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Water Tampering to Bring Penalties, City of Jackson Promises

Water customers have been cutting the wires to their meters or destroying them to purposely prevent the city from reading the meters, City Public Works Director Bob Miller announced at ...

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Jackson Marks Mom's Equal Pay Day: 'We Are Worth Equal Pay'

The City and the Mississippi Black Women's Roundtable recognized June 10 as Mom's Equal Payday, designating Jackson as an Equal Pay City.

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Jackson Sues Siemens, Local Businessmen for ‘Bait and Switch’ Contract

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba announced today that the City of Jackson has filed a lawsuit against Siemens Industry Inc. and associated divisions in the U.S. and Germany, along with multiple ...

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City of Jackson Warns of Fraudulent Water and Sewer Collections

The City of Jackson issued an advisory notice to warn water/sewer customers of possible fraudulent collections occurrences that have been reported.

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JPS Reports Test Improvements, Curriculum Changes, New Teachers

The audience applauded as Errick L. Greene, superintendent for Jackson Public Schools, displayed data showing improvement in third-grade test scores on the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program, or MAAP, assessment at ...

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‘Giants in Jackson’: 'Sonny Guy' Course Renamed to Honor Pro-Golfer Pete Brown

The City of Jackson held a renaming ceremony at the newly named Pete Brown Golf Facility, changing Sonny Guy Golf Course to Pete Brown Golf Course on May 31.

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Residents Champion Multimodality at 'Slow Roll with the Mayor!'

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba's Slow Roll allowed residents to ride their bikes with him through downtown. At Tuesday's press conference, he said the event supported his vision for Jackson to ...

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'Tired, Frustrated': Rape Charges, Festival Funds Roil City Council

The Jackson City Council amended the agenda at its Tuesday meeting to have a discussion with Jackson Police Chief James Davis regarding events that occurred over the Memorial Day holiday ...

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Wilkins Elementary Mural: A Thing of Beauty in Their Midst

Eli Childers' colorful depiction of black heroes, which he finished on May 14, means south Jackson now has a speck of beauty that decorates the back fence of Wilkins Elementary ...

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Lumumba on Defense: JPD Rape Claims, Suicide a 'Human Tragedy'

Jackson Police Chief James Davis was four words into answering a press question about whether he had any regrets for his handling of sexual-assault allegations against an officer when Mayor ...

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JPD Addresses Rape Allegations Against Cop Who Committed Suicide

A Jackson police officer killed himself on Memorial Day, shortly before the department held a press conference to address accusations that he had raped a 15-year-old girl. The department did ...

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JPD Announces New Bomb Squad Truck and Bomb-Sniffing K9

The Jackson Police Department announced the introduction of a new bomb-squad truck, trailer, K-9, K-9 vehicle and other equipment at a May 22 press conference.

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Mayor Lumumba Endorses Former JPD Chief Lee Vance for Hinds Sheriff

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba announced his endorsement of former Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance for Hinds County Sheriff at a press conference outside the Hinds County Courthouse on May 24.

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JPD Missing Person Alert

The Jackson Police Department has released a missing person report for a man named Fredrick Funchess.

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Mayor Hosts 'Slow Roll with the Mayor!' Bike Ride to Push a 'Multimodal City'

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba announced a bicycling event called "Slow Roll with the Mayor!" during a May 20 press conference.

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City Update: Siemens Investigation Moves Forward, Bridge Closure, JPD Accreditation, Local Heroes

Ward 3 Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes removed his glasses as Council President Melvin Priester Jr. of Ward 2 announced the body would be going into an executive session—its second ...

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Reporting in on Medicine and Jackson

Jackson's health-care industry is one of the area's largest employers. So many new things happen in it each year that it's hard to keep up with.

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UMMC Empowering Through Base Pair

The Base Pair initiative, which has been around for 27 years, started with a simple question: "How can the sole academic medical center for this state help advance science education ...

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Bringing the ’80s and ’90s to Offbeat

When Phillip "DJ Young Venom" Rollins, owner of midtown-based business Offbeat, started seeing more people wear the vintage clothing he grew up with, he had an inspiration: He wanted to ...

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Get Fit, Eat Grilled Cheese, More

Something is always happening in Jackson, so each issue of BOOM updates you on some of the new developments in the Jackson metro area. Here are some of the recent ...

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