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Local News

11/05/2014 - 5:40pm
The museums along Lakeland Drive mean big business, literally. 
The four museums located in the LeFleur Museum District had an economic impact of more than $33.2 million on the city of Jackson and the metro area. ...
11/05/2014 - 5:40pm
The museums along Lakeland Drive mean big business, literally. 
The four museums located in the LeFleur Museum District had an economic impact of more than $33.2 million on the city of Jackson and the metro area. ...
11/05/2014 - 5:37pm
Students on the Northside continue to beat the state and national averages on the ACT college entrance exam. 
Most schools on the Northside scored well above the state average composite score of 19, and the national average...
11/05/2014 - 5:10pm

A DOWNTOWN square development that’s getting closer to fruition will be one of a kind, said Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler.

“There will not be another project like this in the Southeast. Details I cannot give at this time,...

11/05/2014 - 4:58pm

THE PARKWAY SOUTH Public Improvement District (PID) is afloat for now, since one landowner redeemed some of his land from the state.

The PID is centered on the southern part of Galleria Parkway, which parallels I-55 and runs from...

11/05/2014 - 4:53pm

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS are revisiting their gun-carry ordinances to comply with a new state law regarding how much they can limit the carrying of firearms.

Madison County and the city of Madison has amended their ordinances, and Rankin...

11/05/2014 - 4:47pm

A LOCAL ENERGY and metering services firm is conducting an audit of Madison County’s facilities to determine how the county could save energy and money.

The board of supervisors recently chose McNeil Rhoads from among three...

11/05/2014 - 4:28pm

Eric Brooks is the new principal at Ridgeland High School. A Canton native and graduate of Tougaloo College and Jackson State University, Brooks has lived in Ridgeland since 1993 and worked in Madison County Schools for seven years. He was...

11/05/2014 - 4:16pm

THIS SUNDAY, November 9, St. James Episcopal Church in Jackson will hold a public blessing for a worship space the parish has been dreaming about for 20 years: a labyrinth.

Now the word “labyrinth” might conjure up images...

11/05/2014 - 4:12pm

MADISON COUNTY is negotiating with Trustmark to restructure a tax-increment financing (TIF) bond issue that can’t pay for itself, so the bond won’t go into default.

The Galleria TIF can’t pay for itself mostly due to...

10/30/2014 - 8:39am
The metro area’s long-term traffic and pedestrian needs are again being mapped out by the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD). 
The agency is putting together its Long-Range Transportation...
10/30/2014 - 8:37am
A milestone of sorts has been reached in the efforts to form a business improvement district, or multiple business improvement districts, along East County Line Road. 
Business leaders along the corridor in Northeast Jackson...
10/30/2014 - 8:35am
A vacant ministorage building in Belhaven Heights will soon have new life, thanks to the efforts of three Northside artists. 
Jason Twiggy Lott, Josh Bishop and Mackin Johnson are planning to convert a roughly 8,000-square-...
10/30/2014 - 8:32am
The nonprofit formerly known as Educating Africans for Christ has helped between 800 and 1,000 people earn their college degrees and become leaders in their respective fields back home. 
The organization hopes to continue...
10/30/2014 - 8:30am
Josh Gilreath was recently named state director of Mississippi Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Gilreath, who was a walk-on linebacker at Mississippi State University, went on to become a graduate assistant at Indiana University, FCA...
10/30/2014 - 8:27am
The Manship House closed in the summer of 2010 for repairs, with promises that the facility would reopen in late 2012 or early 2013.
However, more than four years later, the house remains closed and officials overseeing the...
10/30/2014 - 8:26am
Chair by chair and ticket by ticket, the first round of improvements at Thalia Mara Hall are being paid off. 
Earlier this year, work wrapped up on approximately $5 million in upgrades to the center, just in time for the USA...
10/29/2014 - 4:18pm

THE RIDGELAND Police Department is no longer using video arraignment, a technology that was supposed to save the department money but has not worked out, said Ridgeland Police Chief Randy Tyler.

“In reviewing the usage of the...

10/29/2014 - 4:15pm

THE CITY OF MADISON will only require fire sprinklers in large buildings, and not in normal-sized residential homes, despite International Building Code standards that require the sprinklers.

“We fully support the ICC [...

10/29/2014 - 4:14pm

MADISON COUNTY and the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) might finally have an understanding about $6 million of settlement money in the next few weeks.

“Unless there are any issues with the MOU [memorandum of...

10/29/2014 - 4:12pm

MADISON COUNTY supervisors approved a preliminary plat for the Western Ridge subdivision last week.

Western Ridge is located in the Oakfield neighborhood off Clarkdell Road. Oakfield was the subject of a lawsuit between the Federation...

10/29/2014 - 4:05pm

MADISON COUNTY has major road projects in all phases of development, with some about to begin and others waiting for funding to come into place.

On October 6 the Board of Supervisors authorized County Engineer Rudy Warnock to issue...

10/29/2014 - 4:02pm

MADISON’S former community development director has a new job that will allow him to work more on environmental issues - right down to the quality of the city’s storm-water runoff.

Alan Hoops is now director of environment...

10/29/2014 - 3:52pm

NEW SOUTHBOUND lanes on I-55 between Madison and Ridgeland could open by the end of the year, one official said.

Crews with Yates Construction are rebuilding I-55 southbound and building additional lanes between Old Agency Road and...

10/22/2014 - 4:53pm

BIG LOTS AND SMALL LOTS met with approval in south Madison County recently, with officials signing off on a final plat for Providence phase five and a preliminary plat for four estate-size lots in Ridgeland.

Providence part five has 34...