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Posted on: February 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: July 12, 2017

Business HighLight of June 2017: Mother Goose Christian School


CITY OF JACKSON JUNE 2017 BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT MOTHER GOOSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Mother Goose Christian School has been named the City of Jackson’s Business Highlight for June 2017. This pioneering educational child care facility, owned and directed...

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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 10, 2016

November Business Highlight: Lakeover Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.


Lakeover Memorial Funeral Home, serving the Greater Jackson community since 1989, was a carefully planned and developed organization to provide families with an option for funeral services.

Belief was that as the residential scope of Jackson households mig...

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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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Posted on: October 19, 2016

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Names Hudson's Bay Company 'Business of the Quarter'


Hudson’s Bay Company has been named the Business of the Quarter starting October 2016. As part of the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) family, the Jackson Service Center is one of the city’s best kept secrets and an integral part of one of the fastest growing d...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2016

State Cuts to Jackson Hinds Library System Budget Leads to Change in Library Hours


The Jackson Hinds Library System (JHLS) will reduce hours beginning October 10, 2016 at all 15 libraries due to a recent $50,000 cut to the library system's state-based Personnel Incentive Grant program.

The JHLS Board of Trustees approved the cuts in...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Neighborhood Streets Paving Project Kicks Off in Jackson's Ward 7


Crews began work this week on another neighborhood streets project in Jackson. Sections of 15 streets in Ward 7 will be paved, using funds generated by the Special Municipal Sales Tax, known as the 1 Percent Tax. The project is part of Jackson’s Operation...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2016

September Business Highlight: Ray's Smokehouse and Grill


The City of Jackson has chosen Ray’s Smokehouse and Grill, located at 369 West Northside
Drive, as the Business Highlight for September 2016. Although a relatively new business, havingopened under the current brand in 2014, the business has quickly mad...Read on...

Posted on: September 6, 2016

City of Jackson Announces Temporary Water Bill Payment Plan for Eligible Customers


The City of Jackson on Tuesday, Sept. 6, announced a temporary payment plan program for customers of the City’s water system. The program’s aim is to assist customers whose bills have accumulated over the months due to nonpayment.

When the City of Jack...Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2016

August Business Highlight: Pearl's Southern Cooking


Pearl’s Southern Cooking is the City of Jackson’s Business Highlight for the month of August 2016. The restaurant was opened by transplanted Texans, Michael and Virginia Carter, in October of 2011 at 3505 Terry Rd, where it has remained. The business is m...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2016

Rent, 42nd Street and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella among Broadway Shows Coming to Jackson


Mayor Tony T. Yarber, Friends of Thalia Mara Hall, and Innovation Arts & Entertainment have announced next season’s Broadway in Jackson Series and the Live! Series at Thalia Mara Hall.

The Broadway lineup includes “Rent,” “42nd Street,” “Rodgers &a...Read on...