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Posted on: February 26, 2015

City, Miss. Chinese Association Host Weekend Activities to Celebrate Chinese New Year

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The City of Jackson and the Mississippi Chinese Association will co-host the city’s first Chinese Spring Festival on Saturday, Feb. 28, at Thalia Mara Hall, 255 E. Pascagoula St.

The all-day event’s activities include a... Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Invites Citizens to Participate in 'Jackson Reads'

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber will host the “Jackson Reads” kick-off reception on Tuesday, March 3, at Jackson State University’s Margaret Walker Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is open to the public.

The selected book... Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

City Seeks Volunteers for Great American Cleanup

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The City of Jackson seeks volunteers for the Great American Cleanup.

On Saturday, March 7, volunteers will gather at Forest Hill High School, 2607 Raymond Road, at 8 a.m. to receive their work assignments. The activities... Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2015

Data Company to Build Technology Center in Jackson

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber and Gov. Phil Bryant joined University of Mississippi Medical Center officials on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in welcoming a new company to Jackson, Miss.

Venyu Solutions, LLC, is a Baton Rouge, La.-based data... Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2015

City of Jackson Municipal Court Hosts Three Amnesty Days

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The City of Jackson’s Municipal Court will host three Amnesty Days on Thursday, February 26, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, February 27, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, February 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

During this time, citizens... Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Jackson's Bold New Vision

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Our mission, as servants to the citizens of Jackson, is that we will be intentional at striving towards the manifestation of the city's vision.

At every level, in every department, in all task-we are committed to our... Read on...

Posted on: February 22, 2015

National Weather Service Issues Winter Weather Advisory

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A chance of snow, freezing rain, and sleet after 3 a.m. Wednesday. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow and sleet... Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2015

Schneider National Carriers Recruits Through Jobs for Jacksonians Feb. 26

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The City of Jackson’s Jobs for Jacksonians program will hold a recruiting session Thursday,
Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. in the conference room of the Department of Human and Cultural Services at the Metrocenter Mall.

Schneider... Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2015

Rotary Club of Jackson Dedicates Commemorative Water Fountain at Smith Park

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The Rotary Club of Jackson recently donated a commemorative water fountain at Smith Park. The dedication also commemorated the club's 100th anniversary of its founding.

Funds to purchase the fountain were donated by... Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2015

JPD to Host Community Safety Class on Feb. 26

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On Thursday, February 26, 2015, JPD will host a community safety class from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Police Training Academy, located at 3000 St. Charles St.

The purpose of this safety class is to help citizens become more... Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2015

Road Closure Along Mill Street Beginning Monday, Feb. 16

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Mill Street will be closed from Pearl Street to Capitol Street for construction beginning Monday, Feb. 16. The contractor will be repairing a storm drain and installing an underground traffic signal conduit and wiring... Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2015

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Unveils Thematic Vision At Historic Alamo Theatre

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber recently unveiled his thematic vision for the City of Jackson to a crowd of citizens at the historic Alamo Theatre.

Residents from various constituent groups, including business, religious and... Read on...

Posted on: February 4, 2015

February Business Highlight: White's Perfect Kutz & Styles

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The City of Jackson is proud to feature White’s Perfect Kutz & Styles as the Business Highlight for February 2015. The barber shop, owned by David White, originally opened in 2006 across the street from its present location... Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2015

Free Diabetes Management Classes Offered at City of Jackson Community Centers

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Free diabetes management classes are offered at two City of Jackson community centers for the next several weeks. The classes will be led by Lisa Camel, RN, BSN, project leader for Information & Quality Healthcare. The... Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2015

Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program Accepting Applications

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The Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program is accepting applications until Monday, March 2. Applicants must be between 16 and 24 years of age to apply.

Applications can be picked up from Jackson Public Schools High... Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2015

Clarion-Ledger Editor Issues #GoodThingsJXN Challenge

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Clarion-Ledger Community Engagement Editor Dawn Dugle has issued a challenge to the citizens of Jackson to say "good things" about the city for the next 100 days. The challenge came after Mayor Tony T. Yarber met with... Read on...

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Posted on: October 22, 2014

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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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"

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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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