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Posted on: December 7, 2016

December Business Highlight: Porter's Insurance Agency

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Porter’s Insurance Agency opened its doors in 1983 on Terry Road in Jackson. Spurred by experience gained by its late owner, Richard Porter, from working at a local insurance agency, the business got a healthy start. Mr. Porter eventually moved ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Second City Bridge Reopens Following Repairs Made with 1 Percent Sales Tax Funds

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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: April 12, 2016

Pothole Blitz for Dec. 7

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  • Crews are repairing potholes on areas of the Parade Route, Canton Mart Road, Dianne Drive and McDowell Road.
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Posted on: October 19, 2016

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 22, 2016

City of Jackson Encouraging Residents to Sign Up for CodeRED

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The City of Jackson is urging residents to sign up for CodeRED, a free emergency notification system that simply requires a phone number or email address to deliver alerts.

The CodeRED system provides City of Jackson officials the ability to quickly de...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2016

Jackson Police, Fire and Public Works Present Budget Proposals for Fiscal Year 2017

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The City of Jackson budget hearings continued on Wednesday, Aug. 17, as the Jackson Police Department, the Jackson Fire Department and the Department of Public Works presented proposed spending plans for Fiscal Year 2017.
Mayor Tony T. Yarber said public...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2016

City of Jackson Among Top 10 in National List for Producing Americorps Members

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The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program, on Tuesday, Aug. 16 released the rankings of the states and cities that generate the most AmeriCorps members per capita. Jackson, Miss.,...The Full List

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

August Business Highlight: Pearl's Southern Cooking

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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: August 3, 2016

ELGL Lists Mayor Tony T. Yarber Among Top 100 Influencers

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Mayor Tony T Yarber has been recently ranked among the top 100 local Government Influences nationwide by ELGL. ELGL, which stands for Engaging Local Government Leaders, is an organization composed of innovative local government leaders with a passion for ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 29, 2016

The City of Jackson Launches New Customer Self-Service Portal for Water Bill Customers

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The City of Jackson will launch the new customer self-service portal on Monday, Aug. 1, providing convenience and useful information to the City’s water customers. The portal allows water customers to pay bills online, view account balances and copies of ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 20, 2016

City of Jackson to Receive $1.2 Million in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Funding

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Wednesday announced that the City of Jackson will be awarded $1.2 million in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $150,000 in Healthy Homes supplemental funding.

The Ci...Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2016

Mayor Tony T. Yarber, City Partners Announce Milestone in Gateway Project

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber on Monday, July 18, announced a milestone in the City of Jackson’s Gateway Project with the completion of the first home rehabilitated through the program.

Joining the Mayor for the unveiling were Department of Planning and Develop...Read on...

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

Helm Place Residential Development Opens near Downtown Jackson

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Helm Place, a new residential development designed to revitalize a downtown Jackson neighborhood, celebrated its grand opening with state and local dignitaries at a ceremony and ribbon cutting on Thursday, July 14. Helm Place includes 88 newly constructed...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2016

Mayor and City Council Approve More 1 Percent Sales Tax Projects

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber and the Jackson City Council, on Tuesday, July 13, approved plans to spend more than $550,000 of 1 Percent Sales Tax funds to design replacement of sections of a waterline on Wooddell Drive and Belhaven Creek drainage improvements.
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Posted on: July 11, 2016

Irby Co. Named Business of the Quarter in the City of Jackson

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The City of Jackson recently recognized Irby Co., as its third quarter 2016 “Business of the Quarter," with Mayor Tony T. Yarber making a special presentation during Irby’s 90 year anniversary celebration.

Irby continued the celebration by holdin...Read on...

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

Eastover Drive Waterline Project Underway Using 1 Percent Sales Tax Funds

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber, 1 Percent Sales Tax Commission members, city officials, residents and business owners gathered Tuesday, July 5, at the ground-breaking ceremony for the Eastover Drive water line replacement project.

The project is part of the 1 Pe...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2016

Two New 1 Percent Sales Tax Projects to Move Forward after City Approval

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Two new infrastructure improvement projects that are part of the City’s 1 Percent Sales Tax Program will soon get underway following this week’s approval by City leaders to award design contracts, totaling $300,000 for the repairs.

The contracts were f...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2016

'We Are Jackson' Initiative Links Volunteers with Organizations and Projects

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The City of Jackson’s “We Are Jackson Initiative” aims to strengthen the relationships between organizations and individuals working together in the community.

