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Local News

08/20/2014 - 10:06am
The secretary of state won’t allow Jackson to tear down Smith-Wills Stadium for new development, and city officials are refusing to comment on what their next step will be.
The city had hoped to rezone 50 acres along...
08/13/2014 - 12:00pm
Jackson Police have made arrests in three recent incidents on the Northside, thanks to vigilant neighbors and swift responses to the calls.
On August 3, officers picked up a man and a juvenile allegedly involved in a strong-arm...
08/13/2014 - 11:59am
The battle over whether or not Highland Village can build a spillover parking lot in the Kimwood neighborhood rages on. 
On May 22, Robert Blaine, a resident of Kimwood, appealed a decision by the Jackson City Council...
08/13/2014 - 11:55am
A convention center hotel could soon be back on the table, according to officials with the city of Jackson. 
The city, along with the Jackson Redevelopment Authority (JRA), is planning to issue a request for proposals for a...
08/13/2014 - 11:52am
Plans to rezone 50 acres along Lakeland Drive is not about attracting a Costco, but about the increased need for commercial property along the Lakeland corridor, so says one city of Jackson official.
Last week, the Sun reported...
08/13/2014 - 10:47am

MADISON COUNTY will save about $200,000 over the next 14 years by refinancing two series of general obligation bonds.

“We have approved the resolution authorizing the board president to sign the documents. So we’ll watch...

08/13/2014 - 10:34am

MISSISSIPPI SHERIFFS still can’t use radar to catch speeders, and officials aren’t overly optimistic about getting legislation to change that.

“The sheriffs association has done everything we can to get the bill...

08/13/2014 - 10:10am

NEW RESIDENTIAL building permits are up in south Madison County, with Ridgeland and unincorporated areas set to meet or surpass last year’s numbers.

The city of Madison is down a bit from last year so far, at least in terms of...

08/13/2014 - 9:56am

Tony Bahou is the new president and CEO of Special Olympics Mississippi, headquartered in Madison. Bahou previously was head of communications and public relations for Mississippi Blood Services and United Way of the Capital Area. He...

08/13/2014 - 9:00am

LOST RABBIT is officially an URD instead of a PID, lawsuits should be dismissed soon, and payments on the URD bond issue could start next March.

“In the football vernacular, we see the end zone,” said Madison County Board...

08/06/2014 - 10:00am

LOST RABBIT is officially an URD and not a PID.

The Lost Rabbit Urban Renewal District (URD) Board met Tuesday and voted to terminate the Public Improvement District (PID), and to issue a $5.2 million bond to save the ailing...

08/06/2014 - 9:41am

THE PARKWAY EAST Public Improvement District (PID) once again has a board of directors and will be able to collect assessments this coming year, after dwindling to one board member recently.

On July 21, the Madison County Board of...

08/06/2014 - 8:55am
Retired Judge Henry Lackey has been appointed to hear a wrongful termination case involving the Hinds County Board of Supervisors and Airwave, LLC. 
The former Lafayette County circuit judge was appointed last week by the...
08/06/2014 - 8:53am
A roughly $500,000 change order and the potential that it might not be passed by the Jackson City Council, will continue to stall work on the Fortification Street Improvement Project. 
Work on the project has been going on...
08/06/2014 - 8:51am
A new school dedicated to building leaders and continuing the mission of Redeemer Church will open this year on the Northside. 
Classes start at The Redeemer’s School on August 18, and so far, about 34 children are...
08/06/2014 - 8:49am
Cliff Kling is the new president of Jackson Academy (JA). Kling, who has served as chief financial officer and general counsel at the school since May 2000, has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University,...
08/06/2014 - 8:38am

A SITE STUDY for a new airport in Madison County is about 75 percent complete, one official said. 

“I think we’ll probably see something [more definite] by the end of the month. It won’t be before then,”...

08/06/2014 - 8:37am
Members of Jackson’s Sudanese community are well aware of the state’s rough economy.
The community’s numbers have dwindled as a result.
In December 2000, approximately 80 members of the Lost Boys...
08/06/2014 - 8:35am
Smith-Wills Stadium on Lakeland Drive in Jackson could soon make way for a Costco Wholesale warehouse. 
The city of Jackson has been in meetings with leaders of the Washington state based company recently, which is...
08/01/2014 - 9:58am

NEW PRINCIPALS, new technology, and even a brand-new school are among the changes that Northside students will see in this school year. 

The Redeemer’s School, located at Redeemer Church PCA on East Northside Drive, will...

08/01/2014 - 9:51am

WRIGHT’S MILL and another subdivision in Madison are expanding, with preliminary plats approved at the July 15 Board of Aldermen meeting.

Phase six of Wright’s Mill will be located north of Culley’s Stand and will...

08/01/2014 - 9:46am

Nancy Batson is president of the Historical Society of Ridgeland. She and her husband, James, have lived in Ridgeland since 1980 and have three grown children. Batson recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks about the historical...

08/01/2014 - 9:42am

THE LAND CAN KILL YOU.

That’s what Michael Yerger’s grandfather used to say to him. The land will kill you – but if you learn the secrets of the Yazoo clay, when to dig and when not to dig, as the tenant farmers did a...

07/30/2014 - 9:45am
An engineer will help determine whether or not the city of Jackson raised water and sewer rates enough to cover its consent decree last year. 
The Jackson City Council is expected to decide next month on a proposal to hire...
07/30/2014 - 9:43am
Residents in Hinds and Madison counties will soon have a new way to get in touch with first responders during an emergency. 
The counties are planning to implement “next generation” technology. The technology...