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City to host Ready to Learn event 

Posted on August 9, 2022

(Jackson, Miss) - The City of Jackson in conjunction with Mississippi Families for Kids and Lovings Hands Educational Services invites all parents and child care providers with children five years old or younger to its Ready to Learn Jackson event. The program will take place at the Mississippi e-Center (1230 Raymond Road) and will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....

Boil water notice remains in effect

Posted on August 4, 2022

For Immediate Release: August 4, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - Customers on the City of Jackson's surface water system remain under a boil water notice until further notice. The advisory includes all City of Jackson surface water connections including areas of Byram and Hinds County. Water samples taken Wednesday revealed a higher than standard level of turbidity...

Water distribution sites: Thursday

Posted on August 4, 2022

For Immediate Release: August 4, 2022   Update: Today’s distribution sites and times are the same as Wednesday. (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson will distribute cases of bottled water to residents in need today at two Jackson Fire Department station locations. There is a limit of one case of water per vehicle. The distribution will...

Boil Water Notice: All Surface Water Connections

Posted on July 30, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2022   (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for ALL SURFACE WATER CONNECTIONS. The advisory includes all City of Jackson surface water connections including areas of Byram and Hinds County. The advisory follows a state-imposed boil...

Boil water notice on surface customers lifted July 9

Posted on July 21, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The precautionary boil water notice on City of Jackson surface water connections including areas of Byram and Hinds County was lifted July 9. 

Rider Alert: Detour Route 4R (Metro Center Mall)

Posted on July 11, 2022

Route Detour From Metro Center ROUTES: Fixed-Route 4R Walmart/Robinson Rd. (Metro Center Mall) Outbound EFFECTIVE DATE: 7/5/22     Cause: Bad Road Conditions Outbound: Route will not turn Right on Hwy 80 and Left on Loflin Drive and will proceed from Walmart Hwy 18 on Robinson Road continuing down Robinson Road resuming regular service. PLEASE...

Bus Stop Construction I55 Frontage Rd. and UMC State St.

Posted on July 11, 2022

Expected Daily Route Delays/Bus Stop Changes ROUTES: 1A & 1B & 12     Cause: Bus Stop Construction  Route 1A and 1B and 12 Bus stop will be under construction on the interstate 55 frontage road near Cowboy Malone. The temporary bus stops will be 200 feet north inside the parking lot. Route 1A and...

Bus Stop Construction State St. & Fortification St.

Posted on July 11, 2022

Expected Daily Route Delays/Bus Stop Changes ROUTES: 1A and 1B   Cause: Bus Stop Construction  Route 1 Bus stop will be under construction on the corner of State Street and Fortification Street. During Construction the temporary Bus stop will be moved 200 feet north on State Street closer to the Baptist Hospital. PLEASE ADD TIME...

Bus Stop Construction Walmart Hwy 18

Posted on July 11, 2022

Expected Daily Route Delays/Bus Stop Changes ROUTES: 4R and 9 Outbound Cause: Bus Stop Construction  Route 4R and Route 9 Bus stop at Walmart on Hwy 18 will be under construction. The Temporary Bus stops will be located 200 feet north of the current location inside the Walmart parking lot. PLEASE ADD TIME TO YOUR...

Water Distribution Saturday, July 8, 2022

Posted on July 8, 2022

For Immediate Release: July 8, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson will distribute cases of bottled water to residents in need Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at Triumph the Church & Kingdom located at the intersection of N. Flag Chapel Road and Queen Marie Lane. There is a limit of one case of water per vehicle. The distribution will resume...

Boil Water Lift Update Friday, July 8, 2022

Posted on July 8, 2022

For Immediate Release: July 8, 2022 Boil water lift   (Jackson, Miss.) - The precautionary boil water advisory for all customers on the City of Jackson Maddox Road well system has been lifted. The lift refers to all City of Jackson well water connections, including those in the City of Byram and areas of Hinds County. ALL City of Jackson...

Well System Boil Water Notice Lifted

Posted on July 8, 2022

For Immediate Release: July 8, 2022 Boil water lift   (Jackson, Miss.) - The precautionary boil water advisory for all customers on the City of Jackson Maddox Road well system has been lifted.    The lift refers to all City of Jackson well water connections, including those in the City of Byram and areas of Hinds County.   City of...

