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Local News

09/24/2014 - 2:19pm
A North Jackson couple at the Advantages apartments recently were put at a disadvantage by crooks. 
On September 13, a man and woman were getting out of his vehicle when they were approached by two unidentified black males....
09/24/2014 - 2:18pm
Plans to bring a Costco Wholesale to Lakeland Drive remain in limbo after the Jackson City Council tabled a measure to rezone the Lakeland property last week. 
At its meeting on September 15, the council put the measure...
09/24/2014 - 2:17pm
More than $200 million in interstate improvement projects in the metro area are safe, for now. 
However, whether or not any major projects will be signed off on by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the...
09/24/2014 - 2:13pm
Jackson Police Officer Matthew McGee has taken a number of crooks off the streets this year, and was recently honored for his efforts by the North Jackson Rotary Club.
The club recognized McGee as officer of the quarter, and...
09/24/2014 - 1:44pm
The economy is turning around, the stock market has rebounded, and the state’s Public Employees Retirement System, or PERS, is becoming more solvent. 
The system, which has been at 58 percent funding for the last two...
09/24/2014 - 1:43pm
One former Jackson city commissioner would hate to see Smith-Wills Stadium torn down for new development, in part, because he helped get the stadium constructed. 
Former City Commissioner Doug Shanks recently shared with the...
09/24/2014 - 1:39pm
The Jackson Police Department’s decision to add two additional beats in Precinct Four is apparently paying off, at least according to recent crime stats. 
Crime through 2013 was significantly lower than it was in 2012...
09/24/2014 - 9:39am

A RAPE SUSPECT is being held with no bond after an initial appearance in Madison Municipal Court last week.

Jerson Nahum Martinez, 27, of Canton, appeared before Judge Dale Danks on Thursday, September 18, the day after the alleged...

09/24/2014 - 9:32am

RIDGELAND RESIDENTS will be paying just a little more for trash pickup starting October 1.

The city has a new six-year contract with Waste Management, and the rate is going up from $11.44 a month per customer to $13.75 a month.

...
09/24/2014 - 9:29am

RANDY WATKINS hopes to have a new clubhouse at the Lake Caroline Golf Club by March 1, after getting a building permit last week.

Watkins told the Madison County Board of Supervisors he was “very far along” on plans for the...

09/24/2014 - 9:26am

MADISON COUNTY could use a good conference center, maybe somewhere along Highland Colony Parkway, and two “task forces” will be discussing how to fund it this week.

Getting a conference center built is one of the goals of...

09/24/2014 - 9:09am

MADISON COULD AWARD contracts this fall for preliminary plans and right-of-way acquisition on Hoy Road phase two, said Public Works Director Whit Hawkins.

“We are currently writing the statement of qualifications. I cannot give...

09/24/2014 - 9:04am

THE NORTHSIDE is currently experiencing a “break-even” housing market that favors neither buyer nor seller, one realtor said.

“It’s gotten to the point in the past year when we’re seeing that buyers can...

09/24/2014 - 8:51am

Dock Cooper is CEO of Agape Community Development Corporation (CDC), a nonprofit 501c3 dedicated to helping Jackson children succeed. Cooper is also senior pastor of Agape Christian Fellowship. Cooper is a graduate of Murrah High School and...

09/24/2014 - 8:47am

IT LOOKS LIKE the Madison County Board of Supervisors might return to its original plan for how to spend $6 million in settlement money from the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).

Last week, Board President Karl Banks...

09/17/2014 - 3:14pm

IF A MANUFACTURING company in Madison County needs safety training for its workers, chances are that training will come from the Holmes Community College Workforce Training Program.

In fiscal year 2014, which ran from July 1, 2013...

09/17/2014 - 3:04pm

BRANDON RESIDENT James Hill, 43, will have his initial court appearance soon, after allegedly shoplifting and then attacking the person who caught him at Northpark Mall.

“He was caught on video taking a bunch of Ralph Lauren...

09/17/2014 - 2:59pm

AS OF LAST WEEK, two Northside church plants have become one and are going vertical.

Vertical Church is the new name for what used to be Lifebridge and North Ridge churches. Pastors Philip Thurman and Eric Smith want to reach more...

09/17/2014 - 2:43pm

MADISON AND RIDGELAND both saw a decrease this year in personal property, but the cities’ overall assessed values still grew, and their budgets aren’t hurting much either.

“We haven’t raised our millage at all...

09/17/2014 - 2:36pm

WORK COULD BEGIN in mid- to late October on two state-aid road projects in Madison County, according to one engineer.

Last week the Madison County Board of Supervisors awarded bids for one overlay project on North Livingston Road and...

09/17/2014 - 2:29pm

Beth Batton took office in July as the new executive director of The Oaks House Museum, or Boyd House, located in Belhaven. She has lived in Jackson since 2000 and will soon start a research fellowship with the Mississippi Museum of Art....

09/17/2014 - 2:22pm

FOR ABOUT HALF of his workday, Isaac Morris’ office is an unsinkable 21-foot Boston Whaler, or as he calls it, “a brick on water.”

Morris is a Reservoir Police officer who patrols from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. He splits his...

09/17/2014 - 2:19pm

EXCITING PLANS are taking shape for Ridgeland’s Olde Towne business district, with a local attorney redeveloping five historic houses to include a coffeehouse and other ventures.

Robert Moorehead’s renovation projects might...

09/17/2014 - 9:28am
Joyce Moxley and Aimee Cole founded the Montessori Academy of Jackson about a year ago, with seven students and a lot of faith. 
Today, as the school on Lelia Drive begins its second year, MAJ has 24 students enrolled, with...
09/17/2014 - 9:25am
The first phase of improvements is under way on a project designed to prevent flooding at Rainbow Co-Op. 
The city of Jackson recently brought on Parkman Woodward Construction to make the upgrades, which will cost the city...