Thirty-three Recruits Graduate From Fire Academy Today

Thirty-three fire recruits graduated today, after having completed a twelve-week training program at the Jackson Fire Training Academy.

The graduates were presented their badges, diplomas and assignments at the ceremony.

“Firefighters are often in perilous situations,” said Mayor Johnson. “Fighting fires, working accident scenes, or when they are called upon to help in rescue situations, they are often in harm’s way. They put their lives on the line, and never hesitate when called upon, no matter what the dangers may be.”

The Jackson Fire Department maintains a level-3 insurance rating, the best rating of any fire department in the state.

Appointees of the Capital City Convention Center Commission were sworn in Monday afternoon. Mississippi Supreme Court Justice James Graves administered the oath. The Commission had its first official meeting just minutes after the swearing-in ceremony.

Capital City Convention Center Commission Appointees Take Oath

Pictured left to right: Reverend Jerry Young (at-large), Tom Swietzer, (MS Lodging Assn.), Norma Brown (MS Lodging Assn.), Fred Banks (at-large), Justice James Graves, Mayor Harvey Johnson, Jr., Rosemary Maxey (Commission Staff Assistant), John Hardy (MS Restaurant and Hospitality Assn.) and Leroy Walker (MS Restaurant and Hospitality Assn.). Steve Rogers (Governors Appointment) was unable to attend and will be sworn in at a later time.

Smith Wills Stadium Has New Turf!

Monday, Mayor Johnson unveiled Smith Wills Stadium new Sprint Turf. This project installed infield and outfield turf to cover a total of 110,000 square feet.

“This new state-of-the-art turf has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for Smith Wills Stadium, and we are quite pleased with the new uses this facility can now accommodate for the citizens of Jackson,” said Mayor Johnson.

“The turf enhances the stadium’s marketability by truly enabling it to be a multipurpose facility able to be used for concerts, all types of sporting events (football, soccer, tennis, softball and baseball) and other endless possibilities.”

Photo ? Mayor Johnson, joined by Jackson Senators manager and owners, city staff and Councilpersons McLemore and Allen, unveils new turf to the media.

Mayor’s Community-Wide Ward Meeting

You are invited to Mayor Johnson’s Community-Wide Ward 4 Meeting, Thursday, April 7th at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Temple Baptist Church (5077 Cabaniss Circle). Come meet Mayor Johnson and City Department Heads and hear city plans, get ward updates, pose questions, receive information about job opportunities, fire safety and programs that are available for children and senior citizens.

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