City of Jackson

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Updated at 2:05 p.m., June 24 with a closure on Sprigg Street in Cape Girardeau


Numerous thunderstorms worked their way through southeast Missouri this weekend. As a result of the severe weather, approximately 14,000 Ameren Missouri customers across the state were without power late Friday evening. The majority of these outages were in Cape Girardeau, Scott and Mississippi counties.

As of 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 23, Ameren had restored service to more than 12,500 of these customers.

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During a Wednesday meeting, the Jackson Planning and Zoning Commission discussed how far future medical marijuana facilities should be placed away from churches, schools, and daycares in the city.

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The city of Jackson held their annual E-Cycle event on Saturday and have deemed it successful, measuring over 16,869 pounds of unusable electronic items collected throughout Cape Girardeau County.

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Starting next week, Jackson residents will no longer be able to recycle certain plastics through the city’s recycling center.

After Tuesday, May 28, residents will have to trash all plastic film, plastic shopping bags, garbage bags, newspaper sleeves, wrappers, and plastics #3-7.

According to a press release, the cutback comes after “dramatic changes in the worldwide use” of recyclable materials.

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Jackson city officials broke ground on a new police station site on Thursday.

Located behind the existing fire and police station on 525 S Hope Street, the facility has been nearly five years in the making, according to police chief Jamie Humphreys.

“I’ve mentioned to my employees that this is a historic occasion,” said Humphreys. “This has been a major endeavor, as it should be.”