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Local News

12/10/2014 - 2:56pm

BUSINESS-CLASS JETS are the main type of aircraft officials hope to attract with a possible Madison County airport, said County Engineer Rudy Warnock.

Warnock is completing a $1.2 million site feasibility study for a possible airport....

12/10/2014 - 2:03pm
Jackson’s plans to study whether the city needs a new baseball stadium are bush league at best. 
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12/10/2014 - 1:57pm
The city of Jackson is beefing up work crews in preparation for a cold winter and potential water main breaks.
“We’re adding maintenance workers by the day,” said Director of Public Works Kishia Powell.
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12/10/2014 - 1:53pm
Fewer than 26 percent of registered voters turned out last week for the Jackson Ward One special election, a fact that is not lost on the race’s top two vote-getters. 
Approximately 4,100 voters turned down for the...
12/10/2014 - 1:52pm
Northsiders who want speed humps and haven’t already applied for them shouldn’t hold their breath. 
The city of Jackson is still not accepting applications for traffic-calming, and has no plans to open up the...
12/10/2014 - 1:49pm
Mistakes in the city of Jackson’s water billing department are costing Northsiders big. 
However, city officials say they’re aware of the problems and are working to address them. 
Northsiders,...
12/03/2014 - 5:44pm

MADISON COUNTY might not pay the bond shortfalls for a TIF gone wrong on Galleria Parkway, said County Administrator Mark Houston.

“I don’t think the board is contemplating making up a shortfall, and I’m not even sure...

12/03/2014 - 5:42pm

THE MISSISSIPPI Development Authority (MDA) has yet to respond to a months-old Chancery Court ruling that delayed the state’s ability to allow gas drilling near the Gulf Coast barrier islands.

“In light of the judicial...

12/03/2014 - 5:38pm

THE “REZ,” otherwise known as the Ross Barnett Reservoir, just became the latest in a long line of Mississippi entities to get its own specialty license plate.

Reservoir plates should be on the streets in January. Money...

12/03/2014 - 5:29pm

HINDS COUNTY topped two of its neighbors, Rankin and Madison counties, in three major industries recently: retail, construction, and accommodation and food services.

For the four-month period from July through October, sales in those...

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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