Cooling Centers for Seniors Remain Open

Posted on July 7, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2022   COOLING CENTERS FOR SENIORS REMAIN OPEN   (Jackson, Miss.) – Due to the extreme heat, cooling centers in the City of Jackson remain open for seniors aged 60 years old and above. They will be open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Champion Community Center, 1355...

Jackson Zoo to Host Blue Bell Ice Cream Social

Posted on July 7, 2022

For Immediate Release: July 6, 2022 Tickets available for Jackson Zoo’s Blue Bell Ice Cream Social  (Jackson, Miss.) - Tickets are now on sale for the Jackson Zoo’s Blue Bell Ice Cream Social. The Jackson Zoo family is excited to be able to offer a larger-scale ice cream event with plans to bring the safari back...

Water Distribution Sites: Wednesday, Thursday, July 6 & 7, 2022

Posted on July 6, 2022

For Immediate Release: July 6, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson will distribute cases of bottled water to residents in need today beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the front entrance to the Metrocenter Mall. There is a limit of one case of water per vehicle. The distribution will resume until supplies run out.  What: Water distribution    When: 5:30...

Roll-Off Dumpster Day Saturday, July 9, 2022

Posted on July 6, 2022

For Immediate Release: July 6, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson has rescheduled its next Roll-Off Dumpster Day for residents.    Please see the upcoming date and location below:   Date:          Saturday, July 9   Time:         8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting)   Location:  Metrocenter Mall, 3645 Highway 80 (old...

Water Distribution Site Friday, July 1, 2022, on Hanging Moss Road/Nakoma Drive

Posted on July 1, 2022

For Immediate Release: July 1, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson will distribute cases of bottled water to residents in need today beginning at 1 p.m. at the intersection of Hanging Moss Road and Nakoma Drive. There is a limit of one case of water per vehicle. The distribution will resume until supplies run out.    Potable water is...

City of Jackson of Upcoming Changes in Garbage Collection Over the Fourth of July Holiday

Posted on July 1, 2022

For Immediate Release: July 1, 2022   (Jackson, Miss.) – Richard's Disposal, Inc. is advising residents of the City of Jackson of upcoming changes in garbage collection over the Fourth of July holiday.   In observance of Independence Day, Richard's will not collect on garbage pickup routes Monday, July 4. Customers in the City of Jackson will...

Water Distribution Site Friday, July 1, 2022

Posted on July 1, 2022

For Immediate Release: July 1, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson will distribute cases of bottled water to residents in need today beginning at 10 a.m. at Battlefield Park off Highway 80. There is a limit of one case of water per vehicle. The distribution will resume until supplies run out.    Potable water is also available for affected...

State Imposes Boil Water Notice on Jackson

Posted on June 30, 2022

For Immediate Release: June 30, 2022   State Imposes Boil Water Notice  (Jackson, Miss.) - The state Department of Health has imposed a separate boil water notice on the City of Jackson due to high turbidity levels in its sampling. While the City routinely monitors for turbidity or cloudiness, samples taken earlier this week were above...

Water Distribution Site Thursday, June 30, 2022

Posted on June 30, 2022

For Immediate Release: June 30, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson will distribute cases of bottled water to residents in need this evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Triangle Plaza Shopping Center at the intersection of N. State Street and Northside Drive. There is a limit of one case of water per vehicle. The distribution will...

2022 Jackson Fireworks Extravaganza

Posted on June 30, 2022

2022 Jackson Fireworks Extravaganza (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson will host a fireworks extravaganza in celebration of the Fourth of July holiday this Saturday, July 2. The family-friendly event will take place at Smith Wills Stadium and include food vendors and activities for kids, including a “Kidz Zone” from 5 to 7 p.m. The fireworks display will begin at nightfall....

Water Distribution Site Wednesday June 29, 2022

Posted on June 29, 2022

For Immediate Release: June 29, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson will distribute cases of bottled water to residents in need this evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Triangle Plaza Shopping Center at the intersection of N. State Street and Northside Drive. There is a limit of one case of water per vehicle. The distribution...

Monday Water Distribution for The City of Jackson

Posted on June 27, 2022

For Immediate Release: June 27, 2022  (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson is distributing drinking water to residents in need today at Sykes Park Community Center at 520 Sykes Rd. The center is located in the southwest corner of Sykes Park.   Cases of bottled water will NOT be available. Affected residents are asked to bring a container to store...

