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Local News

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.

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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.”...

09/03/2014 - 3:48pm

ACCORDING TO Boy Scout Troop 30 Leader James McCullough, being in the boy scouts as a youth helped make him the man he is today and gave him the discipline to work toward success. He tries to teach to his Scouts what he learned as a boy scout:...

09/03/2014 - 3:42pm

A GROUP wanting to incorporate Gluckstadt as a city may have bitten off more than it could chew.

Gluckstadt’s population is growing so fast, the group might reduce the proposed incorporation area just to keep up.

...

09/03/2014 - 11:43am
After 17 years in Northeast Jackson the Everyday Gourmet is moving. 
The store will be shutting the doors to its Pear Orchard Village location in late September, and will be moving to a new building “across the street...
09/03/2014 - 11:42am
Ted Riter is interim rabbi at Temple Beth Israel in Jackson. Riter replaces Valerie Cohen, who stepped down from the position earlier this year. Riter is a graduate of Tulane University and previously led congregations in Encinitas and...
09/03/2014 - 11:40am

WARD ONE just can’t keep a councilman.

Since 2007, Northsiders have gone to the polls, on average, every 21 months to elect a new person to represent Northeast Jackson on the Jackson City Council.

In August 2007, Jeff...

09/03/2014 - 11:27am
The Jackson Convention Complex still can’t pay its bills, more than five years after opening its doors to the public.
For fiscal year 2013, the most recent data available, the center generated nearly $2.9 million in revenue...
08/27/2014 - 2:54pm
Plans to put a Costco where Smith-Wills Stadium is today have been turned down by the Jackson Planning Board, but the request of the city of Jackson to rezone some 50 acres of property along Lakeland Drive still must go before the City...
08/27/2014 - 2:05pm

MADISON COUNTY’s chief inspector for the planning and zoning department is now the new zoning administrator.

Scott Weeks, who has worked in the department 16 years and previously served as a deputy sheriff, officially became the...

08/27/2014 - 1:49pm

AS COMMUTERS enjoy a new five-lane Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland, city officials have hired three firms to appraise and acquire right of way for a planned extension of the road.

The Lake Harbour extension will run west from Highway...

08/27/2014 - 1:44pm

RANKIN COUNTY emerged the clear winner in retail sales growth in the metro area this year, with a more than 10 percent increase, compared to only six percent in Hinds County and four percent in Madison County.

At the close of the state...