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City hosts Summer Feeding Program 

Posted on June 10, 2024

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...

Food Truck Friday!

Posted on June 6, 2024

Come on over to Smith Park every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday from 10 AM - 2 PM for Food Truck Friday! Enjoy delicious eats, sweet treats, and great company. Hosted by Smokey’s Meal on Wheels and the JXN Food Truck Community, it’s the perfect way to kick off your weekend! When: 1st, 3rd, and 5th...

Jackson Zoo launches first-ever Youth Fishing Rodeo 

Posted on May 29, 2024

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...

Jackson to host National Folk Festival through 2027

Posted on May 22, 2024

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...

Possible strike JTRAN drivers

Posted on May 16, 2024

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...

Roll-Off Dumpster Day cancelled

Posted on May 16, 2024

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...

Mayor Lumumba declares State of Emergency after severe storm damage

Posted on May 10, 2024

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...

Yale Day of Service

Posted on May 8, 2024

  The YALE Club of MS is proud to beautify the gardens of Johns Hopkins Elementary School on May 11, 2024, in collaboration with the Office of Violence Prevention & Trauma Recovery.  We need volunteers and supplies.  Please visit the Yale Day of Service Site (below are links to the a.m./p.m. shift) to register you, your family, or friends...

Economic Development Week promises to be fun, informative and productive 

Posted on May 1, 2024

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,...

Denim Day at City Hall this Wednesday 

Posted on April 23, 2024

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...

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

Posted on April 22, 2024

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....

Statement on DOJ Collaboration with JPD 

Posted on April 4, 2024

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...

Statement from Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba on Fifth Court’s JMAA ruling 

Posted on April 4, 2024

For Immediate Release: April 2, 2024 (Jackson, Miss.) - "The Fifth Circuit’s decision did not resolve any issue adversely to the city," said Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. "All it did was dismiss the appeal on a procedural ground, and send the case back to the district court without deciding anything. Once the case is back...

Movie Day at the Jackson Zoo

Posted on March 28, 2024

For Immediate Release: March 27, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) – Attention movie lovers! The Jackson Zoo is proud to host a movie day event this Saturday afternoon. Residents are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets, gather family and friends, and enjoy an outdoor movie on our Jumbotron screen. ​**Cost is five dollars cash ONLY per vehicle.  See below...

Beasley Road Bride Closure 

Posted on March 21, 2024

For Immediate Release: March 20, 2024  (Jackson, Miss.) - The bridge on Beasley Road between Hanging Moss Road (to the east) and Watkins Drive (to the west) will be closed to traffic no later than Monday, March 25. After an inspection, officials have declared the bridge needs to be replaced.  The bridge will be closed indefinitely. Motorists are asked to take an alternate route as...

Statement from Mayor Lumumba on passage of garbage contract

Posted on March 19, 2024

For Immediate Release: March 19, 2024 Richard's Disposal is given a six-year contract to collect trash in the City of Jackson.  (Jackson, Miss.) - "We are extremely pleased to announce the City Council voted earlier today to approve a six-year contract with Richard’s Disposal, Inc. to ensure we have a professional and reliable garbage collection company...

Jackson Selected for Bloomberg American Sustainable Cities Initiative

Posted on March 19, 2024

For Immediate Release: March 14, 2024 Jackson is one of 25 cities to receive Bloomberg Philanthropies’ support to turbocharge local climate action and create more prosperous communities. (Jackson, Miss.) – Today, Mayor Lumumba announced Bloomberg Philanthropies has selected the City of Jackson as one of 25 U.S. cities to join its Bloomberg American Sustainable Cities initiative....

Mayor Lumumba releases recommended RFP bid for garbage collection contract 

Posted on March 13, 2024

For Immediate Release: March 13, 2024 (Jackson, Miss.) - In the interest of full transparency, we are releasing to the media the recommended bid for the city’s latest garbage collection RFP process. We understand this is unusual outside of the public records process, but we feel it is necessary due to the widespread interest and importance...

City Announces Redesigned, Updated JTRAN Network

Posted on March 5, 2024

City of Jackson Announces Launch of Redesigned JTRAN Network  (Jackson, Miss.) - Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, along with officials with the city's Planning and Development Department, will held a press conference Monday at Union Station to announce the grand opening of the redesigned JTRAN bus network. Beginning Monday, JTRAN riders will experience better bus routes,...

