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Local News

07/03/2014 - 8:21am

CONTRACTORS will probably bid on two state-aid road overlays in Madison County in 30 to 60 days, as County Engineer Rudy Warnock expected to receive a letter releasing state-aid funding at any time.

“[If we take bids in 60 days...

07/03/2014 - 8:18am

LOST RABBIT could be an urban renewal district (URD) by the end of summer, with three lawsuits coming to an end and public hearings starting Monday, July 7.

It appears that, at least unofficially, “everything has been settled and...

07/02/2014 - 9:55am
A new law that some said would have a major impact on the city’s one-cent tax has apparently had very little.
With five days remaining in the month of June, the Mississippi Department of Revenue (MDOR) told the Sun that it...
07/02/2014 - 9:52am
FIVE HOMICIDES have been reported on the Northside in the last 90 days, but Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan said the murders are isolated incidents.
“None of them are random incidents,” he said. “I can’t...
07/02/2014 - 9:49am
A new committee made up of Jackson residents and business leaders could help the Yarber administration better deal with code enforcement.
Susan Lunardini, owner of the Jackson-based Southern Consultants, has begun an ad-hoc...
07/02/2014 - 9:47am
The Mississippi Children’s Museum continues to be a busy place. Last week, the museum’s new Literacy Garden opened to the public. Susan Garrard, the museum’s president and CEO, spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about...
07/02/2014 - 9:45am
A study of the One Lake Project was slated to be completed this month, but the evaluation likely won’t wrap up until September, so says an official with the Rankin-Hinds Levee Board, the body overseeing the project.  
...
07/02/2014 - 9:35am
Advanced age and a lack of maintenance over the years has contributed to the hundreds of millions of dollars in sewer issues facing the capital city.
And the problems have been compounded by a lack of political will from city...
06/25/2014 - 4:22pm

NEW TURN LANES at two Gluckstadt-area schools could help alleviate traffic problems, but the work probably won’t be done in time for the start of the fall semester.

Madison County is advertising for bids for turn lanes near...

06/25/2014 - 4:17pm

MADISON COUNTY has approved three road agreements with the cities of Madison and Ridgeland, with work on several Ridgeland streets to be finished by the end of the budget year.

Last week the Madison County Board of Supervisors approved...

06/25/2014 - 4:07pm

THE CITY OF RIDGELAND and a property developer have reached a legal settlement, with the city receiving less than 15 percent of the amount owed for TIF bonds issued.

 Because the developer, LR Company, failed to repay its portion...

06/25/2014 - 3:57pm

JOHN RAVENSTEIN and business partners are breaking ground next month on the first phase of a new shopping center, Madison Highlands, to be located next to Broadmoor Baptist Church on Highland Colony Parkway in Madison.

“...

06/25/2014 - 3:52pm

RIDGELAND’S assistant police chief, Randy Tyler, will step in after Chief Jimmy Houston retires July 24.

Tyler and Mayor Gene McGee will work together to find a new assistant chief, McGee said.

McGee and the board of...

06/25/2014 - 3:45pm

Deb Coleman is chairman of the Leadership Greater Jackson (LGJ) board of trustees and a 2008 graduate of LGJ. She is an analyst at the state Legislative Budget Office and is retired from the Mississippi Army National Guard. Coleman was...

06/25/2014 - 3:40pm

MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS might need another bond issue in a few years, said Superintendent Ronnie McGehee.

Mannsdale Elementary School will nearly double its facilities soon, and the whole Germantown zone is growing fast, so the school...

06/25/2014 - 2:45pm
Sales tax revenues are up in the capital city. In addition to the nearly $1.17 million the city of Jackson received from its local-option one-cent tax, sales tax diversions to the city were up by approximately $400,000 year-to-date over the...
06/25/2014 - 2:38pm
Even with no reported illnesses as a result of Jackson’s faulty sewer system, the city is having to spend $400 million to bring the system up to code.
State health officials say there is no evidence that people have gotten...
06/25/2014 - 2:37pm
A state law previously unused by the capital city could lead to fewer overgrown lots on the Northside. 
Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber kicked off his listening tour last week, and one of the many concerns addressed by the...
06/25/2014 - 2:35pm
Northsiders who want to get a head start on celebrating the nation’s independence (and hopefully a good showing in the World Cup) will have a chance to do so, beginning this weekend with events at the Ross Barnett Reservoir and in...
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...