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Anthony Warren

08/01/2012 - 11:56am

by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff  Writer

Ward Seven Councilwoman Margaret Barrett-Simon said there’s no silver bullet to address the capital city’s road problems.

Jackson has 1,600 miles of roadway, of...

07/25/2012 - 10:33am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

THE STATE’S HIGH court is expected to rule any day now on a proposal that would prevent two Hinds County circuit judges from hearing criminal cases.

On June 27, the county...

07/25/2012 - 10:20am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

NORTHSIDERS will have a chance to sound off on Jackson’s redistricting plans next month.

A public hearing has been set for August 16 at the Jackson Medical Mall for residents...

07/25/2012 - 9:42am

by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff  Writer

STUDENTS head back to school next month for the 2012-13 academic year.

When students return to the classroom, they’ll notice several changes, from more technology to new...

07/18/2012 - 2:35pm

ONE SUSPECT had bonded out and two others were behind bars last week following the burglary of a Northside home.

On July 9, Jackson police arrested Ontario Williams, 18, Nokoyea Clayton, 18, and a juvenile, all of Jackson, for...

07/18/2012 - 2:29pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Justice has approved new district lines for Hinds County.

The lines, which were passed by the board of supervisors in early 2011, will now be implemented....

07/18/2012 - 2:01pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

WHAT DOES it take to get a building permit?

How long does it take to get a property approved?

It all depends on the contractor and how long construction takes, say Jackson...

07/18/2012 - 1:16pm

John Maxwell is using his skills on and off the stage to share his spirituality with others and raise awareness about issues affecting the community. The Northside actor will soon be presenting  his play, “Buck-Nekkid for Jesus,...

07/18/2012 - 1:04pm

by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff  Writer

NEIGHBORS should no longer have to worry about cutting the grass at a home on Sheffield Drive.

Jackson city officials say they’ve reached an agreement with the owner of...

07/10/2012 - 12:27pm

Jackson’s police and firefighter retirement system is underfunded by nearly $62 million, but the system is still solvent, so say city officials.

The system was on track to be fully funded by 2020, but fell behind as a result of...

07/10/2012 - 12:23pm

Residents in two Northside neighborhoods are being targeted by a scam artist who is attempting to take advantage of their good nature over the phone.

Authorities and neighborhood leaders are urging residents, if they’re contacted...

07/10/2012 - 11:57am

Randy Watkins stopped the golf cart and lit a cigar.

“It (is) a victory cigar,” he said.

Watkins was giving tours of the nine-hole golf course at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. The course was reopened to the...

07/10/2012 - 11:37am

Thirty-five percent of Jackson households and businesses recycle.

Ward One Councilman Quentin Whitwell believes that number would go  up if the city increased its curbside recycling pickup to once a week.

Currently, the...

07/06/2012 - 3:12pm

The real estate market on the Northside has appeared to pick up in recent months, but overall sales for 2012 are still down when compared to pre-recession numbers.

Multiple Listing Service (MLS) of Jackson reports that for May 2012,...

07/06/2012 - 3:07pm

David Brownlee has been a pastor in the United Methodist Church for more than three decades. The last three years have been spent as pastor at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson. Brownlee is a graduate of United Wesleyan College in...

07/06/2012 - 2:48pm

NORTHSIDERS’ commutes could become a little smoother in the coming weeks, as a contractor works to repair more than 100 utility cuts across the capital city.

The Jackson City Council recently hired Mack Construction to repair 125...

07/06/2012 - 2:38pm

Jackson police and residents are planning to boost patrols, following a string of auto break-ins in a Northside neighborhood.

On June 15, suspects broke into 14 vehicles in Fondren, smashing windows and getting away with several items...

07/06/2012 - 2:36pm

Jackson police say they’ve arrested a man in connection with a string of robbery carjackings in Belhaven.

On June 25, police arrested Raymond Brown for two armed robberies and a carjacking that occurred in the Belhaven area on...

06/27/2012 - 1:02pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

AFTER BEING closed for nearly two months, the LeFleur’s Bluff golf course will soon be reopened to the public.

State officials expect to meet their deadline of reopening the...

06/27/2012 - 12:27pm

Sun Staff Writer

 The Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church is moving its headquarters to the Northside.

The group recently approved relocating its offices from downtown Jackson to Briarwood Drive in North...

06/27/2012 - 11:51am

Rick Cleveland was still moving into his new office last week when he took a break to talk with Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about his new position, executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Cleveland, a former...

06/27/2012 - 11:43am

Northsiders recently had a chance to tell Jackson city leaders what they wanted in new ward lines.

And the majority said they wanted to stay in their respective districts and keep their communities of interest together.

Public...

06/27/2012 - 11:33am

by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff  Writer

FAILING TO show up for jury duty in Hinds or Madison counties could net fines and jail time.

But more than likely it won’t.

Hundreds of people fail to make it...

06/20/2012 - 1:22pm

JACKSON CITY officials will soon have a road map on how to improve an artistic landmark in downtown Jackson.

Plans are still in the works to make some much-needed upgrades to Thalia Mara Hall, but officials are awaiting the findings...

06/20/2012 - 1:19pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

A RECENT bond refinancing will save the city of Jackson approximately $3.3 million over the course of the next two years.

The savings will be used to make repairs to the capital city...