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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.

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

COVID-19

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 set to expire Wednesday. Flaggs said the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:14 pm

Business

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 District for Vicksburg Main Street’s Downtown Holiday ... Read more

by John Surratt, Sunday, November 29, 2020 7:35 pm

Crime

Man facing multiple charges following chase

An Illinois man faces multiple charges after his arrest Saturday night following a chase involving Vicksburg police and other law enforcement agencies. Bonjara O’Quin of ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:38 pm

Local

Organization names Southern Heritage Air Foundation as one of country’s top non-profits

The Southern Heritage Air Foundation is one of the country’s top nonprofit organizations according to Great Nonprofits, a national organization that shares information and reviews ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:24 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Woman wanted in Friday shooting incident in custody

A Vicksburg woman wanted in connection with a shooting incident Friday at an apartment complex on Grove Street is in custody. Akeyah Daniels, 26, turned ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, November 28, 2020 6:08 pm

Local

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 Street Vicksburg’s “Shop Small” program Saturday was ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, November 28, 2020 4:03 pm

Local

Weather system bringing rain, cold weather to area

Warren County residents will get their first taste of cold weather this season when a low-pressure system enters the area Sunday, bringing with it rain ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:34 pm

Crime

Police looking for woman in apartment shooting incident

Vicksburg police are looking for a woman in connection with a Friday afternoon shooting at an apartment building at 2230 Grove St. Akeyah Daniels, 26, ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, November 27, 2020 8:13 pm

Crime

Three being held in argument where shots were fired

Vicksburg police are holding three men for questioning about an argument at an apartment complex in the 2200 block of Grove Street in which shots ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, November 27, 2020 5:45 pm

Obits

Alice Denise Burns Beard

Alice Denise Burns Beard died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at her home. She was 57. Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home will announce a memorial service at a ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, November 27, 2020 2:45 pm

Obits

Gordon Green

ROLLING FORK- Arrangements for Gordon Green, 59, are pending at Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork. Mr. Green died on Nov. 26, 2020, at the Sharkey- ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, November 27, 2020 12:10 pm

Obits

Ramsey Bonney

ROLLING FORK- Arrangements for Ramsey Bonney, 64, are pending at Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork. Mr. Bonney died on Nov. 25, 2020, at the Sharkey- ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, November 27, 2020 12:08 pm

Obits

George Booker

ROLLING FORK- Arrangements for George Booker, 72, are pending at Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork. Mr. Booker died on Nov. 25, 2020, at Sharkey- Issaquena ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, November 27, 2020 12:07 pm

Obits

Mitchell “Mickie” Strohm

Mitchell “Mickie” Strohm died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at Promise Hospital in Vicksburg. She was 89. Born in Cowarts, Ala., she was the daughter of ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, November 27, 2020 11:55 am

Crime

Police continue probe into Thursday night shooting

Vicksburg police are continuing their investigation into the Thanksgiving night shooting on Harrison Street that left one man dead and two others wounded.  According to ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, November 27, 2020 10:59 am

Obits

Claire Kelley

Claire Kelley, age 88, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Vicksburg. Fisher-Riles Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, November 27, 2020 9:36 am

Faith

Local churches split on holding Sunday service after Thanksgiving

For many, Thanksgiving is a time for gatherings of family and friends to enjoy each other’s company and give thanks for the blessing they have ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, November 27, 2020 8:00 am

BREAKING NEWS

One killed, two wounded in Harrison Street shooting

One man was killed and two others wounded in a Thursday night shooting on Harrison Street. According to Vicksburg police, officers responding about 7:42 p.m. ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:59 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

American Cruise Lines joins city’s riverfront redevelopment vision

A second riverboat cruise line has leased waterfront property from the city. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Wednesday approved a 20-year lease with American ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:24 pm

Local

Suit asks court to order construction of backwater area pumps

A court order to install pumps in the Yazoo River Backwater Area is one of the remedies sought in a class-action lawsuit filed against the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:14 pm

Business

City moves forward with extending road between Chick-fil-A, Starbuck’s

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen has taken another step toward building an alternate route to Halls Ferry Park. The board Wednesday authorized City Clerk ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:20 pm

Local

Deadline looms for public input on backwater pump project

As the deadline for public comment nears, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District report receiving a large number of people have ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:13 pm

Columnists

COVID-19 came too close to my family for comfort

COVID-19 hit close — too close — to home last week. Last Monday my daughter learned that a member of her church who attended services ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:15 pm

COVID-19

Annual Christmas Ball canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Concerns over COVID-19 have forced the cancellation of a Christmas season tradition in Vicksburg. “The Christmas ball will not be held this year,” said Jordan ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, November 23, 2020 4:11 pm

Local

City seeks to use lease purchase to pay off fire trucks

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen are considering paying off two fire trucks through lease purchasing. The board authorized City Clerk Walter Osborne to advertise ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, November 20, 2020 10:40 pm

Crime

Grand jury indicts teen connected to carjacking attempt

A Vicksburg teen has been indicted on charges of armed carjacking and possession of a stolen firearm. The indictment handed down during the October session ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, November 20, 2020 8:27 pm

COVID-19

Shutdown of municipal court to continue until at least Monday

Hearings at Vicksburg Municipal Court remain suspended until Monday out of an abundance of caution after more Vicksburg police investigators tested positive for COVID-19. Three ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:09 pm

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