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Posted on: November 21, 2014

Severe Weather Tips and Precautions

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Before a Tornado
• To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.• Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or to commercial radio or television newscasts for the latest information. In... Read on...

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Posted on: November 21, 2014

Doing Business with Jackson Reception Scheduled for Dec. 11

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber and the Office of Economic Development want companies, contractors and consultants to know how to do business with the city. The annual “Doing Business with the City” networking reception will be held ... Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

JATRAN Closed Thursday, Nov. 27 on Thanksgiving Day

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JATRAN will suspend all transit services Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Also, Union Station and JATRAN Administration offices will be closed.

JATRAN transit services will resume... Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2014

Traffic Alert for Lynch Street and the Installation of Flashing Yellow Arrow Left Turn

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The City of Jackson’s traffic signal work at U.S. 80 and Lynch Street has been postponed until Monday, Dec. 1. The work had been planned for Thursday, Nov. 20.

As part of the Lynch Street resurfacing and improvement... Read on...

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Posted on: November 19, 2014

Traffic Alert for Capitol Street

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Beginning this Thursday, Nov. 20, the intersection of Capitol Street and West Street will change from a traffic signal to a roundabout. During construction, the intersection has been controlled by the existing traffic... Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2014

KLLM Transport Recruits Through Jobs for Jacksonians on Nov. 19

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KLLM Transport Recruits Through Jobs for Jacksonians on Nov. 19

The Jobs for Jacksonians program will hold a recruiting session Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. in the... Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2014

We Are Jackson Listening Tour Summer 2014

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We Are Jackson Listening Tour Summer 2014

The “We Are Jackson Listening Tour” was a series of town hall meetings in which the city created the ... Read on...

Posted on: November 12, 2014

Mayor Tony Yarber visits Casey Elementary School for Career Awareness Day

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Some students at Casey Elementary School recently spent time with Jackson’s top city official during Career Awareness Day.Mayor Tony Yarber had lunch with the 5th graders on Monday, Nov. 10 and later talked to them about... Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2014

Employee Spotlight -- Bridget Young-Townsend

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Bridget Young-Townsend, a native of Jackson, Miss., spent the first part of her professional career working in telecommunications at Skytel (later MCI). She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis in... Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2014

Local Photographers Get Chance to Capture Official City Skyline

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The City of Jackson’s 1st Annual Skyline competition, Sky Through My Eye, will challenge professional photographers and hobbyists to get the best shot of the Jackson skyline. Submissions from contestants are being accepted... Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2014

Business Highlight for November: Medical & Disability Claims Services, Inc.

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After spending 18 years as a University of Mississippi Medical Center lab technician, Julia Minor Harmon decided she wanted do more to help individuals navigate the path to disability benefits. She understood how complicated... Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2014

Sign up for Tip 411

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Tip411 is a new tool to enhance citizen safety. It is an internet-based communication system that gives students or any concerned citizen a means to quickly and anonymously report suspicious or criminal behavior at school.... Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2014

City of Jackson Technology Day

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The City's Technology Day was a huge success. Check out a few photos from the event.

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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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