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Local News

04/10/2014 - 3:10pm

A decision to allow Highland Village to demolish two homes in the Kimwood neighborhood and build a parking lot in their place has been appealed to the Jackson City Council.

In March, the Jackson Planning Board narrowly approved a...

04/10/2014 - 3:05pm

EFFORTS TO REPAVE and repair parts of Highland Colony Parkway are not moving fast.

Madison County has yet to have a “kickoff meeting” with the state regarding its portion of work; the city of Ridgeland has to wait until...

04/10/2014 - 3:03pm

Carl McDonald is president of the Metro Jackson Lions Club. McDonald and his wife, Roanoke, reside in Ridgeland. They have two adult sons, Boty and Bryan. He has been a member of the club for about four years. He recently spoke to Sun Staff...

04/10/2014 - 2:56pm

A new mixed-use development could be on tap for Fondren, pending the approval of plans by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL).

Gov. Phil Bryant recently signed into law Senate Bill 2803, which allows the University of...

04/10/2014 - 2:53pm

MADISON OFFICIALS are prepping for more growth in the city, with plans for a fire station downtown and a water well on tap for Liberty Park.

When asked if the city’s infrastructure was enough to handle the businesses and homes...

04/10/2014 - 2:46pm

Roads’ safety improved

By Katie Eubanks

SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS are on tap for a Madison intersection where a Ridgeland woman lost her life in December.

At Highland Colony Parkway...

04/10/2014 - 2:42pm

FOR THREE months, Brenda Newhouse has been unable to drive her Chevy Trailblazer onto her driveway.

That’s because a water main burst under her yard on Gleneagles Drive in Northeast Jackson, creating a gaping hole in her front...

04/10/2014 - 2:36pm

NORTHSIDE lawmakers have had a successful session in the state Legislature, with Rita Martinson, Will Longwitz and David Blount passing laws dealing with government corruption, domestic violence and more.

District 25 Sen. Longwitz and...

04/03/2014 - 2:25pm

Northsiders will have to dig a little deeper next year to keep their kids in private school.

Tuition at most of the area’s private and parochial schools is going up for the 2014-15 academic year.

School leaders say the...

04/03/2014 - 2:22pm

THE CITY OF MADISON is pushing to revitalize its downtown district, with a new business development director for the area, a market study under way for a mixed-use “town square” development, and hopes for a farmers market at the red...

04/03/2014 - 2:15pm

AN APPEALS COURT has upheld the conviction of Mike Crook on two counts of violating the city of Madison’s rental ordinance.

Crook was arrested in October 2010 for renting out a house without a rental license. The Madison...

04/03/2014 - 2:09pm

Eddie James is president of the Madison the City Chamber of Commerce. He is director of facility operations with Baptist Health Systems. James and his wife, Shannon, live with their three children in Madison, where she teaches at Madison...

04/03/2014 - 1:10pm

The first phase of improvements at Thalia Mara Hall are under way, with officials saying the work should be completed in time for the USA International Ballet Competition (USA IBC) this summer.

“We’re just under halfway...

04/03/2014 - 1:05pm

NORTHBAY’S fight to keep its 2006 no-rental ordinance in place might have come to an end.

Last week the Mississippi Supreme Court denied the Madison subdivision’s petition to appeal the Mississippi Court of Appeals’...

04/03/2014 - 1:00pm

Bus drivers, first responders and others will have an easier time finding the Mississippi Children’s Museum, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and LeFleur’s Bluff State Park.

The Jackson City Council recently renamed...

04/03/2014 - 12:57pm

THE CITY OF MADISON already has 13 vendors signed up for its first-ever farmers market, to be held at the red caboose on Main Street starting May 13.

“The interest in it is phenomenal,” said Robin McCrory, Madison’s...

04/03/2014 - 12:53pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Board of Supervisors recently approved two preliminary plats for subdivisions just outside the city of Madison.

Camden Crossing of Caroline phase five will contain 60 lots, each measuring about 10,000 square feet or...

04/03/2014 - 12:48pm

WORK HAS PAUSED on a new southbound exit ramp at I-55 and Gluckstadt Road as construction crews wait for warmer weather.

In the meantime, workers with Joe Magee Construction have been pouring concrete for a new bridge at the...

04/03/2014 - 12:46pm

Searching for Cars

Jackson police are looking for vehicles involved in two separate incidents on the Northside.

Police say one vehicle, a small blue sports utility vehicle, was involved in a string of door...

04/01/2014 - 3:25pm

18 March 1945, 0300: The morning started early at the Great Ashfield air field. Wake up at 3 a.m., crew mission briefing, chow line, flight line for pre-flight and weapons checks, take off. It would be the biggest mission of the year for the...

03/26/2014 - 1:47pm

Lawmakers could bring an end to a rebate program that has cost the state some $154 million in sales tax revenues to date, just a little more than a year after the program was overwhelmingly approved by the House and Senate.

The...

03/26/2014 - 1:45pm

LAKE HARBOUR Drive probably won’t be finished until May, Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee said.

Eutaw Construction is still working on a widening project on Lake Harbour from Northpark Drive to Highway 51. Crews are building what will...

03/26/2014 - 1:39pm

A number of questions still remain unanswered, but efforts to save a popular summer destination on the Northside appear to be paying off.

Since it was formed weeks ago, “Friends of the Briarwood Pool” has raised...

03/26/2014 - 1:30pm

Lost Rabbit Improvements

IMPROVEMENTS to a sidewalk, curb and gutter are on tap for an ailing intersection at Lost Rabbit.

The Madison County Board of Supervisors recently awarded a bid for the small project...

03/26/2014 - 1:24pm

Lindsey Horton has been police chief of Jackson for about eight months. Horton, who is a graduate of Jackson Public Schools and Jackson State University, worked his way up through the ranks since joining the Jackson...