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06/11/2014 - 9:12am

IN LIGHT OF April’s tornados, Madison County is moving forward now rather than later to get all of the tornado sirens it needs.

Twenty-two more sirens are needed, for a total of 25 in unincorporated parts of the county. It will...

06/11/2014 - 9:08am

A $5 MILLION bond issue should be sold by the end of the month to fund engineering and design work on Ridgeland’s new planned city center, along with buying right of way to build Colony Park Boulevard, said Mayor Gene McGee.

The...

06/11/2014 - 8:54am

GRADES ARE filling up and waiting lists are forming at Northside private schools for the 2014-2015 school year.

At Jackson Prep, grades six, eight and nine were the nearest to capacity at press time, said Director of Admission Lesley...

06/11/2014 - 8:46am

A MERCANTILE STORE and cooking school at the Town of Livingston could open by the end of the summer, with a restaurant and a wine shop following soon after, said developer David Landrum.

“I know the Livingston Mercantile is going...

06/11/2014 - 8:42am

Whit Hawkins became the city of Madison’s new public works director May 1. Hawkins was previously senior project engineer with Waggoner Engineering, where he had worked since 2005. He and his wife, Lauren, attend First Baptist Church...

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,...
06/09/2014 - 3:32pm

THE MISSISSIPPI Department of Transportation (MDOT) isn’t the only one upset with the Madison County Board of Supervisors.

Now the city of Ridgeland is making its sentiments known, with a letter from the Dinsmor Homeowners...

06/09/2014 - 6:44am

Michael Tait Hendrix

Funeral services were held June 8 at Broadmoor Baptist Church for Michael Tait Hendrix.

Hendrix, 27, passed away June 4, at Lake Caroline. He was...

06/04/2014 - 1:36pm

THE CITY OF RIDGELAND was taking applications from within the police department last week in an effort to replace Police Chief Jimmy Houston, who is retiring next month.

“There are several individuals in the department who are...

06/04/2014 - 1:31pm

WESLEY QUICK is interviewing applicants to fill his former position as an assistant principal at Germantown High School, as he has just taken on the big job.

Quick replaces former principal Ted Poore, who has taken a job as headmaster...

06/04/2014 - 1:27pm

TWO FINAL PLATS met with board approval in the city of Madison recently.

Venetian Court, located on the north side of St. Augustine Drive across from Strawberry Patch Park, has 15 lots ranging from 12,300 to 16,600 square feet. The...

06/04/2014 - 1:16pm

MADISON COUNTY Tax Assessor Gerald Barber is hiring an attorney for legal issues related to the tax rolls for the first time in his 26-year tenure as assessor.

In the past, Barber has only hired an attorney if litigation began, he said...

06/04/2014 - 1:07pm

UPDATE:  The public hearing on the proposed Lost Rabbit Urban Renewal District (URD) has been postponed. 

"All lawyers are working together now and we might have an expedited roll-out. But nothing likely in...

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....
06/02/2014 - 7:52am

Hugh Curry Redhead

Memorial services for Hugh Curry Redhead will be held at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church Tuesday, June 3 at 11:30 a.m. Visitation at the church will begin at 9:...

05/28/2014 - 12:03pm

IF YOU’RE a graduate of Leadership Greater Jackson, you know the call, and you know who it comes from.

“Hey Leadership!”

That would be Shirley Tucker, our illustrious leader, and vice president of leadership...

05/28/2014 - 11:54am

MADISON COUNTY’S solid waste department is moving out of the road department office and into another part of the same property.

Both departments have been housed in an office complex that was part of an old auto dealership on...

05/28/2014 - 11:50am

A MADISON COUNTY resident who’s been illegally keeping poultry on her property is being told definitively not to – and if she doesn’t comply, the county will have no problem enforcing its zoning ordinance, one official said....

05/28/2014 - 9:10am
A decision by the Jackson City Council to allow a parking lot to be built at the intersection of Kimwood Drive and Old Canton Road could be appealed to the Hinds County Circuit Court. 
Residents were considering appealing...
05/28/2014 - 9:04am
LeAnne Brewer is executive director of the Foundation for Public Broadcasting in Mississippi and president of the Rotary Club of Jackson. Brewer, a graduate of Millsaps College, and her husband Gen. Allen Brewer, have two children: Will, 20,...