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Anthony Warren

07/09/2014 - 8:25am
The Hinds County Board of Supervisors is prepared to spend up to $25,000 to ensure the next radio system it purchases will be the best option for the county.
At its meeting on June 24, the board voted unanimously to hire New...
07/09/2014 - 8:23am
From infrastructure improvements to making Livingston Park a better place for recreation, Mayor Tony Yarber has big plans for the city of Jackson. The recently elected mayor recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about his plans to...
07/09/2014 - 8:19am
Plans to form a business improvement district or districts (BID) along East County Line Road are taking shape. 
Officials with the agency hired to conduct an evaluation of the area have narrowed down the district’s...
07/02/2014 - 9:55am
A new law that some said would have a major impact on the city’s one-cent tax has apparently had very little.
With five days remaining in the month of June, the Mississippi Department of Revenue (MDOR) told the Sun that it...
07/02/2014 - 9:52am
FIVE HOMICIDES have been reported on the Northside in the last 90 days, but Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan said the murders are isolated incidents.
“None of them are random incidents,” he said. “I can’t...
07/02/2014 - 9:49am
A new committee made up of Jackson residents and business leaders could help the Yarber administration better deal with code enforcement.
Susan Lunardini, owner of the Jackson-based Southern Consultants, has begun an ad-hoc...
07/02/2014 - 9:47am
The Mississippi Children’s Museum continues to be a busy place. Last week, the museum’s new Literacy Garden opened to the public. Susan Garrard, the museum’s president and CEO, spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about...
07/02/2014 - 9:45am
A study of the One Lake Project was slated to be completed this month, but the evaluation likely won’t wrap up until September, so says an official with the Rankin-Hinds Levee Board, the body overseeing the project.  
...
07/02/2014 - 9:35am
Advanced age and a lack of maintenance over the years has contributed to the hundreds of millions of dollars in sewer issues facing the capital city.
And the problems have been compounded by a lack of political will from city...
07/01/2014 - 2:31pm

I used to dismiss claims that the Tea Party was racist and extremist, and I still believe the majority of its members are good people who simply want the country to do better.

However, many of the candidates backed by the group portray...

06/25/2014 - 2:45pm
Sales tax revenues are up in the capital city. In addition to the nearly $1.17 million the city of Jackson received from its local-option one-cent tax, sales tax diversions to the city were up by approximately $400,000 year-to-date over the...
06/25/2014 - 2:38pm
Even with no reported illnesses as a result of Jackson’s faulty sewer system, the city is having to spend $400 million to bring the system up to code.
State health officials say there is no evidence that people have gotten...
06/25/2014 - 2:37pm
A state law previously unused by the capital city could lead to fewer overgrown lots on the Northside. 
Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber kicked off his listening tour last week, and one of the many concerns addressed by the...
06/25/2014 - 2:35pm
Northsiders who want to get a head start on celebrating the nation’s independence (and hopefully a good showing in the World Cup) will have a chance to do so, beginning this weekend with events at the Ross Barnett Reservoir and in...
06/25/2014 - 2:34pm
When it comes to zoning, it’s all about the people, so says Ester Ainsworth, the city of Jackson’s zoning administrator. 
And when it comes to the areas transitioning from residential to commercial, it’s...
06/25/2014 - 2:32pm
Speeding is a problem in LOHO, but residents there likely won’t receive any relief through the city of Jackson’s traffic-calming program.
Federal funding for the program has already been committed to various traffic-...
06/18/2014 - 10:23am
The Briarwood Pool is back in business, thanks to the efforts of a group of Northsiders who came together to save it. 
The YMCA reopened the pool on Memorial Day weekend, just in time for summer vacation. Since then, the...
06/18/2014 - 10:21am
Joseph Chatmen wasn’t just a security guard who sat in the guardhouse as parents drove in and out of the parking lot at Jackson Academy.
He was a man who always greeted parents and their kids with a smile and a wave. He was...
06/18/2014 - 10:19am
Dr. Thomas Dobbs is state epidemiologist with the Mississippi Department of Health. Dobbs, who is married and has two children, received his undergraduate degree from Emory University and his medical degree at the University of Alabama at...
06/18/2014 - 10:18am
The city of Jackson’s “Pothole Blitz” is under way, and in the next three months, Mayor Tony Yarber hopes to have some 1,000 potholes filled across the city. 
The blitz will help clear a backlog of potholes...
06/18/2014 - 10:16am
Hinds County is paying a second firm to repair the radios that it hired another firm to maintain back in 2008, and more than likely, they’ll be going to court to get their money back.
The county has brought on Motorola to...
06/11/2014 - 9:30am
Aging water lines and surfaces that need to be repaved aren’t only a problem for the city of Jackson.
They’re also concerns for the Jackson Zoological Park.
The park needs approximately $4.6 million to...
06/11/2014 - 9:24am
Kelly Headley’s last day as executive director of the LeFleur East Foundation is Friday, June 13. After more than two years at the foundations’ helm, Headley wants to spend more time with her family.
 She is...
06/11/2014 - 9:16am
It’s not over yet. 
Days after the Jackson City Council approved a request from Highland Village Holdings LLC and WS Development to build a parking lot in the Kimwood neighborhood, the decision has been appealed....
06/11/2014 - 8:05am
Eric Fox lives by the saying he learned from a lady in South Jackson: “It’s never the wrong time to do the right thing.”
Fox, who has been with the Jackson Police Department since 2013, doesn’t have to...