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Local News

07/23/2014 - 9:49am
The Jason Walton era has begun at Jackson Preparatory School. Walton began as head of school on July 1, replacing longtime head of school Susan Lindsay. Walton, a fourth-generation Mississippian and fourth-generation educator, holds bachelor...
07/23/2014 - 9:46am
A decision made nearly 1,000 miles away will likely have a major impact on future road projects for the Northside. 
Last week, Congress passed a short-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), a federal fund that helps pay...
07/23/2014 - 9:45am
Northsiders soon won’t have to go out of town to catch a movie.
An eight-screen movie theater will be one of the prominent features of the District at Eastover, a multimillion-dollar mixed-use development going up in...
07/21/2014 - 8:06am

Jackson Police Chief Lindsey Horton retired from the Jackson Police Department this morning, handing in his letter of resignation to Mayor Tony Yarber. Horton is a 30-year veteran with the force and has been chief for a little more than a year...

07/16/2014 - 9:47am

ROBINSON SPRINGS Road could be bid out this fall for a resurfacing project, according to Madison County Engineer Rudy Warnock.

Design work is about 70 percent complete, and all field work is finished for the project, Warnock told the...

07/16/2014 - 9:32am

BESIDES THE NISSAN PLANT in Canton, which will start paying full taxes on some assets this year, Gluckstadt saw the most growth in assessed values in Madison County last year, said Tax Assessor Gerald Barber.

Barber presented the...

07/16/2014 - 9:18am
A special judge will be appointed in a case involving Hinds County’s former radio service provider and the Hinds County Board of Supervisors.
The county’s four circuit judges have recused themselves in the case...
07/16/2014 - 9:17am
 the man who allegedly shot a woman last summer when she went to check on her friend’s house is slated to go before a judge early next month. 
Vincent Dwight Smith, of Jackson, will appear before Hinds County...
07/16/2014 - 9:16am
Plans to give St. Andrews Drive a major overhaul in time for the Sanderson Farms Championship have fallen through.
But Jackson city officials still hope to make some improvements to the beleaguered street before golfers tee off...
07/16/2014 - 9:12am
Bul Mabil was willing to give up a fellowship in England to help members of his family escape conflict in South Sudan.
But the Rotary Club of North Jackson and members of his church community weren’t going to let Mabil give...
07/16/2014 - 9:12am

DESIGN WORK on a new Ridgeland City Hall could be complete in a year, one official said.  

The board of aldermen recently awarded just over a million dollars’ worth of preliminary work for the planned city center, which...

07/16/2014 - 9:09am
Peter Malual came to Jackson in 2000 with dreams of becoming a pharmacist and helping his village in what is now in South Sudan. 
Fourteen years later, Malual has had to put those dreams on hold, in part, to help his family...
07/16/2014 - 9:08am

Attorney Mike MacInnis is a partner with Rawlings and MacInnis in Madison. He handles commercial transactions, represents businesses, and often represents homeowner associations. MacInnis recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks...

07/16/2014 - 9:04am
Fishing and swimming could soon be safe again along the Pearl River. 
A temporary contact advisory that was put in place for a section of the river last fall could soon be lifted, pending the outcome of tests being conducted...
07/16/2014 - 9:04am

BUSINESSES AND HOMES continue cropping up in Ridgeland – and although the city is bordered by Madison and Jackson to the north and south, it still has undeveloped land and room to grow westward, said Mayor Gene McGee.

“We...

07/16/2014 - 8:56am

ONE MADISON COUNTY supervisor compared the Lost Rabbit urban renewal plan to “putting lipstick on a pig,” while one of the newly appointed Urban Renewal District (URD) board members said he believes the plan will revitalize the...

07/09/2014 - 9:33am

THE CITY OF MADISON is repaving numerous streets, and the Twelve Oaks and Fairfield subdivisions are up next, said Public Works Director Whit Hawkins.

“The paving contractor [Adcamp Inc.] is currently moving into Twelve Oaks and...

07/09/2014 - 9:31am

REUNION continues to fill out, with two final plats in the subdivision approved by the Madison Board of Aldermen recently.

Waverly block J, phase two, and Glenwood block P, phase two, are located on Lake Village Drive, which encircles...

07/09/2014 - 9:17am

ROAD FUND RESERVES will likely help pay the salaries of 10 new road department workers in Madison County, which will cost an additional $310,000 a year.

Two of the original 10 hires have since been removed from the list; one because he...

07/09/2014 - 9:08am

THE NEW OWNER of Baymeadows Apartments in Ridgeland has asked the city to reconsider the zoning at the property.

Depending on the city’s answer, Baymeadows might not be around for much longer.

“In the 2014 zoning...

07/09/2014 - 9:01am

ON A WINDY DAY in Belhaven Park this spring, Chris Roebuck was onstage performing a romantic monologue from Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing,” when a vase of flowers fell off a table on the set.

Still in...

07/09/2014 - 8:53am

A SEWER REROUTING project in Madison is still in the design phase, and officials have not determined a cost yet, said Public Works Director Whit Hawkins.

The city is planning to redirect a million gallons of wastewater per day from a...

07/09/2014 - 8:28am
Three more members have been appointed to the special oversight commission designed to oversee how Jackson can spend its one-percent sales tax. 
Last week, Mayor Tony Yarber appointed three individuals to the committee:...
07/09/2014 - 8:25am
The Hinds County Board of Supervisors is prepared to spend up to $25,000 to ensure the next radio system it purchases will be the best option for the county.
At its meeting on June 24, the board voted unanimously to hire New...
07/09/2014 - 8:23am
From infrastructure improvements to making Livingston Park a better place for recreation, Mayor Tony Yarber has big plans for the city of Jackson. The recently elected mayor recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about his plans to...