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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... Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

JATRAN Buses Back on Capitol Street

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Monday, July 6, 2015, PTM of Jackson, Inc., “JATRAN” will resume running its fixed route services on Capitol Street. There are minor service revisions to Route 1, 4B, and 4R. The routes will run accordingly:

Route 1:... Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

No Garbage, Recycling Collection on Saturday, July 4

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There will be no garbage collection and no recycling collection on Saturday, July 4. There is not a recycling make up day.

Posted on: June 30, 2015

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Goes Door-to-Door to Notify Residents about Street Paving Project

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The City of Jackson officially kicked off paving for 14 streets on Wednesday, July 1, as part of Operation Orange Cone. The work underway involves the paving of the 14 streets, as well as resurfacing of other streets in... Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2015

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Pushes Innovation for Capital City During TECHJXN Summit

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The City of Jackson must take great strides if Mississippi’s capital city is to achieve the vision of being a leader in innovation, education and infrastructure stability.

That’s what Mayor Tony T. Yarber told the crowd... Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2015

City of Jackson Helping to Train the Next Generation of IT Professionals

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The city’s Informational Technology division has designed a summer program to connect local college and high school students with IT internships. The City of Jackson recognizes the increasing market for skilled... Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2015

NRCS of Mississippi Creates Pollinator Habitats in Battlefield Park

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June is National Pollinator Month and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is making efforts in sustaining pollinator habitats across the country, including Jackson... Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2015

Participate in the Annual Back-to-School Celebration

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The City of Jackson and United Way of the Capital Area are collaborating to host the 6th Annual Back To School Celebration and Supply Giveaway. The event will be held on Saturday, July 25th 2015 at the Jackson Convention... Read on...

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Posted on: June 9, 2015

'Bring It!' Star Encourages Youth at Fire Department's Summer Camp

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Dianna Williams of the Lifetime television reality show “Bring It!” stopped by the Jackson Fire Department’s Kids Academy on Tuesday, June 9, to encourage the youth to always pursue their dreams.

Williams, the instructor... Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2015

Some COJ Department of Public Works Activities for Thursday, July 2, 2015

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City of Jackson crews are patching potholes across the city.

• Crews repairing potholes on areas of Meadowoods Drive, Michael Clay Drive, North State Street, Sheppard Road, Presto Lane, Serville Drive, Mimosa Street,... Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2015

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

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The Department of Planning and Development, Office of Housing and Community Development’s
Development Assistance Division, is accepting applications to provide funding for the CommunityDevelopment Block Grant (CDBG)... 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... Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2015

City of Jackson Announces Details of Operation Orange Cone

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber and Department of Public Works Director Kishia Powell kicked off the city’s observance of Public Works Week on Monday, May 18, by announcing details of Operation Orange Cone, an initiative to restore the... Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

Business Highlight for May: Shell Station on Watkins Drive

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The Business Highlight for the month of May is Watkins Shell, located at 5492 Watkins Dr. Co-owner, Willie Jones, who had a two-decade long banking career, has molded his store into one of the most successful in his market... Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2015

1MC Platform Gives Jackson Entrepreneurs an Opportunity to Pitch to Diverse Audiences

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Entrepreneurs in Jackson have a platform to share information about their businesses with a diverse audience of mentors, advisors and owners of other startups.
The program 1MC, or 1 Million Cups, is hosted from 9 a.m. to... 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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