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MIDD-West suspends recycling operations

Due to COVID-19 MIDD-West has closed its facility-based services, which includes recycling operations. “We have many of our disabled recycling workers who have immunity vulnerabilities ... Read more

17 hours ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Flaggs against mandating masks for Vicksburg

The city of Vicksburg shouldn’t require people to wear facemasks, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said Friday. Flaggs outlined his position at Friday’s meeting of the ... Read more

18 hours ago by John Surratt.

State to place strict COVID-19 restrictions on 13 counties, including Claiborne

Claiborne County is among 13 Mississippi counties that will have additional restrictions placed upon them as the state works to control the spike in COVID-19 ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

More than 700 new COVID-19 cases reported in Mississippi

State health officials announced Thursday 13 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Warren County, bringing the total number of cases reported in July alone ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

More COVID-19 deaths reported in Warren County

Warren County reported two new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, bringing the county’s total for the pandemic to 20. The deaths were among the 30 reported in ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

State driver license offices to require masks beginning July 13

In a release Wednesday, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety said anyone visiting one of the state’s driver license offices must wear a mask beginning ... Read more

3 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Vicksburg lawmaker among those who have contracted COVID-19

At least eight Mississippi lawmakers — including State Rep. Kevin Ford of Vicksburg — have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus after working several weeks ... Read more

3 days ago by John Surratt.

At least eight lawmakers, including Hosemann, test positive for COVID-19

JACKSON (AP) — At least eight Mississippi lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus after working several weeks in a Capitol where many people stood ... Read more

3 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Number of COVID-19 cases in Warren County jumps once again

After two days of new case reports in single digits, the number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Warren County Tuesday jumped by 16 overnight. ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Reports: Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann tests positive for COVID-19

JACKSON (AP) — At least eight Mississippi lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus after working several weeks in a Capitol where many people stood ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Monday’s COVID-19 report offers a glimmer of good news for Warren County

The Mississippi State Department of Health announced 357 new cases of COVID-19 in the state overnight, but just one of those cases — just one ... Read more

5 days ago by Tim Reeves.

United Ways ask families to complete survey to assess impact of COVID-19

United Ways across Mississippi are launching a statewide survey Wednesday to assess the economic impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on Mississippi families. Families are ... Read more

5 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Active COVID-19 cases in Warren County continue to rise

Sunday’s report from the Mississippi State Department of Health provided a break of sorts for Warren County officials as just four new cases were reported ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Flaggs wants compliance officer to make sure COVID-19 guidelines are followed

During a recent press conference, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said he was concerned about the rising number of new COVID-19 cases in Warren County. He ... Read more

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

Casinos to require guests to wear masks beginning Friday evening

Beginning Friday evening, all guests at any of the casinos in Mississippi must be wearing a mask. The Mississippi Gaming Commission issued the order in ... Read more

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

Warren County sets mark for most confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in one day

Last week, Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. was hoping Warren County would not be declared a hot spot by state health officials. Given the number ... Read more

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

Watch: Gov. Tate Reeves addresses the media Wednesday afternoon

LIVE: Governor Tate Reeves The plan, for weeks, had been to fully reopen by July 1. That’s not happening. Our re-opening is paused, and we’re ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Warren County again reports double-digit new COVID-19 cases

In Warren County, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has continued its steady climb, as another 18 cases were confirmed Wednesday morning by state health ... Read more

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

Streak continues in Warren County as active COVID-19 cases reach new high

The concern expressed by local elected officials and health officials last week has not been lessened as the number of new COVID-19 cases in Warren ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Warren County reports 134 active COVID-19 cases

Warren County maintained its daily COVID-19 average, with 11 new cases reported Monday by the Mississippi State Department of Health. Warren County has averaged 11.14 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Another day of double-digit new cases in Warren County

Health officials announced Friday an additional 13 new COVID-19 cases in Warren County, continuing a trend of double-digit cases reported daily. With the new cases, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Options for parents: First details of school district’s reopening plan unveiled

Parents in Warren County whose children attend schools within the Vicksburg Warren School District will have two choices very soon. The first option is to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Park to reopen tour road for vehicles, cemetery to pedestrians

Officials with the Vicksburg National Military Park announced the park will reopen vehicle access to the park’s tour road and pedestrian access to the Vicksburg ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

More than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in state overnight

Mississippi has seen far higher numbers of new cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks, but Thursday surpassed a one-day mark that was shocking. Overnight, the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Additional COVID-19 cases, death reported in Warren County

State health officials announced 11 new COVID-19 cases in Warren County and one additional virus-related death in its reporting Wednesday afternoon. The new cases bring ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

City announces changes to annual fireworks show to encourage social distancing, public safety

The city of Vicksburg’s annual fireworks show is still scheduled, but city officials on Wednesday announced changes to the event they believe will make it ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Flaggs to discuss city’s ongoing COVID-19 response during Wednesday press conference

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. announced Tuesday evening he will hold a press conference Wednesday at city hall. According to a release from Flaggs’ office, the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

A ‘surreal feeling’ in Vicksburg on a pageant week without a pageant

Contestants would have moved their clothes and accessories into the Vicksburg Convention Center Saturday. Sunday would have seen rehearsals and Monday, crowds would have lined ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

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