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Posted on: November 25, 2015

Woodrow Wilson Traffic Alert


Motorists are advised of road conditions on the east bound lane of Woodrow Wilson Drive, heading toward Interstate 55. There was a break on a 36-inch water line in the area. The City's team is assessing the condition of the site continuously to keep it sa...Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2015

Jackson Zoo Offers Free Admission on Thanksgiving Day

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The Jackson Zoo will offer free admission to the public on Thanksgiving Day as a thank you for the community’s support throughout the year.

The zoo is open daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily (closed on Christmas Day, Dec. 25). Free admission is offered to...Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2015

City of Jackson Christmas Parade Set for Dec. 12; Other Holiday Activities Scheduled


The city’s annual Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by The Salvation Army. This year’s grand marshal is “Sunday Best” winner and Jackson native Dathan Thigpen. For more information contact Ashley Drummer...Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2015

Get Free Tickets to the USS Jackson Commissioning Ceremony


Be a part of history! The USS Jackson Commissioning Ceremony will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. at the Port of Gulfport in Gulfport, MS. The ceremony is free to the public and you must have a ticket to gain entry.

Tickets are available at ...Read on...

Posted on: November 11, 2015

City of Jackson Employees Will Soon Have Access to Free Healthcare


The City of Jackson will open a free wellness clinic for city employees by early 2016, offering healthcare services to the more than 2,200 workers and their families. Mayor Tony T. Yarber and the Jackson City Council recently approved the last measure pav...Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2015

November Business Highlight: Bully's Restaurant


With servicing the community in mind, W.B. and Robbie Bully (both now deceased) built Bully’s Restaurant in 1982, locating the eatery at 3118 Livingston Road. Having built a community grocery store/gas station in 1972 at a nearby street corner tha...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2015

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Joins Former Mayors, JSU Officials to Commemorate Government Form Change


Thirty years ago, the City of Jackson switched to a mayor-council form of government, and, on Thursday, Oct. 29, Jackson State University led an audience “back to the past” to reflect on that watershed moment.

JSU’s Institute of Government (IOG), along...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2015

Gray Daniels Auto Family Announces Discounted Pricing Program for City of Jackson Employees


Mayor Tony T. Yarber and Gary Dodson, Platform Director for Gray Daniels Auto Family, on Monday, Nov. 2, announced that the business would provide a discounted pricing program to City of Jackson employees.

The Supplier Partner Pricing (SPP) is normally...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2015

MDOT Presents Mayor Yarber with $3 Million Check for Mill Street Reconstruction


The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is pleased to announce the City of Jackson has been awarded a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Growth (TIGER) competitive grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). Through the ...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2015

U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Jackson $16.5M TIGER Grant


The City of Jackson has been awarded a $16.5 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The federal award will help fund the city’s “Greening the Gateways” project that will integrate e...Read on...

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Posted on: October 15, 2015

Mayor Tony Yarber to Visit Mississippi Industries for the Blind Dec.3


Mississippi Industries for the Blind will host Mayor Tony Yarber for a tour of the organization's manufacturing facility and state-of-the-art call center.

Mayor Tony Yarber will meet with employees who are blind and learn how National Industries for ...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2015

Jackson Featured in Where to Retire Magazine

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Houston, TX (October 7, 2015) – Jackson, MS, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Jackson is profiled in a feature titled “8 Appe...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2015

Mayor's Executive Order on Open Data



BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor of the City of Jackson, Mississippi that:

WHEREAS, the adoption of open data improves the provision of citizen services, increases transparency and access to public information, and enhances c...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2015

Business of the Quarter: Malaco Records


The last Business of the Quarter honoree for 2015 is independent record company, Malaco Music Group, located at 3023 West Northside Dr. The company is widely acknowledged as the dominant southern R & B label in the country. The business was founded in 196...Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2015

Some COJ Department of Public Works Activities for Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015


City of Jackson crews are patching potholes across the city.

• Crews are repairing potholes on areas of School Circle, Forest Hill Road, Lakeshore Road, Pear Orchard Road, Canton Mart Road, Old Canton Lane, Sheppard Road, Valley North Boulevard and Liv...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 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: 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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