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02/20/2014 - 3:39pm

Going off the grid would be less expensive for Jackson households than helping to pay for an estimated $1.8 billion in infrastructure repairs.

But getting off of Jackson’s wastewater system isn’t typically allowed for...

02/20/2014 - 2:35pm

ONE RIDGELAND official said some improvements have begun at the blighted Baymeadows Apartments, but the new owner suddenly stopped work after a couple of months.

Ridgeland Community Development Director Alan Hart was unavailable to...

02/20/2014 - 2:33pm

Nothing like a polite crook.

Jackson police are investigating two incidents that recently occurred on the Northside, including one involving a well-mannered robber.

On the night of February 5, the fellow robbed a woman in...

02/20/2014 - 2:27pm

Permit extension

WARREN Excavation recently got an extension on its one-year surface mining permit for a site on Highway 22 in Madison County.

At the January 21 board of supervisors...

02/13/2014 - 4:07pm

The state is taking another look at one of the more dangerous intersections on the Northside.

Engineers with MDOT are reviewing data on the intersection that includes Meadowbrook Road, Old Canton Road and the I-55 south-bound frontage...

02/13/2014 - 4:05pm

TWO STATE-FUNDED road projects in Madison County will be bid this spring, while a third won’t be ready until late this year or early next year, County Engineer Rudy Warnock said.

Work on North Livingston Road will be bid out...

02/13/2014 - 4:03pm

We rail against being pushed around for a legal agent such as oil by the oil cartel or oligarchy. Our society has grown and prospered from abundant and cheap energy. There is little moral question in this situation.

In the question of...

02/13/2014 - 4:00pm

OFFICIALS are taking the next steps to officially settle a lawsuit regarding Lost Rabbit and get rid of the infamous Lost Rabbit PID.

At press time, the settlement agreement still needed to be signed by Allstate Insurance Company, the...

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...