Roll-Off Dumpster Day Saturday, February 17

Posted on February 14, 2024

For Immediate Release:  February 14, 2024  (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson has rescheduled its next Roll-Off Dumpster Day for residents. It will now be held on Saturday, February 17.  On this date, residents will be allowed to bring in tires for disposal. Only car, truck and 18-wheeler tires will be accepted. (Please see attached flyer...

Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program  Now Accepting Applications

Posted on February 14, 2024

For Immediate Release: February 14, 2024  (Jackson, Miss.) – The Department of Human and Cultural Services Family and Youth Division 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 ethics...

Message from Mayor Lumumba on Operation Unified and crime-fighting efforts in the Capital City 

Posted on February 14, 2024

For Immediate Release: February 13, 2024 (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson is proud to partner with fellow local, state and federal law enforcement agencies under the Operation Unified umbrella to combat crime in the Capital City.  This is a continuation of efforts behind the scenes to pool resources and capabilities in a united front,...

Mayor asking residents to participate in annual March of the Mayors food drive 

Posted on February 9, 2024

(Jackson, Miss.) - Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is joining seven fellow mayors across the metro Jackson area to raise food items for the Mississippi food pantry Extra Table. The Mayor is asking residents to donate the food item he has been given – peanut butter - to several locations. He is optimistic Jackson residents will again show their charitable spirit in this fun competition between...

Extreme weather updates for Wednesday, January 17

Posted on January 16, 2024

For Immediate Release: January 16, 2024 (Jackson, Miss.) - Due to extreme weather conditions, City of Jackson offices will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17. The Jackson Police Department and Jackson Fire Department will remain on duty. We will continue to update residents on any new developments and advise residents to follow our Facebook page and...

H.O.P.E. for the Holidays event Thursday

Posted on December 18, 2023

For Immediate Release: December 18, 2023 (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson's Solid Waste Division is hosting a day of outreach and service to our community and the homeless later. Solid Waste will partner with Stewpot Community Services, Hinds Behavioral Health Services, Keep Jackson Beautiful and other community groups and organizations to clean up litter and and collect...

Roll-Off Dumpster Day Dec. 9

Posted on December 6, 2023

For Immediate Release:  December 6, 2023  (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, December 9 Time:         8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting) Location:  Metrocenter Mall (Old Dillard’s parking lot)  ...

City seeking donations for ‘Blanket Drive’

Posted on December 6, 2023

For Immediate Release:  December 6, 2023   (Jackson, Miss.) – The City of Jackson’s Department of Human and Cultural Services is seeking donations for its holiday Blanket Drive. The blankets will be distributed to the homeless population to help them stay warm this winter. The city is asking residents to consider donating new or gently-used blankets at...

Jackson Gears Up for 13th annual ‘Doing Business with the City’ 

Posted on December 5, 2023

For Immediate Release:   December 5, 2023   (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson is thrilled to announce its premiere networking event, the 13th Annual Doing Business with the City. This year's theme is for area businesses to Connect, Collaborate and Thrive! The event aims to foster valuable connections among participants which will propel Jackson's business community and...

 Citywide Day of Service events planned  

Posted on August 29, 2023

(Jackson, Miss.) – The City of Jackson will hold several events as part of its Citywide Day of Service this Monday and Tuesday in an effort to commemorate the public service of residents during the water crisis of last year.   As part of this recognition, the City of Jackson will be cleaning up Percy V. Simpson...

Cooling, charging, ice pickup stations open Monday, June 19

Posted on June 19, 2023

For Immediate Release: June 19, 2023 (Jackson, Miss.) - Today, the City of Jackson and partners will resume the cooling, charging and ice pickup stations at locations across the city.   These stations are open to residents who may be without power. In cooperation with Red Cross Mississippi, Word and Worship Church will continue to operate a...

UPDATED: Cooling, charging, ice pickup stations open Sunday 

Posted on June 18, 2023

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2023 (Jackson, Miss.) - Today, the City of Jackson and partners will resume the cooling, charging and ice pickup stations at locations across the city.  These stations are open to residents who may be without power. In cooperation with Red Cross Mississippi, Word and Worship Church will operate a 24-hour shelter....

