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Posted on: April 4, 2017

March Business Highlight: Beatty Street Grocery

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Jackson Fire Department and AMR Link to Shorten Paramedic Response Time Downtown

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Downtown Jackson is safer from medical emergencies thanks to a new partnership between Jackson Fire Department and AMR.

An AMR paramedic is now based around the clock at JFD’s central station at 555 South West Street. AMR’s “s...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

City of Jackson Selected for Envision America 2017 Smart City Initiative

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Charlotte, NC - January 24, 2017 - Envision America 2017 has just announced this year’s participants in its Smart City initiative. The following cities have been selected to participate in a workshop hosted in Charlotte, NC from March 6...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Taylor's Candy Named Business of the Quarter in the City of Jackson

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Taylor Candy Company, a wholesale company that’s been in operation nearly 50 years, has been named the City of Jackson’s Business of the Quarter. Owners, Walter and Ozie Taylor, who are well respected Jackson entrepreneurs, set the bar...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

HRI Properties, Miss. Officials, Jackson City Leaders Celebrate Start of Capitol Art Lofts

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HRI Properties on Monday, Jan. 23, celebrated the start of the restoration of historic buildings in downtown Jackson. The buildings will be transformed into the Capitol Art Lofts, an affordable residential project with a focus on the creative economy.&...Read on...

Posted on: January 17, 2017

City of Jackson Partners with Jackson Medical Mall, MDOT for Seniors' Transportation

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Mayor TonyT. Yarber recently introduced the Senior Services Transportation Initiative, a collaboration between the Jackson Medical Foundation, the City of Jackson and three public transportation providers. Through this initiative, individuals who are 60...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

1 Percent Commission Receives Status Update on Infrastructure Projects

1_percent.png The Municipal Special Sales Tax Commission, also known as the 1 Percent Commission, held its first meeting of the New Year on Wednesday, Jan. 4, to discuss updates on infrastructure projects funded by the program. During the meeting, commission members ap...January 2017 Update Additional Info...
Posted on: January 4, 2017

Horizon Travel Magazine Lists Jackson Among Top 31 U.S. Travel Destinations

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Here's an excerpt of what Horizon Travel Magazine has to say about Jackson, Miss.:
Tired of the hustle and bustle of the holidays? Visit Jackson, MS! You’ll fall in love with Jackson’s big-city amenities and ‘small-town’ appeal. A place where you’ll lose...Read on...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

City of Jackson Departmental Accomplishments for 2016

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Here's a partial listing of City of Jackson departmental accomplishments for 2016.

Department of Planning and Development
• First recipient in the State of Mississippi to receive grant funding for Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant in the amount of...Read on...

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.

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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: 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.

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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...