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Easter Sunday Sunrise Service will go on, at Halls Ferry Park

Even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, shelter-in-place orders, and fear about the future, some traditions are ... Read more | Add your comment

Golding Barge staying busy, but is vigilant against spread of Covid-19

The effects of Covid-19 have caused a drop in business volume, but Golding Barge Lines is keeping busy ... Read more | Add your comment

Hobby Lobby announces it is closing stores nationwide effective Friday night

Friday, Hobby Lobby, which has a location in Vicksburg, announced that it would close beginning Friday evening. The ... Read more | Add your comment

Flaggs makes official his request to Trump to help faith-based organizations, churches

In March, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said he would call on President Trump and legislative leaders on both ... Read more | Add your comment

Arts & Entertainment

Barkley’s love affair with art is as dynamic and interesting as ever

Walking through Lenore Barkley’s home is a celebration of her artwork, her colorful artwork.   She jokes about not liking blank walls, blank spaces and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tim Reeves.


Traveling west with Mack Varner is a diversion from the ordinary

Whenever Mack Varner plans a weekend camping getaway, he does it right.   He assembles a small crew of friends. He gathers supplies, plots out ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ernest Bowker.


Two Mississippi doctors fired after speaking out about coronavirus safety

This article was written by Kayleigh Skinner with Mississippi Today. It was originally published on April 5, 2020. An Oxford doctor is one of at ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, April 6, 2020 9:35 am


MSU women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer leaving for Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One move shook up the women’s college basketball landscape on a sleepy Sunday afternoon. Texas moved quickly to hire a new ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:28 pm


Rory Johnson’s final season in Germany on hold because of pandemic

This was supposed to be the week that Rory Johnson kicked off his farewell tour. For 10 years, the former Vicksburg High and Ole Miss ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:00 am


Who’s Hot

Hinds Community College baseball player Josh Cofield ranked second in the MACJC this season with a .515 batting average. Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 4, 2020 6:55 am


Loosa Yokena plantation has a deep, rich history and a legacy of loving owners

A patriot, a determined woman and a Native American burial ground are all pieces of Loosa Yokena Plantation’s history.    Acquired by James Hyland as ... Read more

by Terri Cowart Frazier, Friday, April 3, 2020 6:15 pm


Mississippi State coach Leach apologizes for tweet

STARKVILLE (AP) — Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach has apologized on social media for posting a tweet that drew criticism from Bulldogs players and ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, April 3, 2020 5:07 pm


SEC extends restrictions on athletic activities

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference announced Friday that all in-person athletics activities, including team and individual practices, meetings and other organized gatherings, whether voluntary ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 3, 2020 5:02 pm


Mississippi College reports confirmed case of COVID-19

Mississippi College officials say there is one coronavirus case linked to the college community. Friday, college leaders reported that an adjunct faculty member was tested, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 3, 2020 5:00 pm


Unemployment claims overwhelming state office

As businesses either close or reduce their workforce out of concern for the Covid-19 virus, more people are filing for unemployment benefits to help them ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, April 3, 2020 3:31 pm


We have a chance to write a story for the history books

When we look back on the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be plenty of things we will say society did right, things we did as a ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, April 3, 2020 12:06 pm


Canceled conference affects students selected for honor choirs

From the audition process to hours of practice, students from across the county had been preparing to perform during the Mississippi American Choral Directors Association ... Read more

by Terri Cowart Frazier, Friday, April 3, 2020 12:01 pm


In one way or another, the story of COVID-19 has touched all of our lives

Over the past three weeks, those of us at The Post have worked to thoroughly cover the local impact of the COVID-19 virus; everything from ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Friday, April 3, 2020 9:37 am


MHSAA director hopeful sports will resume

Public schools in Mississippi have not been closed for the year because of the COVID-19 pandemic — at least not yet — and until they ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, April 3, 2020 8:00 am


Who’s Hot

Larry Myricks, a Clinton native and former Mississippi College track star, was elected to the Gulf South Conference Hall of Fame on Thursday. Myricks was ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 3, 2020 7:55 am


St. Paul pastor flies over city; asks God’s blessing on city

MOUND, La. — Thursday afternoon, the city of Vicksburg received a blessing from above. About 2:30 pm. Thursday, the Rev. Rusty Vincent, pastor of St. ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:43 pm


Volunteers and donations help both first responders and restaurants

Physically and financially, the COVID-19 outbreak is taking its toll. But with a little ingenuity, Erin Hern proposed an idea she and others hope could ... Read more

by Terri Cowart Frazier, Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:36 pm


Lockhart hired as East Central CC basketball coach

DECATUR — Former Ole Miss basketball standout and assistant coach Rahim Lockhart has been hired as the men’s head basketball coach at East Central Community ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:33 pm


City, county adopt stronger restrictions, city issues shelter-in-place order beginning Friday evening

In the span of three hours Thursday, both the Warren County Board of Supervisors and the city of Vicksburg took steps to place further restrictions ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:06 pm


Local pastors using alternate means to observe Holy Week

For Christians around the world, services this Sunday, Palm Sunday, marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final days leading to the celebration of Easter. ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:28 pm


NFL star, Vicksburg native Malcolm Butler donates $10,000 to United Way program

Vicksburg’s biggest sports star is chipping in to help feed the city’s elderly during the COVID-19 crisis. Tennessee Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler, a Vicksburg native ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:43 pm


Vicksburg’s Butler elected to GSC Hall of Fame

All throughout his remarkable football career, Malcolm Butler has gained something at each of his many stops. A strong foundation at Vicksburg High School. A ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:40 pm


County announces closures in response to Shelter in Place order

The Warren County Board of Supervisors Thursday announced all county buildings including the courthouse and justice court will be locked beginning Friday at 5 p.m.  ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:09 pm


With everything going on, it sure is nice to feel normal

It’s all we can talk about. COVID-19 has taken over our lives. I wake up these days feeling like I am living in some kind ... Read more

by Terri Cowart Frazier, Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:58 am


Barges break loose after tow hits bridge

The old U.S. 80 bridge was been reopened Thursday morning to rail traffic after the bridge was struck by a southbound tow earlier in the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:29 am


Sports column: VWSD Hall of Fame accepting nominations

Since it was started in 2016, the Vicksburg Warren School District Athletic Hall of Fame has honored some of the greatest high school coaches and ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:00 am