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Local News

01/07/2015 - 3:11pm
A LONGTIME neighborhood leader on the Northside will be stepping down from his post early next year, after nearly 12 years of service. 
Jimmy Stiglets, who has been president of the Lake Trace Homeowners Association since...
01/07/2015 - 3:10pm
The old McRae’s building on Meadowbrook Road is expected to open again sometime this year.
However, when the facility opens its doors it will no longer be a department store, but a data center owned by a Louisiana company...
01/07/2015 - 3:05pm
Thousands of people will again be descending on Jackson for one of the biggest events of the year – the Mississippi Blues Marathon. 
The race is slated for January 10. Additional events, like the runners expo, will be...
01/07/2015 - 3:02pm
The same firm that is installing Jackson’s now infamous new water meters was sued by the city of McComb for breach of contract.
In 2012, the city of Jackson entered into a roughly $91 million contract with Siemens to...
01/07/2015 - 3:01pm
THE CITY OF Jackson wants the Mississippi government to help foot the bill for the water and sewer infrastructure under state-owned buildings.
The Jackson City Council recently approved resolutions in support of 17 items it hopes...
12/31/2014 - 5:57pm

RIDGELAND POLICE hold out little hope of finding suspects for two violent crimes from early December.

The two incidents involved an armed robbery of a business and a driver shooting into another driver’s vehicle on I-220.

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12/31/2014 - 5:54pm

DRIVERS MIGHT SEE RELIEF on I-55 in Madison and Ridgeland soon, as Yates Construction hopes to finish southbound lanes early this month.

“We have set the date to open the southbound lanes in January 2015 or the first weekend that...

12/31/2014 - 5:51pm

MADISON COUNTY recently joined the city of Ridgeland in opting out of the International Building Codes.

On November 17, the Madison County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to opt out of the codes put forth by the International...

12/31/2014 - 5:44pm

WORK COULD START early this year on Madison County’s $2.5 million road plan for fiscal year 2015, including numerous neighborhood streets in Madison and Ridgeland.

The county’s road plan lists 25 non-thoroughfare streets in...

12/31/2014 - 5:42pm

DISTRICT 25 SEN. Will Longwitz hopes to expand on past success and introduce new major bills in the 2015 legislative session.

Longwitz represents northeast Jackson, Ridgeland, western Madison, and Gluckstadt in the Mississippi Senate...

12/31/2014 - 5:35pm

TRAFFIC RECENTLY SHIFTED to a new bridge at the Gluckstadt Road/I-55 interchange.

Joe Magee Construction is building a new and improved Gluckstadt interchange to accommodate more traffic. The new interchange will have a wider flyover...

12/31/2014 - 3:15pm
If you’re trying to scam folks on the Northside, you might get a call from Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan.
That’s what happened recently when a man calling himself “Lt. Smith” attempted to scam some...
12/31/2014 - 3:13pm

If you were wondering who put up the “Vote for Me” signs during the last election on the Northside, it was Dr. Jimmy Cotten. Cotten, a Ward One resident, was noticing all of the political signs during last year’s special...

12/31/2014 - 3:12pm
If you think the new traffic circles on Capitol Street are too small for your large van or truck, think again. 
You can still use the circles, just drive over a portion of the islands in the middle.
The islands...
12/31/2014 - 3:08pm
Millsaps College promises to be a busy place in the coming years, with renovations expected to begin on one building and projects in the works for others. 
Among improvements, the college is planning to renovate the...
12/31/2014 - 3:07pm
Ashby Foote is taking over as Ward One Councilman on the Jackson City Council. Foote, who recently won a narrow victory against Northsider Dorsey Carson, is the owner of Vector Money Management, a financial firm, and a graduate of the United...
12/31/2014 - 3:05pm
Hiring additional staffers and improving customer outreach are among steps being taken to address complaints about the city of Jackson’s new water meters. 
In 2012, the city brought on Siemens to replace some 65,000...
12/23/2014 - 5:43pm

IN 1997, Madison County Schools (MCS) started contracting out its student transportation. Since then, the practice has become more common - and the district believes it’s getting a good product for its money.

“We were one...

12/23/2014 - 5:40pm

A MADISON LANDLORD has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to review his rental-ordinance violation, and was waiting for a response at press time, his attorney said.

Attorney Steve Thornton said his client had submitted a petition for...

12/23/2014 - 5:38pm

The Rev. Ben Robertson took over October 28 as rector of Chapel of the Cross, a historic Episcopal church in Madison County. He previously was associate rector at Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis and rector at All Saints Episcopal Church...

12/23/2014 - 5:34pm

JACKSON MOVED FORWARD with big infrastructure plans, an airport study stirred up controversy, and a Lost Rabbit got found in 2014, a year full of news on the Northside.

In March, the capital city implemented a one-cent sales tax on...

12/23/2014 - 2:15pm
Jackson police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred recently at the Exxon in the 5500 block of North State Street. 
The incident occurred on December 10, around 8:30 p.m. An employee at the convenience store was...
12/23/2014 - 2:04pm
A recent donation could help bring more students to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. 
State Farm recently donated $7,000 to the museum, said Executive Director Rick Cleveland. 
The amount...
12/23/2014 - 2:00pm
There is new leadership at the Mississippi School for the Blind. 
The school recently named its new superintendent and its new principal. 
JoAnne Malone took over as superintendent in June 2014, replacing...
12/23/2014 - 1:58pm
Three months after closing on the property, a meeting to rezone the Colonial Country Club in Northeast Jackson has been rescheduled for January. 
The Jackson Planning Board will vote on a petition to rezone the 152-acre site...