Cooling, charging, ice pickup stations open Sunday 

Posted on June 18, 2023

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2023 (Jackson, Miss.) - Today, the City of Jackson and partners will resume the cooling, charging and ice pickup stations at locations across the city.   These stations are open to residents who may be without power.  WHAT:     Cooling/Charging Stations & Ice Pick-Up  WHEN:    Today, June 18, between noon and...

Rider Alert: Detour Route 8

Posted on June 9, 2023

Route 8 Detour (Edward Ln) ROUTES: Fixed-Route 8 Outbound EFFECTIVE JUNE 8, 2023     Outbound: Continue on Northside Drive, Left on Edward Lane, Left on Michael Clay Drive, Left on Chandler Drive, Right on Northside Drive resuming regular service. PLEASE ADD TIME TO YOUR TRAVEL PLANS FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: 601-952-1000 TDD/TTY: 711...

Mayor Lumumba, partners announce continued blight elimination efforts 

Posted on June 7, 2023

For Immediate Release:  June 7, 2023  (Jackson, Miss.) – Today, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, city officials and Richard Bradley with A3 Consulting and M-Bar Sports Lounge, announced a comprehensive plan to clean up debris and dumpsites, beautify Jackson, update needed infrastructure and open the City up to additional economic investment in west Jackson. The recent...

Healthy Homes Production Grant

Posted on May 31, 2023

If your home is in need of some minor repairs... or rehab help... the City of Jackson may have the answer for you. Applications are now being accepted for our Healthy Homes Production Grant. For more information... visit jacksonms.viewpointcloud.com And please share this information with anyone who could benefit!!!        

Mayor Lumumba announces debt relief for Jackson water customers

Posted on March 2, 2023

For Immediate Release: March 2, 2022 Mayor Lumumba announces debt relief for Jackson water customers (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson – in cooperation with the City’s Interim Third-Party Administrator, Ted Henifin, JXN Water and Promise – is excited to announce some long overdue and equitable relief for Jackson residents struggling with their water bills....

Robert Lee named interim Director of Public Works

Posted on February 16, 2023

For Immediate Release: February 10, 2023   (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson announces the promotion of City Engineer Robert Lee to interim Public Works Director. The City made this decision as it re-envisions the role of the Public Works department following the appointment of third-party administrator, Ted Henifin, who will continue to oversee water...

Applications open for Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program

Posted on February 7, 2023

For Immediate Release: February 7, 2023 MAYOR'S SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson's Department of Human and Cultural Services’ Family and Youth Division 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...

Free Workforce Development Program

Posted on February 7, 2023

For Immediate Release: February 3, 2023 City of Jackson partnering with Hinds Community College on Workforce Development  (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson is proud to partner with Hinds Community College for a workforce development program that is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  The development program offers a FREE career certificate in Electro-Mechanical Technology. The program provides...

City of Jackson, Express Employment job fair Feb. 9

Posted on February 7, 2023

For Immediate Release: February 6, 2023 Express Employment, Jobs for Jacksonians Hosting Job Fair  (Jackson, Miss) –  Express Employment Professionals is partnering with the Jobs for Jacksonians program to host a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, February 9 in the conference room of the Department of Human Resources at the Metrocenter Mall. (3645 HWY 80) Recruiters are...

Free Emergency Preparedness Training

Posted on January 17, 2023

For Immediate Release: January 17, 2023 (Jackson, Miss.) - Officials with the Jackson Fire Department will host two training sessions once a month to prepare and assist residents with emergency preparedness training. Being prepared for an emergency can help reduce fear and anxiety, as well as lessen the impact on life and property. The free one hour...

Water distribution by the numbers

Posted on January 12, 2023

For Immediate Release: January 11, 2023 (Jackson, Miss.) - Following the lift of the system wide boil water notice on customers, the City of Jackson wants to extend a special “Thank You” to the Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition and the City’s Constituent Services Department.  The City and MRRC made a commitment to provide free, clean drinking...

