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Local News

09/03/2014 - 11:42am
Ted Riter is interim rabbi at Temple Beth Israel in Jackson. Riter replaces Valerie Cohen, who stepped down from the position earlier this year. Riter is a graduate of Tulane University and previously led congregations in Encinitas and...
09/03/2014 - 11:40am

WARD ONE just can’t keep a councilman.

Since 2007, Northsiders have gone to the polls, on average, every 21 months to elect a new person to represent Northeast Jackson on the Jackson City Council.

In August 2007, Jeff...

09/03/2014 - 11:27am
The Jackson Convention Complex still can’t pay its bills, more than five years after opening its doors to the public.
For fiscal year 2013, the most recent data available, the center generated nearly $2.9 million in revenue...
08/27/2014 - 2:54pm
Plans to put a Costco where Smith-Wills Stadium is today have been turned down by the Jackson Planning Board, but the request of the city of Jackson to rezone some 50 acres of property along Lakeland Drive still must go before the City...
08/27/2014 - 2:05pm

MADISON COUNTY’s chief inspector for the planning and zoning department is now the new zoning administrator.

Scott Weeks, who has worked in the department 16 years and previously served as a deputy sheriff, officially became the...

08/27/2014 - 1:49pm

AS COMMUTERS enjoy a new five-lane Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland, city officials have hired three firms to appraise and acquire right of way for a planned extension of the road.

The Lake Harbour extension will run west from Highway...

08/27/2014 - 1:44pm

RANKIN COUNTY emerged the clear winner in retail sales growth in the metro area this year, with a more than 10 percent increase, compared to only six percent in Hinds County and four percent in Madison County.

At the close of the state...

08/27/2014 - 1:37pm

AND, WE’RE OFF!

The Lost Rabbit bond “swap” is complete, all lawsuits have been dismissed, and all parties have signed a massive settlement agreement, meaning landowner Terry Lovelace can start work on his optioned...

08/27/2014 - 1:31pm

MADISON AVENUE Upper Elementary teacher Michelle Smith has always encouraged her students in their writing, and around Christmas of last year, she decided to take her own advice.

“I tell my kids all the time, ‘You’re...

08/27/2014 - 1:26pm

ONE MADISON COUNTY supervisor says $15 million in road bond revenues will be spent where it’s supposed to, despite questions from another supervisor.

Last week, Karl Banks and Gerald Steen squabbled over the wording of a...

08/27/2014 - 9:30am
If a strange man is walking down the street, should residents call 911? 
The answer, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan is, “it depends.” 
If the individual appears to be up to no...
08/27/2014 - 9:28am
There is still too much poop in the Pearl River, and the state is urging people to avoid swimming in it, wading in it, or eating fish from it for the foreseeable future. 
Tests conducted in mid-August by the Mississippi...
08/27/2014 - 9:27am
Efforts to form a business improvement district, or BID, along East County Line Road continue to take shape.
Local business and government leaders are working together to form a BID along County Line between U.S. Highway 51 and...
08/27/2014 - 9:25am
Anthony Johnson is interim executive director of Alignment Jackson, a local group working to improve education and increase the graduation rate at Jackson Public Schools (JPS). As part of the efforts, Alignment Jackson and JPS will be...
08/27/2014 - 9:21am
What do Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee, Jackson Attorney Robert Hauberg and hundreds of other Northsiders have in common?
Their votes in the June 24 Republican primary are being questioned by State Sen. Chris McDaniel. 
...
08/22/2014 - 12:45pm

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber has named Lee Vance chief of police. 

 

Here is the text of the press release issued minutes ago:

 

Mayor Tony Yarber on Friday, Aug. 22, announced Lee...

08/20/2014 - 5:10pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Board of Supervisors recently approved a preliminary plat for the final phase of the Stillhouse Creek subdivision.

Stillhouse Creek is located off Catlett Road, north of Gluckstadt Road. The 11th and final phase will...

08/20/2014 - 5:06pm

CLARKDELL ROAD in Madison County is paved and should be restriped in two weeks, one engineer said.

“We finished paving it last week. We’ve got one little spot that we’ve got to finish up, but we’re pretty much...

08/20/2014 - 5:03pm

THE PEARL RIVER VALLEY Water Supply District (PRV) board of directors is expected to grant another extension next week for John Burwell to start construction on the proposed Harbor Walk development.

“It’s really at this...

08/20/2014 - 4:57pm

THE CITY OF MADISON is removing and replacing curbs in the Northbay subdivision and north of downtown due to damage and disrepair.

“The curbs cannot properly carry storm water to the storm drain inlets, or they are crumbling due...

08/20/2014 - 4:54pm

RANDY WATKINS hopes to have a bid awarded within the next couple of weeks on a new clubhouse for Lake Caroline. Fire destroyed the old clubhouse in July.

“We have got the building demolished, and we are looking through plans for...

08/20/2014 - 4:52pm

NEW SOUTHBOUND ramps at the Gluckstadt Road interchange at I-55 are slated to open this week, weather permitting, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).

Joe Magee Construction is rebuilding the interchange...

08/20/2014 - 4:40pm

TWO EMPTY PROPERTIES must be brought up to grade before the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) can sell them, but the project is “not a real high priority right now,” said Executive Director Tim Coursey.

...

08/20/2014 - 4:28pm

SUB-ZERO temperatures, a sun that never sets, and frozen bottles of sunscreen would be a nightmare for most folks - but most folks aren’t Baker Borne.

For 23 days in June, the 20-year-old Jackson native climbed Denali, or Mount...

08/20/2014 - 4:12pm

A FORTHCOMING report on the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) will show the state agency where it stands financially, but one thing is clear: The PRV “has got to find new sources of revenue,” said General Manager John...