Second water distribution site to open

Posted on June 24, 2022

For Immediate Release: June 24, 2022   UPDATE: The City will distribute cases of bottled water to residents in need at the main entrance of the Metrocenter Mall beginning at 3 p.m. The distribution will continue as long as supplies last. Affected residents may also obtain potable water at any of the City’s fire stations....

City issues water conservation advisory

Posted on June 21, 2022

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2022 City issues water conservation advisory (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a water conservation advisory until further notice for all surface water and well system customers. The City is anticipating increased water demand as a result of the higher than average temperatures forecast for the...

City Gearing Up for Juneteenth Celebration

Posted on June 15, 2022

For Immediate Release June 15, 2022 City gearing up for Juneteenth Celebration (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson is gearing up for an epic celebration of Juneteenth.   The Juneteenth Celebration will include live music, food vendors, a Kid Zone featuring cardinal games by local churches and community outreach. Gospel rap artist Condo Bo will begin the...

City of Jackson Teaming Up With Media, Nonprofits, and Health Agencies in Outreach to the Homeless 

Posted on June 14, 2022

For Immediate Release: June 14, 2022 The city of Jackson teaming up with media, nonprofits, and health agencies in outreach to the homeless  (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson’s Office of Housing and Community Development in conjunction with the media, nonprofits, and local health agencies will team up Friday to provide the homeless population...

Extreme Heat Safety Tips

Posted on June 14, 2022

For more information please visit https://www.msema.org/preparedness-2/extreme-heat-safety-tips/

City Opens Cooling Centers

Posted on June 13, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2022   CITY OPENS COOLING CENTERS   (Jackson, Miss.) – Due to the extreme heat this week, the City of Jackson has opened the following cooling centers for seniors aged 60 years old and above. They will be open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Champion Community Center,...

The Movies in the Park Event That is Scheduled for June 10 and June 11 Has Been Postponed

Posted on June 10, 2022

For Immediate Release June 10, 2022     UPDATE: The Movies in the Park event that is scheduled for June 10 and June 11 has been postponed. The City will release details about the next event in the near future.    (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson’s Department of Parks and Recreation and co-sponsor Greater...

City to Offer Business Grants, Workforce Projects

Posted on June 9, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2022   Business grants, workforce projects available through the City of Jackson’s Office of Economic Development   (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson’s Office of Economic Development is proud to announce the re-launch of the CDBG Special Economic Development-related grant programs. These programs include the Small Business Resiliency & Safe...

Boil Water Lift for Eastline Drive June 9, 2022

Posted on June 9, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 9, 2022    Boil water lift   The precautionary boil water notice for the following residents on City of Jackson’s drinking water system is now lifted: PWS 250008 58 Eastline Drive   For more information, please call 601-960-2723 during business hours or 601-960-1777/601-960-1975 after 4 p.m. See attached for additional details.

Terry Road Bridge Under Construction; Detour Route Provided 

Posted on June 6, 2022

For Immediate Release June 6, 2022 Terry Road bridge under construction; detour route provided  (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson is starting construction on replacing a bridge on Terry Road south of Savanna Street. Beginning today, the Terry Road bridge will be closed to all traffic for approximately nine months while the bridge is demolished...

FTA announces $1M in funding for City of Jackson’s JTRAN project 

Posted on June 3, 2022

For Immediate Release June 3, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - Today, the Federal Transit Administration under President Joe Biden announced $1 million in grant funding to establish the City of Jackson’s JTRAN New Bus Network Project. The project aims to improve public transportation and provide more flexibility, frequency and coverage to areas in the City that are...

Mayor Lumumba Joins Coalition Vying for Common-Sense Gun Reform 

Posted on June 3, 2022

For Immediate Release: June 3, 2022 Mayor Lumumba joins coalition vying for common-sense gun reform  (Jackson, Miss.) - Today, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is joining a coalition of current and former mayors across the country to honor the Americans shot and killed every day, as well as the hundreds more wounded as the nation continues to...

Job Fair: Trans-Con Regional Group

Posted on June 1, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2022   Job Fair: Trans-Con Regional Group (JACKSON, Miss) –  The Central Mississippi Transportation Connection (Trans-Con) and the City of Jackson’s Jobs for Jacksonians will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at the Jackson Medical Mall at 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave. The employment and resource...

City of Jackson Environmental Service Center Closed June 2-16th

Posted on June 1, 2022

The City of Jackson's Environmental Service Center, located at 1570 University Blvd. will be closed from June 2, 2022, through June 16, 2022, for maintenance and facility repairs. The facility will reopen on June 21, 2022, at 8:00 am. Residents may call 601-960-1193 for information regarding hazardous waste disposal.

