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Local News

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...

05/15/2012 - 2:54pm

Madison Crime

The Madison Police Department received the following reports for:

Baptist Drive, petit larceny, April 19;

Baywood Drive, identity theft, March 30;

Breezy Hill Drive, auto...

05/15/2012 - 2:52pm

CONSTRUCTION has wrapped up on two major projects at St. Dominic Hospital.

Ceremonies were held recently to mark the completion of the medical provider’s new chapel and first phase of its new Behavioral Health Center on Lakeland...

05/15/2012 - 2:47pm

Historic Gallery

THE MUNICIPAL Art Gallery in downtown Jackson recently was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

“We are truly honored to have the art gallery recognized as a historical...

05/15/2012 - 2:45pm

The Mississippi Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced that Dr. Beverly Wade Hogan of Tougaloo College was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary...

05/15/2012 - 2:43pm

The Rotary Club of North Jackson recently welcomed two new members, Luther Munford and Andy White. Shown are (from left) Virginia Carlton, sponsor for  Munford; Munford; White; and Cooper Morrison, sponsor for White.

05/15/2012 - 2:40pm

CONSUMERS ARE more confident, and retail sales are up in the tri-county area. 

In fact, for the fiscal year thus far (July through March were the latest statistics available), Hinds County’s retail sales are up even more...

05/15/2012 - 2:38pm

JACKSON CITY officials and members of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership are turning to the business community to help pay for a new multi-use trail on the Northside.

The groups are hoping business leaders can raise $250,000 for...

05/15/2012 - 2:37pm

STUDENTS AT Madison Avenue Lower and Upper Elementary will have more safe options for riding their bikes to school before long.

The Madison Board of Aldermen voted last week to advertise for bids for a project that will connect the...