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Posted on: July 24, 2015

City Temporarily Switching to Well System in South Jackson as Crews Work to Locate Water Line Break


The City of Jackson will temporarily switch to the well water system in south Jackson as crews work to locate a 42-inch water line break.

The transition to the well system begins immediately to allow the city’s water... Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2015

End of the Summer Event at the Jackson Zoo Set for Aug. 8

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The Jackson Zoo's annual end of the summer event is set for Aug. 8. The event will feature large water slides located at the Amphitheater lawn, squirt gun zone in MS Area, raffle prize giveaways, and more!
General... Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2015

Roll Off Dumpster Day Set for Saturday, Aug. 8


The City of Jackson is encouraging citizens to participate in Roll-Off Dumpster Day, Saturday, August 8, 2015. Residents can take tree limbs, other yard debris and household items to one of the following locations from 8:00... Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2015

City Seeks Public Feedback for Capital Improvement Program

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The City of Jackson seeks feedback from residents for the Capital Improvement Program. Residents are encouraged to visit the city website,, to fill out the Planning and Development Department’s capital... Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2015

Public Notice: Proposed FY 2015-2019 Five-Year Consolidated Plan


In accordance with federal regulations at 24 CFR Part 91, the City of Jackson has prepared a Consolidated Plan for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development and Planning programs. This... Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

Mayor Tony T. Yarber to Deliver State of the City Address July 30


The City of Jackson will hold the annual State of the City Address on July 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Arts Center of Mississippi in downtown.

The community is invited to come out and hear about the progress the city has made... Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2015

Some COJ Department of Public Works Activities for Monday, July 27, 2015


City of Jackson crews are patching potholes across the city.

• Crews repairing potholes on areas of Redwood Drive, First Avenue, S. Gallatin Street, Liberty Hill Drive, Queen Eleanor Lane, Queen Juliana Lane, Queen... Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2015

Mayor Yarber, Jackson City Council Approve Resolution Supporting New State Flag


Mayor Tony T. Yarber and the Jackson City Council on Tuesday, July 14, approved a resolution supporting a new Mississippi State Flag.

The resolution was authored by Councilman Kenneth I. Stokes, who said the flag is not... Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2015

City of Jackson To Go Live with New Water Billing System Aug. 31


The City of Jackson recently initiated a comprehensive water billing system upgrade. The purpose of the new Customer Care and Billing System (CC&B) is to provide a more modern billing system that will greatly improve... 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... 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... 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: 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... Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2014

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


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


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


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


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!


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"


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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