Job Fair: Trans-Con Regional Group

Posted on May 31, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2022   Job Fair: Trans-Con Regional Group (JACKSON, Miss) –  The Central Mississippi Transportation Connection (Trans-Con) and City of Jackson’s Jobs for Jacksonians will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at the Jackson Medical Mall at 350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave. The employment and resource fair is an...

Boil Water Lift Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Posted on May 25, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 25, 2022    Boil water lift   The precautionary boil water notice for the following residents in City of Jackson’s drinking water system is now lifted: PWS 250008 54 Fondren Green Circle  For more information, please call 601-960-2723 during business hours or 601-960-1777/601-960-1975 after 4 p.m. See attached for additional details.

Downtown Jackson Partners, Community Leaders Ensure the Celebration Will Go On

Posted on May 25, 2022

For Immediate Release May 24, 2022  Downtown Jackson Partners, community leaders ensure the celebration will go on The charitable effort follows a majority vote from the City Council to defund fireworks celebration for Juneteenth, Fourth of July holidays (Jackson, Miss.) - Today, the City of Jackson is excited to announce Downtown Jackson Partners, Dharma Professional Services...

WSBA Back to Regular Hours 

Posted on May 23, 2022

For Immediate Release: May 23, 2022   WSBA Back to Regular Hours  (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson’s Water and Sewer Business Administration has resumed regular business hours. The office will remain open Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Customers are also now able to pay their water bills online...

$7.6M water improvement project underway

Posted on May 19, 2022

For Immediate Release May 19, 2022     Mayor Lumumba heralds a project to improve water flow to residents  (Jackson, Miss.) - Work crews are in the beginning phase of installing a massive 48-inch (4-foot diameter) water transmission line to help improve water flow to South Jackson and other neighborhoods in Jackson. The five-mile-long line...

Dumpster Day Cancelled

Posted on May 19, 2022

For Immediate Release: May 19, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - This Saturday’s Roll Off Dumper Day has been canceled due to a manpower shortage. We appreciate your patience and the City will continue to notify residents of the next scheduled date. Roll-Off Details    Roll-Off days will continue to be held on the second Saturday of every month for the...

The City of Jackson Newsletter Spring Edition 2022

Posted on May 13, 2022

  ***EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!*** The Spring 2022 issue of our quarterly newsletter is here. Check out some of the positive things going on in the city!

City of Jackson to Host Summer Film Camp

Posted on May 13, 2022

For Immediate Release: May 13, 2022 City of Jackson to Host Summer Film Camp   Campers will participate in the production of an actual independent feature movie  (Jackson, Miss.) - Lights, camera, action! The City of Jackson in the coming months will host its first-ever summer film, theater, and technology camp for Jackson youth. The Film...

Roll-Off Dumpster Day Rescheduled for May 21

Posted on May 12, 2022

For Immediate Release: May 12, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson has rescheduled its next Roll-Off Dumpster Day for residents. Please see the upcoming date and location below: Date:          Saturday, May 21 Time:         8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting) Location:  The old Pepsi Building (2550 Medgar Evers Blvd.)    ...

Mayor Lumumba Responds to Deadly Weekend

Posted on May 10, 2022

For Immediate Release: May 9, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - Statement from Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba on the weekend’s violent crime and steps to address it: "I am heartbroken by the violence that occurred in Jackson this weekend. The perpetrators will be held accountable for their actions and I mourn with the victims and their families.  Our needs...

Water Sewer Business Administration (WSBA) Hours

Posted on May 6, 2022

Water Sewer Business Administration (WSBA)  Hours: Monday – Friday   7:30 am until 5:30 pm FOR METER EMERGENCIES  Call (601) 540-2741 FOR PAYMENTS AND INQUIRIES  Login to our new Digital Self-Service Portal https://dss-coj.opower.com/dss/login or Visit https://www.jacksonms.gov

Boil water lifts May 3, 2022

Posted on May 3, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 3, 2022    Boil water lifts   The precautionary boil water notice for the following residents on the City of Jackson’s drinking water system is now lifted: PWS 250008 52 Shubuta Street  For more information, please call 601-960-2723 during business hours or 601-960-1777/601-960-1975 after 4 p.m. See attached for additional details.

