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Posted on: April 28, 2016

Neighbors First Program Opens May 2

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The City of Jackson’s Neighbors First program opens May 2, officially starting the 180-day window residents have to acquire property located on their street at a minimal cost.

The City completed an educational campaign earlier this month. Hundreds of ...About Neighbors First

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

Jobs for Jacksonians' Recruiting Workshop Set for May 4

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The City of Jackson’s Jobs for Jacksonians Program Initiative will conduct a Job Readiness Workshop on Wednesday, May 4.

This workshop will take place in the conference room of the Department of Personnel Management at the Metrocenter Mall from 10 a.m....Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2016

Hinds Behavioral Health Services Recruits through Jobs for Jacksonians on May 5

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The City of Jackson’s Jobs for Jacksonians program will hold a recruiting session Thursday, May 5 at 2 p.m. in the conference room of the Department of Personnel Management at the Metrocenter Mall. Hinds Behavioral Health Services will recruit applicants ...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2016

Pothole Blitz for Thursday, April 28, 2016

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City of Jackson crews are repairing roads across the city.

• Crews are repairing potholes on areas of Exchange Drive, Meadow Lane, Sykes Road, Joann Drive, Lakeland Drive, Meadowbrook Road & N. State Street, Rutherford Drive & Hanging Moss Road, Polo D...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2016

City’s Water Distribution System Sample Results Below Detection Limit for Lead

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The City of Jackson has received 15 drinking water sample results taken from elevated storage tanks in the city’s water distribution system, and all were below the detection limit for lead. Director of Public Works Kishia Powell said the results, received...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2016

Participate in the Westside Neighborhood Jubilee Festival Parade

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The annual Westside Neighborhood Jubilee Festival Parade will be held May 7, 2016 in the Westside Community. The event is sponsored by the City of Jackson and the Westside Civic Club.

The celebration activities include a Gospel program on Friday, May...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2016

White House Names Jackson a New TechHire Community

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By Deborah Barfield Berry of Gannett News Service

WASHINGTON - The White House has named Jackson a new TechHire community, making it part of the administration’s initiative to better train people for high-tech jobs.

Jackson was among 15 community ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

Jackson's Business of the Quarter: Gray Daniels Auto Family

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The City of Jackson recognizes Gray-Daniels Auto Family as the Business of the Quarter beginning April 2016. The business has several dealerships in Mississippi, with two located in Jackson, the Chevrolet and Nissan dealerships. Bobby Gray and Noel Daniel...Read on...

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Mayor Tony T. Yarber’s Statement on HB1523

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“As a predominantly black city in Mississippi, the Jackson community has endured racism, discrimination and injustice over the years. We are Mississippi’s capital city, and as part of our declaration of being the ‘Bold New City,’ we will not discriminate ...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2016

Visit Jackson's New Open Data Portal for Key Government Information

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber on Monday, April 4, unveiled a new open data portal that will make government information and data more accessible to the public while helping to improve City of Jackson operations.

The portal, data.jacksonms.gov, will host 25 da...Read What Works Cities Report

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

New Software Helps Make Minority Business Enterprise Certification More Efficient

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The City of Jackson’s Minority Business Enterprise Certification program just got an efficiency boost with the implementation of new software, B2G NOW. The program was started some years ago, alongside the city’s Equal Business Opportunity program, to bui...Apply for the Program

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Posted on: March 29, 2016

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Named One of the “25 Mayors Who Have Mastered Twitter”

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber was ranked among “The Tweet Elite,” a list of 25 mayors who have mastered Twitter. Released today, the study looks at the use of Twitter by mayors from the 250 largest U.S. cities. Development Counsellors International (DCI), a leadin...Read on...

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Posted on: March 29, 2016

Great American Cleanup Underway in Jackson

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The Great American Cleanup is underway in Jackson. The next GAC activity is scheduled for April 2 in the Metrocenter neighborhood from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are asked to meet at Precinct 2, located at 1000 Metrocenter Drive. Other cleanup events sche...Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2016

Startup Weekend in Jackson Set for April 29-May 1

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Innovate Mississippi announces that the next Startup Weekend will be held April 29 – May 1 at the Coalesce Cooperative Working Environment located in Downtown Jackson. Innovate Mississippi has partnered with Coalesce and Baker Donelson Law Firm to host i...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2016

Mayor Tony T. Yarber Announces Neighbors First Program

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Mayor Tony T. Yarber and the Jackson City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 23, approved the Neighbor's First Lot Program, which is designed to address blight and revitalize underutilized residential properties in the City of Jackson.

The Neighbor's First Lot P...Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2016

Where Art and Governance Meet in Jackson

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A group of youth from around Jackson recently had the opportunity to share with Mayor Tony T.
Yarber and other key city leaders their ideas on solving some of Jackson’s challenges.

Yarber and the Mayor’s Youth Council met with students involved with ...Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2016

Bridge Closure on Robinson Road between Raymond Road and McDowell Road Extension

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The bridge structure located on Robinson Road between Raymond Road Road and McDowell Road Extension will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning Feb. 17, at 5 p.m. A routine inspection by certified bridge inspectors through the office of the Mississi...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: 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

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 keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...