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Local News

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...

07/25/2012 - 10:40am

GERMANTOWN Middle School and The Veritas School are welcoming a new principal and a new headmaster in time for the fall semester.

At Germantown Middle, located in Gluckstadt, former Madison Central assistant principal Richard Burge...

07/25/2012 - 10:33am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

THE STATE’S HIGH court is expected to rule any day now on a proposal that would prevent two Hinds County circuit judges from hearing criminal cases.

On June 27, the county...

07/25/2012 - 10:29am

Madison Crime

The Madison Police Department received the following reports for:

Bonne Terre Boulevard, identity theft, July 10;

David Drive, identity theft, June 20;

Fairfield Circle, identity theft, June 20...

07/25/2012 - 10:27am

By RYAN RILEY

Sun Intern

MISSIONARY WORK in Brazil is something Northsiders Joe and Helen Martin are very familiar with. Helen was born and raised in Brazil but came to the United States to finish high school in Georgia and...

07/25/2012 - 10:23am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

THE MAYORS OF Madison and Ridgeland are pleased with how the Madison County Board of Supervisors has allocated $6 million the county will receive from its settlement with the Mississippi...

07/25/2012 - 10:20am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

NORTHSIDERS will have a chance to sound off on Jackson’s redistricting plans next month.

A public hearing has been set for August 16 at the Jackson Medical Mall for residents...

07/25/2012 - 9:54am

Austin Brown is the new head principal at Madison Central High School. He was an assistant principal at MCHS for five years and previously taught history there for five years before spending last year as head principal of Sumner Hill Junior...

07/25/2012 - 9:49am

ST. DOMINIC’S hopes to have grass practice fields finished later this summer and a sports training center built by the end of the year at its sports and recreation complex north of Madison.

Three graded practice fields to be used...

07/25/2012 - 9:45am

by KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff  Writer

DESPITE A THREE PERCENT jump in Madison County’s total assessed value this year, supervisors say the coming year’s budget will still be a challenge.

“This...

07/25/2012 - 9:42am

by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff  Writer

STUDENTS head back to school next month for the 2012-13 academic year.

When students return to the classroom, they’ll notice several changes, from more technology to new...

07/24/2012 - 11:27am

The law offices of Richard C. Roberts III announce that attorney David Bridges has been named a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. 

 

Sherribeth Farmer has joined the Citizens National Bank’...

07/18/2012 - 2:43pm

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

WORK ON A new playground at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland should start any day now, Recreation and Parks Director Chris Chance said.

Officials awarded the bid for the playground two...

07/18/2012 - 2:40pm

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

THE FIRST BIT of milestone work on the new I-55 interchange in Madison and Ridgeland should be done right around the August 3 deadline, one official said.

“It’s going to...

07/18/2012 - 2:38pm

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

A PROPOSED LANDFILL in south Madison County might not be dead, but it appears to be mostly dead for now.

Last week the permit board for the Mississippi Department for Environmental...

07/18/2012 - 2:35pm

ONE SUSPECT had bonded out and two others were behind bars last week following the burglary of a Northside home.

On July 9, Jackson police arrested Ontario Williams, 18, Nokoyea Clayton, 18, and a juvenile, all of Jackson, for...

07/18/2012 - 2:29pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Justice has approved new district lines for Hinds County.

The lines, which were passed by the board of supervisors in early 2011, will now be implemented....

07/18/2012 - 2:26pm

WEATHER PENDING, work on Redbud Road is expected to wrap up in the next couple of weeks, less than three months after the city of Jackson approved closing off the street. “The curb and center isle have been constructed but we are...

07/18/2012 - 2:05pm

Road construction started last week on a damaged section of the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 94.8, south of Ridgeland.   This section has been closed since March due to a failure in the road base that made the road unsafe for...

07/18/2012 - 2:01pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

WHAT DOES it take to get a building permit?

How long does it take to get a property approved?

It all depends on the contractor and how long construction takes, say Jackson...

07/18/2012 - 1:16pm

John Maxwell is using his skills on and off the stage to share his spirituality with others and raise awareness about issues affecting the community. The Northside actor will soon be presenting  his play, “Buck-Nekkid for Jesus,...

07/18/2012 - 1:09pm

USUALLY WHEN Denson Robinson talks to the media, he’s pretty matter of fact.

But when he starts talking about the city of Madison’s volunteer fire department, even he says he gets “passionate.”

Robinson...