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09/03/2014 - 3:42pm

A GROUP wanting to incorporate Gluckstadt as a city may have bitten off more than it could chew.

Gluckstadt’s population is growing so fast, the group might reduce the proposed incorporation area just to keep up.

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09/03/2014 - 11:43am
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09/03/2014 - 11:42am
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09/03/2014 - 11:40am

WARD ONE just can’t keep a councilman.

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In August 2007, Jeff...

09/03/2014 - 11:27am
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09/01/2014 - 5:40am

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08/31/2014 - 10:26am

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Even then, Yarber’s proposed $392 million...

08/31/2014 - 10:22am

Former governors have a right to make a living, but there’s much that doesn’t feel right about Ronnie Musgrove’s effort to profit off of Mississippi’s repeated inability to live up to an education funding formula he...

08/31/2014 - 10:20am

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08/31/2014 - 10:19am

Recently The Northside Sun graciously ran a series of columns in which we discussed various aspects of House Bill 585, a sweeping act of our Legislature that revolutionized, to a certain extent, the criminal justice system of our state by...

08/31/2014 - 10:05am

YEAH THRICE YEAH! Excellent articles on Kemper County Coal Plant Boondoggle, Chris McDaniel's Latest Quixotic Last Stand and the University of Mississippi versus Ole Miss in the August 14 edition of the Sun. 

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08/31/2014 - 10:03am

Michele Lyn Graugnard and Tyler David Glaze were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. March 29 at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in New Orleans. The ceremony was officiated by the Most Rev. Vincent Dufresne.

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08/27/2014 - 2:54pm
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08/27/2014 - 2:05pm

MADISON COUNTY’s chief inspector for the planning and zoning department is now the new zoning administrator.

Scott Weeks, who has worked in the department 16 years and previously served as a deputy sheriff, officially became the...

08/27/2014 - 1:49pm

AS COMMUTERS enjoy a new five-lane Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland, city officials have hired three firms to appraise and acquire right of way for a planned extension of the road.

The Lake Harbour extension will run west from Highway...

08/27/2014 - 1:44pm

RANKIN COUNTY emerged the clear winner in retail sales growth in the metro area this year, with a more than 10 percent increase, compared to only six percent in Hinds County and four percent in Madison County.

At the close of the state...

08/27/2014 - 1:37pm

AND, WE’RE OFF!

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08/27/2014 - 1:31pm

MADISON AVENUE Upper Elementary teacher Michelle Smith has always encouraged her students in their writing, and around Christmas of last year, she decided to take her own advice.

“I tell my kids all the time, ‘You’re...

08/27/2014 - 1:26pm

ONE MADISON COUNTY supervisor says $15 million in road bond revenues will be spent where it’s supposed to, despite questions from another supervisor.

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08/27/2014 - 9:30am
If a strange man is walking down the street, should residents call 911? 
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If the individual appears to be up to no...
08/27/2014 - 9:28am
There is still too much poop in the Pearl River, and the state is urging people to avoid swimming in it, wading in it, or eating fish from it for the foreseeable future. 
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08/27/2014 - 9:27am
Efforts to form a business improvement district, or BID, along East County Line Road continue to take shape.
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08/27/2014 - 9:25am
Anthony Johnson is interim executive director of Alignment Jackson, a local group working to improve education and increase the graduation rate at Jackson Public Schools (JPS). As part of the efforts, Alignment Jackson and JPS will be...
08/27/2014 - 9:21am
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