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06/28/2012 - 8:04am

Members of the 2012 junior high girls track team at Jackson Prep are (from left, back) Coach Malcolm Saxon, Coach Rusty Burke, Ann Leighton Malouf, Carson Easterling, Maley Lawrence, Hannah Higginbotham, Mollie Merrell, Emily Owen, Lexi Dodd,...

06/27/2012 - 1:22pm

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

MADISON COUNTY supervisors listed several reasons last week for firing Board Attorney Eric Hamer and replacing him with former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy.

But perhaps...

06/27/2012 - 1:18pm

By RYAN RILEY

Sun Intern

SEEING THINGS from a different perspective and culture can open up one’s mind to see things through life’s big picture. Just ask Northsider Sandra Burns. Recently, Burns ventured off to...

06/27/2012 - 1:12pm

Jimmie Earl Walker

Services were held June 25 at St. Peter’s Cathedral for Jimmie Earl ‘Jim’ Walker of Madison.

Walker, 87, died June 22 at St. Catherine’s Village.

Walker was born October 17,...

06/27/2012 - 1:09pm

The Hinds County Public Works Department has earned accreditation by the American Public Works Association (APWA), becoming the first county agency in the state of Mississippi to be accredited. Hinds County becomes the 72nd public agency in the...

06/27/2012 - 1:07pm

A PORTION of County Line Road has been tapped for a major renovation under Hinds County’s newest four-year road plan.

It is the only Northside road being included in the plan, but one of several roads that the county is repaving...

06/27/2012 - 1:04pm

SEWER SERVICES on Jackson Street in Ridgeland will soon get an upgrade.
“We’re actually going to install a gravity-flow line in place of a force main on the south side of Jackson Street,” said Ridgeland Public Works...

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 - 12:51pm

Sun Staff Writer

RIDGELAND AND Madison are set to reap the benefits of Madison County’s recent settlement with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) over the failed Reunion Parkway interchange.

In addition...

06/27/2012 - 12:31pm

Sun Staff Writer

MADISON RESIDENTS are slated to get a million dollars worth of improvements to streets and parks, and they won’t have to pay any extra taxes for them.

City officials plan to issue $1 million in general...

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 - 12:20pm

Sun Staff Writer

CONSTRUCTION should start late this summer or early this fall on a multi-use trail along Highland Colony Parkway.

The Colony Park Public Improvement District (PID) will build the trail, which will connect with...

06/27/2012 - 12:09pm

Mississippi has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the nation. Local headlines blare the problem. Recent samples: “Teen pregnancy an epidemic;” and “5-part MPB series to explore teen pregnancy.” And our problem really is...

06/27/2012 - 12:05pm

People t hear the puerile rantings of People today hear the puerile rantings of Jackson’s city council members, as well as the vitriol spewed across the aisles in our Legislature, and wonder how much worse it can possibly get. The answer...

06/27/2012 - 12:02pm

The sad case of the Madison couple now facing 30 years in prison for growing marijuana highlights the schizophrenia of our nation’s marijuana laws. Seventeen states now allow medical marijuana to be grown in the home. In Mississippi and...

06/27/2012 - 11:59am

Building a brand new Hinds County jail just because some locks don’t work has got to be the worst idea we’ve heard in a long time. Has anybody told the Hinds County Board of Supervisors there’s a Great Recession going on? Has...

06/27/2012 - 11:56am

The $2.8 billion lignite gassification plant in Kemper County is in trouble. It’s $366 million over budget but only 22 percent completed.

Public pressure is increasing. Last week the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC)...

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 - 11:39am

by KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff  Writer

A PROPOSED multimillion-dollar mixed-use development at the Ross Barnett Reservoir is still stalled.

Harbor Walk is a multi-phase project that calls for a luxury hotel,...

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 - 1:29pm

By RYAN RILEY

Sun Intern

Tammra Cascio recently was named parent of the year at Ann Smith Elementary School. The award seems to be more of a meaningful recognition rather than a personal achievement for Cascio.

Cascio...

06/20/2012 - 1:26pm

Marie J. Wright

A celebration of the life of Marie J. Wright will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 22 at the First Baptist Church of Madison.

Mrs. Wright, 83, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away June 8 at the Acosta-Rua...

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...