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City hosts Summer Feeding Program 

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2024 (Jackson, Miss.) – In an effort to ensure no child goes hungry this summer, the City of Jackson is hosting a Summer Feeding Program for Jackson residents 0 to 18 years of age. The program will be in operation for just over a month, beginning today, June 10 and extending … Continued

Jackson Zoo launches first-ever Youth Fishing Rodeo 

For Immediate Release: May 29, 2024   (Jackson, Miss.) – The City of Jackson is launching its first-ever Youth Fishing Rodeo for all young fishing enthusiasts 15-years-old and under. This is a great opportunity for youth to show off their fishing skills or just come out and enjoy the day at the Jackson Zoo. The event … Continued

Jackson to host National Folk Festival through 2027

For Immediate Release: May 21, 2024 The nation’s longest-running traditional arts event is coming to downtown Jackson. (Jackson, Miss.) –  Today, Mayor Lumumba announced that Jackson has been named the official 2025-2027 National Folk Festival Host City.  Jackson was among 42 cities nationwide that competed for the honor of hosting the nation’s pre-eminent traveling celebration … Continued

Possible strike JTRAN drivers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2024 (Jackson, Miss.) – City officials were informed today that JTRAN workers were possibly planning to go on strike tomorrow, Friday, May 17 – once again leaving innocent riders stranded. We are notifying riders NOW of this possibility so that they can make alternate transportation plans if this happens. Earlier this week, city … Continued

Roll-Off Dumpster Day cancelled

For Immediate Release: May 16, 2024  (Jackson, Miss.) – Due to an equipment issue, the Roll-Off Dumpster Day scheduled for this Saturday, May 18 has been cancelled until further notice. Roll-Off Details    Roll-Off days will continue to be held on the second Saturday of every month for the upcoming year. Dumpsters will be placed at … Continued

Mayor Lumumba declares State of Emergency after severe storm damage

For Immediate Release: May 10, 2024 (Jackson, Miss.) – Today, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba declared a State of Emergency in Jackson after a severe storm system caused widespread damage to homes, businesses and public property, threatening the health, safety and welfare of Jackson residents. The Jackson area experienced excessive rain and wind speeds between 60 … Continued

Economic Development Week promises to be fun, informative and productive 

For Immediate Release: May 1, 2024 (Jackson, Miss.) – Next week, the City of Jackson will hold its annual Economic Development Week to promote economic development and opportunity in the Capital City. The city and its partners hope to engage professionals, students, business owners and residents to this celebration through a weeklong series of events beginning Monday, … Continued

Denim Day at City Hall this Wednesday 

For Immediate Release: April 22, 2024 (Jackson, Miss.) – Each year in April, Denim Day raises awareness of all forms of sexual violence at the local, national, and International level. The day also sets a standard of support for survivors and provides a foundation for solidarity through a simple message: there is no reason for sexual assault, not … Continued

City of Jackson Partners with SP+ to Install Modern Parking Kiosks 

For Immediate Release: April 22, 2024 (Jackson, Miss.) – The City of Jackson is excited to announce its partnership with SP Plus Corporation to install new parking meter kiosks throughout the downtown area. The installation of these state-of-the-art kiosks will increase parking space availability and allow for a more convenient and accessible process to users. … Continued

Statement on DOJ Collaboration with JPD 

For Immediate Release: April 4, 2024 (Jackson, Miss.) – “The City of Jackson has been working closely with the Department of Justice concerning policies for providing death notifications to next of kin,” said Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. “Prior to this collaboration, Jackson Police Chief Joseph Wade took the initiative to update and strengthen the policy that … Continued

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