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Eyesore: Illegal Trash Dumps Cause Problems in Jackson

An illegal dump site is filling up with tires, exacerbating blight in Mississippi's capital city.

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Bicentenary: Community Foundation for Mississippi Donates $1 million to Planetarium

An exuberant round of applause greeted the announcement of $1 million towards the Russell C. Davis Planetarium on Monday, Nov. 29, at the City of Jackson Bicentenary celebration opening event ...

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City Kicks off 13-Month Bicentenary Celebration Today

The City of Jackson is kicking off the celebration of its 200th year of existence at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, at Thalia Mara Hall, with the unveiling of the ...

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Jackson Leaders Approve Pay Hikes for Water System Workers

Jackson city leaders have approved a plan to increase pay for workers at its water plant.

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Small Business Saturday Coming to Jackson and Surrounding Areas

Small Business Saturday, a national event dedicated to small businesses, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 27.

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Mayor Plans Contracts For Grass Cutting, Litter Pickup

Conversations veered into the cleanliness and appearance of the City of Jackson during a garbage-contract townhall held on Thursday, Nov. 18, at the New Horizon Church on Ellis Avenue and ...

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Citywide Boil Water Notice Lifted

The precautionary citywide boil water notice has been lifted. The lift applies to all customers on the City’s surface water system.

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Pickett v. Banks, Lindsay: City Garbage Contract Fiasco Breeds a Lawsuit

Dwayne K. Pickett, Sr., New Jerusalem Church's senior pastor, sued Council President and Ward 7 Councilwoman Virgi Lindsay and Ward 6 Councilman Aaron Banks for slander on Oct. 14.

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‘Another Layer of Objectivity’: City Opts for Blind Evaluation of Garbage Disposal Contract Proposals

The City of Jackson has opted for blind evaluation of garbage-disposal technical proposals to guard against claims of unfairness, City officials said at the town hall held at Fondren Church ...

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Many in Mississippi's Capital Left With Little or No Water

Residents of Mississippi’s capital city are being warned to boil water before using it because of low pressure in the aging water system.

'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.