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Local News

10/08/2014 - 12:45pm
A new historic designation in Fondren could mean tax breaks for business owners. 
The Downtown Fondren Historic District is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF) made an...
10/08/2014 - 12:43pm
An out-of-state development firm has purchased the Colonial Country Club on Old Canton Road. 
The 152-acre club and golf course is going to be redeveloped. However an official with Alliance Commercial Real Estate said it...
10/08/2014 - 12:42pm
A center that will connect volunteers to service opportunities across the metro area could soon come to fruition, thanks to the efforts of a group made up of several Northsiders. 
The group is the volunteer center sub-...
10/01/2014 - 4:15pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Board of Supervisors approved a handful of final plats last week, including one for a brand-new subdivision in the Gluckstadt area.

Phase one of Saddle Brook has 42 lots and is located between Ashbrooke Trail and the...

10/01/2014 - 4:08pm

THE MISSISSIPPI Department of Transportation (MDOT) probably can’t help pay for turn lanes at a busy highway intersection in Madison County, said Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall.

Madison County has a permit...

10/01/2014 - 4:06pm

RANDY RHEA, senior pastor at Madison Heights Church, said preaching was not on his agenda as he was growing up in Germantown, Tenn.

“This is the last thing I wanted to do,” Rhea said with a laugh.

“When I...

10/01/2014 - 3:54pm

THE TOWN OF Livingston got a design exception last week for street grades in the future residential phase, and the first business could open as soon as this weekend.

Madison County supervisors unanimously approved steeper street grades...

10/01/2014 - 3:41pm

MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS (MCS) is facing a lawsuit after punishing a student who posted a nude photo of another student online at Germantown High School - but what if the incident had happened elsewhere?

“In our handbook, on page...

10/01/2014 - 3:16pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) awarded a $1.2 million airport study contract without bidding it out because the agency wanted someone with “ownership” in the project, said MCEDA Executive Director Tim...

10/01/2014 - 9:50am
A new parking lot and new facilities to house the Boy Scouts and the Special Kids program are on tap for St. Richard Catholic Church.
The Jackson City Council recently approved a measure to rezone property on Lynnwood Drive from...
10/01/2014 - 9:48am
One of the last major acts of the Harvey Johnson administration was to bring in a number of specially equipped vans to drive over the city of Jackson’s streets and evaluate them for potholes, cracks and other problems. 
...
10/01/2014 - 9:44am
Katie Blount was recently selected to be the next director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH). Blount, who will take over the position on February 1, will replace H.T. Holmes. Blount and her husband David live in...
10/01/2014 - 9:37am
Is it possible to put together a play with a cast of 20 in four weeks?
In Mississippi? 
During football season? 
It is for Peter Friedrich, the new assistant professor and director of theater...
10/01/2014 - 9:34am
Revenues generated from the city of Jackson’s temporary one-cent tax will make commutes smoother along North State Street.
The city of Jackson is working on its infrastructure master plan, which will include projects to be...
09/24/2014 - 2:19pm
A North Jackson couple at the Advantages apartments recently were put at a disadvantage by crooks. 
On September 13, a man and woman were getting out of his vehicle when they were approached by two unidentified black males....
09/24/2014 - 2:18pm
Plans to bring a Costco Wholesale to Lakeland Drive remain in limbo after the Jackson City Council tabled a measure to rezone the Lakeland property last week. 
At its meeting on September 15, the council put the measure...
09/24/2014 - 2:17pm
More than $200 million in interstate improvement projects in the metro area are safe, for now. 
However, whether or not any major projects will be signed off on by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the...
09/24/2014 - 2:13pm
Jackson Police Officer Matthew McGee has taken a number of crooks off the streets this year, and was recently honored for his efforts by the North Jackson Rotary Club.
The club recognized McGee as officer of the quarter, and...
09/24/2014 - 1:44pm
The economy is turning around, the stock market has rebounded, and the state’s Public Employees Retirement System, or PERS, is becoming more solvent. 
The system, which has been at 58 percent funding for the last two...
09/24/2014 - 1:43pm
One former Jackson city commissioner would hate to see Smith-Wills Stadium torn down for new development, in part, because he helped get the stadium constructed. 
Former City Commissioner Doug Shanks recently shared with the...
09/24/2014 - 1:39pm
The Jackson Police Department’s decision to add two additional beats in Precinct Four is apparently paying off, at least according to recent crime stats. 
Crime through 2013 was significantly lower than it was in 2012...
09/24/2014 - 9:39am

A RAPE SUSPECT is being held with no bond after an initial appearance in Madison Municipal Court last week.

Jerson Nahum Martinez, 27, of Canton, appeared before Judge Dale Danks on Thursday, September 18, the day after the alleged...

09/24/2014 - 9:32am

RIDGELAND RESIDENTS will be paying just a little more for trash pickup starting October 1.

The city has a new six-year contract with Waste Management, and the rate is going up from $11.44 a month per customer to $13.75 a month.

...
09/24/2014 - 9:29am

RANDY WATKINS hopes to have a new clubhouse at the Lake Caroline Golf Club by March 1, after getting a building permit last week.

Watkins told the Madison County Board of Supervisors he was “very far along” on plans for the...

09/24/2014 - 9:26am

MADISON COUNTY could use a good conference center, maybe somewhere along Highland Colony Parkway, and two “task forces” will be discussing how to fund it this week.

Getting a conference center built is one of the goals of...