City of Jackson

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The city of Jackson, Missouri has been growing as of late and while growth is a good thing, it also presents some challenges. We sat down with Mayor Dwain Hahs for an update on what's happening in Jackson.

Mayor Hahs told us that one of things a growing city works to provide is good infrastructure for the residents of the city. He said, "As a city, as a municipality, providing infrastructure to the citizens is most important. And what we're trying to do is stay ahead of our growth."

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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.