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Anthony Warren

01/02/2014 - 10:34am

A GROUP of Jackson leaders came together years ago with the idea of putting together an event that would showcase the best of the capital city.

Seven years later the Mississippi Blues Marathon is still going...

01/02/2014 - 10:27am

Northsider Allen Blackwell is close to having his ticket punched to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Blackwell recently placed fifth in the Olympic team selection races in Lake Placid, N.Y. His finish earned the 25-year-old a...

01/02/2014 - 10:22am

THREE MONTHS after the Jackson City Council approved it, the mayor’s office has finally signed off on an agreement with a private group to make improvements to Parham Bridges Park.

The council, in September, voted to enter into...

01/02/2014 - 9:50am

A federal grant, not state dollars set aside for roadwork, is being used by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to create a wildlife refuge on the Pearl River.

MDOT has been criticized recently for not helping Jackson...

12/13/2013 - 4:08pm

Although the two hadn’t met, Steve Scott and Nathan Coughlin shared a dream.

Scott, owner of Great Scott in Jackson, for years had wanted to open a full-service men’s barbershop in the back of his store on Old Canton Road...

12/05/2013 - 12:36pm

Criminals beware! Police are increasing patrols in neighborhoods across the Northside.

The Jackson Police Department has stepped up efforts, increasing patrols throughout residential areas during Christmas and the holiday season.

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12/05/2013 - 12:32pm

Eleven new townhouses, the last portion of the Belhaven mixed-use development, are going in now, and construction on them is expected to wrap up early next year, according to officials close to the project.

The Belhaven is a $55...

12/05/2013 - 10:33am

Trecina Green is associate superintendent for the office of instructional enhancement with the Mississippi Department of Education. She recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the new Common Core state standards being...

12/05/2013 - 10:30am

If one Northside lawmaker has his way, motorists will no longer have to get inspection stickers.

In 2014, District 66 Rep. Cecil Brown will again propose a measure doing away with the statute that requires motorists to obtain an annual...

12/05/2013 - 10:26am

When Jackson pledged a million dollars to help repair Thalia Mara Hall, Northsiders probably had no idea they’d be contributing to that pledge directly.

As it turns out, anybody purchasing a ticket to a  Thalia Mara event...

11/14/2013 - 12:45pm
Fund-raising efforts are continuing as the Friends of Thalia Mara Hall head into the final stretch before the auditorium goes black on January 11. 
So far, about $300,000 of the $1 million in charitable contributions for the...
11/08/2013 - 11:02am
Jackson third-graders will have a leg up on their reading and writing skills, thanks to the efforts of the North Jackson Rotary Club. 
The club is giving out 500 Webster’s dictionaries to third-graders at seven Jackson...
11/08/2013 - 10:58am
Changes and potential delays to changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and health insurance exchanges were discussed recently when Mississippi  Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren....
10/16/2013 - 11:59am
Johnny Maloney was recently named president of the board of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation (MKF). He spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about his role and the foundation’s efforts to serve even more people throughout the state...
10/02/2013 - 10:44am

Gene Tolley recently flew to Washington, D.C., along with other veterans as part of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight.

The flight carries members of the “Greatest Generation” free of charge to the nation’s...

10/02/2013 - 4:36am

Three men who helped pull a woman from her flooded car on Briarwood Drive have been hailed as heroes and angels by visitors to the Sun’s Facebook page. More than 22,000 people viewed the Sun’s story last week about Willie Botley,...

09/25/2013 - 11:49am

Being on the National Register of Historic Places has its perks.

Residents in Belhaven have been taking advantage of at least one of those perks since the neighborhood was added to the register last December.

On December 18,...

09/25/2013 - 11:41am

Keith Tonkel is pastor of Wells United Methodist Church in Jackson. He recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about his career, the church and the upcoming WellsFest, slated for September 22. Each year, proceeds from WellsFest...

09/19/2013 - 2:37pm

Lisa Thomas began volunteering with the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi after her son, Logan, was diagnosed with a form of the disorder at age five.  Thomas, a professor at Mississippi College, recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony...

09/04/2013 - 12:53pm

IT’S TAKING three sheriff’s deputies to deal with traffic following temporary lane closures on Ridgewood Road, but officials say everything is under control.

The two southbound lanes on Ridgewood were closed last week so...

09/04/2013 - 12:46pm

 Trey Porter is director of community relations with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH). Part of his job includes working with the Foundation for Mississippi History. Porter is a graduate of Millsaps College and is...

08/22/2013 - 11:00am
Raphael Semmes is a local musician and music coordinator for Saving Grace, the annual benefit for Grace House. The event is Thursday, August 22, at St. James Episcopal Church in Fondren.  Semmes has his own show, “Raphael Semmes...
08/15/2013 - 10:49am

Bob Rambo was recently named lead pastor at Christ United Methodist Church.  Rambo, a native of West Point, Miss., attended Wood College, Mississippi State University, and Memphis Theological Seminary, where he received a master’s of...

06/26/2013 - 11:23am

KAYAKERS and others who enjoy the Ross Barnett Reservoir and Pearl River on a regular basis will often notice familiar faces lurking above the water – especially at night.

While there is no recorded instance of an alligator...

05/30/2013 - 11:21am

Rev. Carol Spencer is a member of the executive committee of Working Together Jackson (WTJ). She was one of the founders of the Amos network, named after the Biblical profit, the predecessor of WTJ. Spencer lives in North Jackson with her...