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Local News

02/11/2015 - 4:42pm

OFFICERS in Precinct Four could soon be communicating through the state’s emergency radio system, rather than the antiquated one currently in use in Hinds County.

The board of supervisors is looking at all options when it comes...

02/11/2015 - 4:37pm

REZONING CONTINUES in Gluckstadt, with about 30 acres of agricultural-use land rezoned for C-2 commercial use last week.

Property owner Agnes Stanley plans to use her 29.16 acres to service tractor trailers, said Madison County Zoning...

02/09/2015 - 4:16pm
Work is under way on a mixed-use project that will bring 240 luxury apartments to Fondren. 
The development is the Meridian at Fondren, a $33 million project being built on Lakeland Drive, north of the University of...
02/04/2015 - 3:37pm
If you’ve just stolen clothes from a person’s house, don’t take selfies modeling the clothes and put them on Facebook. 
That’s a lesson Torez White will have to learn the hard way. 
...
02/04/2015 - 3:33pm
Developers and residents were told to work out an agreement regarding the future use of the old Colonial Country Club property. 
The Jackson Planning Board was expected to decide last week if it would rezone the former club...
02/04/2015 - 3:32pm
LeFleur East will have its headquarters for at least another year. 
The Jackson City Council approved extending the special exception for the home at 4658 block of Old Canton Rd., to 2016.
The exception allows...
02/04/2015 - 2:56pm
UPDATE: The bill setting a deadline for the completion of projects to receive the cultural retail attraction sales tax incentive failed to pass the Senate Finance Committee.
 
Developers of the Renaissance at...
02/04/2015 - 2:52pm
The city of Jackson continues to exceed most of its goals for hiring minority firms. 
For fiscal year 2014, the city awarded $8.3 million in contracts. 
Of those, the total construction contracts awarded to...
02/04/2015 - 2:51pm
Increasing the number of air service providers at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is among priorities for Carl Newman, the new chief executive officer of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA). 
...
02/04/2015 - 2:49pm
Jackson city officials are questioning the motives behind Hinds County’s efforts to create a county wastewater authority. 
The county is crafting legislation that would give the county permission to create an entity to...
02/04/2015 - 2:49pm
Jackson city officials are questioning the motives behind Hinds County’s efforts to create a county wastewater authority. 
The county is crafting legislation that would give the county permission to create an entity to...
02/04/2015 - 12:19pm

PEDESTRIANS and cyclists in Madison could have a new sidewalk in spring 2016.

The sidewalk will start at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Rice Road, and will travel north along Rice/Tisdale to Wellington Way, the entrance to the...

02/04/2015 - 12:15pm

THE CITY OF MADISON will get more than $550,000 in road funds from Madison County this year, with several subdivisions set to have streets overlaid.

Last week, county officials finalized a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that...

02/04/2015 - 12:07pm

DEVELOPER Terry Lovelace still hasn’t signed a lease on land he plans to develop for residential use at Lost Rabbit, but one reservoir official expected he would do so soon.

Lovelace must officially lease the 40 acres and pay an...

02/04/2015 - 12:06pm

THE CITY OF RIDGELAND has delayed two public hearings regarding Baymeadows Apartments, which is out of compliance with city zoning.

Baymeadows owners have two pending requests: one for the city to reconsider the zoning of the property...

02/04/2015 - 12:00pm

RIDGELAND POLICE still have no leads in two armed robberies that happened before Christmas, but they do have advice for residents - don’t carry your wallet, money or phone in your purse.

Then if someone steals the purse, he or...

02/04/2015 - 11:53am

Rusty Barnes is executive director of the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security (MOHS), and co-chair of Gov. Phil Bryant’s new task force on human trafficking. Barnes has spent 28 years in law enforcement. He recently spoke with Sun...

02/04/2015 - 11:40am

THE OWNER OF The Gables Apartments in Ridgeland has filed an appeal against the city to try to keep operating with a higher density of apartments than is allowed by city zoning.

The Gables are located on William Boulevard, off Old...

02/04/2015 - 11:38am

CONSTRUCTION CREWS were expected to add a final layer of asphalt to I-55 northbound in Madison and Ridgeland this week, as part of the split-diamond interchange project there.

Commuters are already seeing some traffic relief, as the...

02/04/2015 - 6:38am

C Spire’s ultra-fast Gigabit broadband Internet technology initiative in Mississippi has received the top economic development award for 2014 from Ridgeland city officials and business leaders.

Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee...

02/04/2015 - 6:28am

Hu Meena, president and CEO of C Spire, received the 2014 Mississippian of the Year award from the Jackson chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals for his leadership and technology advocacy. C Spire is a...

02/04/2015 - 5:59am

Special to the Sun

This story begins at the Vicksburg Battlefield Park. Midway along the Union siege line is the Wisconsin Monument – a tall granite column on top of which...

01/28/2015 - 5:23pm
The city of Jackson is expected to roll out its new electronic billing system by the end of next month. 
The system, which is part of the city’s $91 million contract with Siemens, will mean several changes for...
01/28/2015 - 5:15pm

A GROCERY STORE owner in Madison County has dropped an appeal to rezone his store property.

Raman Preet Singh’s grocery store is on Lake Castle Road west of Richardson Road, on land zoned for residential use. He’s not...

01/28/2015 - 5:13pm

TRAY EARNHART said it will not be a failure, but rather the end of a 16-year success story, when The Veritas School closes permanently at the end of May.

“It’s really sad. It was an agonizing decision by our board. But we...