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Moving a Hip Hop Agenda

"Words I Never Said" was part of a nationwide tour for the organization Rap Sessions, …

'Deplorable' Conditions at Westside Trailer Park

Westside Trailer Park, located right outside of Canton in Madison County, is home to a …

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Planning Director: Casa Grande Demolition On Hold

Casa Grande Apartments on 3603 Terry Road in Jackson may not be demolished as soon as expected, if at all, as an unnamed interested party reached out to the Department …

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Jackson Park Set to Receive Keith Haring Fitness Court

The Greater Jackson Arts Council recently announced that it has partnered with the San Francisco-based National Fitness Campaign to make Jackson one of 10 locations in the United States to …

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Jackson Water: City Approves $1.2.million to Improve O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Facility

Water production at the O.B. Curtis water treatment facility will get a boost after the City of Jackson spends $1,223,990 restoring a portion of it, Public Works Director Charles Williams …

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Southwest Airlines To Resume Flights in Mississippi on June 6, Masks Required

Construction is underway at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport in preparation for Southwest Airlines’ return to Mississippi on Sunday, June 6.

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After Children Hit by Cars for Years, Raymond Road To Get Multi-Use Path

Young people walking more than a mile between Forest Hill High School, at 2607 Raymond Road, and the Boys and Girls Club will soon have a multi-use path to avoid …

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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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Jackson Mid-Year Progress Report

With 2021 already halfway behind us, let’s review some of the openings, expansions, nonprofit initiatives and updates that the metro area has seen since January.

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City Uses $2.95 Million to Remove 117 Blighted Properties in Jackson

The City of Jackson, working with blight-elimination partners, has demolished 117 properties across the city using a $2.95 million grant from the Mississippi Home Corporation, officials announced at a press …

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New Pipes Could Ease Some Water Woes in Jackson

Mississippi's capital city will soon start installing larger water pipes to replace some of the lines that failed during a deep freeze that struck the Deep South in February.

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County Approves $100,000 for Livingston Park and Others

Five recreational spots in the city of Jackson will get $100,000 in upgrades following the Hinds County Board of Supervisors' approval of the funding given on Monday, Nov. 15.