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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Dependable Source Corp. of MS Named Business of the Quarter in the City of Jackson

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Dependable Source Corp. of MS has been named the City of Jackson’s “Business of the Quarter”. Founded in 1995 by Mrs. Willie Jones, the business produces workforce solutions to the transportation industry by providing experie...Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2017

Spetember Business Highlight: Mid State Artificial Limb, Inc.


Mid State Artificial Limb, Inc. is the City of Jackson’s Business Highlight for September 19, 2017. Owner, Troy Luster, founded the business in 1988 after having careers as a master chef and automobile salesman. A neighbor employed by a local pr...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2017

Jackson Fire Department and AMR Link to Shorten Paramedic Response Time Downtown


Downtown Jackson is safer from medical emergencies thanks to a new partnership between Jackson Fire Department and AMR.

An AMR paramedic is now based around the clock at JFD’s central station at 555 South West Street. AMR’s “s...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

City of Jackson Selected for Envision America 2017 Smart City Initiative

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Charlotte, NC - January 24, 2017 - Envision America 2017 has just announced this year’s participants in its Smart City initiative. The following cities have been selected to participate in a workshop hosted in Charlotte, NC from March 6...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

HRI Properties, Miss. Officials, Jackson City Leaders Celebrate Start of Capitol Art Lofts


HRI Properties on Monday, Jan. 23, celebrated the start of the restoration of historic buildings in downtown Jackson. The buildings will be transformed into the Capitol Art Lofts, an affordable residential project with a focus on the creative economy.&...Read on...

Posted on: January 17, 2017

City of Jackson Partners with Jackson Medical Mall, MDOT for Seniors' Transportation


Mayor TonyT. Yarber recently introduced the Senior Services Transportation Initiative, a collaboration between the Jackson Medical Foundation, the City of Jackson and three public transportation providers. Through this initiative, individuals who are 60...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

1 Percent Commission Receives Status Update on Infrastructure Projects

1_percent.png The Municipal Special Sales Tax Commission, also known as the 1 Percent Commission, held its first meeting of the New Year on Wednesday, Jan. 4, to discuss updates on infrastructure projects funded by the program. During the meeting, commission members ap...January 2017 Update Additional Info...
Posted on: January 4, 2017

Horizon Travel Magazine Lists Jackson Among Top 31 U.S. Travel Destinations


Here's an excerpt of what Horizon Travel Magazine has to say about Jackson, Miss.:
Tired of the hustle and bustle of the holidays? Visit Jackson, MS! You’ll fall in love with Jackson’s big-city amenities and ‘small-town’ appeal. A place where you’ll lose...Read on...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

City of Jackson Departmental Accomplishments for 2016


Here's a partial listing of City of Jackson departmental accomplishments for 2016.

Department of Planning and Development
• First recipient in the State of Mississippi to receive grant funding for Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant in the amount of...Read on...

Posted on: November 30, 2016

Second City Bridge Reopens Following Repairs Made with 1 Percent Sales Tax Funds


The Ready Mix Street Bridge has reopened to traffic after crews completed work replacing the original structure, using 1 Percent Sales Tax funding.

The original bridge was constructed in 1962 and had exceeded its structural life expectancy.  Engin...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Only Rain Down Storm Drains


The City of Jackson has produced a new public service announcement to remind the public that grease and other hazardous waste should not be poured down storm drains. Greasy wastes, such as cooking oil, will clog sewer lines.

It is illegal to dump hazardou...


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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Announces Phase I of LED Retrofit Project


Mayor Tony T. Yarber on Monday, Nov. 14, announced Phase I of a project designed to save tax dollars through energy efficiency. The LED Jackson project will provide better lighting in City buildings and on some City streets, while saving costs of energy, ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Welcomes New Mayor's Youth Council


Mayor Tony T. Yarber recently welcomed a new group to the Mayor's Youth Council. The induction ceremony was held Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, 528 Bloom Street.

The Youth Council is part of Mayor Tony T. Y...

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Neighborhood Paving to Begin as Part of Operation Orange Cone


As part of the Operation Orange Cone initiative, the City of Jackson on Monday, Nov. 7, began work to pave nine neighborhood streets, using $1.8 million in Community Development Block Grant funding. On Monday, crews were paving on Barbara Ann Drive.

The li...

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

1 Percent Commission Receives Update on Infrastructure Projects


The Municipal Sales Tax Commission, also known as the 1 Percent Commission, met Wednesday, Nov. 2, to receive a status update on infrastructure projects funded by the sales tax.

"As crews pave streets in wards across the city, we're ready to begin lo...

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