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Local News

09/17/2014 - 3:14pm

IF A MANUFACTURING company in Madison County needs safety training for its workers, chances are that training will come from the Holmes Community College Workforce Training Program.

In fiscal year 2014, which ran from July 1, 2013...

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.

“He was caught on video taking a bunch of Ralph Lauren...

09/17/2014 - 2:59pm

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

Vertical Church is the new name for what used to be Lifebridge and North Ridge churches. Pastors Philip Thurman and Eric Smith want to reach more...

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.

“We haven’t raised our millage at all...

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.

Last week the Madison County Board of Supervisors awarded bids for one overlay project on North Livingston Road and...

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

FOR ABOUT HALF of his workday, Isaac Morris’ office is an unsinkable 21-foot Boston Whaler, or as he calls it, “a brick on water.”

Morris is a Reservoir Police officer who patrols from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. He splits his...

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.

Robert Moorehead’s renovation projects might...

09/17/2014 - 9:28am
Joyce Moxley and Aimee Cole founded the Montessori Academy of Jackson about a year ago, with seven students and a lot of faith. 
Today, as the school on Lelia Drive begins its second year, MAJ has 24 students enrolled, with...
09/17/2014 - 9:25am
The first phase of improvements is under way on a project designed to prevent flooding at Rainbow Co-Op. 
The city of Jackson recently brought on Parkman Woodward Construction to make the upgrades, which will cost the city...
09/17/2014 - 9:24am
Plans to turn Parham Bridges Park into a world-class tennis center are coming to fruition. 
About two months ago, the city of Jackson resurfaced two of the park’s tennis courts. And last week, work began to resurface...
09/17/2014 - 9:15am
A shroud of secrecy has surrounded the city of Jackson’s plans to bring a Costco Wholesale warehouse to Lakeland Drive.
And as of last week, even members of the Jackson City Council had been unable to penetrate it.
...
09/10/2014 - 2:06pm
SOME animals at the Jackson Zoological Park will soon have some new digs, thanks to a state bond.
About $700,000 in work is about to wrap up on projects to improve the exhibits for the leopards, fishing cat and white-handed...
09/10/2014 - 2:03pm
John Evans is the owner of Lemuria Books in Jackson. Evans, who opened his store 40 years ago, recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about his first published book, Jackson, a photography book by Ken Murphy, and...
09/10/2014 - 1:57pm
The city of Jackson is planning to take another bite out of its $400 million consent decree. 
The Jackson City Council recently approved applying for a $19 million water pollution control...
09/10/2014 - 11:06am

MADISON COUNTY District 2 Supervisor Ronny Lott voted against a tax increase two years ago, but would not support a proposed tax decrease last week because the budget committee had not discussed it, he said.

“That’s not...

09/10/2014 - 11:04am

A MARKET STUDY of city-owned property in downtown Madison is still under way five months after it was originally supposed to be finished, and Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler would not reveal why.

“It’s a work in progress,”...

09/10/2014 - 10:52am

THE RIDGELAND Board of Aldermen intends to refund two bond issues from 2007, with a possible savings of more than $450,000 over the next 13 years, said City Clerk Paula Tierce.

“That is based on the current market; however, that...

09/10/2014 - 10:51am

WHEN MADISON COUNTY District 2 Supervisor Ronny Lott takes office as chancery clerk, the board of supervisors will replace Lott without holding a special election, according to the Mississippi secretary of state’s office.

“...

09/10/2014 - 10:45am

COLONIAL HEIGHTS Baptist Church Senior Pastor Jimmy Meek is returning to Memphis after five years with the congregation, and former First Baptist Jackson pastor Stan Buckley will serve the church as it searches for a new leader.

...

09/10/2014 - 10:38am

THE OWNER OF Baymeadows Apartments in Ridgeland doesn’t want the city to be able to enforce its zoning laws.

In a federal lawsuit filed August 29, Bixby Bridge Capital (BBC) asked the court to stop the city from “...

09/03/2014 - 4:22pm

JACKSON RESIDENTS are paying twice as much for water and sewer service as residents in Madison and Ridgeland.

Not including the minimum flat fees for water and sewer use in each city, an average monthly bill would be $26.30 in Madison...

09/03/2014 - 4:11pm

RIDGELAND is opting out of the International Building Code, at least for now, officials said.

Last week the Board of Aldermen passed a resolution saying “we control our own destiny” when it comes to building codes, said...

09/03/2014 - 4:03pm

PROPERTY TAXES in Madison County will stay the same this coming fiscal year except in the Valley View and Southwest Madison fire districts, said County Administrator Mark Houston.

Fiscal year 2015 starts October 1. The board of...

09/03/2014 - 3:57pm

MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS and a local group called Better Schools, Better Jobs want the state constitution to be amended to increase public school funding, but one lawmaker believes the amendment would have “unintended consequences.”...