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Reeves forgoes statewide mask mandate, adds 13 more counties

JACKSON (AP) — Gov. Tate Reeves instituted mask mandates in 13 more Mississippi counties Tuesday but chose not ... Read more | Add your comment

City extends COVID-19 order, mask mandate into January

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. has extended the city’s COVID-19 Emergency Declaration through Jan. 4. The previous order was ... Read more | Add your comment

Weather does not deter shoppers from enjoying Holiday Open House

Rain, cold wind and Santa carrying a green umbrella greeted shoppers who made the trip to Vicksburg’s Downtown ... Read more | Add your comment

Residents head downtown for ‘Shop Small’ Saturday

Warren County residents and people from the surrounding area came to Washington Street Saturday to shop small. Main ... Read more | Add your comment

Business

Coffee House Cafe named ‘Best of the Best’ by Post readers

Jamie Moulder opened The Coffee House Cafe on U.S. 61 North in March 2016 and has not had a slow day since. Being that busy — ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tim Reeves.

Local

Disputing Trump, Barr says no widespread election fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome ... Read more | Add your comment

by The Associated Press.

Sports

Girls basketball roundup: Missy Gators fall just short; PCA takes care of Tallulah

FLOWOOD — With a roster that only has two seniors and eight sophomores, one of the big challenges facing the Vicksburg Missy Gators this season ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:24 am

Sports

Gators get back on the court, but not into win column

FLOWOOD — After nearly a month off, the Vicksburg Gators tempered some of their expectations for Tuesday’s game against Northwest Rankin. A win, especially in ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:22 am

BREAKING NEWS

COVID-19 cases spike ahead of expected Thanksgiving surge

This isn’t the Thanksgiving surge state health experts were expecting. It’s simply too soon. But Wednesday’s report from the Mississippi State Department of Health showed ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:57 am

Sports

Who’s Hot

Porter’s Chapel Academy football player Dwight Blue was selected to play in the MAIS Football All-Star Game. Blue, an offensive and defensive lineman, had 41 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:55 am

Opinion

Butler’s impact is measured more in the lives he has impacted

In August 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. to give his iconic “I Have a ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:59 pm

Sports

St. Al’s Williams, PCA lineman Blue, Tallulah and Briarfield crews among area’s MAIS all-stars

At the conclusion of a season that always seemed to be in danger of not finishing, a couple of Warren County football players will get ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:02 pm

Sports

Howland nets 500th win as Mississippi State tops Texas State

STARKVILLE (AP) — D.J. Stewart Jr. scored a career-high 23 points with five 3-pointers and coach Ben Howland secured his 500th career win as Mississippi ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:16 pm

Sports

College football, NFL TV schedule for Dec. 2-8

Note: Because of COVID-19 issues, a number of games this season are being postponed or canceled each week and the TV schedule is adjusted accordingly. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:14 pm

Local

ERDC to host annual tree lighting with COVID-19 precautions

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center is kicking off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Featuring ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:19 pm

Crime

Bond set for man in car chase that ended violent weekend in Vicksburg

A $50,000 bond has been set for an Illinois man who assaulted his girlfriend and led Vicksburg police on a chase on U.S. 61 Saturday ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:52 pm

Columnists

Wicker: Victory against this virus may finally be on the horizon

Americans received uplifting news recently in our fight against the coronavirus. Two American drug companies, Pfizer and Moderna, announced that their newly developed COVID-19 vaccines ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:04 pm

Local

City officials apologize for confusion created by Code Red alert

Monday evening, residents of Vicksburg received a Code Red message notifying them that a “chemical release” from an industry at the Port of Vicksburg was ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:23 am

Downtown Vicksburg

Reindeer Run organizers overwhelmed by community’s support for Saturday’s event

Cynthia Freeny had no idea what to expect. She, along with the other organizers of the Reindeer Run 5K, was not only concerned about how ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:18 am

Local

Warren County man narrowly escapes burning home

A Warren County man is fortunate to be alive after his home was completely destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning. According to Warren County fire ... Read more

by Terri Cowart Frazier, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 8:16 am

Local

Vicksburg Living to debut inaugural wedding edition

For years, Martha Day highlighted brides and their weddings within the pages of The Vicksburg Post. Martha’s wedding write-ups made the families of the bride ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 30, 2020 8:20 pm

BREAKING NEWS

‘Chemical release’ results in Code Red message sent to area residents

City officials released a Code Red Monday evening addressing concerns residents have had much of the day concerning a smell in and around Vicksburg. Just ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Monday, November 30, 2020 8:17 pm

COVID-19

November’s COVID report shows virus’ resurgence in Warren County

For Warren County, life with the COVID-19 pandemic finished its eighth full month as November came to a close. And as it did, local medical ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Monday, November 30, 2020 3:37 pm

Opinion

We can work together to retire this virus to where it belongs — history

We understand the frustration. We understand the fatigue. For eight months — yes, eight months — our community has dealt with the overwhelming impact of ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Monday, November 30, 2020 2:42 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Portion of Cherry Street to be closed Tuesday as power pole repairs are made

A busy stretch of Cherry Street will be closed beginning early Tuesday. The city of Vicksburg announced Monday afternoon that Cherry Street — between East Avenue ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 30, 2020 2:19 pm

Sports

Four Down Territory: Airing it out at the Egg Bowl, MHSAA championship games set, and the Broncos had no QB

You’re in Four Down Territory. Here, we break down four notes, nuggets stats and trends from the weekend that was in Mississippi high school football, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, November 30, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

Sports column: Some things to be unthankful for on Thanksgiving

This is the weekend where we stop, reflect, and give thanks for all of the blessings in our lives. We all have plenty of those ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, November 30, 2020 7:55 am

Sports

Southern Miss cancels football game at UTEP

HATTIESBURG — Southern Miss did not wait until the last minute this time to postpone a football game because of COVID-19 concerns. Southern Miss announced ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, November 29, 2020 9:09 pm

Sports

Butler’s Titans take control of AFC South by beating Harris, Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Derrick Henry carried the Tennessee Titans into the AFC South lead Sunday. Now the bruising back can focus on other daunting tasks, ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, November 29, 2020 8:52 pm

Sports

Trophy Case: Owen Flowers

Owen Flowers, 8, shot this 8-point buck while hunting with his father in Hermanville on Nov. 22. The deer weighed 200 pounds and the rack ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, November 29, 2020 9:00 am

Sports

Who’s Hot

St. Aloysius basketball player Isiah Thomas scored a team-high 18 points in a 50-49 win over Cathedral on Nov. 20. Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, November 29, 2020 8:55 am