Roll-Off Dumpster Day Jan. 14

Posted on January 10, 2023

For Immediate Release: January 10, 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, January 14 Time:         8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting) Location:  Metrocenter Mall (Old Dillard's parking lot) 3645 HWY 80      ...

Boil water lift for ALL surface connections

Posted on January 7, 2023

For Immediate Release: January 7, 2023  The precautionary boil water notices for ALL CONNECTIONS on the City of Jackson's surface water system is now lifted.   PWS 250008 118  All Surface Connections  For more information, please call 601-960-2723 during business hours or 601-960-1777/601-960-1875 after 4 p.m. Please see attached for additional details.

Mayor Lumumba, partners secure nearly $800 million in aid for Jackson’s troubled water system

Posted on January 6, 2023

For Immediate Release: January 6, 2023   Mayor Lumumba, partners secure nearly $800 million in aid for Jackson's troubled water system "Today, we can finally say after decades of kicking the can of crumbling infrastructure down the road, the stars have aligned for Jackson."   (Jackson, Miss.) - Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba made a major announcement Thursday...

Boil water lifts by zip code

Posted on January 6, 2023

For Immediate Release: January 5, 2023  The precautionary boil water notices for residents living in the zip codes listed below are now lifted:   PWS 250008 118  39211 (Lifted 12-30) 39206 39202 39201 39213 For more information, please call 601-960-2723 during business hours or 601-960-1777/601-960-1875 after 4 p.m. Please see attached for additional details.

Water distribution: Wednesday, January 4

Posted on January 4, 2023

Water Distribution Schedule, Wednesday, January 4 2 p.m. Metro Center Mall near old Dillards Loading Dock -- Flushing Water & Drinking Water Forest Hill High School -- Flushing Water Only If you are elderly or disabled and unable to travel to a distribution site, please call 311 or 601-960-1111. En Español Calendario de distribución de agua, 4...

Nonprofit to host free pet resource clinic

Posted on January 3, 2023

For Immediate Release: January 3, 2022   Best Friends Animal Society to host free pet resource clinic this Saturday in Jackson    Best Friends has collected and analyzed detailed data to determine that Jackson is a top community in the United States for pet lifesaving opportunities.   (Jackson, Miss.) - Residents are welcome to attend...

Emergency Water Distribution

Posted on December 25, 2022

Emergency Water Distribution Christmas Day, December 25th Provided by the City of Jackson 2:00pm to 3:30 South Jackson Metro Center Mall 3645 Hwy 80

City of Jackson Emergency Water Distribution

Posted on December 25, 2022

Emergency Water Distribution Christmas Day, December 25th Provided by the City of Jackson 2:00pm to 3:30 South Jackson Metro Center Mall 3645 Hwy 80

Water Distribution

Posted on December 25, 2022

Water Distribution Christmas Day, December 25th 12:00pm to 1:30pm North Jackson: Corner of Northside Drive and Manhattan Rd near Smillow Prep South Jackson: 2875 McDowell Rd., Jackson, MS 39204 Provided by Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition in partnership with City of Jackson

Citywide Boil Water Advisory

Posted on December 25, 2022

Due to the loss of system pressure, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for ALL SURFACE WATER CONNECTIONS. This advisory includes surface water connections in Byram and Hinds County. The system has lost pressure due to breaks in the distribution system that have not...

Winter Weather Prep

Posted on December 21, 2022

Jackson shelters open ahead of extreme cold  

Posted on December 21, 2022

For Immediate Release: December 20, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson's Office of Housing and Community Development in partnership with Stewpot Community Services, Central Mississippi Continuum of Care, Hinds County Sheriff Department, Shower Power and Mississippi Housing Partnership are planning several emergency responses to the extreme cold temperatures expected later this week. The National...

Winter weather tips from MEMA

Posted on December 19, 2022

For Immediate Release: December 19, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - With freezing temperatures expected later this week, the City of Jackson is advising residents to follow the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency’s tips for winter weather. Please share: DRESS FOR THE WEATHER: Wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight and warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing....

