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Azia’s Virtual Picks 5-29-20

If you’re still remaining cautious and feel safer at home, there are still many virtual options to turn to for entertainment. Check out my picks for this weekend to see ...

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Council Hires New Clerk, Deputy Clerk; County approves $200,000 for Clinton Bridge

The City of Jackson has appointed Shenakia Mosley as council clerk, and John Carroll Sr, as chief deputy clerk, following the recent creation of those positions.

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Jackson Airport Traffic Down by 85 percent, Receiving $8.4 Million in CARES Funds

The effect of COVID-19 has been severe in Jackson's aviation industry. Paul Brown, the chief executive officer of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, revealed on May 26 that daily flights ...

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Mayoral Curfew Order City of Jackson

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued a proclamation continuing the civil emergency initially issued on March 16 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Of Water, Heat and Asphalt: An Essential Journey to Paving Robinson Road

Jordan Brown, a car seller, has a deep connection to Robinson Road. He started working with his father in his auto-services business on the thoroughfare that runs through west and ...

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After Video Emerges, JPD Investigating Officer Over Rough Treatment, Threats

A Jackson police officer captured by video Friday pinning a young man by the neck backward to the top of a car is on administrative leave pending an Internal Affairs ...

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City to Repave 13 Jackson Streets Using $5.3 Million of 1% Tax Money

Thirteen Jackson streets are now on a repaving list for 2020, Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba announced Friday.

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Lumumba's New Robocall Pleads with Jacksonians: No Large Cookouts, Block Parties

"I ask everyone to resist attending any large gatherings such as cookouts or block parties this holiday weekend. We want you to enjoy yourselves, but we are not out of ...

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Lumumba Extends Curfew for Five Days, Hinds County Workers Resume Tuesday

As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 in Jackson, Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba has extended the 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. citywide curfew for five more days through Monday, ...

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Azia’s Virtual Picks 5-22-20

I hope that you are remaining safe and continuing to follow CDC guidelines to protect your family, yourself and your community. If you’re still remaining cautious like me, check out ...

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Mayor Lumumba Releases New Order of Curfew

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba released an order of curfew on Thursday, May 21.

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Hinds, Jackson, Byram Forming Joint SWAT to Militarize Response to Crime

Hinds County is forming a new special weapons and tactics, or SWAT team, in response to violence and crime in parts of Jackson, including the Queens in west Jackson.

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City, Businesses Offer $12,500 Reward for Arrest, Conviction of Jackson Child’s Killer

Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes led the effort for the City of Jackson to offer a $2,500 award for the arrest and conviction of those who killed 5-year-old Qeenyanna Davis ...

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Mayor Lumumba Eases Restrictions on Businesses; Urges Continued Vigilance

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is slowly re-opening the Capital City following months of lockdown due to COVID-19, while acknowledging that data does not yet reflect that Jackson or the State ...

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Azia’s Virtual Picks 5-15-20

If you're staying home like me and still need some interesting events to take part in from home, check out my virtual picks for this coming week.

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How to Spend Siemens Settlement Creates Ruckus Between Mayor, Council

How the City of Jackson will spend the $89.8 million recovered in the Siemens settlement has generated a ruckus between the mayor and the Jackson City Council.

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‘Stay Safe Jackson’ Order Reopens Capital City Due to Effect of State Order on Businesses

The capital city is headed into the first phase of reopening for two weeks starting Saturday, May 16, when Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba’s “Stay at Home” executive order lapses.

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Mississippi Unites to Combat COVID-19 Crisis

In the wake of COVID-19, many Mississippians and Mississippi-based schools, businesses and organizations have banded together to help residents across the state cope through the crisis, be it through donations ...

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Continuing on, Despite Pandemic

Despite setbacks from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Jackson is still moving forward. Here are just some of the latest developments taking place in and around the capital ...

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Learning Through Nature, Tinkergarten

Tinkergarten program classes provide children with the opportunity to develop life skills such as empathy, collaboration, creativity, cooperation, persistence and problem-solving through outdoor play experiences.

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