Job Fair: JPS and City of Jackson

Posted on May 3, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2, 2022   Job Fair: JPS and City of Jackson (JACKSON, Miss) –  Jackson Public Schools and the City of Jackson will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 6 at Lanier High School at 833 Maple St. The fair is open to all JPS graduating seniors and will be held in the...

Boil Water Notice April 28, 2022 Shubuta Street

Posted on April 28, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2022   Boil Water Notice   Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for the following areas: PWS 250008 52 Shubuta Street This advisory affects approximately 3 CONNECTIONS on our drinking water system. This is a precautionary advisory. This notice does not mean that your water is unsafe, but it does...

 Jackson Selected to Participate in NLC Initiative to Advance Community Safety

Posted on April 28, 2022

For Immediate Release: April 28, 2022  Jackson Selected to Participate in NLC Initiative to Advance Community Safety (Jackson, Miss.) - Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) announced the launch of the Municipalities Reimagining Community Safety Initiative in response to upticks in violence in some cities and the need for a coordinated local response.  The initiative brings together...

Boil Water Notice April 28, 2022

Posted on April 28, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2022   Boil Water Notice   Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for the following areas: PWS 250008 51 Presidential Hills Natchez Trace Estates This advisory affects approximately 2,000 CONNECTIONS on our drinking water system. This is a precautionary advisory. This notice does not mean that your water is unsafe,...

Two Bridges in Southwest Jackson Closed for Repairs

Posted on April 27, 2022

For Immediate Release: April 27, 2022   City shutting down two bridges in need of repairs      (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson’s Public Works Department is closing two bridges in southwest Jackson this week by order of the Office of State Aid Road Construction. Recent inspections found deterioration in one or more wooden piles that support...

Mayor Lumumba to Hold Town Hall Tuesday

Posted on April 22, 2022

For Immediate Release: April 22, 2022   Mayor Lumumba to hold Town Hall Tuesday    (Jackson, Miss.) - Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba will hold a town hall meeting Tuesday night to discuss the current status of the City’s garbage collection process. The Mayor encourages residents to come to the town hall. He will take questions from those...

Mayor Lumumba to Hold Town Hall Thursday

Posted on April 12, 2022

For Immediate Release: April 12, 2022   Mayor Lumumba to hold Town Hall Thursday    (Jackson, Miss.) - Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba will hold a town hall meeting Thursday night to discuss the current status of the City’s garbage collection process. The Mayor encourages residents to come to the town hall and will take questions from event...

Application deadline extended: Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program

Posted on March 22, 2022

For Immediate Release: March 22, 2022    Deadline extended for Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program  (Jackson, Miss.) – The deadline to apply for the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program has been extended to Friday, April 1. The annual program offers Jackson youth paid opportunities to develop an array of work skills and experience and aims to foster an environment that...

Mayor declares local weather emergency

Posted on March 22, 2022

For Immediate Release: March 22, 2022 Mayor Lumumba declares local emergency ahead of potentially severe weather  (Jackson, Miss.) - Today, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba signed a proclamation declaring a local emergency for the City of Jackson ahead of potentially severe weather conditions. A storm front is expected to bring in damaging winds and heavy rains throughout the day...

Special Election Slated for Greater Belhaven Residents 

Posted on March 16, 2022

For Immediate Release: March 16, 2022 Special election slated for Greater Belhaven residents  (Jackson, Miss.) - All registered voters residing in the proposed Greater Belhaven Community Improvement District will have the opportunity to vote on the creation of a Special Local Improvement Assessment District during an upcoming special election on April 5. Residents will decide on an additional property...

  City of Jackson Offering Funding for some Art, Cultural Projects

Posted on March 15, 2022

For Immediate Release: March 15, 2022     City of Jackson offering funding for some art, cultural projects (Jackson, Miss.) – The City of Jackson is requesting grant proposals from art groups and other community organizations for art and cultural projects. The financial assistance is available from the Department of Human and Cultural Services for projects that support education...

Jackson Selected to Participate in Initiative to Advance Community Safety 

Posted on March 15, 2022

For Immediate Release: March 14, 2022 Jackson Selected to Participate in Initiative to Advance Community Safety (Jackson, Miss.) - Today, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and City Council members attended the launch of a two-year community safety initiative created in response to upticks in violence in Jackson and other cities and the need for a coordinated local...

