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Local News

06/25/2014 - 2:34pm
When it comes to zoning, it’s all about the people, so says Ester Ainsworth, the city of Jackson’s zoning administrator. 
And when it comes to the areas transitioning from residential to commercial, it’s...
06/25/2014 - 2:32pm
Speeding is a problem in LOHO, but residents there likely won’t receive any relief through the city of Jackson’s traffic-calming program.
Federal funding for the program has already been committed to various traffic-...
06/18/2014 - 11:28am

THINGS ARE LOOKING UP at Deerfield Golf Club, where six soon-to-be new owners have taken over and hit the greens running.

“We feel like we’ll have 400 members next month and we’ll be in great shape,” said Leigh...

06/18/2014 - 11:25am

VOTERS will head back to the polls Tuesday, June 24, to cast their ballots in primary runoffs for U.S. Senate and Madison County chancery clerk.

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel are vying for the...

06/18/2014 - 11:23am

THE MISSISSIPPI Craft Center’s parking lot was finally paved last fall, but work was just getting started, with officials planning two additional lots.

Construction could start in September on a parking area with 23 spaces just...

06/18/2014 - 11:19am

TWO PUBLIC SCHOOL employees in Ridgeland are accused of “having inappropriate relationships with a minor child,” and the case has gone before the Madison County Grand Jury, said District Attorney Michael Guest.

No arrests...

06/18/2014 - 11:14am

TWO NEW FIRE STATIONS could be under construction in Madison County in a year, said Madison County Fire Coordinator Mack Pigg.

One station is planned for Coker Road just north of Lakeshore Drive, in the Southwest Madison Fire District...

06/18/2014 - 11:10am

PROGRESS IS SLOW but steady on a planned multipurpose trail along East Jackson Street in Ridgeland, one official said.

“We are designing this project in-house and saving a lot of money, but it’s taking us a little bit...

06/18/2014 - 11:01am

DEVELOPERS of Renaissance at Colony Park could get nearly $30 million in sales-tax dollars to help fund construction of a second phase, but it is unclear whether they’ll be able to build a project big enough to receive the rebate.

...
06/18/2014 - 10:23am
The Briarwood Pool is back in business, thanks to the efforts of a group of Northsiders who came together to save it. 
The YMCA reopened the pool on Memorial Day weekend, just in time for summer vacation. Since then, the...
06/18/2014 - 10:21am
Joseph Chatmen wasn’t just a security guard who sat in the guardhouse as parents drove in and out of the parking lot at Jackson Academy.
He was a man who always greeted parents and their kids with a smile and a wave. He was...
06/18/2014 - 10:19am
Dr. Thomas Dobbs is state epidemiologist with the Mississippi Department of Health. Dobbs, who is married and has two children, received his undergraduate degree from Emory University and his medical degree at the University of Alabama at...
06/18/2014 - 10:18am
The city of Jackson’s “Pothole Blitz” is under way, and in the next three months, Mayor Tony Yarber hopes to have some 1,000 potholes filled across the city. 
The blitz will help clear a backlog of potholes...
06/18/2014 - 10:16am
Hinds County is paying a second firm to repair the radios that it hired another firm to maintain back in 2008, and more than likely, they’ll be going to court to get their money back.
The county has brought on Motorola to...
06/11/2014 - 9:31am

A LOT OF WORK was scheduled to happen this week on a southbound exit ramp at the Gluckstadt Road/I-55 interchange, weather pending.

“Crews will be on site to start paving this ramp. Some final drainage construction will also be...

06/11/2014 - 9:30am
Aging water lines and surfaces that need to be repaved aren’t only a problem for the city of Jackson.
They’re also concerns for the Jackson Zoological Park.
The park needs approximately $4.6 million to...
06/11/2014 - 9:24am
Kelly Headley’s last day as executive director of the LeFleur East Foundation is Friday, June 13. After more than two years at the foundations’ helm, Headley wants to spend more time with her family.
 She is...
06/11/2014 - 9:16am
It’s not over yet. 
Days after the Jackson City Council approved a request from Highland Village Holdings LLC and WS Development to build a parking lot in the Kimwood neighborhood, the decision has been appealed....
06/11/2014 - 9:15am

THE CITY OF RIDGELAND was planning to interview two applicants for police chief Wednesday, June 11, said Mayor Gene McGee.

“We have two in-house applications,” McGee said, but would not disclose the applicants on the record...

06/11/2014 - 9:12am

IN LIGHT OF April’s tornados, Madison County is moving forward now rather than later to get all of the tornado sirens it needs.

Twenty-two more sirens are needed, for a total of 25 in unincorporated parts of the county. It will...

06/11/2014 - 9:08am

A $5 MILLION bond issue should be sold by the end of the month to fund engineering and design work on Ridgeland’s new planned city center, along with buying right of way to build Colony Park Boulevard, said Mayor Gene McGee.

The...

06/11/2014 - 8:54am

GRADES ARE filling up and waiting lists are forming at Northside private schools for the 2014-2015 school year.

At Jackson Prep, grades six, eight and nine were the nearest to capacity at press time, said Director of Admission Lesley...

06/11/2014 - 8:46am

A MERCANTILE STORE and cooking school at the Town of Livingston could open by the end of the summer, with a restaurant and a wine shop following soon after, said developer David Landrum.

“I know the Livingston Mercantile is going...

06/11/2014 - 8:42am

Whit Hawkins became the city of Madison’s new public works director May 1. Hawkins was previously senior project engineer with Waggoner Engineering, where he had worked since 2005. He and his wife, Lauren, attend First Baptist Church...

06/11/2014 - 8:05am
Eric Fox lives by the saying he learned from a lady in South Jackson: “It’s never the wrong time to do the right thing.”
Fox, who has been with the Jackson Police Department since 2013, doesn’t have to...