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Local News

07/23/2014 - 3:33pm

MADISON COUNTY Road Manager Lawrence Morris says his department has been spending its asphalt money on just that, despite a recent question from one county supervisor about where the money has gone.

“It was spent in asphalt, fill...

07/23/2014 - 3:28pm

A TARGET-ANCHORED shopping center is no longer coming to a site north of Highway 463 in Madison, but the developer is looking at another site nearby.

“We dropped the [original] site due to site development and PID [public...

07/23/2014 - 3:23pm

MADISON COUNTY has spent more than $2 million on the Parkway East Public Improvement District (PID) and will likely have a hard time getting its money back, with land not selling and litigation ongoing.

Due to recent resignations, the...

07/23/2014 - 3:21pm
Jackson police are still searching for the man they say was involved in an attempted robbery and armed robbery this morning. 
At around 10:30 this morning, a woman in Fondren was getting her children in her vehicle, when she...
07/23/2014 - 9:52am
Construction on a multimillion-dollar mixed-use development in Fondren could get under way in October. 
The project is known as the Meridian at Fondren, a $31 million development on Lakeland Drive that will include...
07/23/2014 - 9:51am
Engineers are now working to obtain easements for the Fondren Streetscape Project, and hope to begin construction on the work early next year.
“We hope to have the plans approved by the city (of Jackson) and MDOT by the end...
07/23/2014 - 9:49am
The Jason Walton era has begun at Jackson Preparatory School. Walton began as head of school on July 1, replacing longtime head of school Susan Lindsay. Walton, a fourth-generation Mississippian and fourth-generation educator, holds bachelor...
07/23/2014 - 9:46am
A decision made nearly 1,000 miles away will likely have a major impact on future road projects for the Northside. 
Last week, Congress passed a short-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), a federal fund that helps pay...
07/23/2014 - 9:45am
Northsiders soon won’t have to go out of town to catch a movie.
An eight-screen movie theater will be one of the prominent features of the District at Eastover, a multimillion-dollar mixed-use development going up in...
07/21/2014 - 8:06am

Jackson Police Chief Lindsey Horton retired from the Jackson Police Department this morning, handing in his letter of resignation to Mayor Tony Yarber. Horton is a 30-year veteran with the force and has been chief for a little more than a year...

07/16/2014 - 9:47am

ROBINSON SPRINGS Road could be bid out this fall for a resurfacing project, according to Madison County Engineer Rudy Warnock.

Design work is about 70 percent complete, and all field work is finished for the project, Warnock told the...

07/16/2014 - 9:32am

BESIDES THE NISSAN PLANT in Canton, which will start paying full taxes on some assets this year, Gluckstadt saw the most growth in assessed values in Madison County last year, said Tax Assessor Gerald Barber.

Barber presented the...

07/16/2014 - 9:18am
A special judge will be appointed in a case involving Hinds County’s former radio service provider and the Hinds County Board of Supervisors.
The county’s four circuit judges have recused themselves in the case...
07/16/2014 - 9:17am
 the man who allegedly shot a woman last summer when she went to check on her friend’s house is slated to go before a judge early next month. 
Vincent Dwight Smith, of Jackson, will appear before Hinds County...
07/16/2014 - 9:16am
Plans to give St. Andrews Drive a major overhaul in time for the Sanderson Farms Championship have fallen through.
But Jackson city officials still hope to make some improvements to the beleaguered street before golfers tee off...
07/16/2014 - 9:12am
Bul Mabil was willing to give up a fellowship in England to help members of his family escape conflict in South Sudan.
But the Rotary Club of North Jackson and members of his church community weren’t going to let Mabil give...
07/16/2014 - 9:12am

DESIGN WORK on a new Ridgeland City Hall could be complete in a year, one official said.  

The board of aldermen recently awarded just over a million dollars’ worth of preliminary work for the planned city center, which...

07/16/2014 - 9:09am
Peter Malual came to Jackson in 2000 with dreams of becoming a pharmacist and helping his village in what is now in South Sudan. 
Fourteen years later, Malual has had to put those dreams on hold, in part, to help his family...
07/16/2014 - 9:08am

Attorney Mike MacInnis is a partner with Rawlings and MacInnis in Madison. He handles commercial transactions, represents businesses, and often represents homeowner associations. MacInnis recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks...

07/16/2014 - 9:04am
Fishing and swimming could soon be safe again along the Pearl River. 
A temporary contact advisory that was put in place for a section of the river last fall could soon be lifted, pending the outcome of tests being conducted...
07/16/2014 - 9:04am

BUSINESSES AND HOMES continue cropping up in Ridgeland – and although the city is bordered by Madison and Jackson to the north and south, it still has undeveloped land and room to grow westward, said Mayor Gene McGee.

“We...

07/16/2014 - 8:56am

ONE MADISON COUNTY supervisor compared the Lost Rabbit urban renewal plan to “putting lipstick on a pig,” while one of the newly appointed Urban Renewal District (URD) board members said he believes the plan will revitalize the...

07/09/2014 - 9:33am

THE CITY OF MADISON is repaving numerous streets, and the Twelve Oaks and Fairfield subdivisions are up next, said Public Works Director Whit Hawkins.

“The paving contractor [Adcamp Inc.] is currently moving into Twelve Oaks and...

07/09/2014 - 9:31am

REUNION continues to fill out, with two final plats in the subdivision approved by the Madison Board of Aldermen recently.

Waverly block J, phase two, and Glenwood block P, phase two, are located on Lake Village Drive, which encircles...

07/09/2014 - 9:17am

ROAD FUND RESERVES will likely help pay the salaries of 10 new road department workers in Madison County, which will cost an additional $310,000 a year.

Two of the original 10 hires have since been removed from the list; one because he...