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Posted on: June 20, 2016

Most City of Jackson Offices Closed on Friday, June 24

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Most City of Jackson offices will be closed Friday, June 24, for a previously announced, budget-required furlough day for City employees. The closure affects all City offices with the exception of Police, Fire and, in cases of emergency, the Department of...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2016

Community Improvement Unit Saves Taxpayers Nearly $1.6 Million

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Since being placed under the purview of the police department, the Community Improvement Unit (CIU) has made great strides. The latest information shows the unit has saved taxpayers nearly $1.6 million between May 2015 and May 2016.

A record number of...Read on...

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 14, 2016

City of Jackson 3rd Annual Red, White and Jackson Fireworks Extravaganza Set for July 1

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The City of Jackson Department of Parks and Recreation will host the Third Annual Red, White and Jackson Fireworks Extravaganza on Friday, July 1, at Smith Wills Stadium, located at 1200 Lakeland Drive. Gates will open at 3 p.m. and the show begins at 6:3...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 9, 2016

City of Jackson Begins Recruitment for Americorps Program

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The City of Jackson AmeriCorps Program is recruiting members for the 2016-2017 class. AmeriCorps is a great opportunity to serve the community and receive an education award and living allowance.

The mission of the AmeriCorps Program is to revitalize c...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Roll Off Dumpster Day is June 25

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The City of Jackson is encouraging citizens of Jackson to participate in Roll-Off Dumpster Day. Residents can take tree limbs, other yard debris, and household items to one of the following locations on June 25, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., weathe...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 Thursday, June 23

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City of Jackson crews are repairing potholes in Jackson.

• Crews are repairing potholes on areas of Darius Drive, Chennault Street, Williams Drive, Nelson Drive, Twisted Oak Drive, Greenway Dr. & N. McRaven Road, Oak Creek Drive, Overbrook Drive.
• Cr...Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2016

Business Highlight - June 2016

CLASSY TIPS NAIL SPA
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT – JUNE 2016

Classy Tips Nail Spa, owned by Tiffany Carter-Chambers, has been named the City of Jackson’s Business Highlight for the month of June 2016. The business, located at 1553 E. County Line Rd, ...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 & 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 23, 2016

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Announces Neighbors First Program

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber and the Jackson City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 23, approved the Neighbor's First Lot Program, which is designed to address blight and revitalize underutilized residential properties in the City of Jackson.

The Neighbor's First Lot P...Read on...

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 21, 2015

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Announces the 'Gateway Housing Project'

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber on Monday, Dec. 21, announced the “Gateway Housing Initiative,” a new multi-phase initiative to restore neighborhoods in West Jackson.

The Mayor -- who was joined by representatives from the Mississippi Housing Partnership, the Gr...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: July 2, 2015

Business of the Quarter: Cal-Maine Foods

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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 (the named changed in 1969). Adam...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 brothers-in-law Johnny, Billy,...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...