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Local News

04/15/2015 - 9:36am

A RECENTLY REZONED commercial property in Gluckstadt could feature “fast casual” restaurants, bakeries, ice cream and coffee shops, but no fast food, gas stations or convenience stores, said a nearby resident.

Florette...

04/15/2015 - 9:33am

Rick Eads has known Rice Road needed repaving for a long time.

The Ridgeland resident who lives at the corner of Rice and the entrance of the Wendover subdivision, said potholes in the road have caused him to blow out tires on his...

04/15/2015 - 9:30am

The Jackson City Council still had questions last week regarding the mayor’s request to issue a state of emergency on its roads and water lines.

In particular, members spoken to by the Sun were worried that the administration...

04/09/2015 - 9:48am
Cora Jeanne Miller’s love of dolls could mean additional funding for Ballet Mississippi. 
On April 18, the ballet will host an antique doll sale, show and contest. 
Proceeds from the event will...
04/09/2015 - 9:46am
The city of Jackson has the legal authority to prevent a halfway house from opening in an affluent Northeast Jackson neighborhood, but as of last week the city appeared unwilling to do anything about it.
Oxford House has opened a...
04/09/2015 - 9:45am
As early as June, Northsiders could see infrastructure work related to the city of Jackson’s one-percent sales tax get under way. 
The city’s oversight commission was expected to pass the city’s...
04/09/2015 - 9:43am
A petition to rezone the Colonial Country Club property has been withdrawn, and developers say they are going back to the drawing board.
Colonial Jackson LLC withdrew its petition to rezone the property to a community mixed-use...
04/09/2015 - 9:42am
TEENS WHO ARE IN TROUBLE with the law in Madison County have a new evening program designed to keep them off the streets and out of further trouble, thanks to a pilot grant from the state. 
The Adolescent Evening Reporting...
04/09/2015 - 9:41am
MADISON COUNTY recently awarded a bid to build turn lanes at Stribling Road and Highway 463, an intersection described by multiple supervisors as a safety issue. 
But other road projects might see a decrease in funding or be...
04/09/2015 - 9:40am
Charles Beady is CEO of Mississippi Food Network, located in Jackson. A Georgia native, Beady has spent most of his life in Mississippi. He was president of The Piney Woods School on Highway 49 for 20 years. He and his wife, the former Helen...
04/09/2015 - 9:38am
Northsiders say the city of Jackson’s Infrastructure Improvement Plan doesn’t go far enough to address problems with White Oak Creek. 
In March, the city released a draft copy of the plan for public comment....
04/09/2015 - 9:36am
AN AUDIT of Madison County’s airport site study, along with on-the-ground analysis at the top three airport sites, is still ongoing. 
Also, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reviewing the site study, said...
04/09/2015 - 9:35am
Law enforcement officials are still looking into the bomb threats at Jackson Academy and other schools last month.
However, no suspects had been arrested as of last week.
“This is one of those Internet things...
04/09/2015 - 9:34am
New building codes are likely to take effect in Jackson by the end of the month. 
But Jackson city officials say builders and architects likely won’t notice a difference between the new codes and the ones that have...
04/09/2015 - 9:32am
MADISON COUNTY is exploring the possibility of adding a right turn lane on Green Oak Lane at the intersection with Highway 51 - but it is unclear whether the state will let the county do the work.
When the county has asked the...
04/09/2015 - 9:30am
A South Mississippi senator has killed two measures that would have meant more money for neighborhood foundations in Jackson and across the state. 
Two bills that would have reinstated a state law allowing for community...
04/09/2015 - 9:29am
The fifth annual Zippity Doo Dah Parade and Weekend is slated for Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28 in Fondren. Jim Wilkirson, executive director of the Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF), recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony...
04/09/2015 - 9:27am

David Herndon is the incoming headmaster of St. Augustine School, which is moving from Trinity Presbyterian Church in Jackson to Highland Colony Baptist Church in Ridgeland for its second school year this fall. Herndon is currently...

04/09/2015 - 9:27am
BECAUSE OF a contribution agreement and a broke public improvement district, the Madison County Board of Supervisors has paid more than $500,000 in legal fees so far to defend a lawsuit that won’t go to trial until October. ...
04/09/2015 - 9:26am
A major part of the city of Jackson’s Infrastructure Master Plan will focus on not only filling potholes, but preventing water from gushing out of the ground like Old Faithful. 
Between 2015 and 2019, the city plans to...
04/09/2015 - 9:24am
MADISON COUNTY is one step closer to building two new fire stations. 
Supervisors recently approved the signing of a purchase contract for a two-acre site at the intersection of Yandell and North Old Canton roads in the...
04/09/2015 - 9:23am
Around $600,000 in new construction and renovations are under way at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. 
The work, which includes adding new lighting, expanding the gift shop and adding new storage for museum...
04/09/2015 - 9:21am

Cora Jeanne Miller’slove of dolls could mean additional funding for Ballet Mississippi.

On April 18, the ballet will host an antique doll sale, show and contest.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the ballet, and help...

04/09/2015 - 9:19am

As early as June, Northsiders could see infrastructure work related to the city of Jackson’s one-percent sales tax get under way.

The city’s oversight commission was expected to pass the city’s Infrastructure...

04/09/2015 - 9:19am
Tracy Diez is executive director of the Mississippi World Trade Center (MSWTC), based in downtown Jackson. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of New Orleans, and is certified in nonprofit management...