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Local News

12/23/2014 - 5:43pm

IN 1997, Madison County Schools (MCS) started contracting out its student transportation. Since then, the practice has become more common - and the district believes it’s getting a good product for its money.

“We were one...

12/23/2014 - 5:40pm

A MADISON LANDLORD has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to review his rental-ordinance violation, and was waiting for a response at press time, his attorney said.

Attorney Steve Thornton said his client had submitted a petition for...

12/23/2014 - 5:38pm

The Rev. Ben Robertson took over October 28 as rector of Chapel of the Cross, a historic Episcopal church in Madison County. He previously was associate rector at Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis and rector at All Saints Episcopal Church...

12/23/2014 - 5:34pm

JACKSON MOVED FORWARD with big infrastructure plans, an airport study stirred up controversy, and a Lost Rabbit got found in 2014, a year full of news on the Northside.

In March, the capital city implemented a one-cent sales tax on...

12/23/2014 - 2:15pm
Jackson police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred recently at the Exxon in the 5500 block of North State Street. 
The incident occurred on December 10, around 8:30 p.m. An employee at the convenience store was...
12/23/2014 - 2:04pm
A recent donation could help bring more students to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. 
State Farm recently donated $7,000 to the museum, said Executive Director Rick Cleveland. 
The amount...
12/23/2014 - 2:00pm
There is new leadership at the Mississippi School for the Blind. 
The school recently named its new superintendent and its new principal. 
JoAnne Malone took over as superintendent in June 2014, replacing...
12/23/2014 - 1:58pm
Three months after closing on the property, a meeting to rezone the Colonial Country Club in Northeast Jackson has been rescheduled for January. 
The Jackson Planning Board will vote on a petition to rezone the 152-acre site...
12/23/2014 - 1:51pm
District 64 Rep. Bill Denny has pre-filed 16 bills for the 2015 session, including a number of measures that passed the House in 2014, but failed to make it out of a Senate committee. 
Denny, who is chair of the...
12/23/2014 - 1:49pm
A push by the Mississippi Association of Supervisors (MAS) could mean more money for radios in Hinds County. 
In 2015, the association will be asking lawmakers to change the law to allow more of the revenue collected from...
12/17/2014 - 9:50am
MADISON CENTRAL “BIG BLUE” Booster Club co-presidents Susanne and Jason Blalock say they are thrilled with the recent hiring of Brad Peterson as the new head football coach and athletic director at the Madison high school. ...
12/17/2014 - 9:46am
RIDGELAND POLICE had made two arrests and were in the process of identifying a third suspect at press time in connection with Craigslist-related robberies.  
In at least four separate incidents, robbers have used the online...
12/17/2014 - 9:45am
JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH are on their way to St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Madison. 
Of course, Jesus hasn’t been born yet. 
For the ninth year in a row, St. Matthew’s has put out...
12/17/2014 - 9:44am
LAST SUNDAY, my church threw a party. 
As I approached the entrance to the performing arts center where we meet, I was greeted by whirling “snow” and the Southern Komfort Brass Band playing Christmas carols....
12/17/2014 - 9:42am
Don’t break into a house on Berkley Drive. You might get blocked in. 
Jackson police arrested two of the three suspects involved in a December 9 break-in on the street, thanks to the efforts of a neighbor who attempted...
12/17/2014 - 9:40am
Christmas is right around the corner, and Santa took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to stop by the Sun and share some milk and cookies with the staff. He always stops by this time of year for a quick visit and to pick up the letters...
12/17/2014 - 9:23am
Millions of dollars continue to pour in as part of the city of Jackson’s one-cent tax. 
For the month of November, the state collected $1.2 million in additional sales tax revenue in the city of Jackson. 
...
12/17/2014 - 9:18am
First-time home buyers and families looking for houses that are a step up from their current homes seem to be driving the market. 
The real estate market seems to be turning a corner on the Northside. However, numbers have...
12/17/2014 - 9:07am
In his last year in office, District 66 Rep. Cecil Brown hopes to go out with several of his measures being passed. 
Brown, who will be running for Central Mississippi Public Service Commissioner in 2015, will be serving his...
12/10/2014 - 3:56pm

MADISON MAYOR Mary Hawkins Butler is seriously eyeing the fall 2015 election for state auditor, but hasn’t said officially that she’s running.

“Every day the support grows from people encouraging me to run,”...

12/10/2014 - 3:51pm

A FINAL PLAT met with county approval last week for phase “1E” of the Chestnut Hill subdivision, located just south of the Town of Livingston on Highway 463.

Phase 1E has 39 lots ranging from one to three acres and is the...

12/10/2014 - 3:49pm

THE COLONY PARK Public Improvement District (PID) should be awarding a bid soon on a multi-use trail along Highland Colony Parkway.

“We are still analyzing the bids to make sure there were no errors in any of the calculations. It...

12/10/2014 - 3:13pm

Jennifer Beasley has been artistic director of Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet for 17 years. Beasley danced professionally with the Louisville Ballet before moving to Jackson in the late '80s to dance with Ballet Mississippi. She stayed...

12/10/2014 - 3:06pm

WHILE THE ACT continues to be the favored college-entrance exam in the Southeast, some schools on the Northside emphasize the SAT as well.

The ACT includes four sections - English, math, science and reading - and averages a student...

12/10/2014 - 3:01pm

TOURISM DOLLARS and entertainment incentives are at the top of District 58 Rep. Rita Martinson’s list for the 2015 legislative session, which will be her last after six terms in the Mississippi House of Representatives.

Martinson...