Brown Bottling Group/Jobs for Jacksonians Hosting Job Fair

Posted on March 14, 2022

For Immediate Release: March 14, 2022  BROWN BOTTLING GROUP/JOBS FOR JACKSONIANS HOSTING JOB FAIR   (Jackson, Miss.) – Brown Bottling Group is partnering with the Jobs for Jacksonians program to host a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 17 at the Metrocenter Mall. The fair will take place in the conference room of the Department of Human Resources...

Jackson City Council Meeting Rescheduled for March 22, 2022

Posted on March 14, 2022

NOTICE                         Jackson City Council  Meeting                         RE:            March 15, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting    The regular scheduled 6:00 p.m. March 15, 2022 Jackson City Council Meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.  A Work Session will be held on Monday, March 21,...
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PRESS RELEASE: City of Jackson and Veolia North America Urge Citizens to Keep Sewer Lines Clear; Avoid Flushing Inappropriate Items

Posted on March 11, 2022

(JACKSON, Miss.) – In an effort to keep sewer lines clear, the City of Jackson is asking residents to avoid flushing sanitation wipes, even if the package states they are flushable. Other alternatives to toilet paper including paper towels and facial tissues also should not be flushed in local sewer lines as people practice guidelines...

Roll-Off Dumpster Day March 12, 2022

Posted on March 10, 2022

For Immediate Release: March 10, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson has scheduled its next Roll-Off Dumpster Day for residents. Please see the upcoming date and location below: Date: Saturday, March 12  Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting) Location: Old Pepsi Building, 2550 Medgar Evers Boulevard    Roll-Off Details    Roll-Off days will continue to be...

Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Expo and Vaccination Drive

Posted on March 8, 2022

The City of Jackson will host an employment expo and vaccination drive for youth aged 16 to 24 years old. The job fair is geared toward introducing Jackson youth to potential local employers. The event will also help youth learn the interview process, talk one-on-one with potential employers, improve communication skills, build self-confidence and character,...

Mayor Lumumba Lifts Mask Mandate, Other COVID-19 Restrictions

Posted on March 4, 2022

For Immediate Release: March 4, 2022 Mayor Lumumba lifts mask mandate, other COVID-19 restrictions  (Jackson, Miss.) - Today, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba made significant changes to his Safe Recovery executive order which put restrictions on the public due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Mayor made the decision after discussions with his COVID-19 Task...

Jackson Partners with National League of Cities to Reengage Opportunity Youth 

Posted on March 3, 2022

For Immediate Release: March 3, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson is proud to join a new peer-learning cohort led by the National League of Cities (NLC) to support  reengagement efforts with other city leaders and partners across the Southeast and Southwest United States. Jackson joins eight other cities from across the nation...

March of the Mayors Donation Site

Posted on March 2, 2022

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is joining fellow mayors across the metro Jackson area to raise food items for the Mississippi food pantry Extra Table. Mayor Lumumba is asking residents to donate the food item he has been given - tuna - to several locations. Since Jackson is the largest city to participate in the food...

King Edward – Hilton Garden Inn, Jobs for Jacksonians Hosting Job Fair 

Posted on March 1, 2022

For Immediate Release: March 1, 2022  (Jackson, Miss) –  The King Edward - Hilton Garden Inn is partnering with the Jobs for Jacksonians program to host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 at the King Edward - Hilton Garden Inn located at 235 West Capitol Street.  Recruiters are hiring candidates for the following...

March of the Mayors Event Schedule

Posted on March 1, 2022

Applications open for Mayor Lumumba’s Summer Youth Employment Program 

Posted on February 22, 2022

For Immediate Release:  February 22, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The Family and Youth Division of the Department of Human and Cultural Services has begun accepting applications for its Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program. The annual program offers Jackson youth paid opportunities to develop an array of work skills and experience and aims to foster an environment that teaches work...

Mayor Lumumba Declares Local Emergency Over Garbage Contract  

Posted on February 17, 2022

For Immediate Release: February 17, 2022   MAYOR LUMUMBA DECLARES LOCAL EMERGENCY OVER GARBAGE CONTRACT   (Jackson, Miss.) – Today, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba declared a local emergency as the Council has again refused to authorize a contract with the top-rated and legally-procured garbage collection vendor. The declaration comes as the city’s garbage contract is set to...

Jackson Fire Department Partnering with Jobs for Jacksonians for Upcoming Job Fair

Posted on February 17, 2022

For Immediate Release: February 17, 2022 Jackson Fire Department Partnering with Jobs for Jacksonians for Upcoming Job Fair (JACKSON, Miss.) – The Jackson Fire Department is partnering with the Jobs for Jacksonians program to host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Sykes Community Center at 520 Sykes Road....

