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Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Author at The Vicksburg Post

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

Opinion

Give the gift of supporting our local businesses

If there was ever a year where the simple act of lighting a Christmas tree was so desperately needed, it is 2020. Next Friday, as ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:07 pm

Opinion

Give the gift of shopping local this holiday season

“People are shopping locally and they’re supporting the local economy,” Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said recently. “That’s great news.” In October, city officials announced another ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, November 13, 2020 3:25 pm

Opinion

The debate whether masks work is over

Scrolling through social media feeds in recent days has been no less divisive and combative than the days before the general election. But, every once ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:39 pm

Opinion

America’s voters returned to the polls Tuesday

One of our country’s founding fathers, the man who penned the Declaration of Independence and our country’s third president, had a very profound comment when ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:08 am

Opinion

Every Mississippian should support the ‘In God We Trust’ flag

We often tell children learning to play a game that it does not matter if you win or lose, but how you play. In the ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, October 30, 2020 5:14 pm

Opinion

We have proven results and are getting closer to normal

In recent weeks, we have started to see Vicksburg become more alive. We have seen events begin to fill our social calendar and events fill ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6:06 pm

Opinion

Before we forget, thanks to our election heroes

This is a preemptive “thank you” just in case we forget to say it in a few weeks. Thanks to the local, state and national ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, October 23, 2020 11:37 pm

Opinion

Private and public partnerships can make a real difference

The city’s work, along with Entergy and contractors, to transition areas of the city’s street lights to LED has been an unmitigated success. For those ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Thursday, October 22, 2020 4:43 pm

Opinion

It is time for Harper to resign

Ken Harper has had a long legal career. He is respected by his peers and earned the trust of voters last November in being elected ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:31 pm

Opinion

We are perplexed just like Dr. Dobbs

In a report by the Associated Press late Friday, Mississippi’s health officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said he was concerned, worried and perplexed. In recent days, ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, October 16, 2020 10:09 pm

Opinion

City leaders establish a precedent on addressing nuisances

When is enough, enough? For the city of Vicksburg, the Vicksburg Police Department and those longing for a safe and stable community, it would appear ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, October 9, 2020 1:48 pm

Columnists

Health officials urge residents to get ready, get prepared for Delta

For many of us, hurricane season is routine and we are old hats at this. But every storm, every situation is different. With that in ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:41 pm

Opinion

Strong partnerships, leadership making idea of new port a reality

There is simply no way to run a headline big enough to honor the impact a new port in Vicksburg will have on the local ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:13 pm

Opinion

It will take prayer and time for Kealen Andrews’ family and friends

There are no words alone that will bring back Kealen Andrews, the 6-year-old boy killed earlier this week in a fire. There are no words ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, October 2, 2020 6:15 pm

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