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Local News

08/08/2012 - 1:39pm

 

GERMANTOWN High will open its doors to about 200 more students this year than last, as enrollment grows at the year-old Gluckstadt school.

“[We’re growing] primarily because we’ve lost a small senior...

08/08/2012 - 1:11pm

A WOMAN was almost robbed in broad daylight recently at the CVS Pharmacy in Deville Plaza.

The store is located at 1420 Canton Mart Rd.

On the afternoon of July 26, the woman had just left the store and was walking to her car...

08/08/2012 - 1:10pm

THE FEDERATION of Madison County Homeowner Associations (FMCHA) has a new president, attorney John Moore.

Moore, who is head of the architectural review board at Annandale Estates and practices law in Ridgeland, was elected by the...

08/08/2012 - 1:06pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

SIDEWALKS and lighting improvements are on tap for Fondren’s lower business district.

Jackson city officials say engineers are now designing a project to make the corridor more...

08/08/2012 - 1:02pm

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

A LOWE’S-ANCHORED shopping center off County Line Road in Ridgeland still isn’t bringing in quite as many tax dollars as the city would like.

In December 2005, Ridgeland...

08/08/2012 - 12:58pm

By RYAN RILEY

Sun Intern

THE STAINED GLASS at Parkway Hills United Methodist Church means much more than just beautiful pieces of colored glass. Each piece has a bright living legacy to carry out and is significant for people...

08/08/2012 - 12:39pm

Lauren Miller was recently named curator of the historic Mississippi Governor’s Mansion. Miller is a graduate of Mississippi State University and Southeast Missouri State University. She and her husband J.C., reside in Brandon. She spoke...

08/08/2012 - 12:34pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Unusually heavy rains and storm drainage issues delayed work on a project to relocate the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s (UMMC) entrance on Lakeland Drive.

For...

08/08/2012 - 12:29pm

When it rains, Randy Vessell gets out the sandbags.

Vessell’s home on St. Mary Street has flooded four times since December 2010.

“I’ve had sandbags out during the last rain events to minimize it, but some...

08/08/2012 - 12:13pm

by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff  Writer

Chances are if you own property in Hinds County, your taxes are going up.

Two thousand and twelve was an update year for the Hinds County tax assessor’s office, meaning...

08/08/2012 - 12:10pm

by KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff  Writer

STUDENTS AND teachers will have no problem getting to school, and I-55 commuters have about a month before they all have to drive in the southbound lanes between Madison and Ridgeland....

08/07/2012 - 3:26pm

HORNE LLP announced  its plans to close the firm’s 12 office locations in October and celebrate the firm’s 50th anniversary with a firmwide day of service.  More than 400 team members across the Southeast will serve in...

08/02/2012 - 11:54am

Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill has scored a pretty clear victory in his efforts to keep criminal cases flowing into his courtroom.

On Friday, the Mississippi Supreme Court stayed an order by Senior Circuit Judge Tomie Green...

08/02/2012 - 11:52am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

POTHOLES HAVE BEEN a good thing for Mike Upton.

Upton, who owns four Upton Tire Pros service centers in the tri-county area, has one or two customers a week whose cars are damaged...

08/02/2012 - 11:41am

Madison Crime

The Madison Police Department received the following reports for:

East Hill Drive, identity theft, July 21;

Highway 51, petit larceny, July 23;

Maplewood Drive, petit larceny, July 22;

...

08/02/2012 - 11:37am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

THE CITY OF MADISON is combining three of its departments into one.

Economic development, community development, and building and permits will now be three divisions of one department...

08/02/2012 - 11:32am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

WORK HAS BEGUN on a new, free standing Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store at Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland.

Plans call for the store to open in time for Valentine’s Day...

08/02/2012 - 11:26am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

SEISMIC TESTING to be conducted in and around the city of Madison this fall will be a calm, non-intrusive process, officials with Denbury Resources said last week.

Representatives...

08/02/2012 - 11:23am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff WRiter

The LeFleur East Foundation hasn’t given up on the Creekmore House.

Now, it’s up to the Jackson City Council to determine the home’s future.

The council is...

08/02/2012 - 10:52am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

For 30 years, New Stage Theatre hasn’t complied with the city of Jackson’s zoning ordinance.

A recent push to have the theater’s property rezoned to neighborhood...

08/02/2012 - 8:56am

SEVERAL NORTHSIDE schools are finishing up or still working on construction and improvement projects as classes begin this semester.

At Madison County Schools, “construction’s hot and heavy right now,” said newly...

08/02/2012 - 8:53am

 

DESPITE LESS IN state funding, Madison County Schools 2012-2013 budget has no tax hike and a (small) pay raise for teachers.

Funding from the state has been reduced from $51 million to $46 million for the district,...

08/01/2012 - 11:56am

by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff  Writer

Ward Seven Councilwoman Margaret Barrett-Simon said there’s no silver bullet to address the capital city’s road problems.

Jackson has 1,600 miles of roadway, of...

07/31/2012 - 2:12pm

Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Series with reporter Sandra Knispel’s stories on the tornado-torn town of Smithville. The four-part series tells the story of Smithville’s...

07/25/2012 - 10:43am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

IF YOU BUILD IT, they will come.

In the case of the daycare facility at First Baptist Church of Ridgeland, people have come in droves – to the tune of more than 100 families on...