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Posted on: February 4, 2016

National Weather Service Issues Flood Alert

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The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Pearl River at Jackson, forecasting the river to crest at 33 feet by Tuesday, Feb. 9. All City of Jackson departments have reviewed their action plans and assessed resources in preparation o...Read on...

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

Townhall Meeting Originally Scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 2 Postponed Due to Inclement Weather

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The townhall meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Christ United Methodist Church at 6000 Old Canton Road will be rescheduled because of the threat of inclement weather. The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the Forest Hill High Scho...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2016

Preliminary Re-Sampling Results Show No Detection of Lead in Water at 6 Residential Locations

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The City of Jackson has received preliminary re-sampling (re-testing) results for residential locations where actionable levels of lead were found in water during random sampling conducted by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

Last week, MSDH...Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2016

Jackson Police Department Accepting Applications for Citizens’ Police Academy

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The Jackson Police Department’s next Citizens’ Police Academy is scheduled for Monday, March 14, 2016. The mission of the Citizens’ Police Academy is to educate and inform the community; to provide a forum for police and community interaction; to identif...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

Business Highlight for September: Calvin Stones Manufacturing Jewelers & Gifts

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The City of Jackson recognizes Calvin Stones Manufacturing Jewelers & Gifts as the Business Highlight for February 2016. Owned by Godly gifted craftsman Calvin Berry, Mr. Berry's business is Jackson based. Mr. Berry graduated from Lanier High School and ...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

Some COJ Department of Public Works Activities for Thursday, Feb 4, 2016

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City of Jackson crews are repairing roads across the city.

• Crews patching potholes on areas of N. State Street, Mill Street, S. Gallatin Street, Greymont Avenue, N. State Street, Whitestone Road, Briarwood Road.
• Mississippi Street, Jefferson Stree...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2016

Phase II of the Repair Project to Begin

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Beginning Sunday, Jan. 31, an eastbound span of Woodrow Wilson Avenue will be closed to all traffic as crews work on Phase II of a water main repair project. The closure is from Peachtree Street to the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Administration main ...Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2016

Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program Accepting Applications

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Applications for the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program will be accepted until Tuesday, March 1, at the Family and Youth Division Office at Metrocenter Mall. Applications have been placed at all high schools in the Jackson Public Schools district. Ap...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: December 9, 2015

South West St. Bridge Closure Begins Wednesday, Dec. 9

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The South West Street bridge over Towne Creek will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Wednesday, Dec. 9. Motorists are encouraged to pay attention to detour signage located on both the north and south side of the bridge.

The bridge closure will...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

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Posted on: September 9, 2013

Website Personalization Now Available!

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Posted on: September 9, 2013

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