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News

08/15/2012 - 10:38am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

REDISTRICTING is wrapping up in the city of Madison, with a public hearing scheduled for August 21 and possible adoption of new ward lines September 4.

“We have seen the options...

08/15/2012 - 10:35am

ONE Ward One neighborhood will likely have a new council person after tonight.

The Jackson City Council is expected to vote on new ward lines following a public hearing at the Jackson Medical Mall.

The meeting is slated for 6...

08/15/2012 - 10:31am

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

The results of a much-anticipated study are in, and it appears that millions of dollars are needed to restore an artistic Jackson landmark.

Members of the Jackson City Council were...

08/15/2012 - 10:28am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

THE TWIN CEDARS neighborhood in Madison County will soon have public-access gates at its front and rear entrances.

Madison County supervisors approved plans for the gates last week...

08/15/2012 - 10:08am

The last time I crossed the border into Northern Ireland, I came face to face with an English soldier with a machine gun over his shoulder. It was July - marching season. Not a good time to visit, the soldier informed me. Sure enough, I...

08/15/2012 - 10:03am

Jim McAllister is president of the Reunion Property Owners Association (POA) in Madison. McAllister is retired from the Air Force and is a certified tennis pro at Reunion. He enjoys spending time with his longtime girlfriend and best friend,...

08/15/2012 - 9:34am

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

PRODUCERS will have hundreds of auditions on tape after casting calls were held at New Stage Theatre last week for the upcoming movie “As I Lay Dying,” to be filmed in Canton this...

08/08/2012 - 1:39pm

 

GERMANTOWN High will open its doors to about 200 more students this year than last, as enrollment grows at the year-old Gluckstadt school.

“[We’re growing] primarily because we’ve lost a small senior...

08/08/2012 - 1:11pm

A WOMAN was almost robbed in broad daylight recently at the CVS Pharmacy in Deville Plaza.

The store is located at 1420 Canton Mart Rd.

On the afternoon of July 26, the woman had just left the store and was walking to her car...

08/08/2012 - 1:10pm

THE FEDERATION of Madison County Homeowner Associations (FMCHA) has a new president, attorney John Moore.

Moore, who is head of the architectural review board at Annandale Estates and practices law in Ridgeland, was elected by the...

08/08/2012 - 1:06pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

SIDEWALKS and lighting improvements are on tap for Fondren’s lower business district.

Jackson city officials say engineers are now designing a project to make the corridor more...

08/08/2012 - 1:02pm

By KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff Writer

A LOWE’S-ANCHORED shopping center off County Line Road in Ridgeland still isn’t bringing in quite as many tax dollars as the city would like.

In December 2005, Ridgeland...

08/08/2012 - 12:58pm

By RYAN RILEY

Sun Intern

THE STAINED GLASS at Parkway Hills United Methodist Church means much more than just beautiful pieces of colored glass. Each piece has a bright living legacy to carry out and is significant for people...

08/08/2012 - 12:39pm

Lauren Miller was recently named curator of the historic Mississippi Governor’s Mansion. Miller is a graduate of Mississippi State University and Southeast Missouri State University. She and her husband J.C., reside in Brandon. She spoke...

08/08/2012 - 12:34pm

By ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff Writer

Unusually heavy rains and storm drainage issues delayed work on a project to relocate the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s (UMMC) entrance on Lakeland Drive.

For...

08/08/2012 - 12:29pm

When it rains, Randy Vessell gets out the sandbags.

Vessell’s home on St. Mary Street has flooded four times since December 2010.

“I’ve had sandbags out during the last rain events to minimize it, but some...

08/08/2012 - 12:13pm

by ANTHONY WARREN

Sun Staff  Writer

Chances are if you own property in Hinds County, your taxes are going up.

Two thousand and twelve was an update year for the Hinds County tax assessor’s office, meaning...

08/08/2012 - 12:10pm

by KATIE EUBANKS

Sun Staff  Writer

STUDENTS AND teachers will have no problem getting to school, and I-55 commuters have about a month before they all have to drive in the southbound lanes between Madison and Ridgeland....

08/08/2012 - 7:13am

Jackson Prep received the 2011-2012 MAIS AAA All Sports Trophy, an award Prep has won 17 out of 18 times. Shown are seniors (from left, back) Londyn Steed, Josh Williams, Ryan Buchanan, Lane Fitzgerald; (fourth row) Wirt Dunbar,...

08/08/2012 - 7:10am

Mississippi Industries for the Blind Director Michael Chew spoke recently to the North Jackson Lions Club about MIB’s efforts to provide employment and other opportunities to those who are blind or visually impaired. Shown...

08/08/2012 - 7:08am

St. Andrew's Episcopal middle school recently held its annual recognition service. Besides the giving of awards, the current Middle School Student Council President Lily Katz (left), passed the gavel of leadership on to the...

08/08/2012 - 7:05am

Area tennis star, nine-year-old Gordon Whitwell (right), was recently named Most Improved Boy by Ole Miss tennis coach Billy Chadwick (left) during their annual tennis camp in Oxford.

08/08/2012 - 7:02am

Jackson Academy’s Character and Service Award recognizes seniors who have brought honor and recognition to the school because of their leadership, special talents and loyalty to the school.  Receiving this award for 2012...

08/08/2012 - 7:00am

St. Anthony Catholic School fifth-grade student Douglas Watson (left) conducts an interview with his great aunt, Dr. Jasmine Chapman, about the history of the Moncure family in preparation of a literature essay assignment on his...

08/07/2012 - 3:54pm

Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. McGowan announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Lea McGowan, to Jon Marc McLeod, son of Mrs. Freida Keyes of Memphis, and Daryl McLeod of Pelahatchie.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late P.W....