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John Surratt, Author at The Vicksburg Post

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

Local

Litter, illegal dumps causing problems for county officials

Drive along any county road in Warren County and the evidence is everywhere; the county is becoming trashy. “One question I hear over and over ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, May 14, 2021 3:18 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Mask mandate lifted as Flaggs closes emergency order

Vicksburg residents are no longer required to wear masks. “Today, effective immediately, there is no longer a mandatory mask covering,” Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, May 14, 2021 1:08 pm

School & Youth

Photo: VCS Early Learning Center dedication

Sherry Scott, namesake of the building housing the Vicksburg Catholic School Sisters of Mercy Early Learning Center, describes her experience as a student at St. ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, May 14, 2021 12:10 pm

COVID-19

Catholic, Episcopal bishops relax COVID-19 restrictions

As the number of cases of COVID-19 decline in Mississippi and other areas, the leaders of Mississippi’s Catholic and Episcopal congregations are beginning to loosen ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, May 14, 2021 10:35 am

Local

Engineers working on safety, stability of I-40 bridge

Engineers are conducting studies to determine if the Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tenn., to Arkansas is stable enough for boat ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, May 13, 2021 3:34 pm

Columnists

Men and women like Lamar Rodgers deserve our admiration

Wednesday afternoon I went to see a hero. The Southern Heritage Air Museum honored Lamar Rodgers, 99, a World War II Air Force veteran and ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:55 pm

Local

Southern Heritage Air Foundation honors special veteran

MOUND, La. — It was an event to honor a hero. Wednesday’s Hangar Lunch at the Southern Heritage Air Museum took time to honor a ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:07 am

Local

City seeking help with storm debris

Overwhelmed by the amount of debris remaining after the May 4 EF-1 tornado, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen are looking for help from a ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 5:08 pm

Local

Recycling company seeks to bring service to Vicksburg

An executive for an at-home recycling service wants to bring it to Vicksburg. Dennis Wise, vice president of sales for Recyclops, a Sandy, Utah-based company, ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 3:45 pm

Local

Wesson company apparent low bidder on waterline work

A Wesson contractor was the apparent low bidder Monday to correct a waterline problem on U.S. 61 South near Walmart. Red Oak Construction Co. was ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 3:38 pm

Crime

Multiple shots fired at car

A 2007 Chevrolet Malibu was damaged after someone fired several shots at it in the 2200 block of Grove Street about 2:28 a.m. Saturday, according ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:33 am

Local

Fire damages storage units on Wisconsin Avenue

Multiple storage units were damaged in an early morning fire in a building at Red Dot Storage, 3434 Wisconsin Ave., Vicksburg Fire Chief Craig Danczyk ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, May 10, 2021 3:18 pm

Local

City board approves subcontractor for Riverfront Park repairs

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday approved a request from Stantec to hire Ridgeland-based engineers Burns Cooley Dennis as a subcontractor for repairs ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, May 10, 2021 3:13 pm

COVID-19

City to lift COVID-19 restrictions, mask mandate Friday

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said he would lift the remaining restrictions under the city’s COVID-19 emergency order including the mask mandate Friday. “Everything’s going great,” ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, May 10, 2021 2:21 pm

Faith

Photo: National Day of Prayer held Thursday at City Hall

The Rev. Jason Moulder, pastor of Beautiful Deliverance Church, and praise team members Jessica Steen, left, and Aaron Richman sing “Raise a Hallelujah” to begin ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, May 10, 2021 11:55 am

Local

City fighting never-ending battle with trash

Sitting on the roadside opposite a vacant house on Dewitt Street is a pile of trash that includes a dilapidated sofa, trash bags, the remnants ... Read more

by John Surratt, Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:00 am

Local

Second Saturday brings shoppers downtown

Sissy Blanchard of St. Simons Island, Ga., sat at a table in the shade with her cousin, Vicksburg resident Elizabeth Nelson, near the “Welcome to ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:09 pm

Crime

Suspect sought in Saturday shooting on Grove Street

Police are looking for a man suspected of shooting a 28-year-old male Saturday evening at an apartment complex in the 2200 block of Grove Street. ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:39 pm

BREAKING NEWS

County survey shows 17 homes damaged in Tuesday storm

The Tuesday storm that passed through Warren County damaged 17 homes, leaving four destroyed, Warren County Emergency Management Director John Elfer said Friday. The squall ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, May 7, 2021 4:31 pm

Local

New housing, retail development coming to Kings Street

Clifton Jeffery stood inside his business on North Washington, rolled open a set of plans and described his plans for a proposed residential/commercial development on ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, May 7, 2021 3:43 pm

Crime

Woman charged with possession of meth, weapon

A Thursday morning traffic stop on North Frontage Road resulted in the arrest of a Vicksburg woman on charges with possession of methamphetamine and possession ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, May 7, 2021 1:54 pm

Faith

Churches extending outreach through little pantries

Two Vicksburg churches have taken their outreach an extra step to make sure people in Warren County don’t go hungry. Mount Calvary Baptist Church and ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:52 pm

Local

Tornado responsible for Tuesday storm damage

The Warren County area was hit by an EF-1 tornado Tuesday when a squall line preceding a cold front passed through in the mid-afternoon, according ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:20 pm

Columnists

Thoughts of mom on Mother’s Day

Sunday, of course is Mother’s Day. It’s a time when we celebrate the impact mothers have on our lives and their unselfishness in taking care ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:39 pm

Local

Loss of house has Friends Group working to find quarters for rangers

When the Friends of the Vicksburg National Military Park and Campaign announced in May the acquisition of property at the corner of Indiana Avenue and ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:26 pm

Local

City, county continue recovery from storm

City, county and utility crews were continuing their recovery efforts in the wake of a squall line that passed through Warren County, hitting the area ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:00 pm

Local

Park reopens access to restrooms, African American Monument, USS Cairo

The Vicksburg National Military Park has reopened access to the outdoor area of the USS Cairo, the African American Monument and the restrooms at the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:38 pm

Local

City board rejects low bid for parks project

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday rejected what was the apparent low bid to complete the Sherman Avenue and Civil Rights parks because the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:11 pm

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