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Local News

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 (...
11/08/2013 - 11:02am
Jackson third-graders will have a leg up on their reading and writing skills, thanks to the efforts of the North Jackson Rotary Club. 
The club is giving out 500 Webster’s dictionaries to third-graders at seven Jackson...
11/08/2013 - 10:58am
Changes and potential delays to changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and health insurance exchanges were discussed recently when Mississippi  Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren....
11/08/2013 - 10:44am
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
Congress has reached a bipartisan deal to postpone the provisions of the Biggert-Waters Act, but many Northsiders are still facing thousands of dollars in increases to their flood...
10/16/2013 - 12:08pm
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
THE MAJORITY of private and parochial schools on the Northside saw increased enrollment this year.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Jackson Preparatory School,...
10/16/2013 - 12:07pm
IN A RECENT activity at Madison Avenue Elementary (MAE), students read the first chapter of a book called “Tiger Rising” and then were asked to look through a collection of art-printed postcards and pick one that described the...
10/16/2013 - 12:05pm
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
There appear to be more questions than answers regarding a commission that would oversee how Jackson could spend revenue generated from a local-option sales tax. 
...
10/16/2013 - 12:02pm
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
I-55 COMMUTERS have a few more months before traffic switches to the new northbound lanes between Old Agency Road in Ridgeland and Highway 463 in Madison. 
...
10/16/2013 - 11:59am
Johnny Maloney was recently named president of the board of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation (MKF). He spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about his role and the foundation’s efforts to serve even more people throughout the state...
10/16/2013 - 11:46am
It is reasonable to declare the Kemper Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) project the Eighth Wonder of Mississippi.  The controversial plant being built by Mississippi Power (MP) in rural Kemper County (population 10,176) is...
10/16/2013 - 11:43am
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
THE SUN recently heard a rumor that bank fishing was banned at Main Harbor on the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
That rumor is false.
In fact, the developer who...
10/16/2013 - 11:42am
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
mORE affluent residents are less likely to feel impact from the city of Jackson’s sweeping water and sewer rate increases, according to a state economist. 
...
10/16/2013 - 11:39am
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
The Northside is a long way from Morocco, but Mohamed Ridaoui says Mississippi is home away from home. 
Ridaoui, called “Mo,” is the new tennis pro at...