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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.

Faith

Vicksburg teens lead vacation Bible school at St. Aloysius

Tuesday morning, children gathered at the St. Aloysius gym to have fun and learn about God and their faith. The weeklong vacation Bible school was ... Read more

by John Surratt, Sunday, July 25, 2021 4:00 am

Columnists

SURRATT: Operation Blitz can be effective with the public’s help

Blitz — that’s an interesting word to use as a name for a law enforcement strategy. “That means we know where you are, we know ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:00 am

Local

City approaching halfway mark with sewer repairs

The rehabilitation and upgrades of Vicksburg’s aging sewer system are nearing its midway point, city officials said. “We’re approaching midway if we’re not already there,” ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 10:20 am

Local

Flaggs: City of Vicksburg department head evaluations will be tough

Some city employees have become too complacent in their jobs and could find themselves being assigned other duties, Mayor George Flaggs said last Wednesday. Flaggs ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 11:00 am

Downtown Vicksburg

Vicksburg’s sales tax revenue exceeds 2020 for third month

For the third consecutive month, Vicksburg’s sales tax revenue for the 2021 fiscal year exceeded collections for the same period in 2020. According to information ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, July 19, 2021 4:10 pm

Faith

Arkansas man carries cross for Christ

“And he said to them all, ‘If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow ... Read more

by John Surratt, Sunday, July 18, 2021 4:00 am

Local

Flaggs: Vicksburg to get tougher on crime with ‘Operation Blitz’

The New Orleans Saints defense has the blitz, and now so does the Vicksburg Police Department. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. introduced a new program for ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, July 16, 2021 2:02 pm

Columnists

SURRATT: Hey, Vicksburg Fire Department: Thanks for the help

Last week, I took a ride in an ambulance. It was not for a story. I pulled a stupid husband trick at home and wound ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, July 16, 2021 4:00 am

Local

Vicksburg hires Felicia Whittington Kent as director of $3 million health grant program

The city of Vicksburg has hired Felicia Whittington Kent as project director for the recently acquired $3 million grant from the Department of Health and ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, July 15, 2021 3:40 pm

Business

QuikTrip postpones variance hearing for proposed Vicksburg location

A zoning hearing on a variance for QuikTrip has been postponed at the request of the company, city of Vicksburg zoning assistant Paula Wright said. ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 3:10 pm

Local

Fire damages room at Agape Montessori in Vicksburg

An afternoon fire damaged one room of the Agape Montessori Christian Academy on Monroe Street on Tuesday. Firefighters received the call at 2:54 p.m. Vicksburg ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 5:33 pm

Business

Proposed QuikTrip project facing opposition from Vicksburg residents

The signs along East Clay Street call on Vicksburg residents to “Stop the truck stop,” referring to a proposed QuikTrip fueling station to be built ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 4:57 pm

Local

Qualifying set for special election for county prosecutor

Qualifying for the Nov. 2 special election for county prosecuting attorney is Aug. 4 through Sept. 3 at the Warren County Circuit Clerk’s office. The ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 3:04 pm

COVID-19

Vicksburg part of $3 million health care initiative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health

Jackson State University, the city of Vicksburg and Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health have received a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 11:55 am

Local

Vicksburg Mayor sets ‘open mic’ meeting for first 100 days of new term

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. will hold an open mic question-and-answer session on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at the Robert M. Walker Building, ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 9:41 am

Faith

Christ Church scene of Civil War protest by women who were later banished from city

Sitting on a quiet spot at the corner of Main and Locust streets, Christ Episcopal Church looks pretty much the same as it may have ... Read more

by John Surratt, Sunday, July 11, 2021 4:00 am

Downtown Vicksburg

Reported overturned boat turns out to be log in Yazoo Diversion Canal

Warren County authorities took to the water Friday afternoon after receiving a 911 call from a person standing on Washington Street who reported seeing what ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, July 9, 2021 8:47 pm

Business

Convenience store company QuikTrip seeks to build facility on East Clay Street in Vicksburg

A major convenience store company with stores in multiple states is planning to build a store and fueling station capable of serving 18-wheelers and cars ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, July 9, 2021 5:31 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Vicksburg’s June sales tax, gaming revenue up from 2020

Vicksburg’s sales tax revenue has exceeded collections from the 2020 fiscal year for the second month, according to information from the city’s accounting department. The ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, July 9, 2021 3:21 pm

Crime

Warren County 8-year-old escapes serious injury after being hit by car

An 8-year-old child escaped serious injury Monday afternoon when she was struck by a car on Garden Grove Street in Oak Park Subdivision. According to ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 8:51 pm

Local

City of Vicksburg appoints department heads, consolidates offices

The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen kicked off their new term Tuesday approving a sweeping resolution appointing 22 city department heads and consolidating two ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 5:34 pm

Local

Engineers recommend 10-year improvement program for Vicksburg’s water system

An engineering firm hired to study the city’s water system has recommended a 10-year, estimated $18.6 million capital program to improve it. The draft report ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, July 5, 2021 4:24 pm

Local

Woman injured in ATV wreck in Warren County

A woman was injured late Saturday when she was ejected from an overturned all-terrain vehicle in which she was a passenger. The woman, who was ... Read more

by John Surratt, Sunday, July 4, 2021 12:08 pm

Faith

St. Paul Catholic Church in Vicksburg dedicates statue of patron saint

A statue of St. Paul Catholic Church’s patron saint now graces the church’s sanctuary, and the story behind its arrival begins with a new pastor ... Read more

by John Surratt, Sunday, July 4, 2021 4:00 am

Crime

Deputies prevent tragedy, arrest woman on assault charges

The quick response by three Warren County sheriff’s deputies early Saturday morning prevented what could have been a tragedy during an altercation at the Circle ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, July 3, 2021 9:54 pm

Local

Child injured in fall off golf cart near Twin Creeks Drive

An 11-year-old girl was airlifted to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital Thursday after hitting her head on pavement while getting off a golf cart. Warren ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, July 2, 2021 4:45 pm

Local

Vicksburg Fire Department recognizes promotions, retirees

Seven Vicksburg firefighters were honored Wednesday during ceremonies at the Central Fire Station marking the promotions of five men and the retirement of two others. ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, July 2, 2021 3:24 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Let Freedom Ring: Special events at Vicksburg National Military Park and Downtown mark July Fourth weekend

Cannons, camels and fireworks will be on display this weekend. Warren County residents spending the July Fourth weekend in the area will find several attractions ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, July 2, 2021 3:06 pm

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