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05/09/2014 - 12:03pm

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) knowingly paid millions of dollars more than market value for property along the Pearl River, but officials with the state agency say the decision to buy the land was actually a cost-saving...

05/09/2014 - 12:01pm

THE CITY OF MADISON got $1 million from the state bond bill this year to buy right of way for a widening project on Madison Avenue.

But it was unclear when construction could be bid out on the project.

Madison Avenue will be...

05/09/2014 - 11:56am

The USA International Ballet Competition is next month, and crews have been working around the clock to make sure Thalia Mara Hall is ready for her debut.

The theater “went black” earlier this year to make some $9 million...

05/09/2014 - 11:52am

A 16-YEAR-OLD girl who ran away from home became a victim of sex trafficking when a “friend” got her in touch with a local pimp, according to Ridgeland PD.

Police arrested 29-year-old Martavious Cortez Warner of Jackson for...

05/09/2014 - 11:49am

Proposed Gun Ordinance

By Anthony Warren

Jackson residents who lose their guns and don’t report the guns as lost or stolen could face a misdemeanor charge.

The Jackson City...

05/02/2014 - 3:46pm

THE FIGHT OVER $6 million in settlement money from the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is far from over, one MDOT official said.

“There will be a lot of discussion about this,” said Central District...

05/02/2014 - 3:43pm

A contract designed to cut down on operation and maintenance costs at the city of Jackson’s two garages has ended up costing taxpayers an additional $373,000.

In 2012, the city entered into an agreement with NAPA to run the...

05/02/2014 - 3:34pm

YOUTH COURT CASES were on the rise last year in Madison County, and the court only has so many options because the county does not have a youth detention center.

Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker says a youth detention center would...

05/02/2014 - 3:30pm

A program that subsidizes the construction of outlet malls with tax dollars will be put out to pasture beginning July 1.

Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law House Bill 1358, a bill that includes an amendment doing away with the state...

05/02/2014 - 3:23pm

The Country Club of Jackson (CCJ) is going to be a busy place in the coming months, getting ready for the Sanderson Farms Golf Championship. CCJ President John Howie spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the tournament and what it...

05/02/2014 - 3:12pm

MADISON COUNTY has “no knowledge” of whether a contribution agreement with the Parkway South Public Improvement District (PID) will continue into this fall, County Administrator Mark Houston said.

For now, the revolving-...

05/02/2014 - 2:58pm

STRICT RENTAL RULES were being finalized last week for the Northbay subdivision in Madison, after a Mississippi Supreme Court ruling effectively barred the neighborhood from prohibiting rentals.

Leasing or renting homes will only be...

05/02/2014 - 2:56pm

New projector

Visitors to the Russell C. Davis Planetarium in downtown Jackson will soon have an improved experience when watching sky shows and large-format films.

The Jackson City Council recently approved...

05/02/2014 - 2:53pm

A PROPOSED Target-anchored shopping center in the city of Madison is on hold for multiple reasons, but largely because of a financially unstable PID.

“If anything, the PID is at the crux of our problem,” said developer Eric...

04/24/2014 - 3:08pm

Plans to form a business improvement district or multiple business improvement districts, or BIDs, along East County Line Road are moving forward.

The funds have been secured for Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (...

04/24/2014 - 3:01pm

EUTAW CONSTRUCTION’S contract to widen Lake Harbour Drive in Ridgeland will likely be extended to June 23, although the city believes crews will finish the work before then, one official said.

On April 1, Ridgeland Mayor Gene...

04/24/2014 - 2:53pm

The fact that Jackson Police Officer Don Knotts shares the name of another famous police officer isn’t lost on him.

But this Knotts is no Barney Fife.

Unlike the Mayberry deputy, Knotts, who works Beat Three, Precinct...

04/24/2014 - 2:45pm

If you break down and leave your car on the side of the road in Ridgeland or Madison, it could end up at an impound lot in Rankin County.

If your car is broken down in Jackson, it will end up at an impound lot in the capital city....

04/24/2014 - 2:43pm

Gray Wiggers is CEO of Goodwill Industries of Mississippi. He was previously the marketing and public affairs director at Trustmark Bank for 36 years. He lives in Jackson with his wife, Bonnie. Wiggers recently spoke with Sun staff writer...

04/24/2014 - 2:38pm

Jackson Police are looking for a man they say was involved in two robberies recently in Belhaven.

On April 11, two women were robbed by the same suspect in the period of about an hour, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan....

04/24/2014 - 2:34pm

RETAIL SALES are up in the tri-county area as fiscal year 2014 heads into the home stretch.

According to statistics from the Mississippi Department of Revenue (DOR), Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties all saw an increase in sales from...

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...