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When One Business Door Closes, Another One Opens

Jackson has a way of encouraging entrepreneurs to open new businesses and programs to bolster our local economy. Read on to learn of the several additions the metro area has ...

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Renovations and Other Efforts to Build a Better Jackson

Despite the setbacks that this year's pandemic has wrought, the Jackson metro continues to persevere and move forward, making progress all the while. Renovations and Other Efforts to Build a ...

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Building an Educational Bridge Through ‘Chalkboard [email protected]

On Friday, Nov. 13, Mississippi Public Broadcasting's education department launched its new podcast, "Chalkboard [email protected]," to bring relevant information and resources to parents, guardians, educators, students, education entities and other ...

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Public Works Director Williams: City’s Infrastructure Problems Won’t End Soon

In a recent interview with the Jackson Free Press, Jackson public works director Charles Williams explained the department's problems and his plans to move the needle on Jackson's infrastructural challenges.

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Lawyer: Harvey Hill's Jail Killing Egregious, Expects Criminal Indictments

Harvey Hill's death in Madison County Correctional Detention Center in 2018 is highly disturbing, family attorney Carlos E. Moore said after viewing the video of prison guards brutalizing him and ...

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Jackson Repeals Noise Rule on Only Mississippi Abortion Clinic

Mississippi's capital city has repealed a year-old local law that sought to restrict noise levels outside the state's only abortion clinic by limiting amplified sound and banning protesters from approaching ...

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Lee and Lewis in Ward 2 Runoff; Archie Blasts Broadband Inequity, Homeless Drop-off

The special election to the City of Jackson's Ward 2 council seat will proceed to a runoff after no candidate met the 50% vote majority required to win in the ...

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City Launches Online Building Permit Platform, Ward 2 Special Election Today Till 7 p.m.

People seeking building permits in Jackson can now do so online with a new platform Jackson’s Department of Planning and Development developed.

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Hailing Biden and Harris Win, Jackson City Council Calls for Unity

With Joe Biden and Kamala Harris projected as the winners of the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election, members of the Jackson City Council Tuesday congratulated them and urged for unity ...

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Introducing Ward 2 Candidates: Special Election Nov. 17

The special election to fill the Ward 2 Jackson City Council seat of Melvin Priester Jr., who stepped down to focus on his law career, is on Nov. 17, from ...

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Lumumba Reacts to Ridgeland Video: Dropping Homeless In Jackson Unacceptable

After a video recording, first reported Saturday by WLBT, emerged of a Ridgeland police officer dropping off a homeless person in Jackson over the weekend, Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba kicked ...

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City Announces South, West Jackson Development Commission; Council Election Ongoing

To boost the economy of south and west Jackson, the City of Jackson announced the formation of a development commission Thursday.

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Azia’s Picks 11-6-20

Please take some time to unplug and enjoy your family, friends, or maybe just enjoy some personal me time this weekend. There are some exciting events buzzing around the Capitol ...

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Hinds County Administrator Riley-Collins Resigns, New Emergency Director

Hinds County Administrator Jennifer Riley-Collins and the board of supervisors parted ways Monday when she tendered her resignation after less than a year in the office.

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Mayor Lumumba Name-checks City Partners, Mourns Deaths in 'State of the City'

Many foundations have stepped up to help improve the lives of the people of Jackson in the last year, Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba said at his state of the city ...

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Azia’s Picks Halloween Edition

Happy Halloween, Jackson! We have some awesome events for you and yours to enjoy safely amid COVID-19 in the tri-county area this weekend. Please dress warm and be safe out ...

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Best of Jackson 2021 Nominations Ballot Now Open

It's time to nominate your favorite people, businesses and organizations in metro Jackson. The Best of Jackson 2021 Nominations Ballot is now open. Get online and vote!

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JPS Teachers Get $100,000; 6-Hour Voting Leave for City Staff, New Public Works Director

Jackson Public School District teachers are getting $100,000 in grants in amounts ranging from $2,000 to $5,000.

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Lumumba: Maintain Social Distancing During Halloween; Southwest Flight Details Soon

Families across Jackson should continue to follow pandemic safety strategies as they celebrate Halloween this weekend during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba said at a press conference Monday.

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Jackson Groups to Raise $1 Million for JPS Virtual Learning, Mental Health Services

Working Together Jackson, a coalition of dozens of local organizations, is raising $1 million in the next month to assist needy families within the Jackson Public School District for virtual ...

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