🌱 Hot Meals For Jxn Residents + Neighborhood Services Mgr. Job

Hello again, Jackson! Important update: You all, as readers, have made the Jackson Daily so successful that it is my honor to announce the next stage of the newsletter. Patch is looking for a local writer and entrepreneur to take the helm of the Jackson Daily. Although I have loved getting to know this community, we want to pass the torch to someone truly local to write about Jackson long term. So if you’re interested in earning extra income while making this newsletter a more valuable resource for your neighbors, learn more and apply here.


First, today’s weather:

An afternoon shower in spots. High: 69 Low: 54.


Here are the top three stories today in Jackson:

  1. Jackson residents in need received hot meals and groceries this weekend, thanks to the Boys and Girls Club of Central Mississippi. The group gave away 200 hot lunches and 300 bags of groceries to the community on Saturday, Mar. 12. Recipients took home fresh vegetables, a tuna wrap, and the ingredients needed to make the wrap at home. Club president Penny Ainsworth said the community service event was able to teach [students] the importance of paying it forward [and] helping out others.” (WJTV)
  2. On Saturday afternoon, a driver crashed into the side of the Clarion-Ledger building near West and Pearl Streets in Downtown Jackson. Deputy Chief Deric Hearn said a passenger in the vehicle, a juvenile female, died as a result of the crash. Driver Kathryn Blankenship was arrested by the Jackson Police Department on Saturday and is being held at the Hinds County Detention Center on the charge of aggravated DUI. (WLBT)
  3. The Jackson City Council has officially approved the creation of a new neighborhood services manager position, whose primary responsibilities would include “fostering collaborative relationships with community residents and neighborhood organizations.” The position comes with a proposed annual salary of $51,588.24 to $62,385.12. If this sounds like a position you’re interested in, you can learn more about the job and its responsibilities here. (Northside Sun)

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Today in Jackson:

  • “Week Of Wonder” In The LeFleur Museum District (Mar. 14 to 18)
  • Monday Meetup Trivia Night At Barrelhouse (7:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Looking for some great activities for the kids during spring break this week? The four museums in Jackson’s LeFleur Museum District (I-55 and Lakeland Drive) are offering special deals for its “Week of Wonder”! Purchase a Museum District Pass for 25 percent off admission to MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, the Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum, the Mississippi Children’s Museum, and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. Learn more about the Week of Wonder specials here. (MDWFP)
  • Calling all Jackson prospective homeowners: Three new local houses have just hit the market and one of them could be your dream home. Get the details on Patch. (Jackson Patch)
  • Jackson State University has announced a partnership with six Alabama community colleges to help associate degree graduates transition into bachelor’s degree programs here in Mississippi. (Meridian Star)

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kayla harrison

About me: Kayla Harrison is a Writing Arts professor, as well as a freelance writer for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners. In her free time, you can find her listening to podcasts, writing poetry, and visiting local coffee shops.

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