The Menu Features Stamps Super Burger


At the corner of Dalton Street and Topp Avenue, in the Washington Addition Neighborhood, is a little building that serves up a big ole burger. The name of this place is Stamps Super Burger. Founded in 1970 by Algernon Stamps, Sr., Stamps had its beginnings as a small grocery called Al’s Deli Mart–a place that became known for its signature Stamps Burger.

In 1986, Stamps changed the name of his restaurant to Stamps Super Burger and serves up a product that has been well marinaded over the restaurant’s 40 year history.

The signature Super Burger is 12-13 ounces of 100% fresh ground beef and can be topped with your choice of lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions on a…BIG bun.

Stamps also offers Turkey burgers and they are just as big and just as good.

Stamps is located at 1801 Dalton Street and is open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Feel free to call your order in for pickup at 601.352.4510. Below is a link to their entire menu.

Unveiling of the West Jackson Plan

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Last year, Voice of Calvary Ministries received a grant through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Relief funds. The boundaries for the West Jackson Plan were set by the funding agency and are bounded by Fortification to the North, Gallatin Street to the East, Highway 80 to the South and Ellis Avenue to the West. Voice of Calvary Ministries contracted with Duvall Decker Architects to take the lead with planning and researching for the designated area. After a year of working on the plan, Duvall Decker Architects will be unveiling the plan to the community on Tuesday, August 19th, at 6:00 pm. at Voice of Calvary.

If you are unable to attend this meeting there are two other meetings scheduled.
Friday, August 29th at Koinonia Coffee House at 9:00 am.
Saturday, August 30th at the Jackson Zoo at 1:00 pm.

The purpose of the West Jackson Plan is to serve as a guidebook that empowers residents and stakeholders to invest in sustainable and inclusive social, physical and economic development within the community.

For more information about the plan please contact Duvall Decker Architects at or by phone 601.713.1128.

School Starts Monday, JPS Provides Hotline

The first day of school can be stressful to students as well as their parents. As school begins on Monday, August 18th, remember to slow down and take your time when getting out and about. JPS will begin transporting thousands of children daily and drivers should pay special attention to school buses.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the hotline for assistance at 601-987-3767.

JPD & Hinds County Host MultiCultural Awareness Training, Wednesday


The Jackson Police Department and Hinds County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a multicultural awareness training on Wednesday, August 13th at 10 am. This session will inform community members about ways to prevent themselves from being a victim of a crime. The training session will be held at the Crime Prevention Unit on 3000 Saint Charles Street.

For more information contact JPD @ 601-960-1808 or the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office at 601-974-2900.

Name That Tiger Cub

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The Jackson Zoo welcomed their first Sumatran tiger cub on May 20th to first time mom and dad, Sari and Emerson. Now, they need your help! The cub will be making his debut soon and he doesn’t have a name yet.

The Zoo is very excited to have you pick the little cub’s name from a list of names selected by the Zoo staff.

Please choose one of the three names listed below and make a $1.00 contribution to make your vote truly count for tigers. Every dollar raised will go directly to the tiger animal care team to make sure this little guy has everything he needs growing up. You can vote as many times as you choose. Each transaction will need to be processed separately.

Voting closes Wednesday, September 3, at 3 PM!
The winning name will be revealed soon after!

Names to choose from…
Faulkner: Dad, Emerson, was named after author Ralph Waldo Emerson (his brothers also had literary names). Faulkner follows this tradition.
Harapan: This name is based on the Indonesian word for “hope”, as every Sumatran tiger birth is a hope for the future for their species.
Eko: Sari and Emerson are first time parents and this name honors that, with Eko being an Indonesian expression for “the first child”.

Click on link below to vote.

Also if you are interested in getting involved with things happening in and around the Zoo, there is a special group for you. The Zoo Area Progressive Partnership (ZAPP) is a neighborhood group that meets every second Tuesday at Noon. On tomorrow, they will be meeting in the Zoo Education Building to plan ways to revitalize the West Capitol Street corridor.

