Press Release: City of Jackson to Host Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade

Posted on December 5, 2019

(JACKSON, Miss.) – It’s the most wonderful time of the year here in Jackson as we invite everyone to partake in the holiday spirit with our production of Winter Nights & Magical Lights. This two-day event will showcase the City of Jackson’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, December 6th at 6:00 pm at City...

Press Release: Jackson Meals Matter Partners with Chefs for the Culture and Love JXN to Provide 500 Free Meals to Kids in Need

Posted on November 25, 2019

(JACKSON, Miss.) - Jackson Meals Matter is partnering with Chefs for the Culture and the Love JXN campaign to provide 500 free meals to local Jackson youth during the Thanksgiving holiday break. This year, JPS students will be out of school for nine days, creating food insecurity for youth throughout the City of Jackson. For...

Jackson Police Department Graduates 58th Recruit Class

Posted on November 22, 2019

(JACKSON, Miss.) - The Jackson Police Department held a graduation ceremony for its 58th Police Recruit Class, Friday, November 22nd at 10:00 am, at the Jackson Police Training Academy. During their 16 weeks at the academy, the graduating officers became the first Police Academy class to receive training on the Getac Body Worn Camera. Additionally,...

Mayor Lumumba Calls on Community to Report Illegal Dumping Activity

Posted on November 15, 2019

Friday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba along with Ward 7 Councilman Aaron Banks and Solid Waste Manager, Lakesha Weathers urged residents to not illegally dump trash at the old Casa Grande Apartments after this site was found overrun with debris just one day following the City’s cleanup efforts. “I want to issue a challenge. The last...

AT&T Launches ‘Believe Mississippi’ Initiative; Commits $125K to Fight Hunger in Jackson

Posted on November 13, 2019

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Tuesday, AT&T kicked off its Believe Mississippi initiative with a commitment of $200,000 dedicated to organizations across the state that are battling food disparities. Of that, $50,000 will go to the Mississippi Food Network and $75,000 will go to Sow Reap Feed to fund a mobile food market, made possible in part...
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Press Release: City of Jackson Advises Citizens to Take Precautions During Predicted Cold Snap

Posted on November 11, 2019

(JACKSON, Miss.) -- The City of Jackson weather forecast for the coming week calls for low temperatures within the 20’s for Tuesday and Wednesday morning. The cold weather will have an effect on the City’s distribution system and may result in higher than normal water main failures. If citizens experience low water pressure or see...
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Press Release: Mayor Lumumba Welcomes Second Cohort of Mayor’s Youth Council Inductees

Posted on November 4, 2019

(JACKSON, Miss.) - Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba welcomed 25 students into the second class of the Mayor's Youth Council during Monday night's induction ceremony. “We’re here to celebrate the induction of our second class of the Mayor’s Youth Council which is about recognizing, not only the power but the intellect of our youth, and the...

Press Release: City of Jackson Launches New Website

Posted on October 26, 2019

(JACKSON, Miss.) -- The City of Jackson has launched its new website located at that aims to continually improve access to public services and information for the people of Jackson. The new, service-focused website is mobile-friendly, secured for user privacy protection, and makes accessibility a priority. The new website also better empowers those internally...
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Press Release: City of Jackson to Receive $1.8 Million From HUD for Lead Remediation Program

Posted on October 1, 2019

(WASHINGTON, DC) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $314 million to 77 state and local government agencies, a record investment to protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. In addition, HUD is awarding more than $5 million to identify and address home health...
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Press Release: Thalia Mara Highlights Record-Breaking Year; Announces Upcoming 2019-2020 Season Lineup

Posted on September 30, 2019

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Today, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, along with Deputy Director of Cultural Services, David Lewis, Executive Director of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Michael Beattie, and Visit Jackson President, Rickey Thigpen held a press conference highlighting a record-breaking year of accomplishments for Thalia Mara Hall and announced a full lineup of performances for the...
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Press Release: Jackson, MS selected as AARP Community Challenge Recipient

Posted on July 17, 2019

(WASHINGTON, DC) — Today, AARP announced the awardees for its 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program. A total of $1.6 million will be distributed to fund 159 “quick action” projects from each state across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. More than 1,660 applications...