Mayor Lumumba, third party administrator Ted Henifin host town hall to discuss water system agreement

Posted on December 8, 2022

(Jackson, Miss.)- Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and third party administrator Ted Henifin hosted a town hall Wednesday night to give residents an update on the latest developments of the City’s agreement with the Department of Justice, EPA and Mississippi Department of Health over its beleaguered water system. The agreement includes the selection of Henifin...

Jackson Zoo giraffe “Knox” dies Monday

Posted on December 6, 2022

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...

King Edward, Jobs for Jacksonians Hosting Job Fair

Posted on December 1, 2022

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...

Statement from Mayor Lumumba on water system agreement  

Posted on November 30, 2022

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...

Capital City Lights Returns to Downtown Jackson on December 2

Posted on November 9, 2022

​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...

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

Posted on October 24, 2022

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...

City of Jackson releases RFP for professional services

Posted on October 20, 2022

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...

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

Posted on October 20, 2022

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...

 Jackson Observes Mississippi Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Posted on October 18, 2022

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,...

City creates online portal for business licenses 

Posted on October 18, 2022

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...

Workforce Development Summit

Posted on October 17, 2022

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...

Water system update: Tuesday, September 27

Posted on September 27, 2022

For Immediate Release: September 27, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The O.B. Curtis Water Plant remained at steady pressure overnight and is currently operating at 88 PSI. We are continuing to experience significant water leaks throughout system. Crews are responding to leaks throughout the City and will continue to prioritize repairs to protect the storage tanks. Repairs...

Water system update: Monday, September 26

Posted on September 27, 2022

For Immediate Release: September 26, 2022   (Jackson, Miss.) - The O.B. Curtis Water Plant remained at steady pressure throughout the weekend and is currently operating at 86 PSI. Multiple major water leaks occurred during the weekend. Crews are responding to leaks throughout the City and will continue to prioritize repairs to protect the storage tanks.   ...

Boil water notice: severed water line

Posted on September 27, 2022

For Immediate Release: September 26, 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 250012 09   [7300-8899] Gary Road, Byram: 39272    Gary Drive  Glen Haven Subdivision Glennhaven Drive Glennhaven Court Glenn Oak Circle Cedar Glenn Drive Brank...

Water system update: Thursday, September 15

Posted on September 15, 2022

For Immediate Release: September 15, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The O.B. Curtis Water Plant remained at steady pressure over the past 24 hours and is currently working at 85 PSI. Pressure should be stable throughout city. The boil water notice for ALL City of Jackson water customers HAS BEEN LIFTED.    We are receiving isolated reports of...

Boil water notice LIFTED

Posted on September 15, 2022

For Immediate Release: September 15, 2022    (Jackson, Miss.) - The boil water notice for ALL City of Jackson water customers HAS BEEN LIFTED, per the Mississippi State Department of Health.    Residents are advised to run their faucets for a few minutes to clear any old water.    The City of Jackson would like...

Rider Alert: Detour Route 9

Posted on September 15, 2022

Route Detour From Grand Ave. ROUTES: Fixed-Route 9 (Grand Ave.) Inbound/Outbound EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY   Cause: Street Conditions Outbound: continue down Amite St., Proceed to Robinson Rd., LEFT on Prentiss St., resuming current service. Inbound: Continue on Prentiss St., RIGHT on Robinson Rd., RIGHT on Capital St., proceeding to Union Station. PLEASE ADD TIME TO YOUR...

Water system update: Wednesday, September 14

Posted on September 14, 2022

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The O.B. Curtis Water Plant remained at steady pressure over the past 24 hours and is currently working at 89 PSI. All tanks are currently maintaining good margins for overhead storage. Onsite storage at the plant has gained some additional margin. Pressure should be stable throughout city. ...

Water system update: Tuesday, September 13

Posted on September 13, 2022

For Immediate Release: September 13, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The O.B. Curtis Water Plant remained steady pressure over the past 24 hours and is currently working at 89 PSI. All tanks are currently maintaining good margins for overhead storage. Pressure should be stable throughout city.    We are receiving isolated reports of discolored water and pressure...

Water system update: Monday, September 12

Posted on September 12, 2022

For Immediate Release: September 12, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The O.B. Curtis Water Plant remained at a steady pressure over the past 24 hours and is currently working at 88 PSI. Overall water production did increase yesterday on both the membrane and conventional side of the plant. All tanks are maintaining good margins of overhead storage....

