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Mississippi Coliseum Complete, New Stage Scholarships and Malco Reopenings

Mississippi Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Andy Gipson recently announced that work finished five months early on renovations to the Mississippi Coliseum at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, partially due to event cancellations from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fresh Market Summer Cookout, Sunshine for All Program and Green Bean Cafe

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic limiting access to restaurants, The Fresh Market recently announced a special summer cookout meal deal for August.

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Malcolm White Retires from MAC, State Opioid Overdose Data to Action Initiative and NAMI Conference

Malcolm White, owner of Hal & Mal’s restaurant in downtown Jackson and founder of the annual Hal’s St. Paddy’s Parade, will retire as executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission on September 30.

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Best of Jackson: Household 2020

This year's Best of Jackson: Household 2020 pop-up ballot lists a number of local resources that can help you maintain your home, whatever your needs.

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JXN Icons Mural Unveiling, JHLS Curbside Service and Mississippi PPE Donations

Visit Jackson will hold an official unveiling ceremony for the “JXN Icons” mural at the Old Capitol Inn on Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m.

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Mustard Seed Christmas in July, Museum to Market Trail Groundbreaking and MDAH Virtual Reality App

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Mustard Seed, a community for adults with developmental disabilities, has made changes to its annual Christmas in July event for 2020.

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Mangia Bene COVID-19 Measures, Grants from LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi and National Endowment for the Arts

In light of the City of Jackson's recent mandate requiring people to wear masks in public, Mangia Bene restaurant group, which operates BRAVO! Italian Restaurant and Bar, Sal and Mookie's and Broad Street Baking Company, recently announced its own set of regulations and changes for its restaurants.

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Russell C. Davis Planetarium Remodel, 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards and Dumbo's on Duling

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Deputy Director of Cultural Services David Lewis and Russell C. Davis Planetarium manager Mike Williams announced updates on the progress of the planned restoration of the planetarium on Thursday, June 25.

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Connection City ePLEX at the Outlets, Mississippi Museum of Art and Children’s Museum Reopening

A new tenant at the Outlets of Mississippi, Connection City ePLEX, will open in July. The facility is an esports arena that will include gaming and virtual reality machines as well as tournaments and leagues for games such as Fortnite, Call of Duty and more.

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Habitat Broadmoor Build, Malco Reopenings and Women’s Foundation COVID-19 Grants

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area recently finished its latest home as part of the five-year Broadmoor neighborhood revitalization initiative it launched in 2019, despite setbacks and obstacles to construction from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MDAH Reopening Museums, WAMA Art Moves Us Campaign and MAC Cares Emergency Grant

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History announced that it will reopen the Eudora Welty House & Garden, the Museum of Mississippi History, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the William F. Winter Archives and History Building on July 7.

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Sesame Workshop in Jackson, Babalu Reopens and Fresh Market Father's Day Meals

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, has provided 1,500 distance learning kits to the City to provide JPS students with continuous learning opportunities amid COVID-19-related school closures.

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Governor Tate Reeves Launches Back to Business Mississippi Website to Help Small Businesses Recover from COVID-19

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced the launch of the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program website to help small businesses receive financial support quickly to recover from the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19.

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Dining on Duling, Museum of Art Extensions and Elvie’s Reopening

The Fondren Renaissance Foundation recently announced that Duling Avenue in downtown Jackson will close from June 12-13 and and serve as an open-air dining hall as part of FRF's "Dining on Duling" event.

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Feed the Front Lines, SB 2772 and Mississippi Casinos Reopening

The Mangia Bene restaurant group has partnered with the Junior League of Jackson to send food to the healthcare workers at the VA Medical Center in Jackson through a program called "Feed the Front Line."

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