2:06pm
SOME animals at the Jackson Zoological Park will soon have some new digs, thanks to a state bond.
About $700,000 in work is about to wrap up on projects to improve the exhibits for the leopards, fishing cat and white-handed...
09/10/2014 - 2:03pm
John Evans is the owner of Lemuria Books in Jackson. Evans, who opened his store 40 years ago, recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about his first published book, Jackson, a photography book by Ken Murphy, and...
09/10/2014 - 1:57pm
The city of Jackson is planning to take another bite out of its $400 million consent decree. 
The Jackson City Council recently approved applying for a $19 million water pollution control...
09/03/2014 - 11:43am
After 17 years in Northeast Jackson the Everyday Gourmet is moving. 
The store will be shutting the doors to its Pear Orchard Village location in late September, and will be moving to a new building “across the street...