Water system update: Saturday, September 10

Posted on September 10, 2022

(Jackson, Miss.) - The O.B. Curtis Water Plant remained at a steady pressure over the past 24 hours and is currently working at 88 PSI. All tanks are currently maintaining good margins for overhead storage and made gains overnight. Pressure should still be stable throughout city. Overall water production continues to improve. Yesterday, the membrane...

Water system update: Friday, September 9

Posted on September 9, 2022

For Immediate Release: September 9, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The O.B. Curtis Water Plant remained at a steady pressure over the past 24 hours and is currently working at 87 PSI. Pressure should be stable throughout city.    Overall, water production continues to improve. Yesterday, the O.B. Curtis membrane plant increased from 14.1 million gallons...

Water system update: Thursday, September 8

Posted on September 8, 2022

(Jackson, Miss.) - The O.B. Curtis Water Plant remained at a steady pressure over the past 24 hours and is currently working at 87 PSI. The gains made yesterday in the overhead storage tanks were maintained overnight. Forest Hill High School did have pressure restored yesterday. Overall water production is increased from earlier in the week....

Water system update: Wednesday, September 7

Posted on September 7, 2022

All storage tanks have stable water levels; no tanks are reporting low at this time. (Jackson, Miss.) - The O.B. Curtis Water Plant remained at a steady pressure over the past 24 hours and is currently working at 87 PSI. Significant gains were made overnight in the overhead storage tanks. We have restored the margin...

Updated water distribution sites: The Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition

Posted on September 6, 2022

For Immediate Release: September 6, 2022   (Jackson, Miss.) - The Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition has made some updates to its water distribution sites. Please see below for the updated information:  Tuesday, Sept 6 @5pm  South Jackson - Sykes Community Center, 520 Sykes Rd. - Oak Forest Community Center, 2827 Oak Forest Dr. West Jackson...

Water system update: Tuesday, September 6

Posted on September 6, 2022

(Jackson, Miss.) - The O.B. Curtis Water Plant remained at a steady pressure over the past 24 hours and is currently working at 86 PSI. The margin of storage that was built over the weekend has decreased some over the past 24 hours. We have maintained stable storage in the clear wells at the plant. However,...

Water system update: Monday, September 5 

Posted on September 5, 2022

For Immediate Release: September 5, 2022 All of Jackson should now have pressure and most are now experiencing normal pressure. (Jackson, Miss.) - The O.B. Curtis Water Plant held steady overnight and into this morning. The total plant output is currently meeting our goal of 87 PSI. Higher water pressure at the plant results in improved water...

Water system update: Sunday, September 4

Posted on September 4, 2022

For Immediate Release: September 4, 2022   (Jackson, Miss.) - The O.B. Curtis Water Plant again made significant gains overnight and into this morning. The total plant output has increased to 90 PSI. This is exceeding our goal of 87 PSI or better. The outlook continues to be positive. However, additional challenges as repairs and...

Water system update: Saturday, September 3

Posted on September 3, 2022

For Immediate Release: September 3, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The O.B. Curtis Water Plant made significant gains overnight and into this morning. The total plant output has increased to 86 PSI. This is approaching our goal of 87 PSI or better. The outlook is very stable. However, additional challenges as repairs and adjustments are made...

Water System update: Friday, September 2

Posted on September 2, 2022

For Immediate Release:  September 2, 2022   (Jackson, Miss.) - The O.B. Curtis Water Plant made significant gains overnight and into this morning. There are some challenges remaining to navigate over the next few days, but the outlook for today is continued progress.  The total plant output has increased to 80 PSI. The ideal pressure level...

Water system update: Thursday, September 1

Posted on September 1, 2022

For Immediate Release: September 1, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The O.B. Curtis Water Plant made significant gains overnight and into this morning. There are some challenges remaining to navigate over the next few days, but the outlook for today is currently continued progress. Over half of the tanks on the surface system have begun filling...

Water system update: Wednesday, August 31

Posted on August 31, 2022

For Immediate Release: August 31, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The O.B. Curtis Water Plant experienced some challenges with water chemistry again early this morning which has resulted in the depletion of the surface water tanks. The overall water pressure has decreased to 40 PSI (pounds per square inch).  At this level most surface water customers will...

