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Jackson Mayor Lumumba Tests Positive for COVID-19, Urges Masks and Boosters

Following a routine home test, City of Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday morning, Dec. 21, 2021, and is quarantining at home. He urges Jacksonians “to abide by the citywide mask mandate to limit the spread of the virus and to continue getting the vaccination and booster shot to limit the possibility of serious health effects.”

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Mayor vs. City Council: Jackson Garbage Dispute In Court Thursday As Contract Ends

Due to disagreement between Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba and the Jackson City Council, the fate of garbage collection in Mississippi’s capital city is still uncertain just one day before the current contract expires. The Jackson City Council and Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba are to appear before Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Tiffany Grove on Thursday, Sept. 30.

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