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Katie Eubanks

02/13/2014 - 4:05pm

TWO STATE-FUNDED road projects in Madison County will be bid this spring, while a third won’t be ready until late this year or early next year, County Engineer Rudy Warnock said.

Work on North Livingston Road will be bid out...

02/13/2014 - 4:00pm

OFFICIALS are taking the next steps to officially settle a lawsuit regarding Lost Rabbit and get rid of the infamous Lost Rabbit PID.

At press time, the settlement agreement still needed to be signed by Allstate Insurance Company, the...

02/13/2014 - 3:43pm

RETAIL SALES are up in the tri-county area for the first half of fiscal year 2014, though Rankin County saw more growth than Madison and Hinds counties.

For July through December 2013, retail sales in Rankin County shot up by more than...

02/13/2014 - 3:35pm

HOY ROAD could see construction early next year, but officials say the proposed widening project in Madison will have to be modified from the original plans.

“My understanding is they’re doing three lanes instead of five...

02/13/2014 - 3:06pm

THE MISSISSIPPI Craft Center held an unusual ribbon-cutting last week – for its parking lot, which was recently paved for the first time in six years.

Since the craft center was finished in 2007, employees and visitors have...

02/13/2014 - 2:41pm

BACK IN THE ’50s, college students didn’t spend every spare minute locked into their smart phones.

Instead, a lot of them played bridge between classes.

“When you’d get out of class, there would be card...

02/05/2014 - 4:00pm

MADISON COUNTY Board Attorney Mike Espy said a pending legal settlement regarding Lost Rabbit will mean taking property tax dollars from the development and then “giving them back.” But not everyone sees it that way.

Espy...

02/05/2014 - 3:51pm

MADISON MAYOR Mary Hawkins Butler was mum last week about whom she supports for chancery clerk, but she wasn’t mum about new developments coming to town or her displeasure with Madison County government.

Butler gave her annual...

02/05/2014 - 3:42pm

RIDGECREST Baptist Church tried to plan a surprise retirement party for Associate Pastor Joe Chapman, but it didn’t work out that way.

“Our favorite statement here is, ‘Joe knows,’ ” Senior Pastor Phil...

02/04/2014 - 3:06pm

THE OLDE TOWNE Middle School basketball teams celebrated last week after an undefeated season in which the seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls bested the likes of Carver, Madison, and Northwest Rankin.

All four teams at the...

02/04/2014 - 2:46pm

The Mission Mississippi annual governor’s prayer luncheon was both more moving and more political than I expected.

The lunch was divided into two parts: prayer for Mississippi’s state and federal officials, and a...

01/30/2014 - 1:12pm

MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS Superintendent Ronnie McGehee said he believes proposed changes to high-school math courses for Common Core will be productive, but he is concerned about middle-school students who haven’t...

01/30/2014 - 1:07pm

WHILE MOST KIDS his age were playing with Play-Doh, Sam Clark was using the good stuff.

“We never had Play-Doh, actually. We just played with the real clay,” says Clark, a Madison resident and member of the Mississippi...

01/30/2014 - 1:02pm

Betsy Bradley is director of the Mississippi Museum of Art. Bradley recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks about the museum’s Art Garden and its impact on downtown Jackson, along with upcoming exhibits and events at the...

01/30/2014 - 11:28am

JAMIE EUBANKS, operations manager at the state’s wine and liquor warehouse in Gluckstadt, asks the Sun to excuse the “mess” on the warehouse floor.

“They’re cleaning up. We had a big night last night....

01/30/2014 - 10:48am

BUILDER and developer Scott Shoemaker said he was “blessed” this past November to receive the 2013 Subdivision of the Year award from the Mississippi Home Builders Association for The Enclave at Towne Center, located in Ridgeland....

01/30/2014 - 10:39am

THE CITY OF RIDGELAND is upping its “green” factor with five more solar-powered recycling compactors, thanks to a second grant from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).

Four of the bins, which can...

01/30/2014 - 10:36am

Final Plat Approved

A FINAL PLAT for part four of the Grayhawk subdivision in Madison County met with approval last week.

Grayhawk is located off Stribling Road Extension in the Gluckstadt area, east of...

01/26/2014 - 9:36am

IN THE WEE morning hours of Saturday, January 11, I sent my friend Anna the following text message:

“I’M SO AMPED UP I’M GONNA POP.”

I had just found a parking spot on Pearl Street downtown; it was...

01/26/2014 - 9:22am

CARING FOR A HORSE is a physical, time-consuming effort. Once you get past the awe of owning a beautiful, thousand-pound animal, you have to feed it, groom it, care for its hooves, scoop its (large) poop and make sure it gets worm treatment....

01/26/2014 - 9:14am

MADISON COUNTY has rescheduled – again – a trip to Chicago so officials can visit Allstate Insurance Company and discuss Lost Rabbit.

County Administrator Mark Houston, Comptroller Shelton Vance, and Board Attorney Mike...

01/26/2014 - 9:06am

CREWS WERE BUSY laying an indoor track and making other interior additions last week to the new Madison Healthplex Performance Center tentatively slated to open February 17.

Baptist Health Systems and Mississippi Sports Medicine and...

01/26/2014 - 9:04am

GRANT MONEY and possible new legislation could help Mississippi deal with its wild hog problem.

A $260,000 grant from the Mississippi Land, Water and Timber Resources Program will let the Mississippi State University (MSU) Extension...

01/26/2014 - 8:59am

THE NORTHBAY Property Owners Association (POA) is considering its next step after an appeals court refused a rehearing request about the neighborhood’s ban on rentals. 

Last week the Mississippi Court of Appeals denied the...

01/26/2014 - 8:55am

MADISON COUNTY and Rankin County might not have to share circuit judges after elections this fall, depending on the outcome of judicial redistricting in the state Legislature.

District 74 Rep. Mark Baker said he would introduce a bill...