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Local News

05/02/2014 - 3:12pm

MADISON COUNTY has “no knowledge” of whether a contribution agreement with the Parkway South Public Improvement District (PID) will continue into this fall, County Administrator Mark Houston said.

For now, the revolving-...

05/02/2014 - 2:58pm

STRICT RENTAL RULES were being finalized last week for the Northbay subdivision in Madison, after a Mississippi Supreme Court ruling effectively barred the neighborhood from prohibiting rentals.

Leasing or renting homes will only be...

05/02/2014 - 2:56pm

New projector

Visitors to the Russell C. Davis Planetarium in downtown Jackson will soon have an improved experience when watching sky shows and large-format films.

The Jackson City Council recently approved...

05/02/2014 - 2:53pm

A PROPOSED Target-anchored shopping center in the city of Madison is on hold for multiple reasons, but largely because of a financially unstable PID.

“If anything, the PID is at the crux of our problem,” said developer Eric...

04/24/2014 - 3:08pm

Plans to form a business improvement district or multiple business improvement districts, or BIDs, along East County Line Road are moving forward.

The funds have been secured for Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (...

04/24/2014 - 3:01pm

EUTAW CONSTRUCTION’S contract to widen Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland will likely be extended to June 23, although the city believes crews will finish the work before then, one official said.

On April 1, Ridgeland Mayor Gene...

04/24/2014 - 2:53pm

The fact that Jackson Police Officer Don Knotts shares the name of another famous police officer isn’t lost on him.

But this Knotts is no Barney Fife.

Unlike the Mayberry deputy, Knotts, who works Beat Three, Precinct...

04/24/2014 - 2:45pm

If you break down and leave your car on the side of the road in Ridgeland or Madison, it could end up at an impound lot in Rankin County.

If your car is broken down in Jackson, it will end up at an impound lot in the capital city....

04/24/2014 - 2:43pm

Gray Wiggers is CEO of Goodwill Industries of Mississippi. He was previously the marketing and public affairs director at Trustmark Bank for 36 years. He lives in Jackson with his wife, Bonnie. Wiggers recently spoke with Sun staff writer...

04/24/2014 - 2:38pm

Jackson Police are looking for a man they say was involved in two robberies recently in Belhaven.

On April 11, two women were robbed by the same suspect in the period of about an hour, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan....

04/24/2014 - 2:34pm

RETAIL SALES are up in the tri-county area as fiscal year 2014 heads into the home stretch.

According to statistics from the Mississippi Department of Revenue (DOR), Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties all saw an increase in sales from...

04/24/2014 - 2:31pm

Residents in two Northside neighborhoods say the city of Jackson has stalled their efforts to get speed humps put in on a busy roadway.

Lake Trace and the Wildwood North/Sun Valley neighborhoods have been attempting to complete the...

04/24/2014 - 2:18pm

Rates increasing

THE AVERAGE water and sewer bill for customers of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) is about to go from $49 to $65, according to a press release sent out by the PRV.

Last week...

04/16/2014 - 4:14pm

MADISON COUNTY could hire at least two more road workers for the same amount of money it’s paying the road department’s business manager, Canton Alderman Andrew Grant.

The two road department employees could be hired with...

04/16/2014 - 4:12pm

NORTHSIDERS were watching the Pearl River rise last week following heavy rains.

Had the One Lake Plan been in place, residents wouldn’t have had to worry about the river breaching the levees.

The project would pretty...

04/16/2014 - 4:05pm

MIKE CROOK has asked the Mississippi Court of Appeals for a rehearing after the court upheld his 2011 conviction for violating the city of Madison’s rental ordinance.

Steve Thornton, Crook’s attorney, said the appeals court...

04/16/2014 - 4:00pm

Darrel McQuirter is president of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors. McQuirter, who represents District 2, is a graduate of Clinton High School, Hinds Community College and Mississippi College. He and his wife, Janice Bridges McQuirter,...

04/16/2014 - 3:56pm

Work could begin in the coming weeks on a project that will do away with a cloverleaf exit at the I-55/ Lakeland Drive interchange.

In January, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced plans that it would be making...

04/16/2014 - 3:46pm

By KATIE EUBANKS

Waiting on Grass

CREWS ARE WAITING on grass to grow before completing the last bit of work on Rice Road.

Although the overlay project is nearly finished, Madison...

04/16/2014 - 3:40pm

Northsiders still have a chance to see a number of photographs taken by the Northside’s Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Eudora Welty.

The Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF) and the Eudora Welty...

04/16/2014 - 3:35pm

MINOR REPAIRS were set to take place last week in the Cherry Hill subdivision in Madison County, thanks to a resurfacing project running under budget.

The Madison County Board of Supervisors voted last week to use some of the leftover...

04/16/2014 - 3:33pm

More details have emerged on a plan to close off a portion of Kimwood Drive and turn two residential lots into an overflow parking lot for Highland Village.

The Jackson City Council will decide next week on the plans, which were...

04/10/2014 - 3:23pm

A new group much like Downtown Jackson Partners could soon be in place for businesses on East County Line Road.

Business owners along the busy corridor have been meeting for months discussing the possibilities of creating a business...

04/10/2014 - 3:21pm

OFFICIALS in Rankin, DeSoto and Hancock counties say they want to ask public utilities for customer information in order to find homestead fraud, as Madison County Tax Assessor Gerald Barber has done.

On the other hand, Hinds County...

04/10/2014 - 3:18pm

COMMUTERS will have to wait an extra six months before work is finished on I-55 in Madison and Ridgeland.

 A representative of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) said the original completion date of November 2014...