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If COVID-19 wasn’t scary enough: Parents worry about children with underlying conditions

From the beginning, doctors warned the elderly and people with underlying health conditions were among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. Those with diabetes fall into ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

The Bluffs calls on community to help ‘Paint the Town Green’

Support is essential in these tough times, and in an effort to demonstrate we are all in the fight against COVID-19, The Bluffs Rehabilitation and ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

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

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Merit Health River Region’s Winger named latest DAISY Award recipient

Candi Winger, a nurse at Merit Health River Region who works on the hospital’s Medical-Surgical floor, has been named the latest recipient of The DAISY ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

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

1 month ago by John Surratt.

Fighting West Nile: Organization to give away mosquito repellant Thursday in Port Gibson

Mississippi United, an organization created to respond to West Nile and other viruses contracted from the bite of a mosquito, will distribute a mosquito repellant ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Video: What is it like to get a COVID-19 test?

Whether it is the fear of pain or the thought of getting unwelcome news, having a medical test performed can be frightening. It can be ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

YMCA reopening swimming pools at Purks and Ver Beck branches

Everybody (back) into the pool! The Vicksburg YMCA announced Wednesday its plans to reopen swimming pools at its Purks and Wilkinson Ver Beck facilities in ... Read more

3 months ago by Ernest Bowker.

Hospital to resume outpatient surgeries, elective procedures

Merit Health River Region announced Monday that patients who have delayed surgery or other non-emergency procedures can now work with their physicians to schedule outpatient ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Be safe while walking, running and or biking

Everyone needs a little sunshine and fresh air even when there is no sheltering in place or social distancing orders. Therefore, aside from a few ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Study finds drug works against coronavirus

An experimental drug has proved effective against the new coronavirus in a major study, shortening the time it takes for patients to recover by four ... Read more

4 months ago by The Associated Press.

United Way statewide partnerships leads to funds for COVID-19 relief

United Way of West Central Mississippi has partnered with statewide partners to accumulate funds for potential relief for COVID-19. “Our community has continued to be ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg pediatrician set to retire after caring for thousands of children

A month’s stay in Vicksburg would ultimately turn into a forever home for Dr. Gordon Sluis. The New Jersey transplant first arrived in the community ... Read more

4 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Hinds supplies vital equipment to help healthcare workers in virus fight

RAYMOND – Hinds Community College’s innovative Fab Lab is helping to make personal protective equipment, or PPEs, become safer and more comfortable in the fight ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

Statewide COVID-19 cases spike once again, Warren County’s number grows by one

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Warren County inched higher to 16 Thursday as state health officials announced updated figures. In their reporting, the ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

Park officials call on visitors to adhere to social distancing guidelines

During the local and state shelter-in-place orders and other restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Vicksburg National Military Park has ... Read more

4 months ago by Tim Reeves.

YMCA takes on essential role for area’s essential employees

Even though schools are closed, children are home, and some are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, some must still leave and go to work. ... Read more

4 months ago by Ernest Bowker.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Warren County steady, Claiborne cases grow

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Monday announced 161 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

Growing vegetables is still good for the body and mind

This year I’m planting a “birthday size” vegetable garden. It is smaller than in past years because of the number of birthdays I’ve had. I ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

Chiefs: City well-prepared for virus, zero tolerance being given in regards to curfews

The chiefs of Vicksburg’s fire and police departments have made changes in their departments to continue providing services to the community and protect their employees ... Read more

4 months ago by John Surratt.

Mental health experts: There are better ways to cope during these uncertain times

When people begin resuming their lives in the wake of restrictions placed out of concern for the COVID-19 virus, they’ll be entering a new world ... Read more

4 months ago by John Surratt.

Health officials say they are prepared, but next few days and weeks are critical

As local lawmakers enact stronger restrictions with the goal of curbing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, they are also commending and highlighting just how ... Read more

4 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Medical facility in Port Gibson to receive federal funds for COVID-19 response

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith announced Tuesday that 19 community health centers in Mississippi, including one in Port Gibson, will receive more than $17.25 ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

Kroger to begin limiting number of customers in stores

Kroger announced Monday that beginning Tuesday, it will begin limiting the number of customers to 50 percent of the “international building code’s” capacity to allow ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

MEMA encourages residents to use face masks in public settings

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Tuesday announce it was encouraging Mississippians to wear face masks while in public to slow the spread of COVID-19. The ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

ERDC called to build hospital room prototypes for COVID-19 response

As outbreaks of the COVID-19 worsen, medical facilities in some of America’s largest cities are reaching capacity and government leaders are looking for creative solutions. ... Read more

4 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Latorre asks for public’s patience as results of COVID-19 testing lag

More testing sites are opening across the state, but it’s taking longer for some health care professionals to get the results, a Vicksburg physician said ... Read more

5 months ago by John Surratt.

State health officials, Guard and local agencies combine to set-up COVID-19 test site

Monday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 89 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state ... Read more

5 months ago by Tim Reeves.

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