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Crime

Vicksburg AT&T store subject to attempted robbery

According to the Vicksburg Police Department, thieves attempted to rob the local AT&T store shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday. Two males wearing face coverings forced ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Saturday, July 24, 2021 8:55 pm

Local

Vicksburg activist and leader Ezell McDonald’s legacy lives on

Local activist and community leader Ezell McDonald died Wednesday, but her legacy lives on in the hearts of those she impacted in her community of ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:31 pm

Local

Phase two planning for Vicksburg animal shelter approved after dog attacked woman

The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a motion to move to phase two planning of the new animal shelter, conceptional design, at the ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Friday, July 23, 2021 1:06 pm

News

Applications open Monday for Mississippi landowners to receive wild hog traps

Starting Monday, the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce will open its application period for the Wild Hog Control Program to Mississippi landowners. This program ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Friday, July 23, 2021 12:23 pm

Local

KINGFISH: Waterview Casino and Hotel’s Event Center welcomes grammy nominee for first headliner of the year

WaterView Casino and Hotel’s Event Center will host its first headliner of 2021, Kingfish, in September. Kingfish is 22-year-old Christone Ingram. The Clarksdale resident was ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Thursday, July 22, 2021 2:49 pm

Local

Vicksburg Police Chief Penny Jones paves the way for daughter and other young women in law enforcement

Chief Penny Jones is paving history as the first woman to become police chief in Vicksburg; however, she isn’t doing it just for her community. ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:29 pm

Local

Bear hit in Warren County on Tuesday; officials searching

A woman reported to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday night that she was driving on Hankinson Road near the Wright Road intersection and struck ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 5:58 pm

Crime

Bolton pharmacist pleads guilty to multimillion-dollar healthcare fraud scheme

A Bolton pharmacist pleaded guilty on Tuesday after his role in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud private insurance companies, as well as TRICARE. David “Justin” ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 10:13 am

Local

Today is National Junk Food Day; celebrate with a Vicksburg favorite

Today is National Junk Food Day, and the perfect excuse to indulge in a sweet treat. According to a recent Bid-on-Equipment survey, 35 percent of ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:00 am

Local

785 vehicles attend Warren County’s Hazardous Waste Collection Day

The Warren County Board of Supervisors hosted its annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday for the first time under the direction of Shalanda Harris, ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 4:38 pm

Business

Vicksburg’s Anchuca celebrates its 20th anniversary of preserving history under Tom Pharr

When Tom Pharr was a teenager, he worked at Anchuca, the historic mansion and first bed and breakfast in Vicksburg, folding towels, washing dishes and ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Sunday, July 18, 2021 8:00 am

Local

Vicksburg Warren School District saves families over $9 million in college tuition while increasing graduation rate

In 2013, the Vicksburg Warren School District was graduating a significantly low percentage of its students. Since then, each year the graduation rate has risen ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Friday, July 16, 2021 3:37 pm

Business

The Mississippi Cruisers coming to Vicksburg in August

The Mississippi Cruisers will be on show for “Cruise-In” at Vicksburg’s Waterview Casino and Hotel on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Friday, July 16, 2021 1:25 pm

Local

‘Out of the animal shelter business’: Vicksburg Mayor recuses himself from planning of new animal shelter

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said he has recused himself from anything to do with the City of Vicksburg Animal Shelter and its new facility. ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:14 pm

Local

Mission Acceleration: Program helping Vicksburg children to excel in reading searching for college volunteers

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, many students began to fall behind in school as they left the classroom to stay safe by learning at home. ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 3:54 pm

Local

‘Nothing but God’: Vicksburg community rallies behind family that lost home in Monday storm

When Austin and Heather Griffin and their children went to sleep on Sunday night, they had no inkling that a storm was coming — one ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 2:26 pm

Local

Back-to-School Stop-the-Violence Rally to be held July 30 in Vicksburg

Brothers of Kappa Epsilon Sigma, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is hosting its Back-to-School Stop-the-Violence Rally on July 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 3:16 pm

Local

Warren County organizations address Mississippi Children’s Foundation Blueprint

The Children’s Foundation of Mississippi has produced a plan to improve scores across the state after it ranked last in the 2021 Annie E. Casey ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Thursday, July 8, 2021 3:26 pm

Business

Unity in the Community: Young Executives to host Back to School Drive and Job Fair on July 24

The Young Executives will be hosting its 5th Back to School Drive and Job Fair on Saturday, July 24 at 5 p.m. The event will ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Thursday, July 8, 2021 10:28 am

Crime

Vicksburg woman arrested for weekend stabbing held on $10,000 bond

A woman arrested on charges of assault over the weekend is in jail being held on a bond of $10,000. Kasonya R. Jackson, 29, faces ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 3:30 pm

Letters - Featured

Letter to the Editor: Former Vicksburg Military Park superintendent speaks on park road solutions

Dear Editor, Following for your consideration are my comments on the possible realignment of the Vicksburg National Military Park’s road system. As I’m sure you ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 4:00 am

Local

Warren County hosting Hazardous Waste Collection Day on July 17

Warren County’s annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day on July 17 is estimated to cost $31,000 to provide the service for free to residents using grant ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 3:24 pm

Business

Vicksburg Civil War Museum finds success in customers embracing history

The Vicksburg Civil War Museum has now been open for several months, and owner Charles Pendleton said business is going great. Pendleton said he knew ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 1:31 pm

COVID-19

Vicksburg pediatricians not hesitant to offer vaccine, but overcoming hurdles

Children 12-years-old and up are eligible and encouraged to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by the CDC, even though fewer children than adults are infected. ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Saturday, July 3, 2021 8:00 am

Columnists

MARS: My time as property of the NCAA

Just two months ago, I stepped away from the title of “Division One Athlete” as my time in college came to an end. This week ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Saturday, July 3, 2021 4:00 am

Local

Camels to return to Vicksburg National Military Park on Saturday

Camels will once again grace Vicksburg with their presence on Saturday at the Vicksburg National Military Park. The park is hosting an event to commemorate ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Friday, July 2, 2021 3:34 pm

Business

Oak Hall Bed and Breakfast opens to guests in Vicksburg’s Fostoria neighborhood

When Don and Elizabeth Nelson would drive from their home in Texas to visit family in Georgia, they would stop in Vicksburg as a resting ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Thursday, July 1, 2021 3:39 pm

Crime

Vicksburg man with three prior convictions arrested for felony domestic violence

Deandre Royal, 38 of Vicksburg, was arrested Saturday night on a warrant of felony domestic violence. This is Royal’s fourth domestic violence charge in 10 ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 9:52 am

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