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09/24/2014 - 1:39pm
The Jackson Police Department’s decision to add two additional beats in Precinct Four is apparently paying off, at least according to recent crime stats. 
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09/24/2014 - 9:39am

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09/24/2014 - 9:32am

RIDGELAND RESIDENTS will be paying just a little more for trash pickup starting October 1.

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09/24/2014 - 9:29am

RANDY WATKINS hopes to have a new clubhouse at the Lake Caroline Golf Club by March 1, after getting a building permit last week.

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09/24/2014 - 9:26am

MADISON COUNTY could use a good conference center, maybe somewhere along Highland Colony Parkway, and two “task forces” will be discussing how to fund it this week.

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09/24/2014 - 9:09am

MADISON COULD AWARD contracts this fall for preliminary plans and right-of-way acquisition on Hoy Road phase two, said Public Works Director Whit Hawkins.

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09/24/2014 - 9:04am

THE NORTHSIDE is currently experiencing a “break-even” housing market that favors neither buyer nor seller, one realtor said.

“It’s gotten to the point in the past year when we’re seeing that buyers can...

09/24/2014 - 8:51am

Dock Cooper is CEO of Agape Community Development Corporation (CDC), a nonprofit 501c3 dedicated to helping Jackson children succeed. Cooper is also senior pastor of Agape Christian Fellowship. Cooper is a graduate of Murrah High School and...

09/24/2014 - 8:47am

IT LOOKS LIKE the Madison County Board of Supervisors might return to its original plan for how to spend $6 million in settlement money from the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).

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09/17/2014 - 3:14pm

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09/17/2014 - 3:04pm

BRANDON RESIDENT James Hill, 43, will have his initial court appearance soon, after allegedly shoplifting and then attacking the person who caught him at Northpark Mall.

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09/17/2014 - 2:59pm

AS OF LAST WEEK, two Northside church plants have become one and are going vertical.

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09/17/2014 - 2:43pm

MADISON AND RIDGELAND both saw a decrease this year in personal property, but the cities’ overall assessed values still grew, and their budgets aren’t hurting much either.

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09/17/2014 - 2:36pm

WORK COULD BEGIN in mid- to late October on two state-aid road projects in Madison County, according to one engineer.

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09/17/2014 - 2:29pm

Beth Batton took office in July as the new executive director of The Oaks House Museum, or Boyd House, located in Belhaven. She has lived in Jackson since 2000 and will soon start a research fellowship with the Mississippi Museum of Art....

09/17/2014 - 2:22pm

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09/17/2014 - 2:19pm

EXCITING PLANS are taking shape for Ridgeland’s Olde Towne business district, with a local attorney redeveloping five historic houses to include a coffeehouse and other ventures.

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09/17/2014 - 9:25am
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09/17/2014 - 9:24am
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09/17/2014 - 9:15am
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09/16/2014 - 8:35am

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“It’s obvious y’all aren’t interested in the substantive facts. You’re just...

09/16/2014 - 8:33am

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09/16/2014 - 8:31am

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09/16/2014 - 8:30am

Dear Editor:

Your article in the September 4 edition of the Northside Sun was special. I have been tempted to write previously when certain articles have been good ... the old saying that the road to the bad place is paved by good...

09/16/2014 - 8:27am

"From that chamber as I fled aghast, a fissure widened and the mighty walls rushed asunder. I heard a tumultuous shouting and saw the deep and dank tarn close sullenly over the fragments of the House of Usher."

No such...