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Jackson Opts for Hearings for Water-Bill Complaints

Residents now have a new process for appealing their water bills after the Jackson City Council passed an ordinance at the Aug. 20 meeting to allow administrative hearings for water- ...

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Jackson Repaving to Turn ‘Crumbling’ Roads Into ‘Frontier,’ Mayor Says

Standing in a church parking lot near the intersection of Northside Drive and Manhattan Road, Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba announced the start of a street repaving project that will ...

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‘It’s Positivity’: Refill Café Preps Young Adults for Workforce

Refill Cafe will soon serve lunch weekly to the surrounding Jackson community. The restaurant will also act as a job training site for members enrolled in the program.

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Jackson to Repave More Streets and Repair Sidewalks, Suspends Recycling

The City of Jackson may be ending the recycling program, but the city could soon see better infrastructure after officials announced plans to repave some streets and sidewalks in Jackson ...

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City of Jackson Suspends Recycling Program

The City of Jackson announced on Monday, Aug. 12, that it will suspend the curbside recycling program starting on Sept. 1. Residents will receive one more collection before or by ...

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Jackson City Council Honors Mississippi Book Festival, Approves Road Projects

The City of Jackson recognized the Mississippi Book Festival's influence and importance at an Aug. 6 city council meeting.

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Newcomers Need to Know ‘the Best’

At the Jackson Free Press we track the pulse on the community in a lot of ways. One is through the annual Best of Jackson contest. Here are some categories ...

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Need to Know Info

Important information on utilities and other services for people living in Jackson.

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Exploring Jackson’s History

Jackson is a city overflowing with history—civil-war history, civil-rights history, prehistory and much more. For decades it's been a cultural hub in the South, a testament to the good and ...

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Rebuilding Community in High School Park

Isaac Norwood said he has noticed a change in the High School Park community over the last 10 years. People have started to move out of the neighborhood, there have ...

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Cedric Willis: Honoree of YMP Crime Forum at Walton Elementary

The late Cedric Willis is the honoree of a youth-crime forum tonight in Jackson where participants will brainstorm both causes and solutions of violence in the capital city.

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Mayor's Basketball Event Encourages Peace, Unity and Honors Father

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba announced that the City of Jackson will host a Peace in the Street 3-on-3 basketball tournament to help combat violence in the community at a July ...

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New City Grants Focus on Early Childhood Education, Community Building

At the July 23 city council meeting, Robert Blaine, chief administrative officer, gave an overview of the $3.1-million grant the W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded to the City of Jackson.

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Collaboration Key to Ending Homelessness in Mississippi?

Putalamus White is hoping to change the state of homelessness in the capital city through the Jackson Resource Center, which The Healing Place is set to build in west Jackson.

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Jackson's Elders at Risk and Looking for Solutions

West Jackson has seen several home invasions in the past few weeks, including the assault of a 95-year-old woman. Residents want solutions and for the police to take the threat ...

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Conference Aims to Boost Black City Leadership

African Americans must look to city leaders in the absence of supportive leadership from the state and national government, Jackson Ward 4 Councilman De'Keither Stamps said at a July 17 ...

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JPS Unveils 'Transformational' Plan for Public Schools

Jackson Public Schools now has a plan to "transform" education in Mississippi's capital city. City leaders say it will help ensure that all children in the district get a high-quality ...

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A Bong, A Vest, A Torch: JPD Busts Dispensary Parties, Contraband

JPD arrested five individuals for possession of ecstasy and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in connection to a dispensary party on Woodside Drive.

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MDFA Landmark Purchases, Free Indoor Tracks for Seniors at YMCA and TAP at Beau Rivage

The Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration recently purchased the Sun-n-Sand Motor Hotel and the Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in downtown Jackson, and plans to raze the Sun-n-Sand.

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New Council Leadership, LFA Fellowships and Remembrance at City Council

The Jackson City Council held elections for a new council president and vice president at the July 9 council meeting.

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