 Jackson Fire Department Partnering with Jobs for Jacksonians for Upcoming Job Fair

Posted on February 17, 2022

For Immediate Release: February 17, 2022  (JACKSON, Miss.) –  The Jackson Fire Department is partnering with the Jobs for Jacksonians program to host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Sykes Community Center at 520 Sykes Road. Recruiters are hiring candidates interested in becoming a firefighter: Minimum Qualifications U.S. Citizenship/Naturalization 18 years...

 Hudspeth Regional Center partnering with Jobs for Jacksonians at Job Fair

Posted on February 10, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 10, 2022 (JACKSON, Miss) –  Hudspeth Regional Center is partnering with the Jobs for Jacksonians program to host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16 at Sykes Community Center at 520 Sykes Road. Recruiters are hiring candidates for the following positions: Support Care Professional Licensed Nurse Practical Register Nurse...

DO YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR WATER BILL?

Posted on February 8, 2022

LIHWAP is available for individuals and families who need assistance paying a current bill, have past-due water bills, had their service terminated, or received a notice indicating that their service will be terminated in the next 60 days. For more information and to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, visit https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/community-services/ MDHS_CS_LIHWAP Flyer (1)

Coca-Cola Company donating pallets of bottled water to Jackson

Posted on February 4, 2022

For Immediate Release February 4, 2022   (Jackson, Miss) – Today, the Coca-Cola Company is delivering over two dozen pallets of water to the City of Jackson to help residents in need. The 28 pallets of water, which equates to over 2,000 cases of bottled water, will be distributed to the Metrocenter Mall at 8...

Water distribution/COVID-19 testing site set up

Posted on January 27, 2022

For Immediate Release: January 27, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) – Today, the Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition and City of Jackson will again distribute cases of bottled water to residents in need. The MRRC will also provide COVID-19 testing at the distribution site.  Testing and distribution will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday in the parking lot of the Cash Saver at the intersection...

 City giving out bottled water to residents in need 

Posted on January 26, 2022

For Immediate Release: January 26, 2022  City giving out bottled water to residents in need  (Jackson, Miss.) – Today, the Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition is partnering with the City of Jackson to distribute cases of bottled water to residents in need. Distribution will begin at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of the Cash Saver at the intersection of Raymond and McDowell roads in south Jackson....

 JMAA Partnering with Jobs for Jacksonians at Job Fair

Posted on January 25, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  January 25, 2022 (JACKSON, Miss) –  The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) is partnering with the Jobs for Jacksonians program to host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 at Sykes Community Center at 520 Sykes Road. Recruiters are hiring candidates for the following positions: Chief Financial Officer Operations Agent Information Systems...

 City giving out bottled water to residents amid water shortage

Posted on January 24, 2022

For Immediate Release: January 24, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) – The City of Jackson is distributing bottled water to residents in need. Distribution began at 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Food Depot at the intersection of Raymond and McDowell roads in south Jackson. It will continue until supplies run out. The distribution comes...

City continues restoration of water system; some areas experiencing low to no water pressure

Posted on January 24, 2022

For Immediate Release January 23, 2022 (Jackson, Miss) – Some areas of south Jackson continue to experience low to no water pressure as City work crews continue to address system issues. Water leaks on Raymond Road and Deer Park Street and lingering issues with the membrane train system at the O.B. Curtis Water Plant have...

Boil water notice, Jan. 21

Posted on January 21, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2022 Boil Water Notice   Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for the following area: PWS 250008 14 [600-799] Claiborne Avenue This advisory affects approximately 20 CONNECTIONS on our drinking water system. This is a precautionary advisory. This notice does not mean that your water is unsafe, but it does mean that...

 UMMC Partnering with Jobs for Jacksonians at Job Fair

Posted on January 21, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2022 (JACKSON, Miss) –  The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC)  is partnering with the Jobs for Jacksonians program to host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Sykes Community Center at 520 Sykes Road. Recruiters are hiring candidates for the following positions: Housekeeping Floor...

Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program Accepting Applications

Posted on January 18, 2022

For Immediate Release: January 18, 2022   JACKSON, Miss – The family and youth division of the Department of Human and Cultural Services has begun accepting applications for its Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program. The annual program offers Jackson youth paid opportunities to develop an array of work skills and experience and aims to foster an environment...

