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09/04/2013 - 12:53pm

IT’S TAKING three sheriff’s deputies to deal with traffic following temporary lane closures on Ridgewood Road, but officials say everything is under control.

The two southbound lanes on Ridgewood were closed last week so...

09/04/2013 - 12:50pm

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

BOW HUNTERS can take their shot at a deer hunt on land that has gone (legally) un-hunted for the past 50 years, with reservoir officials opening up nearly 800 acres for a draw hunt this fall...

09/04/2013 - 12:46pm

 Trey Porter is director of community relations with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH). Part of his job includes working with the Foundation for Mississippi History. Porter is a graduate of Millsaps College and is...

09/04/2013 - 12:04pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Engineers are still in the design phase and right-of-way acquisition phase on the Museum to Market Trail project.

However, officials involved with the trail say work is moving along...

09/04/2013 - 12:01pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

A third neighborhood on the Northside is installing a public access gate.

A wrought-iron gate is now being installed at the entrance to the Petit Bois subdivision on Ridgewood Road...

09/04/2013 - 11:58am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

MADISON UNITED Methodist Church (MUMC) hopes to have 50 additional parking spots and better traffic flow in the next few months, with a campus expansion also planned for the long term.

...
09/04/2013 - 11:52am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

SEPTEMBER 7 will mark only the second time Mississippi State University and Alcorn State University have faced off on the football field, and Mission Mississippi President Neddie Winters is...

08/31/2013 - 7:56am

Jackson attorneys were recently selected for the Mississippi Bar’s Leadership Forum 2013. Participants include (from left, back) Wendy H. Ellard, Clifton “Cliff” Michael Decker, Graham P. Carner, J. Seth McCoy,...

08/22/2013 - 11:13am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Parents picking up their kids at Jackson Academy (JA) will likely have a rough go of it in September, as a major portion of Ridgewood Road is expected to be closed off for sewer repairs....

08/22/2013 - 11:10am

These guys can play.

A group of 15 Northsiders will represent Mississippi in the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) 4.5 League National Championship in Tucson this October.

The team, led by Northsider Mitch Peters...

08/22/2013 - 11:07am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

A FEDERAL LAWSUIT related to the Lost Rabbit Public Improvement District (PID) has been dismissed, which could bode well for settlement talks in local litigation.

On August 6, Judge...

08/22/2013 - 11:04am
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
City of Jackson road crews who should otherwise be filling potholes or working on broken water mains will soon be doing work on the Fortification Street Improvement Project, so says...
08/22/2013 - 11:00am
Raphael Semmes is a local musician and music coordinator for Saving Grace, the annual benefit for Grace House. The event is Thursday, August 22, at St. James Episcopal Church in Fondren.  Semmes has his own show, “Raphael Semmes...
08/22/2013 - 10:45am
 “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”(Psalms 90:12)
When I read this Scripture I am reminded of just how much time I waste. It seems that God would have us “number our...
08/22/2013 - 10:42am
WILD HOGS have made the short list of nuisance animals in Mississippi, and an August 26 meeting could determine the next steps to control the hog population.
The future of wild hogs is now under the authority of the Beaver...
08/22/2013 - 10:39am
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
TWO OR THREE people are already “lined up” to run for John Bell Crosby’s seat on the Madison County Board of Supervisors in 2015, said Madison County Conservative...
08/22/2013 - 10:37am
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
A CONFERENCE center, hotel, marina, and 18-hole golf course could be coming to the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Madison County.
Reservoir officials voted last week to...
08/22/2013 - 10:33am
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
CITY OFFICIALS on the Northside say they’re not sure they’ll follow the lead of the city of Pearl, which recently approved an ordinance requiring fire sprinklers and...
08/22/2013 - 10:31am
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
Roughly $35 million in work to address the city of Jackson’s $400 million consent decree is about to get started or is already under way. 
Last October, the...
08/21/2013 - 1:03pm

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

THOUGH SCHOOL uniforms have been talked about in Madison County for the past several years, school district superintendent Ronnie McGehee said uniforms were not on the radar right now.

...
08/15/2013 - 11:01am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Schools on the Northside are taking steps to make their environments safer for  students this fall.

Officials with several independent and parochial schools in the area have...

08/15/2013 - 10:58am

 HUNTERS, BOATERS, and upriver campers at the Ross Barnett Reservoir and Pearl River might not be able to recreate for free next year.

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV), the state agency that owns and manages the...

08/15/2013 - 10:54am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

THE NEW INTERCHANGE under construction at I-55 in Ridgeland and Madison will soon have a new contractor.

However, Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall said commuters...

08/15/2013 - 10:49am

Bob Rambo was recently named lead pastor at Christ United Methodist Church.  Rambo, a native of West Point, Miss., attended Wood College, Mississippi State University, and Memphis Theological Seminary, where he received a master’s of...

08/15/2013 - 10:32am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

TO THE SURPRISE of Madison County Engineer Rudy Warnock – and perhaps the majority of the county – bids for the overlay of Rice Road phase three came in far under budget.

...