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Local News

01/16/2014 - 4:33pm

The Jackson City Council’s quick decision to add a $5 surcharge to tickets sold at Thalia Mara Hall continues to receive backlash from members of the city’s artistic and entertainment communities.

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01/16/2014 - 4:31pm

TWO NORTHSIDERS are on the front lines in a fight against what they believe would be a “short-sighted” use of the state’s natural resources: offshore seismic testing and gas exploration just a mile south of the Gulf Coast...

01/16/2014 - 4:28pm

District 64 Rep. Bill Denny was one for two last year on the two major bills he discussed with the Sun.

Denny, during the 2013 legislative session, introduced a bill to create an attempted murder statute and another one to lower the...

01/16/2014 - 4:25pm

MOTORISTS on I-55 through Ridgeland and Madison will have some breathing room for another week or two, as northbound traffic has returned to the northbound lanes. 

Crews with Yates Construction have rebuilt the northbound lanes...

01/16/2014 - 4:07pm

The start of 2014 means a new look for one intersection on the Northside.

And the two neighborhood nonprofits that made the improvements have their sights on beautifying two more intersections before the new year is out.

The...

01/16/2014 - 3:58pm

MADISON COUNTY is doing what it can to rectify problems that the state auditor’s office found in a recent audit.

The main problems were incorrect bonding amounts for county officials, passwords that need to be strengthened, and...

01/16/2014 - 3:55pm

MOTORISTS who travel along I-55 North and Riverside Drive in Belhaven will be delayed in the coming months, as crews work to repair two aging bridges.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has advertised for bids to...

01/16/2014 - 3:50pm

Northsiders are not necessarily getting their feathers ruffled, but some residents are unhappy about a flock of vultures that have taken a liking to a home on Brae Burn Drive.

The birds, which come to the home in the Country Club of...

01/16/2014 - 3:47pm

RIDGELAND POLICE are waiting on evidence from the crime lab as an investigation continues into an armed carjacking that happened at Planet Fitness last week.

“We’ve got several pieces of evidence that are being worked,...

01/16/2014 - 3:45pm

JACKSON police are investigating an armed robbery of an individual on St. Mary Street and an armed carjacking on Crane Boulevard.

The incidents occurred on January 2 and January 4 respectively, according to police reports.

On...

01/16/2014 - 3:39pm

A LOT OF church groups fill shoeboxes with Christmas gifts for children, go to a foreign country and preach the gospel for a couple of weeks, or raise money for a humanitarian effort once a year.

But one Sunday school class from...

01/16/2014 - 3:33pm

Sen. Thad Cochran is hopeful that a bill will be passed soon that would amend changes made to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through the Biggert-Waters Act.

However, many Northsiders likely won’t feel the effects of...

01/16/2014 - 3:25pm

Election filing deadline

If you thought the campaigns would subside for a year following last year’s municipal elections and the national elections in 2012, you’re wrong.

This...

01/16/2014 - 3:22pm

County pay raises

MADISON COUNTY officials say an upcoming pay raise for county employees will require money to be taken out of the reserve fund at first, but budget savings in other areas should also...

01/08/2014 - 11:13am

The Salvation Army of Jackson is asking the community to rally around them as they rebound from a January 3 fire that destroyed the nonprofit’s Presto Lane family store.

The thrift shop has reopened temporarily at the old Sam...

01/08/2014 - 11:12am

IT LOOKS LIKE Ridgeland has a long road ahead in the state Legislature this year, with Gov. Phil Bryant expressing a lack of support for a bill that the city has tried to pass for several years now.

The Citizens for Economic...

01/08/2014 - 11:04am

THE QUESTION of whether or not the capital city will be able to pay for its infrastructure needs with a temporary one-cent tax will be decided next Tuesday.

Jackson voters will head to the polls on January 14 to cast ballots on a one-...

01/08/2014 - 11:02am

DISTRICT 25 SEN. Will Longwitz said he’s going into the 2014 legislative session with a focus on criminal justice and government transparency.

Longwitz, who represents northeast Jackson, Ridgeland, western Madison, and Gluckstadt...

01/08/2014 - 10:58am

The Hinds County Circuit Clerk’s office has been busy in recent months, with employees learning about the new voter ID law and about the new e-filing system with the Mississippi Electronic Courts (MEC). Circuit Clerk Barbara Dunn spoke to...

01/08/2014 - 10:53am

Still Patrolling

By Katie Eubanks

RESERVOIR POLICE are still patrolling Spillway Road and writing traffic tickets, despite a recent rumor to the contrary.

“What we’re trying to do is to...

01/08/2014 - 10:39am

Asking the state for additional funding is the impetus behind at least three of the bills the city of Jackson would like lawmakers to consider during the 2014 session.

The City Council has approved resolutions in support of 11 pieces...

01/08/2014 - 10:37am

THE CITY OF MADISON wants to be able to write tickets for property code violations instead of arresting people.

In 2012, Madison officials tried to get a local and private bill passed that would allow the city’s code enforcement...

01/08/2014 - 10:31am

A proposal to rename Highland Drive in Northeast Jackson could prevent confusion for emergency responders, bus drivers and others who are planning to visit LeFleur’s Bluff State Park and the area’s museums.

The Jackson City...

01/02/2014 - 10:38am

 THE CITY OF MADISON could eventually try to annex St. Dominic Health Services’ property and surrounding land north of the city, but Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler says not enough is happening in the area yet....

01/02/2014 - 10:31am

Mark Houston took office last month as the new Madison County administrator. He formerly worked as county comptroller from 2004 through 2009 and as administrator from 2009 through April 2010. He is a CPA, worked 20 years in the state auditor...