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Vicksburg Warren School District to provide meals to county’s children

The Vicksburg Warren School District, beginning Wednesday, will provide one breakfast and one lunch to children throughout Warren County — not just those who attend ... Read more

4 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Mississippi reports two more positive cases of coronavirus

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Friday morning the second and third presumptive positive cases of coronavirus or COVID-19 in Mississippi. Final ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

State, local officials set guidelines to deal with coronavirus threat

Following Wednesday’s announcement of the first reported coronavirus — or COVID-19 — case in the state, Mississippi State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs and Mississippi Emergency ... Read more

4 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Grocery stores cleaned out of most disinfecting, hand sanitizing products

If you’re looking for any hand sanitizer products, good luck. If you’re looking for disinfecting wipes, good luck. In recent days, shoppers looking to stock ... Read more

4 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Churches make adjustments to services due to coronavirus threat

Pastors of several Vicksburg churches say they will continue holding services but will take precautions following information about Mississippi’s first confirmed coronavirus, or COVID-19, case. ... Read more

4 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

LaTorre updates ERDC officials on coronavirus

According to a Vicksburg physician, Mississippi presently has no confirmed coronavirus cases. “Right now, we are in pretty good shape,” Dr. Carlos LaTorre, a family ... Read more

4 months ago by John Surratt.

Great weather, venue set to host annual Run Thru History

Sunny skies are predicted for the weekend, and no one could be happier than organizers of the 41st annual Vicksburg Run Thru History. The 10K ... Read more

4 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Warren Central student finds passion in helping others

A Vicksburg teen is giving back to others in Mississippi in a way that most teens wouldn’t even consider. Laila Brown, a freshman at Warren ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Reports.

Health officials investigate possible hepatitis A exposure at Gumbo Pot

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health announced Friday it is investigating a case of hepatitis A in a Warren County restaurant employee which ... Read more

5 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Vicksburg native’s artwork, struggle with mental health condition on display

Things were not making sense. College had become a struggle, and the voices and images Lindsay Carraway was hearing and seeing were frightening. “My mind ... Read more

5 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Henry relishes her chance to share the benefits of a healthy lifestyle

Everywhere she looks, Bonnie Henry sees opportunities to learn and grow.   Whether it’s pursuing a master’s degree in nutrition, in the group exercise classes ... Read more

6 months ago by Ernest Bowker.

River Region hopes the season of giving is perfect time for blood drive

The holidays are traditionally a time for giving, and with that in the mind, officials at the Merit Health River Region hope area residents are ... Read more

6 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

State health officials announce another vaping-related illness

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Tuesday one additional identified case of a vaping-related lung illness in Mississippi. The announcement brings the number of ... Read more

7 months ago by Staff Reports.

New director named for Warren County Children’s Shelter

Canopy Children’s Solutions announced Tuesday that Mark McNeil has been selected as the new program director to lead the Warren County Children’s Shelter. “I love ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Reports.

Think safety first when exploring options to stay warm

With Warren County caught in the grip of cold weather, with freezing temperatures at night, many people in the area are resorting to different methods ... Read more

8 months ago by John Surratt.

Take steps now to prepare for upcoming cold snap

A forecast for cold weather is bad enough for many who live in Mississippi, but when misinformation and iffy forecasts call for a wintry mix, ... Read more

8 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Hospital’s physical therapy service offering treatment with hydrotherapy treadmill

Acute joint stiffness and mobility issues can often hinder those needing physical therapy, making such treatment difficult. In an effort to help patients who deal ... Read more

8 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Halloween can be scary for children with food allergies

Trick-or-treating is a highlight for children on Halloween. Running up to a house, ringing the doorbell, saying “trick-or-treat” and then walking away with candy can’t ... Read more

9 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Mizell joins Merit Health River Region

Merit Health River Region has welcomed a new doctor to its medical group. Dr. Brandon Mizell is now practicing family medicine at the Merit Health ... Read more

9 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Alcorn State hosts breast cancer awareness walk, health screening

The Alcorn State University Extension Program, in observance of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, recently partnered with the Department of Health, Physical Education and ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg among cities honored by retirement publication

Where to Retire magazine, a national magazine “geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions” called Vicksburg one of the top eight cities to retire. ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Reports.

Latorre appointed to Mississippi State Medical Association Board of Trustees

RIDGELAND—Vicksburg family physician Dr. Carlos Latorre was appointed as a 2019-2020 Mississippi State Medical Association Board of Trustee Member. “Dr. Carlos Latorre is so deserving ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Reports.

Heritage House’s Morgan wins Caregiver Award

RIDGELAND — The Mississippi Health Care Association announced Monday Pamela Morgan of Heritage House of Vicksburg Nursing Center has received the first place award in ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Reports.

State health officials report first death related to vaping

JACKSON — Thursday morning, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported the state’s first death associated with vaping. The death was an individual under the ... Read more

10 months ago by Staff Reports.

Park looking for volunteers, advocates on National Public Lands Day

To celebrate National Public Lands Day Saturday, Vicksburg National Military Park is calling on the community to help with volunteer service projects throughout the park. ... Read more

10 months ago by Staff Reports.

Merit Health River Region to again host ‘Pretty Woman’ event

With the success of last year’s inaugural Pretty Woman event, Merit Health River Region will once again offer a day geared toward women. Wednesday, from ... Read more

10 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Government plans to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent ... Read more

10 months ago by The Associated Press.

Sizzling summer heat returns this weekend

Just when it seemed cooler temperatures may be just over the horizon, Warren County and Vicksburg are going back into the furnace. An area of ... Read more

10 months ago by John Surratt.

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