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Posted on: May 22, 2015

Dependable Source Corp. Recruits Through Jobs for Jacksonians May 28

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The City of Jackson’s Jobs for Jacksonians program will hold a recruiting session Thursday, May 28, at 10 a.m. in the conference room of the Department of Human and Cultural Services at the Metrocenter Mall. Dependable... Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2015

City of Jackson Hosts Bike to Lunch @ Smith Park on May 28

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The City of Jackson officially launches its proposal for a federal bicyclist and pedestrian safety initiative on Thursday, May 28, by hosting the event, Bike to Lunch at Smith Park, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Residents are... Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2015

City of Jackson Announces Details of Operation Orange Cone

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber and Department of Public Works Director Kishia Powell kicked off the city’s observance of Public Works Week on Monday, May 18, by announcing details of Operation Orange Cone, an initiative to restore the... Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2015

There's Still Time To Register for the City's Free Environmental Camp

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The Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division is taking applications for its annual summer camp. The program, dubbed C.A.M.P (Caring About My Planet), is designed to immerse youth in nature and facilitate the... Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2015

VA Claims Clinic and Townhall in Jackson, MS on June 5

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What: VA Claims Clinic and Town Hall in Jackson, Miss.

When: Friday, June 5 from 4 – 6 p.m.

Where: Claims Clinic (4-6 p.m.) at Jackson VA Regional Office and Town Hall (5-6 p.m.) at Jackson VA Medical Center.... 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... Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

City of Jackson Hosts Family Day on the Green on Memorial Day, May 25

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On Memorial Day, the City of Jackson and 97.7 WRBJ present the “Family Day on the Green,” an inaugural event that mixes food, fun, arts, entertainment and a salute to our service men and women with the City's first... Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2015

Ascertainment Public Hearings on Cable Service Have Been Cancelled

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A series of public hearings related to cable service have been cancelled until further notice.

Posted on: April 30, 2015

Condolences Extended to the Family of Richard Knapp, Former Director of Jackson Planetarium

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Richard Knapp, long-time, former director of the Russell C. Davis Planetarium, passed away on Saturday April 25, 2015, in Creedmoor, N.C., following a brief bout with pancreatic cancer.

Knapp, who was the planetarium... Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2015

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

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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... Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2015

Some COJ Department of Public Works Activities for Friday, May 22, 2015

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City of Jackson crews are patching potholes across the city.

• Crews repairing potholes on areas of Combs Street, Chadwick Drive, Carlisle Street & Whitworth Street, Peach Tree Street, Ridgewood Road & Old Canton Road,... Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2014

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

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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... Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2014

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

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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... 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... Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

Mayor Tony Yarber Launches Program Promoting Jackson-Based Businesses

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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... Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2014

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

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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... Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2014

Police Chief Lee Vance Kicks off National Bully Prevention Month at Casey Elementary

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Yesterday, October 1, Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance spoke to fourth and fifth grade students at Casey Elementary about Bullying and the long term affects that it can have on the bullies and their victims.

Chief Lee... Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2014

City of Jackson and Jackson Police Department set to launch Tip411 program

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Mayor Tony Yarber and Chief Lee Vance are proud to announce that on October 15th, the Jackson Police Department will launch an anonymous tip program called Tip411. Tip411 is a FREE web-based tool that allows citizens and law... Learn more...

Posted on: September 30, 2014

“We Are Jackson Listening Tour: 7 Wards in 7 Days” launches October 2nd!

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Mayor Tony Yarber, on Thursday, October 2nd, will launch the “We Are Jackson Listening Tour: 7 Wards in 7 Days.” The first stop on the tour will be in Ward 2 and will be held at New Hope Baptist Church located at 5202... 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... Stay Tuned....

Posted on: September 25, 2014

"Our Moment, Our Time"

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On April 23, 2014, Jacksonians ushered in a new administration amidst ongoing and pressing issues that face our great city. Throughout the election process, my goals and beliefs were clear. Together, we will make Jackson... Read on...

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... Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2013

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