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Local News

12/27/2013 - 11:43am

Mark Smith is the new senior pastor at First Baptist Church (FBC) in Jackson. Smith, who has been on the job for about a month and a half, spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about his new position, his transition and his family. Smith...

12/18/2013 - 2:31pm
The outlook for Santa’S deliveries this Christmas is being clouded by recent revelations that the North Pole may be nearing its debt limit.
Unbeknownst to Santa Claus, the North Pole Reserve has been issuing gazillions in...
12/18/2013 - 2:28pm
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
If someone needs food, Nancy Willis won’t turn them away.
The Volunteers of Gleaners mission is to give food to shelters, but when someone walks into the...
12/18/2013 - 2:23pm
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
A TRIP TO CHICAGO for Madison County officials to discuss Lost Rabbit has been delayed until early January.
Allstate Insurance Company, one of the main parties in...
12/18/2013 - 2:19pm
Santa Claus travels around the world every Christmas Eve night and gives children gifts. He lives at the North Pole with Mrs. Claus, nine reindeer, and several million elves. He recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks via satellite...
12/13/2013 - 4:08pm

Although the two hadn’t met, Steve Scott and Nathan Coughlin shared a dream.

Scott, owner of Great Scott in Jackson, for years had wanted to open a full-service men’s barbershop in the back of his store on Old Canton Road...

12/13/2013 - 4:03pm

Rex Baker is executive director of Gateway Rescue Mission, a nonprofit that provides food, housing and other programs in downtown Jackson for the homeless. Baker recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks about Gateway’s holiday...

12/13/2013 - 3:59pm

Developing a comprehensive plan for state agencies to relocate and efforts to provide more oversight for the state’s tourism tax revenue program are among top priorities for District 29 Sen. David Blount.

...
12/05/2013 - 12:36pm

Criminals beware! Police are increasing patrols in neighborhoods across the Northside.

The Jackson Police Department has stepped up efforts, increasing patrols throughout residential areas during Christmas and the holiday season.

...
12/05/2013 - 12:34pm

THANKSGIVING, Christmas and New Year’s are busy, fun-filled times of the year, but for many people the holidays bring a seasonal bout of depression.

Madison resident Vivian Gibson, who says she has learned to live a normal life...

12/05/2013 - 12:32pm

Eleven new townhouses, the last portion of the Belhaven mixed-use development, are going in now, and construction on them is expected to wrap up early next year, according to officials close to the project.

The Belhaven is a $55...

12/05/2013 - 10:33am

Trecina Green is associate superintendent for the office of instructional enhancement with the Mississippi Department of Education. She recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the new Common Core state standards being...

12/05/2013 - 10:30am

If one Northside lawmaker has his way, motorists will no longer have to get inspection stickers.

In 2014, District 66 Rep. Cecil Brown will again propose a measure doing away with the statute that requires motorists to obtain an annual...

12/05/2013 - 10:26am

When Jackson pledged a million dollars to help repair Thalia Mara Hall, Northsiders probably had no idea they’d be contributing to that pledge directly.

As it turns out, anybody purchasing a ticket to a  Thalia Mara event...

12/05/2013 - 10:24am

OFFICIALS SAY per-pupil spending in public schools does not necessarily correlate with student performance.

The Sun obtained data from the 2011-12 statewide superintendents report that shows DeSoto County spending the least amount per...

11/14/2013 - 12:48pm
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
IT’S NOT OVER YET.
Last week, after Madison County told the Parkway East PID not to expect any more loans from the county for bond shortfalls, the bond insurer...
11/14/2013 - 12:45pm
Fund-raising efforts are continuing as the Friends of Thalia Mara Hall head into the final stretch before the auditorium goes black on January 11. 
So far, about $300,000 of the $1 million in charitable contributions for the...
11/14/2013 - 12:35pm
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
In its fifth year of operation, the Jackson Convention Center continues to operate at an annual deficit of more than a million dollars. 
For fiscal year 2012, the...
11/14/2013 - 12:25pm
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
Nine streets on the Northside could have speed humps in place sometime next spring, so says Jackson Traffic Engineer Robert Lee. 
But Northsiders who need speed...
11/14/2013 - 12:23pm
A little more than four months since being elected mayor of Jackson, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba sat down with Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren to discuss his role and his plans for the city.  Among agenda items, Lumumba is focusing on...
11/14/2013 - 12:21pm
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
Although every member of Mississippi’s Washington delegation voted in favor of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, none of the state’s congressional leaders...
11/14/2013 - 12:17pm
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
MADISON MAYOR Mary Hawkins Butler says the hotly debated Hoy Road phase two widening is “a city of Madison project,” even though the county has committed $2 million for...
11/14/2013 - 12:14pm
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
WORK SHOULD START soon to redirect some wastewater from the Ross Barnett Reservoir to a treatment facility in Jackson. 
Currently about 100,000 gallons a day worth...
11/08/2013 - 11:09am
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
Giving directions has gotten a lot easier for the staff of Bravo! Italian Restaurant, thanks, in part, to a new branding and beautification campaign being taken on by the LeFleur...
11/08/2013 - 11:07am
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
IT’S OVER. Mostly, anyway.
As of Friday, October 25, Madison County’s obligation to make short-term loans to the Parkway East Public Improvement District (...