🌱 I-20 and I-55 Lanes Reopen + Garbage Collection Contract Update

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First, today’s weather:

A shower and t-storm; breezy. High: 83 Low: 65.


Here are the top three stories today in Jackson:

  1. Saturday’s Kid’s Fest Jackson was a resounding success. The event took place at Mississippi Trade Fest. Children and parents enjoyed a magic show, interactive activities, and the experience to meet princesses. The festival was reportedly a fun chance to celebrate the approaching school year conclusion. (WJTV)
  2. The Mississippi Department of Transportation announces that Interstate 20 westbound and Interstate 50 southbound lanes in Jackson have reopened. The lanes were reportedly reopened a day earlier than expected. Lanes had to be closed for repairs to a sudden dip that formed in the roadway. (WJTV)
  3. Residents in several Jackson neighborhoods demand an end to the garbage contract conflict after trash collection is absent for the second week. Jackson’s mayor vetoed a garbage contract by the city council and a judge did not issue a ruling on the issue. The contract with Waste Management expired on Mar. 31 with no agreement in sight. (WAP Jackson)

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  • Mississippi Animal Rescue League attempt to find Buck a new home. Buck is a two-year-old mix between a Shepherd and a Lab. Click to fill out an adoption application. (Facebook)
  • The Mississippi Museum of Art showcases its “A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration.” exhibit. Click to learn more. (instagram)
  • Jackson State University held a glowstick party to celebrate National Alcohol Awareness Month. The event included food, dancing, and substance abuse prevention information for all of the students who attended. (Facebook)

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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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