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Posted on: March 27, 2015

City's Annual Easter Egg Hunt Set for April 4 at VA Legion Softball Complex

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The Department of Parks and Recreation will host a free Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, at noon at VA Legion Softball Complex, 4500 Officer Thomas Catchings Sr. Drive. The hunt is for ages 5 to 10.

The event will... Read on...

Posted on: March 26, 2015

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Signs Emergency Declaration for City of Jackson Infrastructure

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber on Thursday, March 26, signed an emergency declaration for the City of Jackson’s infrastructure system.

The Mayor has met with Gov. Phil Bryant and representatives of the Mississippi Department of... Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2015

MTM Locating Transportation, Call Center Operations to Jackson, Bringing 80 Jobs

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Health care and transportation management company MTM, Inc., is locating non-emergency medical transportation and call center operations to Jackson. The project represents a $400,000 corporate investment and will create 80... Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2015

City of Jackson Joins Growing List of Communities Working to End Veterans’ Homelessness

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The City of Jackson on Monday, March 23, joined a growing list of communities across the nation working to end veterans’ homelessness by the end of 2015.

The city’s announcement is in response to a call by the Obama... Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2015

Some COJ Department of Public Works Activities for Friday, March 27, 2015

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• Crews patching potholes on Dalton Street, Topp Avenue, Wingfield Drive & Monaco Street, Raymond Road & Scanlon Drive, Raymond Road & Flowers Drive, Forest Hill Road, N. State Street, Serville Drive, Wedgewood Drive,... Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2015

Lane Closures on Pearl Street, Beginning March 30

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The left two lanes of Pearl Street will be closed between Lamar Street and Roach Street, beginning Monday March 30 to allow for construction to replace and upgrade a 300-foot section of failed sewer line and an older water... Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Unveils Margaret Walker Coloring Book Created for 'Jackson Reads'

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber on Thursday, March 19, visited Poindexter Elementary School, where he unveiled a coloring book about Dr. Margaret Walker that was created for the Jackson Reads project. Every pre-K student at the... Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2015

CSPIRE, Jackson Provide Free Gigabit Internet Access at Two Community Centers

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City leaders and C Spire executives have announced plans to provide free Gigabit Internet access at two municipal community centers that promise to boost awareness about the benefits of 100 times faster broadband fiber-based... Read on...

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Posted on: March 9, 2015

Information for Water Utility Customers About Bills

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In an effort to better serve water utility customers, the city is providing the situations under which customers would expect to see an increased bill:

If you DON’T HAVE a new meter:

1. A leak on the property
2... Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2015

March Business Highlight: T-Shirts and More

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The business highlight for the month of March is T Shirts and More, a vibrant and progressive community-oriented business in south Jackson. Andre Dukes, owner and founder of the business, began the retail t-shirt sales... Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

PEG Network Temporarily Off the Air

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The City of Jackson PEG Network, Comcast Channel 18, is having technical difficulties. However, the City Council meetings will continue to air on the channel at the regularly scheduled time.

PEG is committed to keeping... Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2015

Free Diabetes Management Classes Offered at City of Jackson Community Centers

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Free diabetes management classes are offered at two City of Jackson community centers for the next several weeks. The classes will be led by Lisa Camel, RN, BSN, project leader for Information & Quality Healthcare. The... Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2015

Clarion-Ledger Editor Issues #GoodThingsJXN Challenge

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Clarion-Ledger Community Engagement Editor Dawn Dugle has issued a challenge to the citizens of Jackson to say "good things" about the city for the next 100 days. The challenge came after Mayor Tony T. Yarber met with... Read on...

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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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