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Jackson Water: City Plans Lead Testing of Every Line, Debt Forgiveness

The plan to overhaul the water-billing system in the City of Jackson will include testing each property for levels of lead, Public Works Department Deputy Director Carla Dazet told the ...

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Construction Starts For New Fire Station; Jackson's Juneteenth Celebration

A new fire station, Fire Station #20, is under construction to replace an old one falling into disrepair along Medgar Evers Boulevard.

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Weekend Picks 6-11-21

Whether you’re looking for something to do with the kids, a night out with friends, or just a reason to get out and enjoy the sunshine after all the rain ...

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Drag Racing and Stopping Traffic: City Adds Vehicle Towing Penalty for First Offense

Anyone who participates in drag racing in the Jackson city limits risks officials towing their vehicle, in addition to possible fines and jail time, a new ordinance indicates.

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Lumumba Wins Re-Election as Jackson Mayor; Two Freshly Elected to City Council

After garnering just shy of 70% of the votes in a field of five mayoral candidates, incumbent City of Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba emerged the winner and will serve ...

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Crews Work on Jackson Water Pumps, but Rain Could Delay Fix

Officials in Jackson say crews are working to fix ongoing problems with water pumps, but warn that weather could affect the pace of the work. About 2,000 residents are under ...

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Jackson Holds Municipal Election Until 7 p.m. Today As Water Woes Continue

Three independents, one Republican and one Democrat are on the ballot for today's Jackson mayoral election.

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Weekend Picks 6/3/21

It’s looking like we may be in for some rain over the next few days. But after being stuck at home all year, we’re not going to let a little ...

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Jackson Zoo Workers Move From Contract Positions to Become City Employees

The status of workers at the city's zoo will change from contract employees to city employees starting Sunday, June 6.

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Mississippi Teen Fatally Shot Hours After Graduation

Kennedy Hobbs was shot three times at a Texaco gas station in Jackson, hours after her graduation ceremony at Murrah High School. She died at the scene just before 11 ...

'No Free Kill' Protest in Jackson

The Mississippi Poor People's Campaign led the 'No Free Kill' protest at the state Capitol ...

Pearl River Flooding

Photos of the aftermath of the February Pearl River flooding in Jackson

Visit Jackson Opens JXN Welcome Center

Visit Jackson opened the JXN Welcome Center, first full-service welcome center in Jackson on Friday, ...

West JXN Gumbo

JJ Townsend is giving local organizations and people a platform through Citizenville, a website that ...

Terry Road Pool Renovation; South Jackson Mural

Thanks to partnerships with businesses such as Ace Hardware and T-Shirts & More, New Horizon ...

Word on the street: What would you like to see come to Jackson?

The Jackson Free Press conducted person-on-the-street interviews, asking people what they would like to see come to the city.