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Local News

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...

02/20/2014 - 4:00pm

ONE RIDGELAND Police Department official says police need to be more visible in the city in order to curb robberies, which increased by 90 percent last year.

“I’ve always been a strong proponent of turning the blue lights...

02/20/2014 - 3:57pm

MCEDA, the Madison County Economic Development Authority, is seeking legislation to remove its debt limit and has also gotten approval from the Madison County Board of Supervisors to issue up to $10 million worth of bonds.

Currently,...

02/20/2014 - 3:55pm

THE HEAD FOOTBALL coaches at two Northside schools say the new law requiring schools to implement policies to deal with concussions likely won’t affect their programs, because they already have similar rules in place.

“MAIS...

02/20/2014 - 3:49pm

Marc Petro is the 2014 president of the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce. He is senior vice president at Community Bank in northeast Jackson. He and his wife, Jamie, live in Gluckstadt. Petro recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks...

02/20/2014 - 3:39pm

Going off the grid would be less expensive for Jackson households than helping to pay for an estimated $1.8 billion in infrastructure repairs.

But getting off of Jackson’s wastewater system isn’t typically allowed for...

02/20/2014 - 2:35pm

ONE RIDGELAND official said some improvements have begun at the blighted Baymeadows Apartments, but the new owner suddenly stopped work after a couple of months.

Ridgeland Community Development Director Alan Hart was unavailable to...

02/20/2014 - 2:33pm

Nothing like a polite crook.

Jackson police are investigating two incidents that recently occurred on the Northside, including one involving a well-mannered robber.

On the night of February 5, the fellow robbed a woman in...

02/20/2014 - 2:27pm

Permit extension

WARREN Excavation recently got an extension on its one-year surface mining permit for a site on Highway 22 in Madison County.

At the January 21 board of supervisors...