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Local News

06/18/2014 - 10:23am
The Briarwood Pool is back in business, thanks to the efforts of a group of Northsiders who came together to save it. 
The YMCA reopened the pool on Memorial Day weekend, just in time for summer vacation. Since then, the...
06/18/2014 - 10:21am
Joseph Chatmen wasn’t just a security guard who sat in the guardhouse as parents drove in and out of the parking lot at Jackson Academy.
He was a man who always greeted parents and their kids with a smile and a wave. He was...
06/18/2014 - 10:19am
Dr. Thomas Dobbs is state epidemiologist with the Mississippi Department of Health. Dobbs, who is married and has two children, received his undergraduate degree from Emory University and his medical degree at the University of Alabama at...
06/18/2014 - 10:18am
The city of Jackson’s “Pothole Blitz” is under way, and in the next three months, Mayor Tony Yarber hopes to have some 1,000 potholes filled across the city. 
The blitz will help clear a backlog of potholes...
06/18/2014 - 10:16am
Hinds County is paying a second firm to repair the radios that it hired another firm to maintain back in 2008, and more than likely, they’ll be going to court to get their money back.
The county has brought on Motorola to...
06/11/2014 - 9:31am

A LOT OF WORK was scheduled to happen this week on a southbound exit ramp at the Gluckstadt Road/I-55 interchange, weather pending.

“Crews will be on site to start paving this ramp. Some final drainage construction will also be...

06/11/2014 - 9:30am
Aging water lines and surfaces that need to be repaved aren’t only a problem for the city of Jackson.
They’re also concerns for the Jackson Zoological Park.
The park needs approximately $4.6 million to...
06/11/2014 - 9:24am
Kelly Headley’s last day as executive director of the LeFleur East Foundation is Friday, June 13. After more than two years at the foundations’ helm, Headley wants to spend more time with her family.
 She is...
06/11/2014 - 9:16am
It’s not over yet. 
Days after the Jackson City Council approved a request from Highland Village Holdings LLC and WS Development to build a parking lot in the Kimwood neighborhood, the decision has been appealed....
06/11/2014 - 9:15am

THE CITY OF RIDGELAND was planning to interview two applicants for police chief Wednesday, June 11, said Mayor Gene McGee.

“We have two in-house applications,” McGee said, but would not disclose the applicants on the record...

06/11/2014 - 9:12am

IN LIGHT OF April’s tornados, Madison County is moving forward now rather than later to get all of the tornado sirens it needs.

Twenty-two more sirens are needed, for a total of 25 in unincorporated parts of the county. It will...

06/11/2014 - 9:08am

A $5 MILLION bond issue should be sold by the end of the month to fund engineering and design work on Ridgeland’s new planned city center, along with buying right of way to build Colony Park Boulevard, said Mayor Gene McGee.

The...

06/11/2014 - 8:54am

GRADES ARE filling up and waiting lists are forming at Northside private schools for the 2014-2015 school year.

At Jackson Prep, grades six, eight and nine were the nearest to capacity at press time, said Director of Admission Lesley...

06/11/2014 - 8:46am

A MERCANTILE STORE and cooking school at the Town of Livingston could open by the end of the summer, with a restaurant and a wine shop following soon after, said developer David Landrum.

“I know the Livingston Mercantile is going...

06/11/2014 - 8:42am

Whit Hawkins became the city of Madison’s new public works director May 1. Hawkins was previously senior project engineer with Waggoner Engineering, where he had worked since 2005. He and his wife, Lauren, attend First Baptist Church...

06/11/2014 - 8:05am
Eric Fox lives by the saying he learned from a lady in South Jackson: “It’s never the wrong time to do the right thing.”
Fox, who has been with the Jackson Police Department since 2013, doesn’t have to...
06/11/2014 - 7:59am
A class of about 40 police recruits is expected to begin training this month at the Jackson Police Training Academy. However Jackson will still be well short of their targeted goal of 525 officers.
Of those in the recruit class,...
06/09/2014 - 3:32pm

THE MISSISSIPPI Department of Transportation (MDOT) isn’t the only one upset with the Madison County Board of Supervisors.

Now the city of Ridgeland is making its sentiments known, with a letter from the Dinsmor Homeowners...

06/04/2014 - 2:23pm

The Sun has learned that bond was denied yesterday for Frank Williams, the man police say was involved in a string of house burglaries and door kick-ins on the Northside. 

Judge June Hardwick denied bond at William's initial...

06/04/2014 - 1:36pm

THE CITY OF RIDGELAND was taking applications from within the police department last week in an effort to replace Police Chief Jimmy Houston, who is retiring next month.

“There are several individuals in the department who are...

06/04/2014 - 1:31pm

WESLEY QUICK is interviewing applicants to fill his former position as an assistant principal at Germantown High School, as he has just taken on the big job.

Quick replaces former principal Ted Poore, who has taken a job as headmaster...

06/04/2014 - 1:27pm

TWO FINAL PLATS met with board approval in the city of Madison recently.

Venetian Court, located on the north side of St. Augustine Drive across from Strawberry Patch Park, has 15 lots ranging from 12,300 to 16,600 square feet. The...

06/04/2014 - 1:16pm

MADISON COUNTY Tax Assessor Gerald Barber is hiring an attorney for legal issues related to the tax rolls for the first time in his 26-year tenure as assessor.

In the past, Barber has only hired an attorney if litigation began, he said...

06/04/2014 - 1:07pm

UPDATE:  The public hearing on the proposed Lost Rabbit Urban Renewal District (URD) has been postponed. 

"All lawyers are working together now and we might have an expedited roll-out. But nothing likely in...

06/04/2014 - 10:15am
Work is expected to wrap up in the coming weeks on a project that has reduced North State Street to one lane south of Millsaps College. 
Since late February, the city of Jackson has been working on a water line project along...