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Local News

06/08/2012 - 4:22pm

HOW MUCH will it cost to clean up Jackson’s waste?

According to a contract recently approved by the Jackson City Council, it will run about $8.9 million.

The city recently hired Terra Renewal Services to remove more than...

06/08/2012 - 4:09pm

St. Dominic’s physical therapists (from left) Rachel Jacobson, Teresa Ware and Wendy Barrilleaux were recognized recently at the national American Physical Therapy meeting in Chicago, for obtaining clinic specialist certifications in...

05/29/2012 - 1:29pm

OLE MISS IS THE clear choice of Northside students this year.

Two-hundred seventy-six graduates are choosing to attend the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), making it the top pick among students at the area’s private, public...

05/29/2012 - 1:27pm

HARVEY CARR doesn’t have a lot to say.

Harvey has lived in Ridgeland his whole life, 97 years so far, as part of one of the first families to settle the area. Until finally retiring from farming in his early 90s, he never had...

05/29/2012 - 1:21pm

JACKSON IS facing hundreds of millions of dollars in road, water and sewer repairs.

But with the death of House Bill 168, questions remain as to how the city will pay for them.

City leaders are considering taking out bonds or...

05/29/2012 - 1:11pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

REDBUD ROAD will soon be closed, and it has the full backing of the Jackson City Council.

The council voted 7-0 last week to approve turning Redbud’s Ridgewood Road entrance...

05/29/2012 - 1:09pm

RIDGELAND MAYOR Gene McGee says officials will soon start working on a bill that would authorize any city in Mississippi to temporarily increase sales tax if 60 percent of voters in the city approve.

“My position has always been...

05/29/2012 - 1:07pm

Cmdr. James McGowan took the reins of Precinct Four in April. The new commander spoke with Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about his new position, his transition into the leadership role and his plans for the precinct. McGowan replaces...

05/29/2012 - 12:52pm

RANDY WATKINS wouldn’t say whether he would manage the LeFleur’s Bluff golf course when it reopens in June.

But the renowned golf pro said he would be willing to do what it takes to make the nine-hole facility something...

05/29/2012 - 12:51pm

CONSTRUCTION on one of the Northside’s most anticipated projects is slated to begin next month.

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for June 6 for the Fortification Street Improvement Project.

Work should get under...

05/29/2012 - 12:49pm

Allen Godfrey, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Godfrey informed the club of recent casino news in Mississippi. Shown are (from left) Jon Turner, Godfrey, and Jeff...

05/29/2012 - 12:47pm

ONE NORTHSIDE neighborhood still wants Jackson to expand its policy on public access gates.

However, it likely will be another year before city leaders would be willing to consider any changes to an ordinance that allows certain...

05/29/2012 - 12:43pm

District 25 Sen. Will Longwitz (right) visited with Madison Ward 6 Alderman Guy Bowering at the Capitol  during the Madison County Business League’s League and Legislative Luncheon.

05/29/2012 - 12:32pm

Jackson Crime
The Jackson Police Department received the following reports for:
Barbara Street, 100 block, larceny, May 11;
Breckinridge Road, 1200 block, auto burglary, May 10;
Briarwood Drive, 200...

05/29/2012 - 12:30pm

Level funding for arts

AFTER SIX consecutive years of budget cuts, the state’s grants-making agency for the arts will not face a cut in funding for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

The Mississippi Arts...

05/22/2012 - 11:29am

ACROSS THE country, theater companies seem to have bucked the trend of many arts groups in the down economy.

According to a report published in November 2011 by the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), 72 percent of theaters surveyed...

05/22/2012 - 11:22am

MADISON COUNTY is giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to another PID.

The Parkway South Public Improvement District will get $258,328.13 from the county to make up the shortfall on a bond payment.

The Madison County Board...

05/22/2012 - 9:43am

Michael Chew is executive director of the Mississippi Industries for the Blind (MIB) and president of the MIB Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Chew is a 1981 graduate of Mississippi State University, and resides in Madison...

05/22/2012 - 9:24am

Waiting indictment

TWO MEN ARE awaiting indictment at the Madison County Detention Center after being charged with armed robbery in the city of Madison last week.

Earnest James Johnson, 19, and Lyndon Charles...

05/22/2012 - 9:21am

MADISON COUNTY Sheriff Randy Tucker has 11 more sets of eyes and ears on the ground with his new community advisory group, formed shortly after he took office in January.

The group, which will meet with Tucker once a month to share...

05/22/2012 - 9:19am

Ridgeland Crime

The Ridgeland Police Department received the following reports for:

Arbor Drive, 300 block, petit larceny, May 9;

Business Park Drive, 100 block, lost or stolen tag, May 10;

...

05/15/2012 - 3:26pm

IT’S CLOSED.

The golf course at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park is closed.

Signs posted at the park’s Lakeland Drive entrance say the links have been shut down, but only temporarily, and only for repairs.

...
05/15/2012 - 3:11pm

Navy Seaman Recruit Soren M. Jessen, son of Debra L. and Michael K. Jessen of Madison, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Jessen is a 2011 graduate of Prairie Creek Private School of...

05/15/2012 - 3:10pm

Wade E. Ward was recently promoted to the position of senior relationship banker for Citizens National Bank’s Jackson area market. Ward has been associated with the bank for the past nine years, and has 14 years of total banking...

05/15/2012 - 2:59pm

MADISON MAYOR Mary Hawkins Butler didn’t get exactly what she wanted with the state Legislature’s redistricting plan, but she says the city is still in a good position to have a strong voice at the Capitol.

After 2010...