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Local News

02/13/2014 - 3:43pm

RETAIL SALES are up in the tri-county area for the first half of fiscal year 2014, though Rankin County saw more growth than Madison and Hinds counties.

For July through December 2013, retail sales in Rankin County shot up by more than...

02/13/2014 - 3:41pm

IT’S ON TO the U.S. House of Representatives for a measure that will prevent flood insurance rates from going up for thousands of Northside homeowners.

The U.S. Senate recently approved the Homeowners Flood Insurance...

02/13/2014 - 3:35pm

HOY ROAD could see construction early next year, but officials say the proposed widening project in Madison will have to be modified from the original plans.

“My understanding is they’re doing three lanes instead of five...

02/13/2014 - 3:20pm

Northsider Bill Hankins was a leading economic industry recruiter for Mississippi in the ’70s and ’80s working for Mississippi Power and Light, Deposit Guaranty, the Bank of Jackson and Gov. Bill Waller. John Emmerich...

02/13/2014 - 3:11pm

Church Schedules Service

By Katie Eubanks

ONE CHURCH, a new multicultural church on the Northside, will hold its first preview service Sunday, February 16, at the United Artists movie theater at Northpark Mall...

02/13/2014 - 3:06pm

THE MISSISSIPPI Craft Center held an unusual ribbon-cutting last week – for its parking lot, which was recently paved for the first time in six years.

Since the craft center was finished in 2007, employees and visitors have...

02/13/2014 - 2:49pm

Hinds County officials are bracing themselves for potential litigation after the board of supervisors voted to end a $10,000-a-month grass-cutting and maintenance contract with Airwave LLC.

Under the leadership of new Board President...

02/13/2014 - 2:41pm

BACK IN THE ’50s, college students didn’t spend every spare minute locked into their smart phones.

Instead, a lot of them played bridge between classes.

“When you’d get out of class, there would be card...

02/05/2014 - 4:00pm

MADISON COUNTY Board Attorney Mike Espy said a pending legal settlement regarding Lost Rabbit will mean taking property tax dollars from the development and then “giving them back.” But not everyone sees it that way.

Espy...

02/05/2014 - 3:53pm

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Revenue (DOR) are unsure how they’ll let businesses know what items are exempt and not exempt from Jackson’s new one-cent tax.

In January, voters in the capital city...

02/05/2014 - 3:51pm

MADISON MAYOR Mary Hawkins Butler was mum last week about whom she supports for chancery clerk, but she wasn’t mum about new developments coming to town or her displeasure with Madison County government.

Butler gave her annual...

02/05/2014 - 3:39pm

Getting Raises

Five Hinds County assistant public defenders have gotten a pay raise.

The board of supervisors recently approved a request to increase the salaries of the county’s most senior assistant...

02/04/2014 - 3:31pm

The most recent transportation bill passed by Congress puts the metro area at a disadvantage when it comes to funding trails and streetscape improvements, at least according to an official from the Central Mississippi Planning and Development...

02/04/2014 - 3:13pm

Jackson police are investigating two incidents that occurred recently on the Northside. The first incident occurred at the Shell gas station at 1050 E. Northside Dr., and the other was a robbery that was reported at the Somerset Place...

02/04/2014 - 3:06pm

THE OLDE TOWNE Middle School basketball teams celebrated last week after an undefeated season in which the seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls bested the likes of Carver, Madison, and Northwest Rankin.

All four teams at the...

02/04/2014 - 2:58pm

Mackenzie Ellis and Mia Martinson were deeply moved when their friend Robert Gaillet was seriously injured in a car accident in November.

However, the two were unsure how they could help their friend, a cross-country star at St. Andrew...

02/04/2014 - 2:50pm

Andy Taggart was recently named chairman of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership (GJCP). Taggart is a former Madison County supervisor and a graduate of Mississippi College and the Tulane University School of Law. The Madison resident...

02/04/2014 - 12:36pm

SummerHouse recently hosted its second holiday coat drive to benefit Stewpot Community Services. Members of the community donated more than 100 new or gently used coats in exchange for entries into two drawings for free chairs from...

01/30/2014 - 1:16pm

Leaders with more than 120 combined years of educational experience will be stepping down from top positions at three of the Northside’s largest independent schools at the end of the academic year.

...

01/30/2014 - 1:12pm

MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS Superintendent Ronnie McGehee said he believes proposed changes to high-school math courses for Common Core will be productive, but he is concerned about middle-school students who haven’t...

01/30/2014 - 1:04pm

The future of a burned out apartment complex on the Northside could be decided by a Jackson Municipal Court judge next week.

A court date has been set for February 4, to determine whether or not the city of Jackson can tear down the...

01/30/2014 - 1:02pm

Betsy Bradley is director of the Mississippi Museum of Art. Bradley recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks about the museum’s Art Garden and its impact on downtown Jackson, along with upcoming exhibits and events at the...

01/30/2014 - 11:28am

JAMIE EUBANKS, operations manager at the state’s wine and liquor warehouse in Gluckstadt, asks the Sun to excuse the “mess” on the warehouse floor.

“They’re cleaning up. We had a big night last night....

01/30/2014 - 10:48am

BUILDER and developer Scott Shoemaker said he was “blessed” this past November to receive the 2013 Subdivision of the Year award from the Mississippi Home Builders Association for The Enclave at Towne Center, located in Ridgeland....

01/30/2014 - 10:43am

JACKSON police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at the corner of Belhaven and Hazel streets on January 17.

A man was walking home from a nearby bar when he noticed two unidentified black males walking in the other...