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Posted on: April 16, 2015

Advantage Staffing Recruits Through Jobs for Jacksonians April 21

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The City of Jackson’s Jobs for Jacksonians program will hold a recruiting session Tuesday, April 21, at 10 a.m. in the conference room of the Department of Human and Cultural Services at the Metrocenter Mall.

Advantage... Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2015

Jackson Continues Green Cities Initiative in Celebration of Earth Day 45th Anniversary

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The city of Jackson, Mississippi continues its partnership with Earth Day Network’s Green Cities initiative. Green actions are in place to better the communities of Jackson and implement environmental protection. Jackson’s... Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2015

Capitol Street to Open to Two-Way Traffic April 18

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The City of Jackson will open Capitol Street and parts of four other downtown streets to two-way traffic on Saturday, April 18th. Construction crews will be installing the new traffic striping and signage this week. ... Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2015

Jackson Fire Department Annual Kids Academy Accepting Applications

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The Jackson Fire Department is accepting applications for its annual Kids Academy. The free camp will run from June 8 to June 12 at the JFD Training Department, located at 1244 South Gallatin St. The hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p... Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2015

Community Improvement Continues To Make Progress After Moving to JPD

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber moved the city's Community Improvement Unit to the Jackson Police Department. As a result, more dilapidated homes are being demolished and neglected properties cleaned. It's all in the numbers... Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2015

City of Jackson Offers Free Environmental Camp for Youth

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The Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division is taking applications for its annual summer camp. The program, dubbed C.A.M.P (Caring About My Planet), is designed to immerse youth in nature and facilitate the... Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2015

Some COJ Department of Public Works Activities for Friday, April 17, 2015

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City of Jackson crews are patching potholes across the city.

• Crews patching potholes on areas of Dogwood Drive & Woody Drive, Wooddell Drive and West McDowell Road, Dixon Rod & Clinton Boulevard, Fairhill Drive,... Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2015

Lane Closures on Pearl Street, Beginning March 30

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The left two lanes of Pearl Street will be closed between Lamar Street and Roach Street, beginning Monday March 30 to allow for construction to replace and upgrade a 300-foot section of failed sewer line and an older water... 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: 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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