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Reeves issues facemask mandate for adults, students

Gov. Tate Reeves Tuesday issued statewide orders requiring people to wear facemasks in public and adults and students ... Read more | Add your comment

Rosa A. Temple improvements expected to be complete by Friday

Improvements to Rosa A. Temple Drive by the Vicksburg Junior High School, Warren Central High School and the ... Read more | Add your comment

DNA puts an end to months of searching for Lindsey family

Nearly two months after he was reported missing, the family of Harold Lindsey can now have closure. Warren ... Read more | Add your comment

Police ask for help in locating missing mother, daughter

The Vicksburg Police Department is asking the public for help in locating a mother and daughter last seen ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

City board approves emergency for Halls Ferry waterline repairs

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday approved an emergency declaration to pay Florence-based Hemphill Construction for repairs to a damaged waterline and road ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Surratt.

Education

First day of school: Prepare children for new rules at school

Parents can help children understand how to stay healthy at school amid the COVID-19 pandemic as they prepare for the start of the academic year. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tim Reeves.

Sports

Loss doesn’t dampen St. Al’s spirits in softball season opener

By Patrick Murphy The Natchez Democrat NATCHEZ — The St. Aloysius Lady Flashes lost 12-0 to Cathedral Monday in Natchez. The result wasn’t as important, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:49 pm

BREAKING NEWS

State health officer issues immediate statewide COVID-19 order

JACKSON — State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs issued a statewide order Tuesday afternoon for the isolation of individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 effective immediately. The order ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:38 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Video: Vicksburg Fire Department responds to house fire on Sky Farm

Multiple units from the Vicksburg Fire Department responded Tuesday morning to a house fire on Sky Farm Road. No one was home at the time ... Read more

by Courtland Wells, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:59 am

News

Reeves to unveil executive order Tuesday that could impact some school districts

In a post on social media late Monday, Gov. Tate Reeves said he is considering an executive order that could affect the reopening of some ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Monday, August 3, 2020 9:20 pm

COVID-19

Jackson has concerns as schools are set to reopen Friday

Comprised of four questions, Warren County District 3 Supervisor Shawn Jackson has posted a survey on her Facebook page in an effort to assess the ... Read more

by Terri Cowart Frazier, Monday, August 3, 2020 7:50 pm

Opinion

The time for arguing is behind us; let’s get to work and support our children

It’s a shame the discussion on when and how to reopen schools became a political debate, rather than one focused on the children. It is ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Monday, August 3, 2020 7:43 pm

Business

Local manufacturers exempted from city emergency declaration

The city’s COVID-19 emergency declaration has been amended to exempt manufacturing businesses from requiring employees to wear masks on the job. The Board of Mayor ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, August 3, 2020 3:39 pm

Columnists

This time, it’s Dewey’s Lemon Bar Cookies

Cookies are my favorite food. But never Oreos or Vanilla Wafers. They really have to be distinctly different and tongue-catching. So it’s with great pleasure ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 3, 2020 2:03 pm

Heroes

Young men honored by city for good deed in returning wallet

If the Greek philosopher Diogenes was still looking for an honest man he would have stopped at Duane Williams and Tywon Lloyd. The two young ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, August 3, 2020 12:34 pm

Crime

Video: Two people arrested, charged in connection to Jeff Davis Road murder

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace announced Monday the arrest of two individuals — a husband and wife — in connection to the July 9 murder ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Monday, August 3, 2020 11:56 am

Local

Census 2020: All state households asked to submit census data

The laid-back way of life in Mississippi has a downside when it leads to very low U.S. Census participation: Inaccurate population counts can cause the ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Monday, August 3, 2020 11:28 am

Columnists

Fresh food from America’s farmers into the hands of America’s families

These past few months have been difficult for many Americans, both economically and emotionally. The coronavirus has impacted the way we lead our daily lives, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 3, 2020 10:12 am

Sports

Finally! The Rock purchases remnants of the XFL

LOS ANGELES — Finally, The Rock has come back to the world of professional football. Dwayne Johnson, the World Wrestling Entertainment legend turned Hollywood megastar, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 3, 2020 10:07 am

Sports

Harpole wins third straight VCC Championship

Jeff Harpole lost his grip on one of Warren County’s golf majors. He showed this weekend, however, that he’s not about to relinquish his status ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 3, 2020 8:44 am

Business

Mississippi farmers can start applying for hemp license

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi farmers or those interested in becoming farmers can start applying for hemp grower licenses. The license application period began Saturday and ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:35 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

East Avenue to be closed to through traffic beginning Monday

A main cut-through for those looking to get from Mission 66 to Cherry Street will be blocked beginning Monday. The city of Vicksburg announced Sunday ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:48 pm

Local

Car driven by drunk driver leaves roadway, collides with home

Ray Wiley and his girlfriend were awoken early Sunday when a vehicle left a nearby roadway and struck the mobile home they were in. “It ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:30 pm

Crime

One in custody following shooting at hotel that left two injured

Two men were shot late Friday night when a gathering at Best Western Hotel in Vicksburg turned violent. According to officials with the Vicksburg Police ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:20 pm

Sports

Sports column: Football schedules keep shifting like quicksand

One of my annual chores in the sports department is typing up football schedules. It’s tedious work, but it’s necessary and enjoyable. They come in ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:00 am

Columnists

Wicker: CORPS Act would provide work opportunities and meet local needs

The coronavirus pandemic began as a threat to public health, but its ripple effects have touched every area of life and created vast new needs. ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Saturday, August 1, 2020 5:48 pm

News

Flag commission aims for simple flag design

JACKSON (AP) — Nine commissioners designing a new Mississippi flag have the complicated task of choosing a simple design. Mississippi recently retired the last state ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, August 1, 2020 5:42 pm

State/Region News

Mississippi National Guard’s largest unit welcomes first female commander

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi National Guard’s largest unit, the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, welcomed its first female battalion commander during a change of command ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, August 1, 2020 5:23 pm

Sports

Brees says he’ll stand for anthem, but respects those who kneel

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he’ll remain standing for “The Star Spangled Banner,” but professed respect and support for those who ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, August 1, 2020 2:43 pm

Sports

ULL assistant coach, former Mississippi State player Looney dies on practice field

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette assistant football coach and former Mississippi State player D.J. Looney died from a heart attack following a team workout Saturday ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, August 1, 2020 2:36 pm

Sports

Game Plan

VSO fall registration Registration for the Vicksburg Soccer Organization’s fall season is now open and will continue until Aug. 15. There are six leagues for ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:05 am