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Local News

12/03/2014 - 5:25pm

A NEW TAXIWAY under construction at the Madison Air Center will help the Mississippi Forestry Commission suppress wildfires.

The commission has a small, single engine aircraft in a hangar at the Madison airport. The new connector...

12/03/2014 - 11:48am
Residents likely won’t see any new state-sponsored road projects next year on the Northside. 
However, work on several projects already under way in south Madison County are expected to continue. 
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12/03/2014 - 11:47am
It’s two in a row for Northsider Mark Thompson. 
In October, Thompson helped the Southern Section win the Donoff Cup in the USTA 55 and over national championship. 
The tournament was held Wilmington...
12/03/2014 - 11:45am
Plans to turn property along the Pearl River into an urban refuge are coming together, so says Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall.
“We are at the end of the process. Now we are deciding what we want to...
12/03/2014 - 11:27am
In 1994, David Keary took over as artistic director of Ballet Mississippi. Keary, a graduate of Millsaps College and the Mississippi College School of Law, previously was a student at the Jackson Ballet, and first professional dancer with...
12/03/2014 - 11:24am
Legislation addressing the state of Mississippi’s leasing habits and allowing online voter registration are among issues that District 29 Sen. David Blount hopes to address in the 2015 session. 
Blount will again...
12/03/2014 - 11:23am
Although Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium will one day be owned by the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the hospital has no plans on how the property would be used. 
In fact, leaders there haven’t even...
12/02/2014 - 11:04am

NONE OF THE VICTIMS in an identity theft scheme in Madison County appear to have lost any money, and it is unclear how the suspect or suspects plan to benefit from the fraud, law enforcement said.

A strange, widespread case of identity...

11/26/2014 - 6:56pm

LEN MELVIN purposely included a misspelling in the title of his new book, “On the Lamb.”

The Hattiesburg attorney and former Northsider’s debut novel follows protagonist Hudson Horvath and two companions on a road...

11/26/2014 - 6:54pm

ABOUT ONCE A MONTH, District 25 Sen. Will Longwitz gets a call from a mother at her wit’s end because she doesn’t know what to do for her child with dyslexia.

In Mississippi, it doesn’t matter where you live or how...

11/26/2014 - 6:50pm

ENGINEERS ARE more than halfway finished in obtaining the easements for the Fondren Streetscape Project, and hope to begin construction in the spring.

So far, officials with Neel-Schaffer Engineering, the firm working on the project,...

11/26/2014 - 6:46pm

TWO tax-increment financing bond issues (TIFs) in the city of Madison are doing quite well, despite recent news that a Madison County TIF on Galleria Parkway was not generating enough revenue to pay its debt service.

Madison has issued...

11/26/2014 - 6:33pm

NO BUILDING PROJECTS are currently planned for Jackson Academy. However, the school has plenty of room to build on if the need arises.

JA wrapped up the implementation of its 2010 strategic plan a year early and is now working on its...

11/26/2014 - 6:16pm

Ed Trim is president and CEO of Pennington and Trim Alarm Services, which he owns with his wife, Dana. Trim started the Flowood business out of his home 27 years ago. He recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks about how...

11/26/2014 - 6:14pm

SINCE IMPLEMENTING strict regulations for rental homes in the spring, the Northbay subdivision in Madison has only approved one rental in the neighborhood, said Northbay Property Owners Association (POA) board member Paul Tankersley.

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11/26/2014 - 6:11pm

VISITORS TO Highland Village this holiday shopping season will be welcomed by more vibrant colors and improved landscaping, among other improvements.

WS Development has spent $6 million on upgrades to the facility, in an effort to...

11/26/2014 - 6:07pm

SHOPPERS ON THE Northside should be even safer this year, with new efforts being undertaken by the Jackson Police Department (JPD) during Operation Safe Shop.

Local law enforcement agencies are boosting patrols and beefing up security...

11/26/2014 - 6:03pm

PETER PAN, Nutcrackers and Santa Claus will be mixing it up on the Northside this year, with plenty of new and familiar options for families to celebrate the holidays.

For kids and anyone who wants to feel like a kid again, two local...

11/19/2014 - 4:02pm

EARLY NEXT YEAR, the Madison County Circuit Court will hear two grim, first-of-their-kind criminal cases: Ridgeland’s first human-trafficking charge, and Madison’s first recorded homicide.

On January 20, Martavious Cortez...

11/19/2014 - 3:56pm

ROADWORK on Pear Orchard and Rice roads should have started by the time this story prints, and a striping program in Madison County should begin next spring, County Engineer Rudy Warnock said.

Warnock recently gave the Board of...

11/19/2014 - 3:54pm

MADISON COUNTY Tax Assessor Gerald Barber is asking Madison residents to give him information on their neighbors so his office can find homestead fraud.

Barber said although most tax assessors don’t go this far, the practice is...

11/19/2014 - 3:47pm

MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS hopes to save money with the purchase of $10 million of property on Highland Colony Parkway, said MCS Superintendent Ronnie McGehee.

MCS considered building a new central office on 16th Section land in Gluckstadt...

11/19/2014 - 3:44pm

A NEW CONSTITUTIONAL amendment just passed in Mississippi has turned the traditions of hunting and fishing into constitutional rights - but the law doesn’t allow Mississippians to go out and bag bucks willy-nilly, one official said.

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11/19/2014 - 3:36pm

A $15 MILLION Madison County bond issue will fund roadwork on Hoy, Bozeman and Yandell roads, Highland Colony Parkway, and the construction of Reunion Parkway phase three, plus some maintenance overlays yet to be determined.

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11/19/2014 - 1:21pm
From the slums to graduate school, the generosity of Northsiders have helped raise James Oonyu out of poverty and change his world. 
Oonyu recently visited the metro area to speak on behalf of the African Scholarship...