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Drag Racing and Stopping Traffic: City Adds Vehicle Towing Penalty for First Offense

Anyone who participates in drag racing in the Jackson city limits risks officials towing their vehicle, in addition to possible fines and jail time, a new ordinance indicates.

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Lumumba Wins Re-Election as Jackson Mayor; Two Freshly Elected to City Council

After garnering just shy of 70% of the votes in a field of five mayoral candidates, incumbent City of Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba emerged the winner and will serve four more years.

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Jackson Holds Municipal Election Until 7 p.m. Today As Water Woes Continue

Three independents, one Republican and one Democrat are on the ballot for today's Jackson mayoral election.

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Jackson Zoo Workers Move From Contract Positions to Become City Employees

The status of workers at the city's zoo will change from contract employees to city employees starting Sunday, June 6.

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Violence in the City: Victims’ Families Seek Closure, Police Respect

Radio silence from local law enforcement is a common and historic complaint the Jackson Free Press has long heard from family members who lose their loved ones to gun violence in Jackson.

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USDA Holds Virtual Job Fair; Water Disruption Continues; Murder Sentencing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has hundreds of immediate job openings available at a virtual job fair scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2.

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City Approves $30 Million Loan for Sewer Repairs; 8,000 Not Getting Water Bills

If approved, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality will disburse a $31,683,000 loan from the Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund Loan Program to help the City of Jackson resolve many of its sanitary sewer overflow problems.

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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 the risk of the high-traffic Raymond Road.

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‘They Murdered My Brother’: Judge Drops Murder Charges Against JPD Officers

Desmond Barney and Lincoln Lampley, two Jackson police officers indicted for 62-year-old George Robinson's death, walked free on Thursday, May 20, after Hinds County Circuit Judge E. Faye Peterson rendered a directed verdict in the case.

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Hinds County Removes Public Works Director; Water Supply Disrupted in Jackson, Byram

The Hinds County Board of Supervisors did not renew Interim Public Works Director Thelman Boyd’s contract, opting to appoint County Engineering Manager Charles Sims in the interim.

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