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Posted on: July 24, 2016

Mayor Tony T. Yarber to Hold Forum a Conversation on Race, Black Lives and Police

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber will hold a community forum, “Us and Them: A Conversation on Race, Black Lives and the Police,” on Thursday, July 28 at 6 p.m. in the Murrah High School auditorium.

The forum will feature panelists from community groups and law enf...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2016

More Jackson Streets Paved under Operation Orange Cone

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Four more streets were paved this month under the City of Jackson’s Operation Orange Cone initiative, funded with 1 Percent Sales Tax dollars. The work occurred on sections of Belle Glade Street, Kimwood Drive, Highland Place Drive and Northcliff Drive. ...Read on...

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 20, 2016

City of Jackson Back to School Celebration Set for Aug. 6

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The City of Jackson’s 7th Annual Back to School Celebration and Supply Giveaway will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Jackson Convention Complex. The event will feature entertainment, activities for the entire family and a school supply giveaway.

This...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

Criminal Justice Task Force Delivers Official Report to Mayor Tony T. Yarber

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The Criminal Justice Reform Task Force recently delivered its first official report to Mayor Tony T. Yarber. Within the document, the Task Force identified problems within each sphere of the system – preventative services, system services and re-entry ser...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 holding a V...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

Mayor Tony T. Yarber to Deliver the State of the City Address Aug. 2

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber will deliver the State of the City Address on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Center, located at 105 E. Pascagoula St. The public is encouraged to attend.

The Mayor will discuss the City’s achievements, chal...Read on...

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: July 1, 2016

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Says He Was 'Proud' to Represent Jackson at 2016 Essence Festival

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber participated in the panel discussion, “Solutions in Our Cities,” during the 2016 Essence Festival in New Orleans.

Yarber said he was proud to represent Mississippi's capital city and discuss its progress, challenges and solutions ...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 15, 2016

New Hanging Moss Road Bridge Opens; Project Completed with 1 Percent Dollars

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The new Hanging Moss Road Bridge is now open. The bridge replacement was one of 30 projects approved for completion this year under the 1 Percent Sales Tax Program.

Mayor Tony T. Yarber,One Percent Commission Board Member Dr. Beverly Hogan, representa...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2016

Here's an Update on the City's 1 Percent Sales Tax Program

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The following information is an update on projects related to the 1 Percent Sales Tax Program and Operation Orange Cone:

The following streets have seen Utility Cut Repair in the last two months:
Precinct 1 -- Casteel Drive, Shady Lane Drive, Camellia...Read on...

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: June 2, 2016

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Announces Official Start of Summer Youth Employment Program

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber and the Department of Human Cultural Services’ Family and Youth Division on Thursday, June 2, officially announced the start of this year’s Summer Youth Employment Program.

The City is employing 300 youth, while private sector part...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

City of Jackson Pools Now Open!

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The City of Jackson Parks & Recreation Department’s Athletics’ Division has opened the nine (9) city pools. Operating hours for the pools are Monday – Saturday 2:00pm-5:00pm. Due to budget cuts, beginning Monday, June 6, pool openings will rotate.
The r...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: April 12, 2016

Pothole Blitz for Monday, July 25

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City of Jackson crews are repairing potholes in Jackson.

• Crews are patching and repairing potholes on areas of Greymont Street, High Street & N. President Street, St. Francis Street.

Crews are working on patching & utility cut on Capitol Street.
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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 & Hamm...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

White House Names Jackson a New TechHire Community

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By Deborah Barfield Berry of Gannett News Service

WASHINGTON - The White House has named Jackson a new TechHire community, making it part of the administration’s initiative to better train people for high-tech jobs.

Jackson was among 15 community ...Read on...

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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 19, 2016

Where Art and Governance Meet in Jackson

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A group of youth from around Jackson recently had the opportunity to share with Mayor Tony T.
Yarber and other key city leaders their ideas on solving some of Jackson’s challenges.

Yarber and the Mayor’s Youth Council met with students involved with ...Read on...

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 nativ...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: November 10, 2015

November Business Highlight: Bully's Restaurant

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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: 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...

Posted on: October 6, 2015

Mayor's Executive Order on Open Data

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EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2015-06

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

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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: 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: 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

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...