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11/26/2014 - 6:11pm

VISITORS TO Highland Village this holiday shopping season will be welcomed by more vibrant colors and improved landscaping, among other improvements.

WS Development has spent $6 million on upgrades to the facility, in an effort to...

11/26/2014 - 6:07pm

SHOPPERS ON THE Northside should be even safer this year, with new efforts being undertaken by the Jackson Police Department (JPD) during Operation Safe Shop.

Local law enforcement agencies are boosting patrols and beefing up security...

11/26/2014 - 6:03pm

PETER PAN, Nutcrackers and Santa Claus will be mixing it up on the Northside this year, with plenty of new and familiar options for families to celebrate the holidays.

For kids and anyone who wants to feel like a kid again, two local...

11/19/2014 - 4:02pm

EARLY NEXT YEAR, the Madison County Circuit Court will hear two grim, first-of-their-kind criminal cases: Ridgeland’s first human-trafficking charge, and Madison’s first recorded homicide.

On January 20, Martavious Cortez...

11/19/2014 - 3:56pm

ROADWORK on Pear Orchard and Rice roads should have started by the time this story prints, and a striping program in Madison County should begin next spring, County Engineer Rudy Warnock said.

Warnock recently gave the Board of...

11/19/2014 - 3:54pm

MADISON COUNTY Tax Assessor Gerald Barber is asking Madison residents to give him information on their neighbors so his office can find homestead fraud.

Barber said although most tax assessors don’t go this far, the practice is...

11/19/2014 - 3:47pm

MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS hopes to save money with the purchase of $10 million of property on Highland Colony Parkway, said MCS Superintendent Ronnie McGehee.

MCS considered building a new central office on 16th Section land in Gluckstadt...

11/19/2014 - 3:44pm

A NEW CONSTITUTIONAL amendment just passed in Mississippi has turned the traditions of hunting and fishing into constitutional rights - but the law doesn’t allow Mississippians to go out and bag bucks willy-nilly, one official said.

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11/19/2014 - 3:36pm

A $15 MILLION Madison County bond issue will fund roadwork on Hoy, Bozeman and Yandell roads, Highland Colony Parkway, and the construction of Reunion Parkway phase three, plus some maintenance overlays yet to be determined.

...

11/19/2014 - 1:21pm
From the slums to graduate school, the generosity of Northsiders have helped raise James Oonyu out of poverty and change his world. 
Oonyu recently visited the metro area to speak on behalf of the African Scholarship...
11/19/2014 - 12:58pm
The Candidates have qualified for the Ward One special election. But there will not be a Republican primary, despite talks of having one weeks ago. 
Candidates running for the seat vacated by Quentin Whitwell include Charles...
11/19/2014 - 12:57pm
Good police work helped officers in Precinct Four stop a number of crimes recently on the Northside. 
An officer out on patrol broke up what would have been an armed robbery in the 1100 block of Greymont Avenue in the early...
11/19/2014 - 12:42pm
Public access gates continue to be popular on the Northside, with another neighborhood recently being approved for one of the devices.
The city of Jackson has approved East Hill Drive’s petition for a public access gate....
11/19/2014 - 12:41pm
Joy Hogge is the executive director of Families as Allies in Jackson. The organization works to help families of children with behavioral and mental health challenges. Hogge received her master’s degree and doctorate in psychology from...
11/19/2014 - 12:39pm
Having multiple families of twins living in one neighborhood isn’t unheard of. 
In a suburb of Pittsburgh, next-door neighbors gave birth to twins a week apart, according to a 2014 article in the Pittsburgh Post-...
11/19/2014 - 12:32pm
What appeared to be a bad deal for the city of Jackson years ago could be considered a good deal for the city’s taxpayers today. 
The city entered into an agreement with the Hinds County Board of Supervisors in 1994...
11/12/2014 - 2:13pm

THE CITY OF MADISON’S gun-carry ordinance now mirrors state law.

Last week the Board of Aldermen voted to revise the city’s ordinance, which previously banned guns from all city property.

The city of Madison and...

11/12/2014 - 2:10pm

MADISON CENTRAL football fans, good news: Finding a replacement for head football coach and athletic director Bobby Hall will involve “highly successful coaches” and will thus have to work around high-school football playoffs, one...

11/12/2014 - 2:05pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) has extended its no-bid airport-study contract with County Engineer Rudy Warnock at Warnock’s request, said MCEDA Executive Director Tim Coursey.

“We will be...

11/12/2014 - 1:47pm
Hasn’t the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) done enough to Jackson?
First, the agency is forcing the capital city to spend $400 million it doesn’t have to shore up its aging sewer system. 
...
11/12/2014 - 1:47pm

Warren Strain took office last week as alderman at large for the city of Madison. He replaces John Howland, who left the position to become District 2 supervisor for Madison County. Strain is also director of public affairs for the...

11/12/2014 - 1:43pm
There’s a new rezoning case on Lakeland Drive. But don’t worry, it doesn’t involve a Costco and it doesn’t involve Smith-Wills Stadium. 
Pyron Real Estate LLC is asking the city rezone a parcel of...
11/12/2014 - 1:42pm

NOW THAT THE GROWTH in Ridgeland is no longer at the “crazy, exponential” level of the last several years, the city can focus on addressing zoning issues and reaching major project goals, one official said.

“The...

11/12/2014 - 1:39pm

TERRY LOVELACE has both conceptual and technical approval of a preliminary plat for a new phase of Lost Rabbit, but several steps remain before he can sell lots.

Lovelace has an option on 134 acres just south of the existing Lost...

11/12/2014 - 1:34pm
Jackson’s residency requirement for new employees could hamper the ability of the city attract qualified police and firefighters. 
However, it’s unlikely that the City Council will be changing the ordinance any...