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10/11/2013 - 9:20am
By ANTHONY WARREN
Sun Staff Writer
The city of Jackson has big plans for improving its parking meter situation downtown. 
Jackson has approximately 1,200 meters, with the majority located in the...
10/08/2013 - 10:59am

Last week the Sun did a feature story on Northsider Gene Tolley and his upcoming trip to the nation’s capital to honor his World War II service. For 22 years, Tolley was head of Boy Scouts in central Mississippi. He built the 1,300-acre...

10/02/2013 - 10:44am

Gene Tolley recently flew to Washington, D.C., along with other veterans as part of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight.

The flight carries members of the “Greatest Generation” free of charge to the nation’s...

10/02/2013 - 10:39am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

STATE LAWMAKERS believe a later school start date next year will give families more summer vacation time and bring in more tourist dollars to Mississippi.

But not everyone agrees with...

10/02/2013 - 10:37am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Crime is slightly up on the Northside, following a spike in activity this summer, but leaders with the Jackson Police Department (JPD) say the new beat system implemented to prevent crime is...

10/02/2013 - 10:34am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Recent sanctions handed down against Jackson Academy (JA) won’t affect the perennial powerhouse’s chances for the postseason, according to Raider head coach David Sykes.

...

10/02/2013 - 10:31am

Jody Perkins took office October 1 as the new director of the Madison County Library System (MCLS). Perkins replaces Sandra Sanders, who retired in June after 11 years as MCLS director. Perkins had been the branch manager in the city of Madison...

10/02/2013 - 10:09am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Restaurant owners along Capitol Street say residents interested in eating out still should visit the corridor, even with construction going on.

In fact, business leaders in downtown...

10/02/2013 - 10:06am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

IN WHAT COULD BE the first IRS audit of Madison County, the federal agency is saying it intends to treat the county’s public defenders as county employees rather than independent...

10/02/2013 - 10:02am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

BAYMEADOWS Apartments in Ridgeland is under new ownership, but the apartments themselves are still not up to code.

Meanwhile, the city is still embroiled in a lawsuit with Baymeadows...

10/02/2013 - 9:59am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

The Mississippi History Museum and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will mean hundreds of jobs and tens of millions of dollars in economic development for the metro area.

A report...

10/02/2013 - 5:48am

WILLIAM W. “BILL” CORRELL (U.S. Army, retired) was one of 11 Mississippi World War II veterans honored with the French Legion of Honor recently at the Old Capitol Museum. Correll served as a rifleman of the...

10/02/2013 - 4:36am

Three men who helped pull a woman from her flooded car on Briarwood Drive have been hailed as heroes and angels by visitors to the Sun’s Facebook page. More than 22,000 people viewed the Sun’s story last week about Willie Botley,...

10/02/2013 - 4:07am

Duane O’Neill, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, recently spoke to the Metro Jackson Lions Club about the Vision 2022 Plan.  The plan deals with 10 initiatives that he says...

09/25/2013 - 11:51am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Jackson’s water and sewer customers aren’t the only ones feeling the pinch.

The Jackson City Council recently approved raising water rates by 29 percent and sewer rates...

09/25/2013 - 11:49am

Being on the National Register of Historic Places has its perks.

Residents in Belhaven have been taking advantage of at least one of those perks since the neighborhood was added to the register last December.

On December 18,...

09/25/2013 - 11:47am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

COMMUTERS taking I-55 in south Madison County, brace yourselves.

Rush-hour traffic is already slow with the construction of the new split-diamond interchange between Highway 463 in...

09/25/2013 - 11:44am

 By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Residents seem to be responding positively to an expansion of an overlay district in one Northside community.

About two years after it was implemented, the Greater Eastover...

09/25/2013 - 11:41am

Keith Tonkel is pastor of Wells United Methodist Church in Jackson. He recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about his career, the church and the upcoming WellsFest, slated for September 22. Each year, proceeds from WellsFest...

09/25/2013 - 11:15am
By KATIE EUBANKS
Sun Staff Writer
MADISON COUNTY’S road plan for fiscal year 2013 should be finished by winter, just a few months after fiscal year 2014 starts October 1. 
Five of the 29...
09/25/2013 - 11:12am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

MADISON COUNTY is helping fund a $25,000 study of Lost Rabbit in the hopes of generating a settlement in an ongoing lawsuit against the Lost Rabbit Public Improvement District (PID).

...

09/25/2013 - 11:09am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Schools on the Northside continue to lead the state in the number of students earning National Merit Semifinalist honors.

Madison Central, the largest school on the Northside, comes...

09/25/2013 - 11:06am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Start with the boulders.

That’s what Vision 2022: One Voice, a 10-year master plan for the city of Jackson and the metro area, attempts to do.

The plan, which was put...

09/19/2013 - 2:45pm

By katie eubanks

Sun Staff Writer

HIGH-SCHOOL SENIORS on the Northside proved to be on track with the state and national averages in 2012-13 when it came to ACT scores.

Most senior classes on the Northside had an...

09/19/2013 - 2:43pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

When the Yale Bulldogs take the football field this weekend, William Chism will likely be the only Mississippian on the field.

But going into his junior year, the 20-year-old...