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Local News

05/13/2014 - 12:16pm

Kathleen See, communications coordinator for the Mississippi Children’s Museum, recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the new LeFleur Museum District. The district includes the four museums along the Lakeland Drive/...

05/09/2014 - 12:29pm

HIGH-SCHOOL seniors from all over the Northside are preparing to graduate.

Between May 15 and 28, more than 1,500 students will receive diplomas.

New Summit School and The Education Center School will hold their ceremonies May...

05/09/2014 - 12:27pm

 Even though Jackson is facing $400 million in repairs forced upon the city by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the agency doesn’t want the city to go bankrupt.

“We go through extensive discussions with...

05/09/2014 - 12:21pm

WITH JUVENILE crimes up in Madison County last year and no juvenile detention center in the county, few options exist for holding and rehabilitating troubled youth.

One option is the Oakley Youth Development Center, formerly known as...

05/09/2014 - 12:19pm

A golf tournament that is expected to draw thousands of people to the capital city is spurring Jackson city officials to repair St. Andrews Drive.

The Sanderson Farms Championship is being moved to the Country Club of Jackson.

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05/09/2014 - 12:14pm

Pat Truesdale is Madison County District 3 election commissioner. She has been an election commissioner for nine years and previously served as a poll worker and poll manager. Truesdale recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks...

05/09/2014 - 12:11pm

Hinds County officials are now looking at whether Hinds County will invest in a new emergency radio system or continue to maintain the one that’s already in place.

The board of supervisors voted recently to end its controversial...

05/09/2014 - 12:07pm

MADISON COUNTY is paying the IRS $94,000 in unpaid taxes because of an error in employee classification and other personnel issues.

The board of supervisors voted in executive session last week to pay the amount in order to avoid...

05/09/2014 - 12:05pm

The first television commercial in the United States aired on July 1, 1941, and not six months later, Japanese air and naval forces destroyed Pearl Harbor. Coincidence? I’m not sure. But that first commercial began the march to a world...

05/09/2014 - 12:03pm

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) knowingly paid millions of dollars more than market value for property along the Pearl River, but officials with the state agency say the decision to buy the land was actually a cost-saving...

05/09/2014 - 12:01pm

THE CITY OF MADISON got $1 million from the state bond bill this year to buy right of way for a widening project on Madison Avenue.

But it was unclear when construction could be bid out on the project.

Madison Avenue will be...

05/09/2014 - 11:56am

The USA International Ballet Competition is next month, and crews have been working around the clock to make sure Thalia Mara Hall is ready for her debut.

The theater “went black” earlier this year to make some $9 million...

05/09/2014 - 11:52am

A 16-YEAR-OLD girl who ran away from home became a victim of sex trafficking when a “friend” got her in touch with a local pimp, according to Ridgeland PD.

Police arrested 29-year-old Martavious Cortez Warner of Jackson for...

05/09/2014 - 11:49am

Proposed Gun Ordinance

By Anthony Warren

Jackson residents who lose their guns and don’t report the guns as lost or stolen could face a misdemeanor charge.

The Jackson City...

05/02/2014 - 3:46pm

THE FIGHT OVER $6 million in settlement money from the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is far from over, one MDOT official said.

“There will be a lot of discussion about this,” said Central District...

05/02/2014 - 3:43pm

A contract designed to cut down on operation and maintenance costs at the city of Jackson’s two garages has ended up costing taxpayers an additional $373,000.

In 2012, the city entered into an agreement with NAPA to run the...

05/02/2014 - 3:34pm

YOUTH COURT CASES were on the rise last year in Madison County, and the court only has so many options because the county does not have a youth detention center.

Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker says a youth detention center would...

05/02/2014 - 3:30pm

A program that subsidizes the construction of outlet malls with tax dollars will be put out to pasture beginning July 1.

Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law House Bill 1358, a bill that includes an amendment doing away with the state...

05/02/2014 - 3:23pm

The Country Club of Jackson (CCJ) is going to be a busy place in the coming months, getting ready for the Sanderson Farms Golf Championship. CCJ President John Howie spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the tournament and what it...

05/02/2014 - 3:12pm

MADISON COUNTY has “no knowledge” of whether a contribution agreement with the Parkway South Public Improvement District (PID) will continue into this fall, County Administrator Mark Houston said.

For now, the revolving-...

05/02/2014 - 2:58pm

STRICT RENTAL RULES were being finalized last week for the Northbay subdivision in Madison, after a Mississippi Supreme Court ruling effectively barred the neighborhood from prohibiting rentals.

Leasing or renting homes will only be...

05/02/2014 - 2:56pm

New projector

Visitors to the Russell C. Davis Planetarium in downtown Jackson will soon have an improved experience when watching sky shows and large-format films.

The Jackson City Council recently approved...

05/02/2014 - 2:53pm

A PROPOSED Target-anchored shopping center in the city of Madison is on hold for multiple reasons, but largely because of a financially unstable PID.

“If anything, the PID is at the crux of our problem,” said developer Eric...

04/24/2014 - 3:08pm

Plans to form a business improvement district or multiple business improvement districts, or BIDs, along East County Line Road are moving forward.

The funds have been secured for Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (...

04/24/2014 - 3:01pm

EUTAW CONSTRUCTION’S contract to widen Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland will likely be extended to June 23, although the city believes crews will finish the work before then, one official said.

On April 1, Ridgeland Mayor Gene...