Press Release: City of Jackson Rolls Out New OpenGov Data Portal

Posted on April 8, 2019

OpenGov will be used as a tool for transparency within the City of Jackson and to help the city further build its dignity economy. (JACKSON, Miss.) - Monday, Chief Administrative Officer, Dr. Robert Blaine along with Data Scientist, Lacey Loftin, unveiled the OpenGov data portal for the City of Jackson. The OpenGov portal, which is...
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City of Jackson Requesting Proposals for Master Developer: Downtown Properties Mixed-Used Development

Posted on March 28, 2019

(JACKSON, Miss.) - The City of Jackson and Jackson Redevelopment Authority are seeking proposals from qualified professional firms for redevelopment of their properties in Downtown Jackson with the following project:  Redevelopment of the 7.75 acres in Downtown Jackson located across from the Jackson Convention Complex. The focus of the Request for Proposal is to identify...

Press Release: City of Jackson Partners with Healthy Babies Bright Futures to protect Babies from Toxic Chemicals

Posted on March 27, 2019

Jackson joins Providence, Rhode Island and Tempe, Arizona in Bright Cities Program (JACKSON, Miss.) - The City of Jackson is proud to become one of the newest member-cities to partner with Healthy Babies Bright Futures as part of its nationwide Healthy Cities program. Jackson joins Tempe, Arizona and Providence, Rhode Island as the latest cities...

Press Release: City of Jackson and the Jackson Black Pages Announce 5th Annual Jackson Minority Business Expo

Posted on March 25, 2019

(JACKSON, Miss.) - The City of Jackson and The Jackson Black Pages proudly announce the upcoming 5th Annual Jackson Minority Business Expo set for Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Jackson Convention Complex from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. The Jackson Black Pages created the Jackson Minority Business Expo in 2013 to establish a working network between minority...

Press Release: City of Jackson Gearing Up for Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on March 20, 2019

(JACKSON, Miss.) - It’s that time of the year again! The Annual Easter Egg Hunt is set to take place Saturday, April 20th at the V.A. Legion Softball Complex located at 4500 Officer Thomas Catchings Sr. Drive, Jackson, MS. This event is for children 4 – 8 years old. Citizens in the Jackson area will...

Press Release: City of Jackson Announces “Let’s Go Clean Jxn” Campaign Kickoff

Posted on March 11, 2019

Let's Go Clean JXN is part of the national Great American Cleanup (JACKSON, Miss.) - The City of Jackson is proud to announce The Let’s Go Clean JXN campaign in conjunction with The Great American Cleanup organization. The “Spring Cleaning” event is a massive effort of dedicated citizens from various neighborhood associations, civic organizations, local...
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Press Release: City of Jackson Receives $1.3M to Prevent Exposure to Lead-Based Paint in Low-Income Homes

Posted on March 5, 2019

(JACKSON, Miss.) - Thursday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba joined the City of Jackson Planning Department to announce an award of $1.3 million given by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) to address and remediate lead-based paint and other housing-related health hazards in low-income...
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Press Release: JPD Officers Involved in Mario Clark Case Face Termination for Multiple Violations

Posted on March 5, 2019

(JACKSON, Miss.) - Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba and Jackson Police Chief James Davis have terminated three police officers and their supervisor based on the findings of an internal affairs investigation into the Mario Clark case. The investigation revealed multiple violations of the officers' general orders. According to the findings, the officers also failed to file...
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Jackson Fire Department To Host 29th Annual Kids Fire Academy Camp

Posted on February 27, 2019

(Jackson, MS) - The Jackson Fire Department is getting ready to host their 29th Annual Kids Fire Academy Camp, geared towards educating children between the ages of 7-14. The goal is to ensure they are well-informed as it relates to the Jackson Fire Department, Community Relations, Fire Safety Education, and the City of Jackson in...
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