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Local News

06/12/2012 - 9:56am

Ridgeland Crime

The Ridgeland Police Department received the following reports for:

Bellewether Pass, 200 block, identity theft, May 18;

Commerce Park Drive, 200 block, motor vehicle theft, May 25;...

06/12/2012 - 9:55am

Parking meter future

Broken parking meters in downtown Jackson could soon be a thing of the past. The city is planning to bring on a private firm to upgrade and maintain the city’s meters and possibly enforce...

06/12/2012 - 9:54am

SUMMERTIME is a time when many people are traveling and the kids are headed to camp.  Most people think of camp as a place to do outdoor ‘camp’ type activities.  Traditional camps like these are a great experience but...

06/12/2012 - 9:51am

ONE OF THE best-kept secrets on the Northside is a library.

Tucked away in the Mississippi Education and Research Center off Ridgewood Road in Jackson, the Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) has a library of its own, one that is open...

06/11/2012 - 7:17am

IF JOHN MCGOWAN had his way, Two Lakes would have been finished 15 years ago and development along the project would be thriving.

Instead, engineers are about to begin a new feasibility study, this time on the One Lake project, a...

06/11/2012 - 7:15am

AFTER MORE THAN a decade of delays, the Highway 463 bypass north of downtown Madison will be finished and open next weekend, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).

MDOT and Madison officials will hold a...

06/11/2012 - 7:14am

SPACES ARE FILLING up at the Northside’s private and parochial schools.

The majority of schools in Northeast Jackson and South Madison County are nearing or have reached enrollment capacity for the fall, and are now putting...

06/11/2012 - 7:11am

RIDGELAND IS going paperless.

The city will no longer print paper copies of board packets and agendas for board of aldermen meetings and committee meetings. Instead, Mayor Gene McGee, the seven aldermen, city attorney and city clerk...

06/11/2012 - 7:09am

Former columnist and new executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Rick Cleveland (left) recently spoke to the Optimist Club of Jackson. Cleveland talked about his former career as a sports columnist and his plans for the hall...

06/11/2012 - 7:05am

Will Longwitz just finished his first session in the state Legislature as District 25 senator, representing parts of Madison, Ridgeland and northeast Jackson. Longwitz also has a law practice in Madison. He and his wife, Leigh Ann, are...

06/11/2012 - 6:45am

Purging the System

A ROBERT DRIVE fire hydrant that had been running non-stop for about two weeks as of last Friday, was likely opened to purge the system after a water main burst in Eastover, so says Jackson Director...

06/11/2012 - 6:31am

Madison Chief of Police Gene Waldrop (center) was the recipient of the Jim Ingram Lifetime Achievement Award.  Waldrop was presented with the honor at the recent Police Memorial and Appreciation Day held at the Jackson Trade Mart.  He...

06/08/2012 - 4:30pm

FEWER CONGRESSIONAL earmarks means the old farmers’ market on West Street won’t be closing anytime soon.

The market was on the chopping block, at least until the mid-term elections, when Republicans swept the U.S. House of...

06/08/2012 - 4:27pm

Dr. Ralph B. Vance Sr. M.D., (left), professor of oncology medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, volunteered as Legislative Doctor of the Day at the Capitol recently. In that capacity, Dr. Vance was available to provide non...

06/08/2012 - 4:24pm

THE TRUTH about Mississippi Blood Services is that they are in constant need of donations.  Their motto, “Make Giving Life Your Way of Life,” applies throughout the year but is most prevalent during the summer.  People...

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...