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Jackson Zoo giraffe “Knox” dies Monday

For Immediate Release: December 5, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.)– The City of Jackson is saddened to announce that Jackson Zoo fixture “Knox,” a reticulated giraffe, died Monday. A necropsy report will be finalized by the end of the day to determine the cause of death of the giraffe. It will be performed by Veterinarian Dr. Michael … Continued

King Edward, Jobs for Jacksonians Hosting Job Fair

For Immediate Release: December 1, 2022 (Jackson, Miss) –The King Edward – Hilton Garden Inn is partnering with the Jobs for Jacksonians program to host a job fair from10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 7at theKing Edward – Hilton Garden Inn at 235 W. Capitol Street. Recruiters are hiring candidates for the following positions: Guest … Continued

Statement from Mayor Lumumba on water system agreement  

For Immediate Release: November 30, 2022 “After months of collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Mississippi Department of Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the City of Jackson is pleased that we have finally reached an agreement that represents a critical next step in our efforts to provide immediate and long-term solutions for … Continued

Capital City Lights Returns to Downtown Jackson on December 2

​For Immediate Release: November 9, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) – Capital City Lights, a collaborative holiday extravaganza, announced its second annual seasonal event today, and will return to Capitol Street in Downtown Jackson Friday, December 2, with festivities beginning at 4 p.m. An effort to usher in the holiday season by nearly two dozen organizations, Capital City … Continued

Jackson Targets Over $100M in Federal Funding to Address Water Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 24, 2022  (Jackson, Miss.)– The City of Jackson is taking a proactive stance in responding to its current water crisis. The Mayor’s Office has its sights on over $100 million in federal funding that will be immediately available to advance efforts to repair, upgrade and modernize the city’s drinking water and … Continued

City of Jackson releases RFP for professional services

For Immediate Release October 20, 2022  (Jackson, Miss) – The City of Jackson, working closely with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency, has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Professional Services for Operation, Maintenance and Management of the O.B. Curtis and J.H. Fewell water treatment plants, tanks and well facilities of … Continued

Mayor Lumumba extends gratitude to out-of-state workers for support during Jackson water crisis  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   October 20, 2022  (Jackson, Miss.) – This week four emergency contracts expired which included the support of a handful of remarkable out-of-state teams brought into the City of Jackson by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to help stabilize and make repairs to O.B. Curtis and J.H. Fewell water treatment plants. These out-of-state teams … Continued

 Jackson Observes Mississippi Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) – The City of Jackson is joining the National Weather Service and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) in recognizing October 17-20 as Mississippi Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week.  Severe weather can develop quickly, and as we anticipate temperatures that may reach freezing over the next 24 hours, … Continued

City creates online portal for business licenses 

For Immediate Release: October 18, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) – The City of Jackson’s Planning and Development Department has been working on a number of exciting and informative projects in recent months, including the revamping of its business licenses program.  Current or prospective business owners who prefer to purchase and renew their license online now have that ability. For … Continued

Workforce Development Summit

For Immediate Release: October 17, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.)– The City of Jackson’s Jobs for Jacksonians program is proud to announce they will host a comprehensive Workforce Development Summit this Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Jackson State University E-Center at 1230 Raymond Rd. The vision of the summit is to create vibrant economic outcomes that lead … Continued

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