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Local News

11/29/2012 - 12:23pm

 by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

New speed humps will eventually be added on Dogwood Drive.

Eventually.

The city of Jackson has approved adding two speed humps on a section of the roadway between...

11/29/2012 - 12:20pm

 by KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff  Writer

THE MADISON AND Ridgeland police departments are both planning to get video arraignment technology, which is now helping the Madison County Sheriff’s Department with security...

11/29/2012 - 12:17pm

DISTRICT 58 REP. Rita Martinson said she is pre-filing several bills for the upcoming legislative session, including one that would prevent new legislators from getting the Supplemental Legislative Retirement Plan (SLRP).

Martinson, a...

11/29/2012 - 12:14pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Eight years after it was implemented, Jackson Academy’s (JA) master plan is coming to fruition, one piece at a time.

In 2006, JA added a new entrance on Ridgewood Road, making...

11/29/2012 - 12:11pm

Nancy New is the founder and administrator of New Summit School in Jackson and executive director of New Learning Resources School District (NLRSD). She has worked in private education for more than 20 years and worked in public education for...

11/29/2012 - 11:57am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

SO HOW DO YOU keep an uncovered, outdoor ice-skating rink frozen in Mississippi, where average temperatures reach well above freezing even in the winter?

In the case of the temporary...

11/29/2012 - 11:53am

Why do they fall? I’m not talking about mallards falling from the skies from a barrage of number 2s in flooded timber, nor am I talking about doves hitting the packed soils from an October dove hunt. I am speaking of the thin pieces of...

11/20/2012 - 5:11am

Turkey workout

Raising the Barr Fitness will offer a free Turkey Busting Workout, November 23 and 24 at 10 a.m. Bring a canned vegetable to donate to Pinelake Care Center. For details call 601-414-3536.

 

Santa...

11/08/2012 - 11:51am

by Anthony Warren

Sun Staff Writer

More than a million dollars is available to the city of Jackson if only they could collect it.

Jackson’s municipal court system is carrying a backlog of unserved warrants...

11/08/2012 - 11:49am

MORE THAN A quarter century ago, a group of evangelical Protestants in the metro area discovered the Orthodox faith.

They formed a Bible study and organized into St. Peter’s Antiochian Orthodox Church in 1976.

Now St....

11/08/2012 - 11:46am

by katie eubanks

Sun Staff  Writer

RESIDENTIAL building permits in Ridgeland have been on a steady incline since fiscal year 2009, but permits for new commercial buildings have done nothing but decrease since the...

11/08/2012 - 11:34am

Bertha Gordon is president of the Annandale Property Owners Association (APOA) at Annandale Estates. She and her husband, Dr. James Gordon, have lived in Annandale Estates for 14 years. They have six children and 12 grandchildren. Bertha Gordon...

11/08/2012 - 11:22am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Improving security and safety for residents in Eastover is a priority for the Eastover Neighborhood Association (ENA).

The group currently uses off-duty police officers to patrol the...

11/08/2012 - 11:20am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Plans have been laid out, and estimates say it will take around $5.6 million to transform Parham Bridges Park into a world-class tennis center and community destination.

Ward One...

11/08/2012 - 11:13am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

THE CJ STEWART Foundation, a nonprofit 501c3 based in Madison, is officially seeking another location for “Down Range,” a proposed sports camp facility for teens.

The...

11/08/2012 - 11:11am

By  ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

The Northside is represented well in the state football playoffs.

Jackson Academy (JA) is looking for its fourth state title, but they’ll have to get through Jackson...

11/08/2012 - 11:08am

Lu Lee continues to be an inspiration.

Even lying in a hospital bed fighting for life, she’s still considered the boss.

She beat cancer three years ago. And when you look into her determined blue eyes, it’s easy to...

11/02/2012 - 10:47am

Linwood Nooe wants the freedom of flight to be available to all people, including those living with disabilities.

A device Nooe plans to manufacture will help him do just that.

Nooe, a Madison resident, is planning to produce...

11/02/2012 - 10:42am

by katie eubanks

Sun Staff  Writer

AFTER A contentious public meeting with local residents last week, a Madison nonprofit is considering finding a new location for its proposed youth sports camp.

The CJ Stewart...

11/02/2012 - 10:39am

by anthony warren

Sun Staff Writer

Jackson is planning to take out $10 million in bonds to repave streets.

But city officials say residents shouldn’t expect to see as much immediate paving as they did when a $23...

11/02/2012 - 10:35am

Ken Hackman is president of the board of directors of the Center Players, a community theatre group that produces plays at the Madison Square Center for the Arts in downtown Madison. The Center Players will present “A Christmas Story...

10/31/2012 - 9:23am

The recently elected officers of the Jackson Federation of Women's Clubs include (from left) Celeste Hutchinson, president; Charlotte Charles, first vice president; Lucette Bennett, second vice president; Gail Welsh, fourth...

10/26/2012 - 3:18pm

Jackson leaders want the Legislature to help pay for $400 million in federally mandated sewer repairs recently thrust upon the city.

But it doesn’t look like the assistance will come in the form city...

10/26/2012 - 3:13pm

Ben Allen  is president of Downtown Jackson Partners (DJP). Allen recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about downtown happenings.

 

How are things going...

10/19/2012 - 9:12am

Thousands of people from around the world have come together via Facebook to save their favorite TV show, “Legend of the Seeker.”

The group is on tap to crush the current Guinness world record for most Facebook comments,...