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Local News

03/26/2014 - 1:30pm

Lost Rabbit Improvements

IMPROVEMENTS to a sidewalk, curb and gutter are on tap for an ailing intersection at Lost Rabbit.

The Madison County Board of Supervisors recently awarded a bid for the small project...

03/26/2014 - 1:24pm

Lindsey Horton has been police chief of Jackson for about eight months. Horton, who is a graduate of Jackson Public Schools and Jackson State University, worked his way up through the ranks since joining the Jackson...

03/26/2014 - 1:17pm

Thirteen candidates, only one will win.

Several candidates have qualified for the special election for Jackson mayor, following the sudden death of former Mayor Chokwe Lumumba.

Running for the...

03/26/2014 - 1:14pm

THE RIDGELAND Board of Aldermen approved a resolution of intent last week to issue $17 million in general obligation bonds over the next three to five years, with revenues to be spent on Colony Park Boulevard and part of a new city center....

03/11/2014 - 3:26pm

IF YOU DRIVE PAST the unassuming gated entrance to Sunnybrook Children’s Home in Ridgeland, you probably won’t see any kids playing outside.

But this year, Sunnybrook’s 50th year caring for children who have been...

03/11/2014 - 3:23pm

THE MADISON COUNTY Board of Supervisors has changed its mind about how much money the county’s economic development authority, MCEDA, should be allowed to borrow.

Last week the board voted unanimously to rescind its resolution of...

03/11/2014 - 3:14pm

Dr. Clay Hays is a member of the board of trustees with the Mississippi Medical Association (MSMA). He is the immediate past secretary and serves as a delegate for Mississippi to the American Medical Association. He recently spoke to the...

03/11/2014 - 3:08pm

Although the Museum to Market Trail is still in the engineering phases, the project itself is picking up steam.

The city of Jackson recently received a $300,000 grant for the second phase of the trail, and has plans in the works to...

03/11/2014 - 2:59pm

Sam Cole, a retired investment advisor and Northsider, is the 2013 recipient of the Jim Livesay Award that is presented by Millsaps College.

Cole received the award because his love of Millsaps and spirit of volunteerism, leadership...

03/08/2014 - 8:05am

AS MADISON COUNTY officials determine how to get their state-aid road funds reinstated, questions remain about how the county got out of compliance with state-aid standards to begin with – and whether three supervisors used the problem to...

03/08/2014 - 7:52am

A study commissioned to determine the feasibility of a flood control option for the Pearl River should be completed by June.

The study of the One Lake Project is being funded by the Pearl River Vision Foundation (PRVF), a nonprofit set...

03/08/2014 - 7:49am

THE SPENDING keeps growing for the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA): a $1.2 million contract here, $400,000 there, and most recently a pre-cleared bond issue for up to $10 million.

Also, a proposed bill in the...

03/08/2014 - 7:45am

Property crimes were down almost across the board last year in Precinct Four, while violent crimes shot up.

Figures provided by the Jackson Police Department show  2,277 crimes were reported in Precinct Four in 2013, a three-...

03/08/2014 - 7:42am

A YEAR AGO, St. Andrew’s senior Chloe Sumrall was torn between pursuing international business and pre-med in college.

She and her family talked about it on the way to lunch at Burgers and Blues one day – and then, before...

03/07/2014 - 8:17am

Kathleen O’Beirne is chair of the board of directors for the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi. She is an attorney with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP and lives in Fondren with her husband, Ryan, and two sons, Thomas and James...

03/07/2014 - 8:11am

Baptist Hospital’s plans to transform six blocks of property in Greater Belhaven into a mixed-use development appear to be coming together.

Work recently wrapped up on the Belhaven, a mixed-use medical office and retail building...

03/07/2014 - 8:05am

County Hires Consultants

MADISON COUNTY has contracted with a Ridgeland-based consulting and training firm for up to $10,000 to train county personnel.

The Whitten Group previously...

03/04/2014 - 3:06pm

THE MADISON POLICE Department (MPD) expects to have a license plate reader in use within a month, but plans are not yet set in stone for cameras at city borders, Chief Gene Waldrop said.

Thanks to a $40,000 federal grant administered...

03/04/2014 - 3:04pm

Despite heavy rains, snow and cold conditions, construction on the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Mississippi History Museum are actually on track.

“It’s pretty amazing watching it happen,” said Stephenie...

03/04/2014 - 2:59pm

Crews are entering the final stretch of work on the Fortification Street Improvement Project, with work expected to wrap up on the project in late spring.

The project, according to Jackson Traffic Engineer Robert Lee, is about 80...

03/04/2014 - 2:57pm

MUCH OF THE proposed roadwork on Ridgeland’s updated transportation plan will depend on the availability of funding, one official said.

Speaking of widening projects planned for Ridgeland Avenue,...

03/04/2014 - 2:41pm

Madison Crime

The Madison Police Department received the following reports for:

Brisage Place, credit card fraud, January 30;

Cavanaugh Drive, petit larceny, February 22;

...

02/28/2014 - 1:29pm

Jackson’s new one-percent sales tax is expected to go into effect on March 1, a month and a half after residents overwhelmingly threw their support behind the measure.

In January, nearly 90 percent of Jacksonians who voted in the...

02/28/2014 - 1:28pm

MADISON POLICE Chief Gene Waldrop credited proactive police patrols and homeowner associations with a huge drop in larcenies this past year.

Fifty-one fewer larcenies were reported in 2013 than in 2012, a decrease of more than 25...

02/28/2014 - 1:17pm

In sixth grade, Ashley Chinchen Cozzolino got in trouble for bringing a container of fried termites to school.

She made enough for everyone in her class at First Presbyterian Day School in downtown Jackson, but didn’t get a...