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Local News

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...

02/28/2014 - 1:13pm

Northsiders are known for stepping up in the community to address crime and improve quality of life.

Members of the OurFondren Neighborhood Association (OFNA) proved that again last week, when 28 people at one of the group’s...

02/28/2014 - 1:04pm

Quentin Whitwell is in his second term on the Jackson City Council. He recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about what’s going on in Ward One and the city as a whole.

 

The new...

02/28/2014 - 12:58pm

NOT MANY CHURCHES would disband in order to fund mission work, but that is exactly what Victory Church in Madison did late last summer.

“We’d always tithed 10 percent of what came into our church to missionaries. Even above...

02/28/2014 - 12:56pm

Controversial plans to close off and remove the Lakeland ramp known as Exit 98C are coming to fruition.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently awarded a contract to Hemphill Construction to remove the cloverleaf...

02/28/2014 - 12:48pm

SAM BROOKES, retired archaeologist and Belhaven resident, has surveyed historical areas all over the state, dug (carefully) in Indian mounds, and even found a previously unknown site once, complete with skeletal remains.

Brookes, who...

02/28/2014 - 12:44pm

JULIA HODGES, Madison County election commissioner for District 2, said the election commission has purged nearly 7,500 voters from the rolls since September 2009.

“This year [2013] alone, District 1 had 639, District 2 had 891,...

02/28/2014 - 8:02am

MORE CONCERTS and a new oyster bar are among changes on tap for Duling Hall in Fondren.

However, a rumor that a new hotel is soon coming to the center’s green space is just that, a rumor, according to Mike Peters, the center...

02/28/2014 - 7:53am

Suspect arrested

A Jackson man was behind bars last week after using his friends’ flat tire as an opportunity to hold a woman up at gunpoint around 5:30 p.m. Luckily, police were already in the area and quickly...

02/28/2014 - 7:50am

IT APPEARS unlikely the Ridgeland Board of Aldermen will grant a renovation application from the former owner of Baymeadows Apartments, but the city isn’t fighting a court ruling remanding the board’s original decision to deny the...

02/28/2014 - 7:45am

State Sen.Will Longwitz and Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves presented Boy Scout Troop 302 a plaque commemorating the Senate resolution honoring them for their life-saving rescue of an injured man in the Sipsey...

02/28/2014 - 7:41am

THE CITIES of Madison and Ridgeland are poised to see some road resurfacing in this fiscal year, according to a road plan recently adopted by the Madison County Board of Supervisors.

On February 3, the board voted to approve a plan...

02/28/2014 - 7:35am

Nothing is more powerful than a mother’s love for her child. Nothing can be more painful than struggling to provide your child with all of the resources they need to be successful. I am that mom, along with 63,768 others in Mississippi,...

02/20/2014 - 4:05pm

Jackson city officials say nearly $50 million in work is either under way or about to begin to address problems associated with a federal decree.

In 2012, the city entered into a $400 million consent decree with the Environmental...