Update: Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition water distribution sites

Posted on August 31, 2022

For Immediate Release: August 31, 2022   (Jackson, Miss.) –  The Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition will distribute bottled water daily at the following times and locations:    5 p.m. Monday – Friday   South Jackson Sykes Community Center, 520 Sykes Rd. Oak Forest Community Center, 2827 Oak Forest Dr. West Jackson   Westland Plaza Parking Lot...

Water distribution: Wednesday, August 31

Posted on August 31, 2022

For Immediate Release: August 31, 2022  (Jackson, Miss.) – The City of Jackson will distribute cases of bottled water to residents in need today at three Jackson fire stations.  All distributions begin at 2 p.m. and will resume until supplies run out. There is a limit of one case of water per vehicle.    Please see...

Water distribution sites: Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition

Posted on August 30, 2022

For Immediate Release: August 30, 2022   (Jackson, Miss.) -  The Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition will distribute bottled water daily at the following times and locations:    5 p.m. Monday - Friday   South Jackson Sykes Community Center, 520 Sykes Rd. Oak Forest Community Center, 2827 Oak Forest Dr. West Jackson   Westland Plaza Parking Lot...

Non-potable water available

Posted on August 30, 2022

For Immediate Release: August 30, 2022   (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson has brought in tankers to distribute non-potable water to residents in need. Residents are asked to bring a container - such as a garbage can or cooler - to store the water. The tankers are located at Forest Hill High School...

Boil water notice still in effect; water distribution site set up

Posted on August 30, 2022

For Immediate Release: August 30, 2022    (Jackson, Miss.) – The City of Jackson in partnership with the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority will distribute cases of bottled water to residents in need today. The distribution will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hawkins Field Airport. There is a limit of one case of water per...

Mayor Lumumba declares water system emergency 

Posted on August 29, 2022

For Immediate Release: August 29, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - Due to complications from the Pearl River flooding, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is declaring a water system emergency as water pressure issues at the O.B. Curtis Water Plant are resulting in low or no water pressure for many Jackson customers. The water shortage is likely to last the...

Water distribution sites: Monday, August 29

Posted on August 29, 2022

For Immediate Release: August 29, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) – The City of Jackson will distribute cases of bottled water to residents in need today.  There is a limit of one case of water per vehicle. The distribution will resume until supplies run out. Please see below for details: WHAT:       Water distribution site #...

Flooding affects O.B. Curtis Water Plant 

Posted on August 29, 2022

For Immediate Release: August 29, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - The flooding of the Pearl River has created problems with treating water at the O.B. Curtis Water Plant. Adjustments to the water treatment process are being made and has led to a temporary decrease in the production of water for some areas. This will remain an...

Flood update: Friday, August 26

Posted on August 26, 2022

For Immediate Release: August 26, 2022 City engaged in flood response as Pearl River expected to rise  City of Jackson residents affected by the 2020 flood are advised to take precautions  (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson is advising residents who were affected by the 2020 flood to make evacuation plans in the next 48...

Water distribution: Friday, August 26

Posted on August 26, 2022

For Immediate Release: August 26, 2022    (Jackson, Miss.) – The City of Jackson will distribute cases of bottled water to residents in need today. The distribution will take place at 2 p.m. at Fire Station 1. The City will use this location daily for the near future. There is a limit of one case of water per...

City engaged in flood response as Pearl River expected to rise 

Posted on August 26, 2022

For Immediate Release: August 25, 2022 City of Jackson residents affected by the 2020 flood are advised to take precautions  (Jackson, Miss.) - The City of Jackson is expected to experience flooding in some areas of the City as the Barnett Reservoir releases water from the spillway to relieve pressure on the reservoir dam. This will cause...

Mayor declares local emergency

Posted on August 24, 2022

For Immediate Release: August 24, 2022 (Jackson, Miss.) - Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has declared a local emergency concerning the risk of flash flooding to the City of Jackson.    The severe weather may include risk of minor to moderate river flash flooding, threat of structural damage, and obstruction to roadways and bridges. There is...
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