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Local News

10/22/2014 - 4:50pm

LIEUTENANT GOV. Tate Reeves will speak next week at the quarterly meeting of the Madison Organization of Neighborhood Associations (MONA).

MONA will meet at a new location, in the cafeteria at Madison Avenue Upper Elementary, Tuesday,...

10/22/2014 - 4:46pm

MADISON-RIDGELAND Academy (MRA) got approval from the city of Madison for indoor batting cages recently, but the school has no firm plans yet, one official said.

“As of today, no final decision has been made on this project. We...

10/22/2014 - 4:40pm

THE MOSQUE and Islamic community center on Highway 51 north of Madison is already running out of parking spaces for important holidays, said Tauqeer Yousuf, president of the Mississippi Muslim Association.

“At times, we can have...

10/22/2014 - 4:34pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) no longer has to pay PID assessments on its land in the Parkway East Public Improvement District, said MCEDA Board Attorney Andy Clark.

“I received an attorney general...

10/22/2014 - 4:27pm

MONDAYS are busy days at the Madison Square Center for the Arts.

From the first floor of the 124-year-old building that once housed Madison-Ridgeland High School, one can hear classical ballet music; children’s feet running on...

10/22/2014 - 4:08pm

A CHUNK OF LAND on the west side of Highway 51 in Madison, just north of Hoy Road, is a perfect example of how the city’s land-use plan follows development trends, one official said.

“I think some of that property is still...

10/22/2014 - 9:49am
There have been a few bumps in the road along the way, but the Fortification Street Improvement Project is pretty much finished. 
The remaining work includes doing some signal work at North State Street and Fortification....
10/22/2014 - 9:48am
New plantings and improved landscaping are coming to a number of intersections in the Eastover neighborhood.
The Greater Eastover Neighborhood Foundation (GENF) recently began work to beautify the intersection of Eastover Drive/...
10/22/2014 - 9:43am
Lee Vance was recently named chief of police with the Jackson Police Department (JPD). Vance is a 27-year veteran of the department, who worked his way through the ranks to become Jackson’s top law enforcement officer. He is a graduate...
10/22/2014 - 9:42am
Contractors are about a third of the way through with a project that is already translating into higher water rates for some Northsiders.
Crews have installed 30 percent of the 65,000 new water meters it expects to install across...
10/22/2014 - 9:41am
Imagine Eubanks Creek being transformed from the unattractive drainage ditch that it is today into a stream with step pools and greenery.
Not only would the improvements help prevent erosion and flooding, according to Jackson...
10/16/2014 - 10:50am

THE LAST DOMINO of resignations, special elections and appointments in south Madison County should fall November 18, when the city of Madison holds a special election for alderman at large.

So far that race includes Warren Strain,...

10/16/2014 - 10:46am

MADISON COUNTY officials are conducting a payroll study at the request of the board of supervisors, who might vote to enact pay raises based on the findings.

District 4 Supervisor and Board President Karl Banks made the motion last...

10/16/2014 - 10:38am

JACKSON, RIDGELAND and Madison have a combined 63 hotels, including five within a mile of each other in north Ridgeland, and Madison is gunning for another.

But that’s “not abnormal” in the lodging industry, one...

10/16/2014 - 10:26am

John Howland was appointed last week as the new District 2 supervisor for Madison County. He was serving his second term on the Board of Aldermen for the city of Madison when appointed. Howland has lived in Madison since 1996. He and his...

10/16/2014 - 10:22am

RESERVOIR OFFICIALS could vote Thursday, October 16, on whether to approve a preliminary plat for the first phase of new development at Lost Rabbit.

Developer Terry Lovelace, officials with the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District...

10/15/2014 - 10:22am
Jackson police are looking for a man or men they say were involved in an early morning carjacking on Old Canton Hill Drive.
The incident occurred in the early morning hours of October 2, in the 100 block of the roadway.
...
10/15/2014 - 10:21am
Northsiders will have a chance this weekend to look at some classic cars and help out two Mississippi charities. 
The 11th Annual Scarecrow Cruise and Car Show is slated for October 17-18 in Madison. Show hours for Saturday...
10/15/2014 - 10:18am
When crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace at the end of World War II, Charlie Fitts was there.
The former prisoner of war and World War II veteran had recently been sent to England after being freed by the Germans, and was...
10/15/2014 - 10:15am
There’s no time to rest for the new executive director of LeFleur East.
Stacy Stovall, who was recently appointed to the organization’s top position, has hit the ground running.
In her first month, she...
10/15/2014 - 10:13am
Work is wrapping up on Belhaven Village, the 11 new townhouses that are part of The Belhaven, the mixed-use development across from Baptist Hospital. 
The houses are one of the last parts of a roughly $55 million development...
10/15/2014 - 10:10am
If it seems that work is dragging along on Capitol Street, it kind of is. 
Two years into the project, work continues to turn the one-way thoroughfare into a two-way street. 
The project, which began in...
10/15/2014 - 10:07am
At 100 years old, the Country Club of Jackson (CCJ) is showing no signs of slowing down. 
This year, in addition to festivities recognizing the club’s century mark, CCJ will be hosting the Sanderson Farms Championship...
10/15/2014 - 10:03am
Schools across the Northside are seeing slight drops in enrollment for the 2014-15 academic year, meaning fewer students are attending private and parochial schools.
Officials with the schools cite a number of reasons for the...
10/09/2014 - 2:58pm
THE RIDGELAND Police Department still doesn’t have an assistant chief, more than two months after former assistant chief Randy Tyler moved up to the top job. 
Tyler took over for former chief Jimmy Houston, who retired...