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Local News

06/04/2014 - 2:23pm

The Sun has learned that bond was denied yesterday for Frank Williams, the man police say was involved in a string of house burglaries and door kick-ins on the Northside. 

Judge June Hardwick denied bond at William's initial...

06/04/2014 - 1:36pm

THE CITY OF RIDGELAND was taking applications from within the police department last week in an effort to replace Police Chief Jimmy Houston, who is retiring next month.

“There are several individuals in the department who are...

06/04/2014 - 1:31pm

WESLEY QUICK is interviewing applicants to fill his former position as an assistant principal at Germantown High School, as he has just taken on the big job.

Quick replaces former principal Ted Poore, who has taken a job as headmaster...

06/04/2014 - 1:27pm

TWO FINAL PLATS met with board approval in the city of Madison recently.

Venetian Court, located on the north side of St. Augustine Drive across from Strawberry Patch Park, has 15 lots ranging from 12,300 to 16,600 square feet. The...

06/04/2014 - 1:16pm

MADISON COUNTY Tax Assessor Gerald Barber is hiring an attorney for legal issues related to the tax rolls for the first time in his 26-year tenure as assessor.

In the past, Barber has only hired an attorney if litigation began, he said...

06/04/2014 - 1:07pm

UPDATE:  The public hearing on the proposed Lost Rabbit Urban Renewal District (URD) has been postponed. 

"All lawyers are working together now and we might have an expedited roll-out. But nothing likely in...

06/04/2014 - 10:15am
Work is expected to wrap up in the coming weeks on a project that has reduced North State Street to one lane south of Millsaps College. 
Since late February, the city of Jackson has been working on a water line project along...
06/04/2014 - 10:14am
Students returning to New Summit School this fall will be going to class in either brand new classrooms or renovated ones. 
Summer will be busy for contractors working on a $2.6 million project at the school’s Lelia...
06/04/2014 - 10:08am
Criminals arraigned in Jackson Municipal Court usually face bonds as stiff as the ones given in Madison and Ridgeland, according to information obtained by the Sun. 
The Sun has reviewed docket information for March and...
06/04/2014 - 10:03am
Sue Lobrano is executive director of the USA International Ballet Competition (USA IBC). Lobrano, who has been with the IBC for 34 years, previously was a dance teacher serving the Batesville community and surrounding areas. She recently...
06/04/2014 - 9:58am
There are few people who understand the ravages of war like Bul Mabil. 
Mabil, who has been named a 2014 Rotary Peace Fellow, will spend a year and three months in Great Britain studying peace and conflict resolution....
06/04/2014 - 9:38am
Two years ago, the city of Jackson entered into an agreement with the federal government to make an estimated $400 million in upgrades to its sewer system. 
The improvements, according to city officials, are required by the...
05/28/2014 - 11:54am

MADISON COUNTY’S solid waste department is moving out of the road department office and into another part of the same property.

Both departments have been housed in an office complex that was part of an old auto dealership on...

05/28/2014 - 11:50am

A MADISON COUNTY resident who’s been illegally keeping poultry on her property is being told definitively not to – and if she doesn’t comply, the county will have no problem enforcing its zoning ordinance, one official said....

05/28/2014 - 9:10am
A decision by the Jackson City Council to allow a parking lot to be built at the intersection of Kimwood Drive and Old Canton Road could be appealed to the Hinds County Circuit Court. 
Residents were considering appealing...
05/28/2014 - 9:04am
LeAnne Brewer is executive director of the Foundation for Public Broadcasting in Mississippi and president of the Rotary Club of Jackson. Brewer, a graduate of Millsaps College, and her husband Gen. Allen Brewer, have two children: Will, 20,...
05/28/2014 - 8:58am

A major hurdle was recently cleared in Highland Village’s efforts to build a parking lot in the Kimwood neighborhood.

However, because the owners of the shopping center asked for a use permit instead of having the property...

05/28/2014 - 8:51am

A MADISON ARMED ROBBERY case will soon arrive at the district attorney’s office, with four suspects being held and no more arrests expected, police said.

Preliminary hearings could follow in municipal or circuit court, and...

05/28/2014 - 8:48am

MADISON COUNTY approved phase two of the Longleaf subdivision last week even though Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler would not sign the final plat.

Longleaf is located outside of the city limits, in an unincorporated area between...

05/28/2014 - 8:39am

NO CRIMINAL CHARGES are expected in the background-search controversy surrounding Madison County Tax Assessor Gerald Barber’s office, said District Attorney Michael Guest.

“We’re not finished with what we’re...

05/21/2014 - 8:53am

THE JUNE 3 PRIMARIES promise to be interesting on the Northside, with a special election for Madison County chancery clerk and a heated contest for Thad Cochran’s U.S. Senate seat.

“We feel like we’ll have a pretty...

05/21/2014 - 8:44am

MORE VENDORS are on tap for Madison’s farmers market, after 16 participated in the inaugural event last week, one official said.

“We’ve already gotten two new vendors registered, one for baked goods and one for jams...

05/21/2014 - 8:40am

TWO NEW PRINCIPALS will take over at Olde Towne Middle School and Highland Elementary School in Ridgeland on July 1.

Tim Dowdy and Paula Tharp will replace retiring principals Allen Lawrence and Marilyn Naron at Olde Towne and Highland...

05/21/2014 - 8:34am

OFFICIALS in south Madison County say candidates for chancery clerk and statewide races have been obeying sign ordinances and haven’t put out too many signs where they don’t belong.

Candidates for the U.S. Senate and House...

05/21/2014 - 8:27am

Wendy Bourdin is special events coordinator for the city of Ridgeland. She has lived in the metro area 19 years. Bourdin recently spoke to Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks about the 29th annual Heatwave Classic Triathlon, to be held in...