The City will help connect those with shared interests to implement various projects. Those...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

City of Jackson Launches Anti-Littering Campaign: ‘Talk Trash, Don’t Throw It’

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The City of Jackson’s Department of Public Works’ Solid Waste Division has launched a new anti-littering campaign, “Talk Trash, Don’t Throw It.” The campaign consists of billboards, public service announcements and a website with information about recycli...Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Joins College Board, JPS in Announcing Project for College Access

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Many high school students dream of attending college after high school, but the process of turning that dream into reality can be daunting, especially for a student whose parents and other family members did not attend college. Learning how to apply for a...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

City of Jackson Promotes Fresh Start Program as Part of National Re-Entry Month

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber and the Department of Human and Cultural Services on Friday, June 3, held a news conference as part of National Re-Entry Month and to raise awareness about the City’s Fresh Start Program, which helps those formerly incarcerated to re-...Read on...

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

City Attorney Monica Joiner Elected to IMLA Board of Directors; 1st Miss. Representation in 20 Years

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Jackson’s City Attorney Monica Joiner has been elected to the International Municipal Lawyers Association Board of Directors. IMLA is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the interests and education of local government lawyers.

IMLA champio...Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2016

City of Jackson Moves Forward on Key One Percent Tax Projects

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More 1 Percent Tax projects will soon get underway after Mayor Tony T. Yarber and the Jackson City Council on Tuesday, May 31, approved a number of measures related to the Infrastructure Master Plan.

Approved contracts were related to the following pr...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Joins Developers of East Village Estates to Cut Ribbon on New Townhouses

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New life has been breathed into a neighborhood near the Jackson Medical Mall with the completion of 44-single family townhomes.

“This development represents an investment in both the City and the people of Jackson. It is a reflection of the growth and ...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2016

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

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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...

Posted on: May 9, 2016

Business Highlight for May: Stamps Super Burgers

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Stamps Super Burger is the City of Jackson’s Business Highlight for May 2016. The business’ owners, husband and wife, Algernon and Barbara Stamps, opened in 1970 at it’s one and only location of 1801 Dalton Street.
At the time, the couple’s mi...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2016

Neighbors First Program Opens May 2

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The City of Jackson’s Neighbors First program opens May 2, officially starting the 180-day window residents have to acquire property located on their street at a minimal cost.

The City completed an educational campaign earlier this month. Hundreds of ...About Neighbors First

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Posted on: April 15, 2016

City’s Water Distribution System Sample Results Below Detection Limit for Lead

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The City of Jackson has received 15 drinking water sample results taken from elevated storage tanks in the city’s water distribution system, and all were below the detection limit for lead. Director of Public Works Kishia Powell said the results, received...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2016

Jackson's Business of the Quarter: Gray Daniels Auto Family

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The City of Jackson recognizes Gray-Daniels Auto Family as the Business of the Quarter beginning April 2016. The business has several dealerships in Mississippi, with two located in Jackson, the Chevrolet and Nissan dealerships. Bobby Gray and Noel Daniel...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2016

Visit Jackson's New Open Data Portal for Key Government Information

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber on Monday, April 4, unveiled a new open data portal that will make government information and data more accessible to the public while helping to improve City of Jackson operations.

The portal, data.jacksonms.gov, will host 25 da...Read What Works Cities Report

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

New Software Helps Make Minority Business Enterprise Certification More Efficient

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The City of Jackson’s Minority Business Enterprise Certification program just got an efficiency boost with the implementation of new software, B2G NOW. The program was started some years ago, alongside the city’s Equal Business Opportunity program, to bui...Apply for the Program

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Posted on: February 16, 2016

Bridge Closure on Robinson Road between Raymond Road and McDowell Road Extension

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The bridge structure located on Robinson Road between Raymond Road Road and McDowell Road Extension will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning Feb. 17, at 5 p.m. A routine inspection by certified bridge inspectors through the office of the Mississi...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2016

Business of the Quarter: Abyssinia

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Abyssinia, a 2-year-old import wholesale & retail product sales company, is the City of Jackson’s Business of the Quarter for January 2016.

The business is owned and operated solely by 20-year-old Jackson State University sophomore and Ethiopian n...Read on...

Posted on: December 1, 2015

Lowe’s Recruits Through Jobs for Jacksonians on January 6

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The City of Jackson’s Jobs for Jacksonians program will hold a recruiting session Wednesday, January 6 at 10 a.m. in the conference room of the Department of Personnel Management at the Metrocenter Mall. Lowes will recruit applicants interested in Sales S...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2015

Tiger Grant, MDOT Funding Support Jackson Infrastructure Projects

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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...