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News

05/21/2014 - 8:44am

MORE VENDORS are on tap for Madison’s farmers market, after 16 participated in the inaugural event last week, one official said.

“We’ve already gotten two new vendors registered, one for baked goods and one for jams...

05/21/2014 - 8:40am

TWO NEW PRINCIPALS will take over at Olde Towne Middle School and Highland Elementary School in Ridgeland on July 1.

Tim Dowdy and Paula Tharp will replace retiring principals Allen Lawrence and Marilyn Naron at Olde Towne and Highland...

05/21/2014 - 8:34am

OFFICIALS in south Madison County say candidates for chancery clerk and statewide races have been obeying sign ordinances and haven’t put out too many signs where they don’t belong.

Candidates for the U.S. Senate and House...

05/21/2014 - 8:27am

Wendy Bourdin is special events coordinator for the city of Ridgeland. She has lived in the metro area 19 years. Bourdin recently spoke to Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks about the 29th annual Heatwave Classic Triathlon, to be held in...

05/21/2014 - 8:07am
Tony Huffman knew his son Rob was a motivated athlete from an early age. 
While other players on Rob’s three-year-old baseball team were picking flowers, playing with rocks and staring at the sky, Rob was tagging...
05/21/2014 - 8:01am
WORK ON THE Lakeland Drive/I-55 North interchange is under way and expected to be completed by November.
The $1.6 million project includes a laundry list of modifications, including adding an additional left turn lane at Exit 98B...
05/21/2014 - 8:00am
Construction on a multiuse pathway that will connect the Mississippi Farmers Market to LeFleur’s Bluff State Park is expected to get under way in the fall.
Meanwhile, the design phase of the second leg of the project could...
05/21/2014 - 7:51am
More than four months after Jackson voters overwhelmingly approved implementing a temporary one-cent tax, the commission that will help determine how the city can spend the money is not in place.
As of last Friday, six members...
05/20/2014 - 4:04pm

Blink and it will be gone. Growing at the corner of East Ridge Drive and Meadowbrook Road in Northeast Jackson is an Agave Americana, a plant that is more commonly known as a century plant. The plant was blooming last week, and it might be dead...

05/20/2014 - 8:52am
OLE MISS has reclaimed the title of most popular college choice among Northsiders. 
For the class of 2014, 271 seniors have opted to attend Ole Miss, compared with 259 going to Mississippi State University. 
...
05/19/2014 - 9:27am
New building projects in Fondren and Belhaven now will be considered more competitive for federal tax incentives, thanks to the recent passage of an ordinance creating enterprise zones in the capital city. 
The Jackson City...
05/19/2014 - 9:20am

THE MISSISSIPPI Department of Transportation (MDOT) is drawing up plans for how it wants the Madison County Board of Supervisors to spend $6 million in settlement funds.

Supervisors recently moved a lot of the money around, despite...

05/19/2014 - 9:17am
Two years ago, the city of Jackson entered into an agreement with the federal government to make an estimated $400 million in upgrades to its sewer system. 
The improvements, according to city officials, are required by the...
05/15/2014 - 9:41am

A PUBLIC MEETING will be held May 29 to inform commuters and residents about the new plans for improvements to Hoy Road phase two in Madison.

“The concept has been revised considerably from what we presented [a few] years ago. So...

05/14/2014 - 4:23pm

The city of Jackson is bringing on an engineer to determine if water and sewer rates were raised high enough last fall, but officials say residents don’t have to brace themselves for another round of rate hikes.

“We’...

05/14/2014 - 4:20pm

ANOTHER METRO-AREA retail development could receive government subsidies under the “cultural retail attraction” law, even though the rebate won’t be available after July 1.

Developers of The Renaissance at Colony Park...

05/14/2014 - 4:15pm

DESPITE A RISING number of criminal youth cases and the lack of a juvenile detention center in Madison County, one ray of hope - however thin - is shining on the juvenile justice system.

For fiscal year 2015, beginning July 1, the...

05/14/2014 - 4:06pm

MADISON COUNTY is preparing a disaster recovery center and applying for federal aid after two tornadoes passed over the county April 28.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will notify the county when the recovery center is...

05/14/2014 - 4:04pm

Jackson police say Hispanics appeared to have been targeted in recent armed robberies on the Northside.

Three armed robberies in which Hispanics were victims were reported recently in Northeast Jackson, with incidents occurring at...

05/14/2014 - 3:59pm

A PRELIMINARY HEARING for a sex-trafficking suspect was rescheduled last week for Tuesday, May 13.

Martavious Cortez Warner, 29, of Jackson, is charged with procuring the sexual servitude of a minor, a 16-year-old Jackson girl who had...

05/14/2014 - 3:57pm

CLEARING AND GRUBBING work along state-aid routes in Madison County could be finished within 30 days, meaning the county is that much closer to moving forward with a few state-aid road overlays.

AJ Construction started working April 25...

05/14/2014 - 3:47pm

Major renovations are on tap for the Highland Village shopping center.

About a year and a half after the center was purchased by WS Development, the new owners are making what they believe will be “transformational” changes...

05/14/2014 - 3:40pm

MADISON POLICE were still seeking a third suspect in an armed robbery at press time earlier this week.

Police have arrested two of the three suspects for the robbery, which happened in the Cypress Lake subdivision off Highland Colony ...

05/14/2014 - 3:38pm

Sheriff Getting Raise

MADISON COUNTY Sheriff Randy Tucker will be making $100,000 a year starting July 1, thanks to an amendment passed by the Mississippi Legislature this year.

Tucker currently makes $88,000...

05/13/2014 - 12:16pm

Kathleen See, communications coordinator for the Mississippi Children’s Museum, recently spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the new LeFleur Museum District. The district includes the four museums along the Lakeland Drive/...