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News

01/07/2015 - 4:45pm

THE JUNIOR AUXILIARY of Madison County (JAMC) has taken a thrift shop that wasn’t making much money and transformed it into a community center and home base.

Formerly the JAMC Good Buy Shop, the Junior Auxiliary House in downtown...

01/07/2015 - 4:43pm

IMAGINE competing in a decathlon - not the running, swimming and biking kind, but the kind for your brain.

That’s what students on Madison Central High School’s Academic Decathlon team have been doing for years.

...

01/07/2015 - 4:37pm

HIGHLAND COLONY PARKWAY has paid off in a big way for the two government entities and 32 landowners who came together to build it.

Construction started on the $15 million, four-lane divided parkway in summer 1990. The road, which...

01/07/2015 - 3:11pm
A LONGTIME neighborhood leader on the Northside will be stepping down from his post early next year, after nearly 12 years of service. 
Jimmy Stiglets, who has been president of the Lake Trace Homeowners Association since...
01/07/2015 - 3:10pm
The old McRae’s building on Meadowbrook Road is expected to open again sometime this year.
However, when the facility opens its doors it will no longer be a department store, but a data center owned by a Louisiana company...
01/07/2015 - 3:05pm
Thousands of people will again be descending on Jackson for one of the biggest events of the year – the Mississippi Blues Marathon. 
The race is slated for January 10. Additional events, like the runners expo, will be...
01/07/2015 - 3:02pm
The same firm that is installing Jackson’s now infamous new water meters was sued by the city of McComb for breach of contract.
In 2012, the city of Jackson entered into a roughly $91 million contract with Siemens to...
01/07/2015 - 3:01pm
THE CITY OF Jackson wants the Mississippi government to help foot the bill for the water and sewer infrastructure under state-owned buildings.
The Jackson City Council recently approved resolutions in support of 17 items it hopes...
12/31/2014 - 5:57pm

RIDGELAND POLICE hold out little hope of finding suspects for two violent crimes from early December.

The two incidents involved an armed robbery of a business and a driver shooting into another driver’s vehicle on I-220.

...
12/31/2014 - 5:54pm

DRIVERS MIGHT SEE RELIEF on I-55 in Madison and Ridgeland soon, as Yates Construction hopes to finish southbound lanes early this month.

“We have set the date to open the southbound lanes in January 2015 or the first weekend that...

12/31/2014 - 5:51pm

MADISON COUNTY recently joined the city of Ridgeland in opting out of the International Building Codes.

On November 17, the Madison County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to opt out of the codes put forth by the International...

12/31/2014 - 5:44pm

WORK COULD START early this year on Madison County’s $2.5 million road plan for fiscal year 2015, including numerous neighborhood streets in Madison and Ridgeland.

The county’s road plan lists 25 non-thoroughfare streets in...

12/31/2014 - 5:42pm

DISTRICT 25 SEN. Will Longwitz hopes to expand on past success and introduce new major bills in the 2015 legislative session.

Longwitz represents northeast Jackson, Ridgeland, western Madison, and Gluckstadt in the Mississippi Senate...

12/31/2014 - 5:35pm

TRAFFIC RECENTLY SHIFTED to a new bridge at the Gluckstadt Road/I-55 interchange.

Joe Magee Construction is building a new and improved Gluckstadt interchange to accommodate more traffic. The new interchange will have a wider flyover...

12/31/2014 - 3:15pm
If you’re trying to scam folks on the Northside, you might get a call from Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan.
That’s what happened recently when a man calling himself “Lt. Smith” attempted to scam some...
12/31/2014 - 3:13pm

If you were wondering who put up the “Vote for Me” signs during the last election on the Northside, it was Dr. Jimmy Cotten. Cotten, a Ward One resident, was noticing all of the political signs during last year’s special...

12/31/2014 - 3:12pm
If you think the new traffic circles on Capitol Street are too small for your large van or truck, think again. 
You can still use the circles, just drive over a portion of the islands in the middle.
The islands...
12/31/2014 - 3:08pm
Millsaps College promises to be a busy place in the coming years, with renovations expected to begin on one building and projects in the works for others. 
Among improvements, the college is planning to renovate the...
12/31/2014 - 3:07pm
Ashby Foote is taking over as Ward One Councilman on the Jackson City Council. Foote, who recently won a narrow victory against Northsider Dorsey Carson, is the owner of Vector Money Management, a financial firm, and a graduate of the United...
12/31/2014 - 3:05pm
Hiring additional staffers and improving customer outreach are among steps being taken to address complaints about the city of Jackson’s new water meters. 
In 2012, the city brought on Siemens to replace some 65,000...
12/31/2014 - 10:48am

First Presbyterian Day School celebrated Thanksgiving with a variety of activities. First-graders dressed as Indians in shirts and headbands they created. Shown are (from left, back) Leslie Buckley; (middle row) Caleb Hill, Drew...

12/31/2014 - 10:47am

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School girls varsity soccer team for 2014-15 includes members (from left, back) Kate Rodenmeyer, Beth-El Lewis, Isabelle Moseley, Julia Mitchell, Fikunmi Idowu, Alex Duckworth, Veronica Guastella, Jane...

12/31/2014 - 10:46am

Madison Station first-graders recently performed the annual gingerbread play led by music teacher Tammy Templeton. Dressed in holiday attire are students (from left) Hayes Miller, Drew Brannon, Henry Largent, Connor Green, Landrum...

12/31/2014 - 10:45am

Jackson Prep varsity volleyball players celebrated the end of a winning season with the following players receiving recognition (from left) Lindsey Howard (Most Improved), Kacie Van Pelt (Best Defensive Player), Coach Lindsey...

12/31/2014 - 10:44am

Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Edward Allen of Brandon announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Kathleen Allen, to James Clark Church, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Lester Church of Martin, Tenn.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of...