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Local News

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,...

10/17/2012 - 1:24pm

by anthony warren

Sun Staff  Writer

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added more than $6,100 in debt to every household and business in the capital city.

That’s the cost of the federally...

10/17/2012 - 1:21pm

COY Fletcher HAD GUTS.

The year was 1954, and Fletcher, a matchbook advertising salesman, was driving through Oxford, when he took it upon himself to visit William Faulkner.

Here’s the twist: Fletcher isn’t related...

10/17/2012 - 1:16pm

by katie eubanks

Sun Staff  Writer

RESIDENTIAL building permits were up in the city of Madison this past fiscal year, and though commercial permits were down slightly, Building and Permits Director Bill Foshee says the...

10/17/2012 - 1:09pm

Wilma Mosley Clopton is president of the board of directors of the Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias, an affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. A native Mississippian, Clopton lives in Jackson and is also a documentary filmmaker. She...

10/12/2012 - 11:10am

by KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff  Writer

MADISON COUNTY and the city of Madison disagree about whether the county’s 2005 contribution agreements with two public improvement districts (PIDs) are legal.

If the...

10/12/2012 - 11:08am

by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff  Writer

Five months into its implementation, it appears that a plan to restructure beats in Precinct Four has had an impact on crime.

Overall, property crime in Precinct Four is down...

10/12/2012 - 11:04am

THE LITTLE GIRL couldn’t have weighed more than 70 pounds. She was dressed in a silk oriental robe. As she hugged me with all her might, she whispered in my ear, “I love you. I will pray for you.”

After a rough day, I...

10/09/2012 - 12:10pm

Mike Rives, a Modern Woodmen of America Managing Partner, recently attended the Modern Woodmen Leadership Career Institute, held in Rock Island, Ill.

 

Gordon Fellows has joined the Mississippi Bankers Association staff...

09/26/2012 - 11:59am

Trip Jones is doing his part to control the skeet population.

Since 2011, he’s shot thousands of them, earning a reputation as a skilled marksman.

On September 28, Jones, as well as his father Jim Jones, will compete in...

09/26/2012 - 11:55am

by KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff  Writer

RESIDENTS ARE happy to have reached an agreement with the city of Madison about an overlay district in the North Livingston Place neighborhood.

Final regulations for the overlay...

09/26/2012 - 11:52am

by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff  Writer

ENROLLMENT is up at most of the Northside’s private and parochial schools, although a few institutions have experienced a modest drop.

Jackson Academy, Madison Ridgeland...

09/26/2012 - 11:21am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

SEVEN YEARS AGO, Santa Claus brought 10 bicycles for young students living at the Mississippi School for the Deaf (MSD).

Now those bikes are falling apart, and MSD’s eighth-...

09/26/2012 - 11:16am

Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney has sparked debate recently for his efforts to establish a health insurance exchange in Mississippi. Chaney recently spoke with the Sun about the exchange, and why it is needed for the state.

What is a...

09/20/2012 - 1:12pm

With more than 24 years of experience in military, corporate, political and nonprofit sector public relations, Madison resident Danny N. Blanton has returned to the University of Mississippi as his alma mater’s director of media and...

09/20/2012 - 1:07pm

by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff  Writer

Mark your calendars for “eventually.”

That’s when the waterworks curve will be straightened.

Because of the estimated cost of the project and the...

09/20/2012 - 1:05pm

by KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff  Writer

THE CITY OF MADISON is done growing in size for a while.

Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler said the city is not considering annexing any more land right now, though a proposed update of...

09/19/2012 - 4:22am

Malcolm White, executive director of Mississippi Arts Commission, was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant as chairman of the Mississippi Blues Commission.  White will serve in the position for four years.  The Blues Commission is a...

09/13/2012 - 12:21pm

by KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff  Writer

A SUBCOMMITTEE of the Madison Planning and Zoning Commission agrees with Reunion residents that commercial zoning should not be allowed to expand into Reunion and other areas along...

09/13/2012 - 11:58am

by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff  Writer

Movers and shakers from Northeast Jackson will descend on Parham Bridges Park today with one common goal – to make the park a premier tennis facility.

The meeting is...

09/04/2012 - 6:22am

Mississippi State Hospital has named its July Employees of the Month, choosing one employee from each of the hospital's three service areas.  Gwendolyn Bell was recognized in Clinical Service; Kenneth Dixon, Support Services, and...