JSU Intersection Starting to Resemble Times Square

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Over the past week, JSU installed a large electronic billboard on the Student Center and it is helping transform the intersection of J.R. Lynch St. and Dalton St. This corner encompasses every aspect of a modern city including plazas, restaurants, apartments, shopping, and now an electronic billboard. If you blink, you may think you are in Times Square!

JSU President, Dr. Carolyn Meyers is leading the university into a more technologically advanced campus. The billboard is just one example of her vision. Recently she was named HBCU’s Digest Female President of the Year.

Jarrett Carter Sr., HBCU Digest’s publisher, said Meyers more than deserved the honor.

“Dr. Meyers for the last two years has really etched out a strong case for how HBCU leadership should go,” Carter said.

“She has been strategic about enrollment and technology and she hasn’t been afraid to go out and get the resources to make this happen. She was a runaway choice this year.”

Dr. Meyers lead Jackson State to record enrollment last year and opened a campus-authorized Apple store, the first in Mississippi and one of few in the country. The university also continued implementation of the nation’s largest freshmen iPad initiative, which provides all first-year students with iPads to help with coursework.

The corner of Lynch and Dalton is the hub of Jackson State University and the place to be, so go check it out!

JPS Providing Free Breakfast and Lunch to Every Single Child, 2014-2015 School Year


Beginning this school year, JPS will be providing breakfast and lunch to every child enrolled in the district at no cost to the parents. According to the Food Research and Action Center, the new Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) allows high poverty schools to offer both breakfast and lunch at no charge to all students while eliminating the traditional school meal application process. CEP increases participation in the school nutrition programs by offering breakfast and lunch for free to all; reduces administrative work for school districts by eliminating the need to qualify students for free and reduced-price meals and tracks which children are participating; and improves the overall financial viability of the school nutrition programs in high poverty schools.

According to the JPS Food Service Department, last year eighty percent of all students qualified for free or reduced meals, while the remaining twenty percent paid for meals. In the past, parents would have to make a trip to the JPS Enochs Complex and fill out an application for free or reduced meals. This process is no longer necessary due to the implementation of the new program.

The only qualification or paperwork that has to be completed for your child to receive breakfast and lunch, is simply by enrolling your child in JPS. If you were paying for meals you will no longer have to send lunch money to the school.

Parents will be notified about this program through an automated recording sent to their phones from JPS’s Superintendent, Dr. Gray.

For more information please contact the JPS Food Service Department at 601-960-8911.

University Business Association Meeting, Tonight

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The Center for University-Based Development (CUBD) has partnered with local businesses in an effort to revitalize areas around the main campus of JSU. It is our hope that between local businesses and JSU, we collectively can have a positive impact on the look and feel of West Jackson. We would love for your business to be apart of the University Business Association!

For more information contact 601-979-5835.

Free Backpacks at Metocenter, Go Healthy Challenge

go healthy final

The American Heart Association is helping you to gear up for a great school year this Saturday at 10 a.m. in the center court at the Metrocenter Mall. Learn healthy, nutritional ways to stay fit during the school year and receive a FREE BACKPACK full of school supplies. Also one lucky participant will win an IPod Touch and an iTunes gift card.

See you this SATURDAY at 10 am at the METROCENTER MALL!

For more information contact Rosa Wilson @ 601-321-1213 or you can email her at

“Cruising the Community” Results & Pictures

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“Cruising the Community” was a one to three mile ride around the JSU campus. The event took place on June 27th and despite the rain, over 200 children came out to participate. The ride was for children ages 0-12 years old and children could ride anything on wheels including bikes, scooters, wagons, tricycles, skates, roller blades, wheel chairs, and skateboards. The Center for University-Based Development organizes this event to promote the usage of the biking and walking trails on the Dr. Robert Smith Parkway.

For the entire report, please click the link to view funding, participation, and media results.

Below are all the pictures and sponsors, enjoy!

sponsors cruising the community


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