Game Day, Jobs for Jacksonians, & Zoo Party


Jackson State University will be taking on Grambling State University on Saturday, September 20th at 6:00 pm at Veterans Memorial. Tickets are $30.00 dollars at the gate, but can be purchased in advance for $25.00.

On Wednesday, September 24th, Mayor Tony Yarber will be hosting the annual “Jobs for Jacksonians Job Fair.” There will be over 115 employers at the center court of the Metrocenter Mall from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Please bring resumes and dress the part. All vendors will be looking to hire employees!!!

On Thursday, September 25th the Jackson Zoo will be hosting their annual Zoo Party fundraiser at Highland Village. Tickets are $75 dollars and the party lasts from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Please continue to support the Jackson Zoo!

Welcome Center Hosts Emergency Management Seminar


September is National Preparedness Month and this is hurricane season. Are you prepared for a possible disaster? If you would like to learn how to safeguard your home and family in the event of a hurricane or other disaster, please join the Welcome Center on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from noon – 1 p.m. The guest speaker is Joel Langford from the Preparedness Office with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).

This is a free community seminar and refreshments will be served.

RSVP at 601-979-0883.

For more maps from Hinds County Dashboard check out their website @

JSU To Host High School & Community College Day, Sept. 20

highschool day final

High School & Community College Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 20. Costs for the event is $20 per person, which includes lunch and a gameday football ticket. This event gives high school and community college students as well as family and alumni the opportunity to preview what Jackson State University has to offer.

Come learn more about how you can become a part of the JSU Family. Attendees will also enjoy performances by the Sonic Boom of the South, JSU Cheerleaders, Prancing J-Settes and JSU Greeks. Festivities will take place between 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM in the Lee E. Williams Athletic & Assembly Center. Later, witness a battle on the gridiron between the JSU Tigers and Grambling State Tigers at the Veterans Memorial Stadium at 6:00 PM.

For more info call 601-979-5845.

To register for High School & Community College Day, click on link below.

Below is a video of the new space created for students at JSU called “Create.” It features virtual classrooms, 3D printing, and a green room for creating videos. These are just some of the benefits of enrolling at Jackson State University.

Mayor Tony Yarber Set To Speak at Koinonia, Friday

Mayor Yarber, Kiononia

Koinonia Coffee House is one of the hottest things in the West. The business is bright yellow, they serve some of the best coffee in town, and every Friday they bring thought provoking speakers to inform, unite, and move people forward using conversation as its basis.

Every Friday is known as “Friday Forum” and this Friday, Mayor Tony Yarber will be speaking. All forums begin promptly at 9:00 am.

Friday Forums usually last for one hour and end with a question & answer period. Most forums draw any where between 50 to 100 people weekly. So this Friday we recommend you getting there early, because it will surely be a packed house!

Koinonia Coffee House is located at 136 Adams Street. To learn more about Koinonia, its menu and catering, click on the link below.

The Jackson Zoo Named Their Tiger Cub, Eko


The Jackson Zoo welcomed its first Sumatran tiger cub on May 20th to first time mom and dad, Sari and Emerson. Over the past few weeks the Zoo has been holding a online competition to vote on the name of the new tiger cub and this past Saturday his name was revealed. The tiger cub made its debut to the public and his name is Eko, pronounced like echo. Eko means “first child” in Indonesian.

The Zoo had hundreds of voters, and each voter donated a dollar. At the end of the voting period, Eko won with 54% of the votes. The Zoo also received donations from the public specifically for the tiger cubs upkeep and care.

Eko is now roaming around for the public to see. So when you get a chance stop by the Jackson Zoo to view Eko and the other 400 animals. The Jackson Zoo is a venue for enjoying safe, wholesome, family entertainment, and making memories for a lifetime.

Also there is still time to support the Zoo by purchasing a custom car tag. Click link below for more details!

JPS Hosts Parent Teacher Association Workshops, Saturday


The Fall School of Instruction will be an opportunity for local PTA/PTSA officers and committee chairpersons to be trained on the best practices to properly manage a school unit. This event will be held Saturday, September 6, from 8:00 am–12:00 pm at Blackburn Laboratory School. The event is free and open to all District leaders and partners.

Parents, principals, teachers, and other community leaders are also invited to take part in fun and educational workshops that will help jump start the school year while enhancing learning in the home, school, and community.

Activities for the Fall School of Instruction include:

~Training opportunities for PTA/PTSA officers
~Parent engagement workshops for committee chairpersons, educators, and other community leaders
~General informational sessions for educators
~Vendor showcase of education/family-oriented agencies that will provide resources to participants
~Donation stations for school supplies (teacher and student), new/lightly used uniforms, and canned goods
~Light refreshments

A donation station will be set up to receive items that will help Stewpot and the JPS PIE Store to meet needs that directly affect our students.

JPS wants you to save the date, pack a few can goods with some new/gently used uniforms, and be there!

For more information, e-mail the Jackson Council PTA @

Tigers Game Opener, Saturday

Are you ready for some football?

The JSU Tigers are set to kick off their first game of the season on Saturday, August 30th at 6 pm and they will be playing FAMU.


Click on the link below to see the freshman class get excited about the Sonic Boom of the South!

Mayor Yarber Invites Public to Lynch St. Ground Breaking, Today

lynch street repavement

Mayor Tony Yarber invites the public to the Lynch Street ground breaking press conference on Thursday, August 28th at 2:00 pm. The press conference will be held at Christ The King Catholic Church located at 2303 J.R. Lynch St.

The Lynch St project from Wiggins Street to Hwy 80 is a federally-funded City project with MDOT oversight. The construction plan will repave the street, replace traffic lights, and make drainage upgrades as needed. This plan has been presented to various groups along the Lynch Street Corridor.

For more information contact 601-960-2414.

JSU Students Volunteer at Blackburn Middle School

final paint

This past week was orientation for JSU students and they became acclimated with the rules and regulations of the university. One of the requirements is that all undergraduate students must complete 120 hours of community service work in order to graduate. Well this past Saturday many freshman got a head start on their community service work by showing up at eight in the morning to volunteer at Blackburn Laboratory Middle School.

Dozens of students painted ceiling tiles, organized books, made inspirational message boards, and had fun. These hours will be logged in and added to their student profile for graduation.

This project would not have been possible with out the commitment and collaboration of Blackburn Middle School, Alice Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning, and the Center for University-Based Development.

For more information about each group click on the links below.

Blackburn Laboratory Middle School

Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning

Center for University-Based Development

Mayor Yarber, Congressman Thompson, & Senator Norwood

officials in the west

On Monday evening, West Jackson will welcome many elected officials. Although these officials will not be in the same place, it is an opportunity for you to voice any positive or negative concerns happening in your neighborhood.

Congressman Bennie Thompson will be speaking on legislation affecting the state and city on Monday, August 25th at 5:30 pm in the MetroCenter Mall. The meeting will be held at the MetroCenter Mall Events Center located at the first floor entrance near the City of Jackson entrance. District 28 Mississippi Senator, Sollie B. Norwood will also discuss legislation passed in the 2014 Regular Session that affects the state. The congressman and senator will answer questions during the event. The forum is free and open to the public.

For More information contact Senator Sollie B. Norwood at 601-672-0048.

In addition to this meeting, Mayor Tony Yarber will be hosting his “We Are Jackson Listening Tour,” at the Jackson Zoo at 6pm. This tour gives Jacksonians the opportunity for their ideas and solutions to be heard. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact 601-960-1084.


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