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Anthony Warren

07/16/2014 - 9:17am
 the man who allegedly shot a woman last summer when she went to check on her friend’s house is slated to go before a judge early next month. 
Vincent Dwight Smith, of Jackson, will appear before Hinds County...
07/16/2014 - 9:16am
Plans to give St. Andrews Drive a major overhaul in time for the Sanderson Farms Championship have fallen through.
But Jackson city officials still hope to make some improvements to the beleaguered street before golfers tee off...
07/16/2014 - 9:12am
Bul Mabil was willing to give up a fellowship in England to help members of his family escape conflict in South Sudan.
But the Rotary Club of North Jackson and members of his church community weren’t going to let Mabil give...
07/16/2014 - 9:09am
Peter Malual came to Jackson in 2000 with dreams of becoming a pharmacist and helping his village in what is now in South Sudan. 
Fourteen years later, Malual has had to put those dreams on hold, in part, to help his family...
07/16/2014 - 9:04am
Fishing and swimming could soon be safe again along the Pearl River. 
A temporary contact advisory that was put in place for a section of the river last fall could soon be lifted, pending the outcome of tests being conducted...
07/09/2014 - 8:28am
Three more members have been appointed to the special oversight commission designed to oversee how Jackson can spend its one-percent sales tax. 
Last week, Mayor Tony Yarber appointed three individuals to the committee:...
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...