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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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Letter to Biden Says ‘Trump’s Racist Raid’ Caused Damage to Immigrants, He Must Reverse

A letter to President Joe Biden is demanding action to address the plight of immigrant workers in the wake of the August 2019 federal raid of food-processing plants in six ...

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An Eye on Equity: Clinic for Uninsured Offering Johnson & Johnson Vaccine on Saturdays in April

Jackson Free Clinic is offering a COVID-19 vaccination to anyone interested for the three remaining Saturdays in April—10th, 17th, and 24th.

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Lumumba Wins Mayoral Primary, Two Ward Seats Head to Run-Off on April 27

With 13,735 votes for Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba in the Democratic mayoral primary on Tuesday, he won the Democratic nomination and heads to the June 8 general election to face ...

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‘Figure Pulled Out of the Sky’: Mayor Swipes at Council for Approving $500,000 for Deputies

Putting $500,000 into the hands of the Hinds County Sheriff's Department to put deputies in the capital city is "fiscally irresponsible," Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba told the Jackson Free Press ...

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'We Are Beat Down’: Citing Crime and Defying Mayor, Council Clears $500,000 for More Deputies

The Jackson City Council has approved $500,000 for the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department over the objection of the mayoral administration and two council members in an agreement that no one ...

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The Race for Jackson Mayor: Security, Crime, Water Take Center Stage

Seven people are running against Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba to wrest the city's leadership from his grasp after his first term ends in early July.

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City’s 911 Response Suffers from Dispatcher Vacancies, Need for Training

The problem of people experiencing emergencies not getting a response when they call 911 in the capital city needs urgent resolution, Ward 7 Councilwoman Virgi Lindsay said at the Jackson ...

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City to Transport 400 Seniors for Vaccination at Medical Mall in April

Four hundred seniors will get COVID-19 vaccines at the Jackson Medical Mall on a yet-to-be-announced day in April, City of Jackson Constituent Services Manager Keyshia Sanders told the Jackson Free ...

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After 'Very Trying Year,' Jackson Opens Parks, Gymnasiums

The public can now access city parks, gymnasiums and community centers one year after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020.

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