JTRAN To Reduce Hours of Operation/Switch to Saturday Schedule

Posted on January 14, 2022

Jackson, Miss- The City of Jackson’s public transportation system, JTRAN, will reduce bus services beginning Monday due to a worker shortage. This service reduction will allow JTRAN to maintain reliable service on fixed route and paratransit systems. Service will be restored as soon as worker availability improves.  Please take note of the following updated times and route schedules....

Waste Management announces holiday collection schedule

Posted on January 13, 2022

For Immediate Release: January 13, 2022 JACKSON, Miss– Waste Management is advising residents of the City of Jackson of upcoming changes in garbage collection over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. In observance of MLK Day, WM will not collect on residential routes Monday, Jan. 17. Residential customers in the City of Jackson will be served on their next...

Mayor Lumumba Joins Alliance To Fight Childhood Hunger

Posted on January 13, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2022  Jackson, Miss – Today, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba will join more than 50 other mayors from across the nation in the launch of the Mayors Alliance to End Childhood Hunger, a nonpartisan coalition dedicated to meaningful action to end childhood hunger. “No child should have to go hungry in this...

JTRAN Experiencing Some Route Closures, Delays

Posted on January 12, 2022

For Immediate Release January 12, 2022   Jackson, Miss – The City of Jackson is advising residents who use JTRAN to check “rider alert” notifications for updates on available bus routes. The advisory comes as the City’s public transportation system faces a worker shortage. This has led to some route closures. Updated information on what...

Boil water notices, Monday, Jan. 10

Posted on January 10, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2022 Boil Water Notices   Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for the following area: PWS 250008 02 [1900-2099] Robinson Street PWS 250008 04  [1100-1299] Quinn Street PWS 250008 05 Woodland Hills...

Notice of Upcoming Roll-Off Dumpster Day

Posted on January 7, 2022

For Immediate Release:  January 6, 2022 Notice of Upcoming Roll-Off Dumpster Day Jackson, Miss -The City of Jackson is encouraging residents to participate in Roll-Off Dumpster Days in the new year and has released details for the month of January. Roll-Off days will now be held once a month, on the second Saturday of each month for the upcoming...

 Get your tickets now. Blockbuster line-up scheduled at Thalia Mara Hall.

Posted on December 22, 2021

For Immediate Release: Dec. 22, 2021 Jackson, Miss - The City of Jackson has some fantastic gift ideas for last minute shoppers looking to get their loved ones something special this Christmas. Best of all, you won’t have to pay shipping or wait for delivery. The upcoming year will include dozens of dynamic performances at Thalia Mara...

The City of Jackson Joins The Mississippi Women’s Economic Security Initiative

Posted on December 21, 2021

“All MWESI Wants for Christmas Open Letter." The City of Jackson joins The Mississippi Women's Economic Security Initiative in an Open Letter to the Legislature calling for passage of Equal Pay Protection Legislation.  Our time is now #EqualPayMSNow.

Mayor Lumumba tests positive for COVID-19 on home test

Posted on December 21, 2021

For Immediate Release Dec. 21, 2021 JACKSON, Miss- Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has tested positive for COVID-19 on a home test. He is now awaiting results from a separate PCR test to confirm the result. The Mayor took the home test Tuesday morning as a matter of routine. He initially wanted to notify his immediate family of...

Mayor Lumumba tests positive for COVID-19 on a home test

Posted on December 21, 2021

For Immediate Release Dec. 21, 2021 JACKSON, Miss- Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has tested positive for COVID-19 on a home test. He is now awaiting results from a separate PCR test to confirm the result. The Mayor took the home test Tuesday morning as a matter of routine. He initially wanted to notify his immediate family of...

Boil water notice, Monday, Dec. 20

Posted on December 20, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 20, 2021 Boil Water Notice Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for the following area:        PWS 250012 18  [5500-5799] Highway 80 (North side of highway only)  [5600-5699] Shaw Road  Kennedy Road  Samantha Dr.  Paco Way  Zepher Road   This...

Holiday garbage collection schedule

Posted on December 20, 2021

For Immediate Release: Dec. 20, 2021 Waste Management announces holiday collection schedule  JACKSON, Miss– Waste Management is advising residents of the City of Jackson of upcoming changes in garbage collection over the holidays. Waste Management will be closed on Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25 and on New Year’s Day, Saturday, Jan. 1. Residential customers will...
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