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01/07/2015 - 5:12pm

MADISON UNITED METHODIST Church hopes to break ground on new construction early this year in order to reach new people for Christ, said Senior Pastor Jim Genesse.

“That’s our purpose. And we are simply out of space. Every...

01/07/2015 - 5:07pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Business League and Madison County Foundation are officially united in one organization - the aptly named Madison County Business League and Foundation.

Officials announced in December that the business league would...

01/07/2015 - 4:51pm

Chris Hinton is director of governmental affairs with the Mississippi Municipal League (MML), the official private nonprofit organization of cities and towns in Mississippi. He previously worked for economic development agency Natchez Inc...

01/07/2015 - 4:43pm

IMAGINE competing in a decathlon - not the running, swimming and biking kind, but the kind for your brain.

That’s what students on Madison Central High School’s Academic Decathlon team have been doing for years.

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01/07/2015 - 4:37pm

HIGHLAND COLONY PARKWAY has paid off in a big way for the two government entities and 32 landowners who came together to build it.

Construction started on the $15 million, four-lane divided parkway in summer 1990. The road, which...

01/07/2015 - 3:11pm
A LONGTIME neighborhood leader on the Northside will be stepping down from his post early next year, after nearly 12 years of service. 
Jimmy Stiglets, who has been president of the Lake Trace Homeowners Association since...
01/07/2015 - 3:10pm
The old McRae’s building on Meadowbrook Road is expected to open again sometime this year.
However, when the facility opens its doors it will no longer be a department store, but a data center owned by a Louisiana company...
01/07/2015 - 3:05pm
Thousands of people will again be descending on Jackson for one of the biggest events of the year – the Mississippi Blues Marathon. 
The race is slated for January 10. Additional events, like the runners expo, will be...
01/07/2015 - 3:02pm
The same firm that is installing Jackson’s now infamous new water meters was sued by the city of McComb for breach of contract.
In 2012, the city of Jackson entered into a roughly $91 million contract with Siemens to...
01/07/2015 - 3:01pm
THE CITY OF Jackson wants the Mississippi government to help foot the bill for the water and sewer infrastructure under state-owned buildings.
The Jackson City Council recently approved resolutions in support of 17 items it hopes...
12/31/2014 - 5:57pm

RIDGELAND POLICE hold out little hope of finding suspects for two violent crimes from early December.

The two incidents involved an armed robbery of a business and a driver shooting into another driver’s vehicle on I-220.

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12/31/2014 - 5:54pm

DRIVERS MIGHT SEE RELIEF on I-55 in Madison and Ridgeland soon, as Yates Construction hopes to finish southbound lanes early this month.

“We have set the date to open the southbound lanes in January 2015 or the first weekend that...

12/31/2014 - 5:51pm

MADISON COUNTY recently joined the city of Ridgeland in opting out of the International Building Codes.

On November 17, the Madison County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to opt out of the codes put forth by the International...

12/31/2014 - 5:44pm

WORK COULD START early this year on Madison County’s $2.5 million road plan for fiscal year 2015, including numerous neighborhood streets in Madison and Ridgeland.

The county’s road plan lists 25 non-thoroughfare streets in...

12/31/2014 - 5:42pm

DISTRICT 25 SEN. Will Longwitz hopes to expand on past success and introduce new major bills in the 2015 legislative session.

Longwitz represents northeast Jackson, Ridgeland, western Madison, and Gluckstadt in the Mississippi Senate...

12/31/2014 - 5:35pm

TRAFFIC RECENTLY SHIFTED to a new bridge at the Gluckstadt Road/I-55 interchange.

Joe Magee Construction is building a new and improved Gluckstadt interchange to accommodate more traffic. The new interchange will have a wider flyover...

12/31/2014 - 3:15pm
If you’re trying to scam folks on the Northside, you might get a call from Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan.
That’s what happened recently when a man calling himself “Lt. Smith” attempted to scam some...
12/31/2014 - 3:13pm

If you were wondering who put up the “Vote for Me” signs during the last election on the Northside, it was Dr. Jimmy Cotten. Cotten, a Ward One resident, was noticing all of the political signs during last year’s special...

12/31/2014 - 3:08pm
Millsaps College promises to be a busy place in the coming years, with renovations expected to begin on one building and projects in the works for others. 
Among improvements, the college is planning to renovate the...
12/31/2014 - 3:07pm
Ashby Foote is taking over as Ward One Councilman on the Jackson City Council. Foote, who recently won a narrow victory against Northsider Dorsey Carson, is the owner of Vector Money Management, a financial firm, and a graduate of the United...
12/31/2014 - 3:05pm
Hiring additional staffers and improving customer outreach are among steps being taken to address complaints about the city of Jackson’s new water meters. 
In 2012, the city brought on Siemens to replace some 65,000...
12/31/2014 - 11:05am

So the holidays are coming to a close and it’s time for New Year’s resolutions.

OK. I resolve to be kinder and gentler. I resolve to never get angry but to appreciate each moment of life. I resolve to be courteous and...

12/31/2014 - 11:03am

It’s little wonder that Mississippi’s former Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps has been accused of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks in return for prison contracts.

He certainly had plenty...

12/31/2014 - 11:02am

Folklore tells us of a chief of the Caddoan nation, a giant of a man, standing one day astride the Sabine River, with one foot each in the future states of Texas and Louisiana. He was studying the terrain southward; he had made his decision; he...

12/31/2014 - 11:00am

"Mama says stupid is as stupid does," Forest Gump. Dr. Jonathan Gruber, PhD, is the MIT professor who devised the strategy to package and sell the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). It assumes voters are too stupid to understand what...