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Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Author at The Vicksburg Post

Opinion

Welcome the return of Miss Mississippi events and economic impact

There is no need for hyperbole. The numbers speak for themselves. There is no bigger single event in Vicksburg than the Miss Mississippi Competition and, ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:44 am

Opinion

Investment made by voters four years ago is paying off

Four years ago, Vicksburg was locked in another round of municipal elections, with incumbents up for re-election and a slate of newcomers and age-old competitors ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:05 pm

Opinion

Turning out to vote is the least we can do for our society

We’ve written this editorial before so it would be far too easy to simply cut, paste and change a few numbers. It would be far ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:16 pm

Opinion

These reports show just how transparent candidates want to be with the public

This week, the seven candidates taking part in Tuesday’s Democratic Party primaries — part of the Vicksburg municipal elections — were required to file campaign ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, April 2, 2021 5:30 pm

Opinion

Challenges over the past year have made us stronger

In an editorial in mid-May, we questioned and criticized the Warren County Board of Supervisors’ plan to purchase 10,000 masks to distribute to local residents ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, March 26, 2021 5:48 pm

Opinion

It’s time to validate, challenge candidate claims

There’s never as good a season for misinformation than election season, and Vicksburg is right in the middle of it. As candidates fight and scrape ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 5:31 pm

Opinion

District’s latest graduation rate report is reason to celebrate

There should have been more fanfare. There should have been a celebration, a gathering, or even a parade to celebrate the news. Instead, at a ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, March 19, 2021 2:08 pm

Opinion

Drive-thru vaccination site is a good example of what we can do together

In a recent interview with The Vicksburg Post, local physician and now the chief medical officer for Mississippi, Dr. Dan Edney, said while testing and ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, March 12, 2021 5:22 pm

Opinion

Spratley’s death is a stark reminder of highway dangers

Monday, the family of George Spratley Jr. laid their loved one to rest. Friends, family and a large contingent of the community gathered at the ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:54 pm

Opinion

Our community’s best made the heroic look routine

There’s the common phrase that talks about how you don’t really love something until it’s gone. In this case, you really don’t love being able ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:53 pm

Opinion

To earn our votes, we must have candidates who inspire us

There is nothing like a local election season to both inspire and frustrate the electorate. The candidates vying for the three seats on the city’s ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:12 pm

Opinion

We must stop being complacent when it comes to this deadly virus

The definition of the word “complacent” is “showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.” Sadly, this is the adjective that some health ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, February 2, 2021 7:34 pm

Opinion

Investment in Halls Ferry Park shows it has a bright future

Halls Ferry Park has gone through a tremendous transition in recent years — at times for the better. Over the years, the park has seen ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:32 pm

Opinion

What must be said to convince people that this virus is real and deadly?

Tell us. Tell us what needs to be said and done for everyone to realize just how deadly this virus remains? Tell us and we ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:15 pm

Opinion

The new AOI is a shining example of the commitment voters made in our public education

We have long praised Warren County voters for their overwhelming support for the bond issue that has led to the extensive construction projects long under ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:21 am

Opinion

Our leaders went above and beyond to secure a COVID-19 vaccination site

The first round of vaccines for Mississippians 75 and older rolled out last week, and the Mississippi State Health Department set up 18 mobile sites ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, January 15, 2021 6:48 am

Opinion

Snow day was not all fun and games for some

While children of all ages — and a few adults who were young at heart — took to the yards and parks to frolic in ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:52 pm

Opinion

It’s refreshing to be discussing plans for a year that has potential

During a press conference just before the end of the year, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. laid out his priorities for 2021, a year we all ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:26 pm

Opinion

Search for hunters just another example of our heroes’ passion

The search for two hunters — Zeb Hughes and Gunner Palmer — has been ongoing since Dec. 3, when the two went missing on the ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 6:03 pm

Opinion

Our frontline medical workers need us to stand by their side and fight

Time Magazine got it wrong when it named its Person of the Year for 2020. The magazine named President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, January 1, 2021 4:00 am

Opinion

We can all be part of improving the animal shelter’s present and future

While the headlines were dominated in 2020 by the havoc created by the COVID-19 virus, there were stories that made their mark in a positive ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:56 am

Opinion

Agreements show bright future ahead for Vicksburg’s riverfront

Two down, one to go. In recent weeks, the city of Vicksburg has reached agreements with one of the two cruise lines that docks in ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Sunday, December 27, 2020 3:13 pm

Opinion

Kemp Bottom Road Bridge is a bridge to our economic future

For those who don’t travel that road — or rather, used to travel that road — the significance of the Kemp Bottom Road Bridge might ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Thursday, December 24, 2020 1:14 pm

Opinion

Stay focused: The COVID-19 case numbers remain shocking

The daily reports from the Mississippi State Department of Health have become mind-numbing.  The numbers of those infected by the virus and those so tragically ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:51 pm

Opinion

City and county leaders have built a strong partnership in their fight against COVID-19

From day one, local leaders — those on the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the Warren County Board of Supervisors — have been ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Wednesday, December 9, 2020 2:37 pm

Opinion

We continue to hold out hope, pray for hunters’ families

There is no way we can appreciate the grief, the worry and the heartbreak the families of Zeb Hughes and Gunner Palmer are enduring.  There ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:45 pm

Opinion

Butler’s impact is measured more in the lives he has impacted

In August 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. to give his iconic “I Have a ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:59 pm

Opinion

We can work together to retire this virus to where it belongs — history

We understand the frustration. We understand the fatigue. For eight months — yes, eight months — our community has dealt with the overwhelming impact of ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Monday, November 30, 2020 2:42 pm

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