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Local News

07/18/2012 - 2:29pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Justice has approved new district lines for Hinds County.

The lines, which were passed by the board of supervisors in early 2011, will now be implemented....

07/18/2012 - 2:26pm

WEATHER PENDING, work on Redbud Road is expected to wrap up in the next couple of weeks, less than three months after the city of Jackson approved closing off the street. “The curb and center isle have been constructed but we are...

07/18/2012 - 2:05pm

Road construction started last week on a damaged section of the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 94.8, south of Ridgeland.   This section has been closed since March due to a failure in the road base that made the road unsafe for...

07/18/2012 - 2:01pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

WHAT DOES it take to get a building permit?

How long does it take to get a property approved?

It all depends on the contractor and how long construction takes, say Jackson...

07/18/2012 - 1:16pm

John Maxwell is using his skills on and off the stage to share his spirituality with others and raise awareness about issues affecting the community. The Northside actor will soon be presenting  his play, “Buck-Nekkid for Jesus,...

07/18/2012 - 1:09pm

USUALLY WHEN Denson Robinson talks to the media, he’s pretty matter of fact.

But when he starts talking about the city of Madison’s volunteer fire department, even he says he gets “passionate.”

Robinson...

07/18/2012 - 1:04pm

by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff  Writer

NEIGHBORS should no longer have to worry about cutting the grass at a home on Sheffield Drive.

Jackson city officials say they’ve reached an agreement with the owner of...

07/18/2012 - 12:58pm

by KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff  Writer

THE CITIES OF Madison and Ridgeland both saw growth in their total assessed values this year.

After a 2.6 percent drop last year, Ridgeland’s assessed value grew by 2.1...

07/17/2012 - 3:27pm

The S.M.A.R.T. chapter of Business Networking International (BNI) held an induction recently for 11 new members including Michael Barrett (Oce North America), Baron Hathaway (Mutual of Omaha), Chris Cockroft (Architectural Innovations), Brian...

07/10/2012 - 12:35pm

A NEW Medical OFFICE BUILDING being developed by Baptist Hospital and Landmark Healthcare Facilities is still on target to open in the spring of 2013.

“Everything’s moving along as scheduled,” said Baptist spokesman...

07/10/2012 - 12:25pm

WITH A CREEK eroding in Madison and a storage building in danger of falling in, the Madison County Board of Supervisors voted recently to express official interest in fixing the problem.

“This was kind of step one for our local...

07/10/2012 - 12:23pm

Residents in two Northside neighborhoods are being targeted by a scam artist who is attempting to take advantage of their good nature over the phone.

Authorities and neighborhood leaders are urging residents, if they’re contacted...

07/10/2012 - 12:14pm

textingleader.com won the 2012 Mississippi Technology Alliance’s New Venture Challenge. MTA is a nonprofit organization with the mission to drive innovation and technology-based economic development for the State of Mississippi. Hall of...

07/10/2012 - 12:00pm

Jackson Crime

The Jackson Police Department received the following reports for:

Briarwood Drive, 300 block, business burglary, Family Dollar, June 19;

Cedarhurst Road, 500 block,...

07/10/2012 - 11:54am

PENDING APPROVAL from the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), Aberdeen-based Eutaw Construction Company will be doing the widening work on Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland.

Ridgeland officials awarded the project to Eutaw...

07/10/2012 - 11:51am

The Rotary Club of Jackson recently announced the winners of their 2012 Rotary Mentor Scholarships.  Each of the four recipients will recive $16,000 over a four-year period.  Each will also be mentored for the four years by a member...

07/10/2012 - 11:48am

Malcolm White, executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson about the many aspects of the arts commission and Mississippi’s creative economy. Shown are (from left) John Dorsa,...

07/10/2012 - 11:39am

Dr. Larry D. Field, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery and a partner at Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, was recently elected to serve on the Arthroscopy Association of North America’s...

07/10/2012 - 11:37am

Thirty-five percent of Jackson households and businesses recycle.

Ward One Councilman Quentin Whitwell believes that number would go  up if the city increased its curbside recycling pickup to once a week.

Currently, the...

07/06/2012 - 3:19pm

LEFLEUR EAST WANTS to use the Creekmore House as its headquarters, and is now seeking permission from the city of Jackson to do so.

The foundation has applied for a special exception permit to use the 3,000-square-foot home on Old...

07/06/2012 - 3:12pm

The real estate market on the Northside has appeared to pick up in recent months, but overall sales for 2012 are still down when compared to pre-recession numbers.

Multiple Listing Service (MLS) of Jackson reports that for May 2012,...

07/06/2012 - 3:10pm

THE PEARL RIVER Valley Water Supply District (PRV), the governing body for the Ross Barnett Reservoir and the land around it, is trying to raise money with specialty license plates.

If the PRV gets 300 people committed to pay $31 each...

07/06/2012 - 3:09pm

MADISON COUNTY taxpayers who own farm or forest land in the Gluckstadt area might see a slight change in their property tax bill later this year.

Madison County Tax Assessor Gerald Barber told the board of supervisors at a meeting last...

07/06/2012 - 2:48pm

NORTHSIDERS’ commutes could become a little smoother in the coming weeks, as a contractor works to repair more than 100 utility cuts across the capital city.

The Jackson City Council recently hired Mack Construction to repair 125...

07/06/2012 - 2:46pm

DEVELOPERS with the Town of Livingston in Madison County hope to get a tourism tax incentive from the state after garnering a vote of support from the county board of supervisors last month.

Supervisors voted unanimously to endorse the...