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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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Hollinger joins Vicksburg dermatology practice

Vicksburg has a new dermatologist in town. Dr. Jasmine Hollinger has joined Robert C. Clingan Dermatology as a provider. “I am excited to be adopted ... Read more

6 months ago by Catherine Hadaway.

Positive COVID-19 test confirmed in Warren County, individual tested is from Rankin County

Officials with the Warren County Emergency Management Agency and officials at KPC Promise Hospital in Vicksburg confirmed Friday afternoon that a patient at the hospital ... Read more

6 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Healthcare clinics take precautions against COVID-19

Concerns over COVID-19 have local medical clinics taking steps to meet the needs of their patients while limiting exposure to the disease. Whether using telemedicine ... Read more

6 months ago by John Surratt.

Merit Health: No COVID-19 testing unless patient presents symptoms or meets criteria

Thinking about getting tested for COVID-19 as a precautionary measure? Merit Health River Region is reserving tests unless you present symptoms or meet certain criteria, ... Read more

6 months ago by Catherine Hadaway.

Merit Health River Region ready to treat COVID-19 patients when needed

As Warren County awaits its first confirmed case of COVID-19, local health care organizations and hospitals say they are ready for coronavirus patients. Merit Health ... Read more

6 months ago by Catherine Hadaway.

Former Bovina pastor recovering from COVID-19

When the Rev. Billie Abraham returned from a trip to New York, she brought home an unwelcome guest — COVID-19. “I caught it in the ... Read more

6 months ago by John Surratt.

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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

9 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

10 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

10 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

10 months ago by John Surratt.

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