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Anthony Warren

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...
06/11/2014 - 7:59am
A class of about 40 police recruits is expected to begin training this month at the Jackson Police Training Academy. However Jackson will still be well short of their targeted goal of 525 officers.
Of those in the recruit class,...
06/04/2014 - 2:23pm

The Sun has learned that bond was denied yesterday for Frank Williams, the man police say was involved in a string of house burglaries and door kick-ins on the Northside. 

Judge June Hardwick denied bond at William's initial...

06/04/2014 - 10:15am
Work is expected to wrap up in the coming weeks on a project that has reduced North State Street to one lane south of Millsaps College. 
Since late February, the city of Jackson has been working on a water line project along...
06/04/2014 - 10:14am
Students returning to New Summit School this fall will be going to class in either brand new classrooms or renovated ones. 
Summer will be busy for contractors working on a $2.6 million project at the school’s Lelia...
06/04/2014 - 10:08am
Criminals arraigned in Jackson Municipal Court usually face bonds as stiff as the ones given in Madison and Ridgeland, according to information obtained by the Sun. 
The Sun has reviewed docket information for March and...
06/04/2014 - 10:03am
Sue Lobrano is executive director of the USA International Ballet Competition (USA IBC). Lobrano, who has been with the IBC for 34 years, previously was a dance teacher serving the Batesville community and surrounding areas. She recently...
06/04/2014 - 9:58am
There are few people who understand the ravages of war like Bul Mabil. 
Mabil, who has been named a 2014 Rotary Peace Fellow, will spend a year and three months in Great Britain studying peace and conflict resolution....
06/04/2014 - 9:38am
Two years ago, the city of Jackson entered into an agreement with the federal government to make an estimated $400 million in upgrades to its sewer system. 
The improvements, according to city officials, are required by the...