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Posted on: September 25, 2015

JATRAN Changes Effective Oct. 1


The City of Jackson, Department of Planning and Development, Transit Services Division is reporting the following changes to JATRAN effective October 1, 2015:

• National Express will be the new operations and maintenance contractor operating JATRAN ser...Read on...

Posted on: September 25, 2015

COJ Parks and Recreation Department Wins Award for Annual Event


The Mississippi Recreation and Parks Association (MRPA) has named the City of Jackson Parks and Recreation Department the winner of the “Special Event Award of Merit Class III” for the 2015 Easter Egg Hunt. Class III is the largest city population of 35...Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2015

Some COJ Department of Public Works Activities for Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015


City of Jackson crews are patching potholes across the city.

• Crews are repairing potholes on areas of Marshall Drive, Briar Vista Road, Will-O-Run Drive, Rutherford Drive, Bishop Avenue, Livingston Street, Peter Quinn Drive, River Oaks Blvd, and Wits...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2015

The “We Are Jackson” Concert Series Set for Oct. 8-11

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The “We Are Jackson” Concert Series – a slate of performances highlighting the Capital City’s best talent in music, comedy and the arts – will be held Oct. 8-11. The series will give citizens an opportunity to enjoy quality concerts at Thalia Mara Hall an...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2015

Business Highlight for September: Capital Restaurant Supply


The City of Jackson recognizes Capital Restaurant Supply as the Business Highlight for September 2015. The business had a humble beginning in 1949, established in a garage apartment on Porter Street in Jackson and subsequently moved to a residence on High...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2015

City of Jackson to Observe National Night Out on Oct. 6


National Night Out events, which typically resemble neighborhood block parties, are organized in conjunction with law enforcement agencies nationwide to inform the public about various police and community programs.

Nationally, the event is held the fi...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2015

City of Jackson To Go Live with New Water Billing System Aug. 31


The City of Jackson recently initiated a comprehensive water billing system upgrade. The purpose of the new Customer Care and Billing System (CC&B) is to provide a more modern billing system that will greatly improve customers' experience.

The new CC&B...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2015

August Business Highlight: Capitol City Automotive Specialist

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The City of Jackson has selected Capitol City Automotive Specialist as the Business Highlight for August 2015. The business, owned by Gulfport natives Jesse Austin, Jr. and wife Shavon, opened in August of 1996. They moved to Jackson in 1986.

Mr. Aust...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

Business of the Quarter: Cal-Maine Foods


Did you know the largest producer and marketer of shell eggs in the United States is based in Jackson? Cal-Maine Foods is located at 3320 Woodrow Wilson Ave.

Fred Adams, Jr., started the company as Adams Farms in 1957 (the named changed in 1969). Adam...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2015

Business Highlight for June: Premier Fabrics

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The City of Jackson’s Office of Economic Development has chosen Premier Fabrics as its Business Highlight for the month of June.

This is a family business that was started in Tupelo in 1992 by Bob Stedman, along with his brothers-in-law Johnny, Billy,...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

Business Highlight for May: Shell Station on Watkins Drive

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The Business Highlight for the month of May is Watkins Shell, located at 5492 Watkins Dr. Co-owner, Willie Jones, who had a two-decade long banking career, has molded his store into one of the most successful in his market area.

Mr. Jones attributes a...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2015

1MC Platform Gives Jackson Entrepreneurs an Opportunity to Pitch to Diverse Audiences


Entrepreneurs in Jackson have a platform to share information about their businesses with a diverse audience of mentors, advisors and owners of other startups.
The program 1MC, or 1 Million Cups, is hosted from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. each Wednesday at The ...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2014

Latunya Edwards to be promoted to District Fire Chief on Nov. 3


Latunya Edwards has been a member of the Jackson Fire Department for 17 years. She will be promoted to District Fire Chief on November 3, 2014. She has been married to Keith Edwards for 23 years who is also a District Fire Chief with the department. Chief...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2014

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper Speaker for City of Jackson's Disability Awareness Day


U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper will headline the annual Disability Awareness Day event hosted by the City of Jackson Department of Human and Cultural Services on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Metrocenter Mall.

"In addition to educating the publ...Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

MSU-CVM, Jackson Zoo develop new partnership

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The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Jackson Zoo formalized and expanded a partnership to allow for more research opportunities for both institutions.

For many years, MSU-CVM has provided veterinary students with the oppo...Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

Mayor Tony Yarber Launches Program Promoting Jackson-Based Businesses


Mayor Tony Yarber and the City of Jackson Department of Planning and Economic Development will launch a new program to recognize and promote businesses in the city on Thursday, Oct. 9.

The first company to receive the designation of "Business of the Q...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2014

Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center to celebrate the 3rd Regiment US Colored Calvary


On Friday October 24th, The City of Jackson’s Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center will celebrate the legacy of the 3rd Regiment United States Colored Cavalry as they set up a Living Encampment at the Museum. This event will begin at 10:00a.m. and e...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2014

Mayor Tony Yarber set to launch the “We Are Jackson Listening Tour: 7 Wards in 7 Days”

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Mayor Tony Yarber is set to launch the “We Are Jackson Listening Tour: 7 Wards in 7 Days” as a creative opportunity for Jackson residents to express their ideas and solutions for our infrastructure concerns.

This tour is a series of sessions catering s...Stay Tuned....

Posted on: September 9, 2013

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Posted on: September 9, 2013

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2013

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