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Local News

04/24/2014 - 2:31pm

Residents in two Northside neighborhoods say the city of Jackson has stalled their efforts to get speed humps put in on a busy roadway.

Lake Trace and the Wildwood North/Sun Valley neighborhoods have been attempting to complete the...

04/24/2014 - 2:18pm

Rates increasing

THE AVERAGE water and sewer bill for customers of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRV) is about to go from $49 to $65, according to a press release sent out by the PRV.

Last week...

04/16/2014 - 4:14pm

MADISON COUNTY could hire at least two more road workers for the same amount of money it’s paying the road department’s business manager, Canton Alderman Andrew Grant.

The two road department employees could be hired with...

04/16/2014 - 4:12pm

NORTHSIDERS were watching the Pearl River rise last week following heavy rains.

Had the One Lake Plan been in place, residents wouldn’t have had to worry about the river breaching the levees.

The project would pretty...

04/16/2014 - 4:05pm

MIKE CROOK has asked the Mississippi Court of Appeals for a rehearing after the court upheld his 2011 conviction for violating the city of Madison’s rental ordinance.

Steve Thornton, Crook’s attorney, said the appeals court...

04/16/2014 - 4:00pm

Darrel McQuirter is president of the Hinds County Board of Supervisors. McQuirter, who represents District 2, is a graduate of Clinton High School, Hinds Community College and Mississippi College. He and his wife, Janice Bridges McQuirter,...

04/16/2014 - 3:56pm

Work could begin in the coming weeks on a project that will do away with a cloverleaf exit at the I-55/ Lakeland Drive interchange.

In January, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced plans that it would be making...

04/16/2014 - 3:46pm

By KATIE EUBANKS

Waiting on Grass

CREWS ARE WAITING on grass to grow before completing the last bit of work on Rice Road.

Although the overlay project is nearly finished, Madison...

04/16/2014 - 3:40pm

Northsiders still have a chance to see a number of photographs taken by the Northside’s Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Eudora Welty.

The Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF) and the Eudora Welty...

04/16/2014 - 3:35pm

MINOR REPAIRS were set to take place last week in the Cherry Hill subdivision in Madison County, thanks to a resurfacing project running under budget.

The Madison County Board of Supervisors voted last week to use some of the leftover...

04/16/2014 - 3:33pm

More details have emerged on a plan to close off a portion of Kimwood Drive and turn two residential lots into an overflow parking lot for Highland Village.

The Jackson City Council will decide next week on the plans, which were...

04/10/2014 - 3:23pm

A new group much like Downtown Jackson Partners could soon be in place for businesses on East County Line Road.

Business owners along the busy corridor have been meeting for months discussing the possibilities of creating a business...

04/10/2014 - 3:21pm

OFFICIALS in Rankin, DeSoto and Hancock counties say they want to ask public utilities for customer information in order to find homestead fraud, as Madison County Tax Assessor Gerald Barber has done.

On the other hand, Hinds County...

04/10/2014 - 3:18pm

COMMUTERS will have to wait an extra six months before work is finished on I-55 in Madison and Ridgeland.

 A representative of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) said the original completion date of November 2014...

04/10/2014 - 3:10pm

A decision to allow Highland Village to demolish two homes in the Kimwood neighborhood and build a parking lot in their place has been appealed to the Jackson City Council.

In March, the Jackson Planning Board narrowly approved a...

04/10/2014 - 3:05pm

EFFORTS TO REPAVE and repair parts of Highland Colony Parkway are not moving fast.

Madison County has yet to have a “kickoff meeting” with the state regarding its portion of work; the city of Ridgeland has to wait until...

04/10/2014 - 3:03pm

Carl McDonald is president of the Metro Jackson Lions Club. McDonald and his wife, Roanoke, reside in Ridgeland. They have two adult sons, Boty and Bryan. He has been a member of the club for about four years. He recently spoke to Sun Staff...

04/10/2014 - 2:56pm

A new mixed-use development could be on tap for Fondren, pending the approval of plans by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL).

Gov. Phil Bryant recently signed into law Senate Bill 2803, which allows the University of...

04/10/2014 - 2:53pm

MADISON OFFICIALS are prepping for more growth in the city, with plans for a fire station downtown and a water well on tap for Liberty Park.

When asked if the city’s infrastructure was enough to handle the businesses and homes...

04/10/2014 - 2:46pm

Roads’ safety improved

By Katie Eubanks

SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS are on tap for a Madison intersection where a Ridgeland woman lost her life in December.

At Highland Colony Parkway...

04/10/2014 - 2:42pm

FOR THREE months, Brenda Newhouse has been unable to drive her Chevy Trailblazer onto her driveway.

That’s because a water main burst under her yard on Gleneagles Drive in Northeast Jackson, creating a gaping hole in her front...

04/10/2014 - 2:36pm

NORTHSIDE lawmakers have had a successful session in the state Legislature, with Rita Martinson, Will Longwitz and David Blount passing laws dealing with government corruption, domestic violence and more.

District 25 Sen. Longwitz and...

04/03/2014 - 2:25pm

Northsiders will have to dig a little deeper next year to keep their kids in private school.

Tuition at most of the area’s private and parochial schools is going up for the 2014-15 academic year.

School leaders say the...

04/03/2014 - 2:22pm

THE CITY OF MADISON is pushing to revitalize its downtown district, with a new business development director for the area, a market study under way for a mixed-use “town square” development, and hopes for a farmers market at the red...

04/03/2014 - 2:15pm

AN APPEALS COURT has upheld the conviction of Mike Crook on two counts of violating the city of Madison’s rental ordinance.

Crook was arrested in October 2010 for renting out a house without a rental license. The Madison...