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Despite evidence, doctors concerned public isn’t taking COVID-19 seriously

With the number of COVID-19 cases in Warren County exceeding 3,500 and the county’s death toll from the ... Read more | Add your comment

Yes, yam! Vicksburg residents take advantage of sweet potato giveaway

Dinner tables all across Warren County will be filled with dozens of different takes on sweet potato dishes ... Read more | Add your comment

PCA teacher Williams believes lessons should go well beyond the classroom

This article is part of a series by The Vicksburg Post, in partnership with the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber ... Read more | Add your comment

Construction of new Academy of Innovation nears completion

Motorists who have driven along Mission 66 over the past 17 months have grown quite familiar with the ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Yes, yam! Vicksburg residents take advantage of sweet potato giveaway

Dinner tables all across Warren County will be filled with dozens of different takes on sweet potato dishes this week. The United Way of West ... Read more | Add your comment

by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Business

Kade Oldenburg credits the community for his success in insurance

Kade Oldenburg was born and raised in Vicksburg. He received instant support from his hometown when he returned to work as an Alfa Insurance agent. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Anna Kate Doiron.

Sports

Thomas’ buzzer-beater lifts St. Al over Central Hinds

It hasn’t been the easiest or best basketball season for the St. Aloysius Flashes, but when they get a chance to make a lasting memory ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, January 18, 2021 9:37 pm

Sports

Missy Gators repeat as Region 4-5A soccer champs

For the second year in a row, Vicksburg High’s girls’ soccer team is the queen of Region 4-5A. Trinity McGloster scored five goals, Amari Johnson ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, January 18, 2021 8:55 pm

Sports

Alcorn State crushes UAPB for second consecutive win

LORMAN (AP) — Alcorn State had a difficult time during its start-and-stop schedule at the start of the season. Now that they’re back on a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, January 18, 2021 8:20 pm

Sports

Game Plan

The Vicksburg Post welcomes your items for the Game Plan. Submit items by email sports@vicksburgpost.com for publication Wednesday or Sunday. Be sure to include your ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, January 18, 2021 12:58 pm

Sports

Saints’ season ends with playoff loss to Tampa Bay

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Brady’s best game in three tries against New Orleans kept the Buccaneers moving on in the NFL playoffs, and has ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, January 17, 2021 10:46 pm

Local

Corps publishes Record of Decision on pumps

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has put the final approval on the Yazoo Backwater Pumps Projects, publishing its Record of Decision Friday according to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:51 pm

Sports

Sports column: Longevity in sports can be inspiring and depressing

Longevity in sports is an interesting thing. For some athletes, it is celebrated. For others, it can be used against them if stick around too ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, January 17, 2021 2:00 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

East family runs home for Chill in the Hills

The weather is cold and the hills are tough. But this did not discourage the East family from participating in the Chill in the Hills ... Read more

by Terri Cowart Frazier, Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:55 pm

Sports

Photo Gallery: Chill in the Hills 2021

Approximately 100 people competed in the 13th annual Chill in the Hills 10K run and 5K race walk on Saturday. The race started and ended ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:38 pm

Sports

Crandall repeats as Chill in the Hills champ; 12-year-old Eldridge wins women’s title

Ryan Crandall plans to get married later this spring. He and his bride can probably take bowls off the gift registry. The 27-year-old from Madison ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:50 pm

Crime

Crime report: Arrest made after traffic stop

A Vicksburg man was arrested Friday night on one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:39 pm

Crime

Armed robbery leaves victim with gunshot wound

At 9:46 p.m. Friday, officers with The Vicksburg Police Department responded to the New Main Apartments, 2727 Alcorn Dr., for a reported shooting. When officers ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:34 pm

Sports

Who’s Hot

Porter’s Chapel Academy basketball player Yakia Burns had 30 points, six rebounds and five steals in a 67-37 win over Benton Academy on Tuesday. Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:55 am

Sports

Basketball roundup: Missy Gators crush Callaway again, while Gators and St. Al have rough nights

Nobody’s perfect, but the Vicksburg Missy Gators are at least halfway there. Destini Sims made five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 25 points, Layla Carter ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 11:02 pm

Sports

Madison Central shuts out Warren Central

MADISON — Warren Central started the week with a top 10 ranking among Mississippi’s boys’ soccer teams and a clear path to the Region 4-6A ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, January 15, 2021 11:00 pm

Sports

Southern Miss clobbers Middle Tennessee in series opener

HATTIESBURG — Freshman Jaron Pierre, Jr. produced his second double-double of the season, with 24 points and 10 rebounds, while three other Golden Eagles scored ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 10:51 pm

Crime

Teen sought in shooting incident

Vicksburg police are looking for a teenager wanted in connection with a Thursday incident in which shots were fired at a car in the 2100 ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, January 15, 2021 6:48 pm

Local

Plans for sales tax referendum put on hold

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. is withdrawing his plans to seek a local and private, or special bill, calling for a public referendum to levy a ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, January 15, 2021 4:41 pm

Sports

College basketball TV schedule: Jan. 16-17

COLLEGE BASKETBALL ON TV Saturday, Jan. 16 11 a.m. Fox – Ohio State at Illinois 11 a.m. ESPN – North Carolina at Florida State 11 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 3:35 pm

Crime

Suspect in shooting captured on Facebook Live captured

A Claiborne County man is facing felony charges after his capture following a Tuesday shooting that was reportedly broadcast on Facebook Live. According to the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 1:24 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Additional vaccine allocated to Mississippi

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health announced Friday that additional COVID-19 vaccine doses have been allocated to Mississippi.  The additional allotments will support ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:19 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Legislation would allow city to create vacant building guidelines in Vicksburg

If you own a vacant commercial building in the city of Vicksburg, city officials are wanting more information from you. The Board of Mayor and ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Friday, January 15, 2021 11:16 am

Sports

Six Warren Central players make All-Region 2-6A first team

Warren Central’s run to the second round of the 2020 MHSAA Class 6A football playoffs netted one last round of accolades as six players were ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, January 15, 2021 11:00 am

COVID-19

City to extend mask mandate, COVID-19 orders

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said early Friday that the city’s existing COVID-19 civil emergency plans would be extended at least through Feb. 16. The city’s ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Friday, January 15, 2021 8:09 am

Local

RCEC’s Lawson: I love seeing and being the change our youth need

Every person has a story. Eric Lawson encourages his students to share and understand theirs to help them grow as people and as scholars. “I am ... Read more

by Anna Kate Doiron, Friday, January 15, 2021 8:00 am