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Reeves lifts COVID-19 executive orders, local mask mandates remain in place

While Gov. Tate Reeves announced Tuesday plans to remove all COVID-19 restrictions, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said Vicksburg’s existing COVID-19 restrictions — including a mask ... Read more

20 hours ago by Staff Reports.

District reports significant drop in COVID-19 activity in schools

One. Just one. That is the number of new COVID-19 cases the Vicksburg Warren School District announced Monday involving students or personnel within the District ... Read more

2 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Ice storm shutdown helped: COVID-19 fight returns to pre-holiday levels

It appears that Vicksburg and Warren County are finally over the COVID-19 surge that ignited over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays. February saw ... Read more

2 days ago by Tim Reeves.

COVID-19 cases in Warren County are plummeting

Whether it is mitigating measures working or the lack of reporting during a historic ice storm, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Warren County ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Saturday’s COVID-19 vaccination appointments rescheduled

As roads begin to clear and temperatures warm up, state health officials felt it was important to wait just a few more days before resuming ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Friday appointments at county’s COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination site rescheduled

Continued poor road conditions, combined with expected frigid temperatures, have led to the cancellation of Friday’s appointments at Warren County’s drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site. This ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

State health officials confirm first case of new COVID-19 strain in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health announced Monday that the first case of a COVID-19 variant strain in a Mississippi resident had been confirmed. A ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Flaggs: COVID-19 orders are working, virus numbers declining

For the first time since Dec. 13, Warren County is below the threshold to be considered a COVID-19 hot spot in Mississippi, Vicksburg Mayor George ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

As a COVID-19 hot spot, Warren County is starting to cool off

Warren County is inching closer to falling below the state threshold for being declared a COVID-19 hot spot. Thursday, the Mississippi State Department of Health ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

City’s COVID-19 emergency orders, mask mandate extended to April

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said Friday he is extending the city’s COVID-19 emergency order to April 1. Flaggs announced the extension at his third annual ... Read more

4 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Hundreds more appointments filled for county’s COVID-19 vaccine site

In a matter of days, Warren County has gone from being unsure it would be granted a COVID-19 vaccination site to now vaccinating nearly 800 ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

VWSD releases details on recent COVID-19 activity

The Vicksburg Warren School District on Monday released its most-recent COVID-19 activity report for the week ending Jan. 29. The report was also provided Monday ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Hundreds receive COVID-19 vaccine at Warren County drive-thru site

Warren County’s first drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site opened Monday, with hundreds getting their first dose of the vaccine and hundreds more scheduled to get it ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Community rallies in prayer for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic

People of all ages, races and denominations gathered on the lawn of Merit Health River Region Hospital Sunday for a prayer movement to defeat COVID-19. ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

January ends as Warren County’s worst month of the COVID-19 pandemic

Sunday marked the final COVID-19 report for the month of January from the Mississippi State Department of Health. And, in doing so, marked the final ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

Mississippians quickly fill new virus vaccine appointments

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi residents scrambled to book appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations after Gov. Tate Reeves announced Friday that 15,000 new openings were available for ... Read more

1 month ago by The Associated Press.

Reeves: Goal is to up vaccine capacity to 100,000 per week

JACKSON (AP) — Gov. Tate Reeves said he wants to increase coronavirus vaccinations rapidly in the month of February, ramping up the state’s capacity for ... Read more

1 month ago by The Associated Press.

Warren County surpasses 1,000 COVID-19 cases in January

For the first time in the months-long COVID-19 pandemic, Warren County has reported a month with more than 1,000 new cases. With 50 new cases ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

VWSD provides weekly update on COVID-19 activity within schools

In its weekly COVID-19 activity report to the Mississippi State Department of Health, the Vicksburg Warren School District announced six positive cases involving students and ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

Appointments quickly fill up at Warren County COVID-19 vaccination site

Even before local officials could publicize that appointments for the drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site in Warren County were open, residents were already flocking to the ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

COVID-19 cases continue to trend lower in Warren County

As January became the worst month of the COVID-19 pandemic in Warren County Tuesday, the recent trend of new cases in the county is improving. ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

COVID-19 vaccination site ‘should’ begin administering vaccines Feb. 1

COVID-19 vaccines “should” begin being administered at a drive-thru site in Warren County beginning Feb. 1. Warren County Emergency Management Agency Director John Elfer said ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

Warren County COVID-19 vaccine site one step closer to reality

From city and county leaders to those in the Legislature, Warren County’s advocacy to host a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site is becoming closer to reality. ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

Doc: COVID vaccination plan for long-term care was ‘faulty’

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi’s top health official criticized the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine within the state’s long-term care facilities Friday, calling the plan made ... Read more

1 month ago by The Associated Press.

Vicksburg Warren School District provides COVID-19 update to state health officials

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Warren County shows slight — very slight — improvements, the Vicksburg Warren School District continues to track and ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Pemberton Mall chosen as drive-thru vaccination site

Vicksburg is set to become a COVID vaccine drive-thru sight, but when that will occur is still unknown. This news was reported Thursday afternoon during ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Belmont Gardens residents to receive COVID vaccine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, seniors have been the most vulnerable. The push to get the vaccine out to them has been a top priority and, ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Dozens brave rain, long wait for COVID-19 vaccines

A little rain did not deter those who had lined up outside the doors of the Jackson-Hinds Vicksburg -Warren Family Health Center on Thursday for ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

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