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Jazz Fest, Old Courthouse Flea Market organizers reschedule events due to virus concerns

Two more annual springtime events have been added to the growing list of events impacted by the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Alcorn State ... Read more

7 days ago by John Surratt.

Community leaders to hold another COVID-19 press conference Sunday

In the wake of the first confirmed positive test conducted in Warren County, Vicksburg and Warren County officials will hold a press conference Sunday afternoon ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Convention Center staff creates, donates 50 protective masks to Vicksburg Fire Department

When it comes to our community, those first responders who serve on the front lines of our public safety and public health are our superheroes. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Police issue a number of citations in curfew’s first two nights

As of Wednesday, the Vicksburg Police Department has issued 14 tickets to people for violating the city’s 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew that went ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Doctor says lack of tests and health care protection supplies are limiting testing

The combination of a lack of available test kits for COVID-19 and personal protective equipment for health care providers has forced testing for the virus ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Emergency departments turn their focus to curtailing threat posed by COVID-19

The Vicksburg Police Department is implementing a new shift plan as part of a series of operational changes as city officials take steps to control ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Vicksburg’s tourism industry shaken by slowdown caused by COVID-19 concerns

In data from the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, an estimated 20 percent of all jobs in Warren County are connected to tourism and hospitality. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Leaders announce curfew, business restrictions beginning Monday

A new set of restrictions for the city aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 went into effect at noon Monday. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Public library announces closure due to threat of COVID-19 virus

The Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library announced Saturday it would remain closed until further notice due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus. “The health and well-being ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg Spring Pilgrimage canceled

Another local tourist attraction has been canceled due to the threat posed by the COVID-19 virus. Wednesday, organizers with the Vicksburg Spring Pilgrimage announced all ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Courthouse offices, courts make changes due to virus concerns

Officials with the Warren County Courthouse announced Wednesday new policies and procedures for residents needing to conduct business at one of the departments housed in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Spring performances of ‘Gold in the Hills’ canceled due to the virus threat

Like the theaters on Broadway, the Parkside Playhouse Theatre has gone dark for the upcoming performances of “Gold in the Hills.” Paul Ballard, who is ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

 Vicksburg District to temporarily close Lower Mississippi River Museum

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has temporarily closed the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum in downtown Vicksburg. The museum’s closure is ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Millers return to Vicksburg, open Bohemia Cafe and Bakery in downtown

Sweet treats are once again being offered in downtown Vicksburg. John and Nadia Miller, former owners of Caffé Paradiso, have returned to the United States, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Virus outbreak could force teen pageant officials to reschedule

Officials at the Miss Mississippi Organization Monday night discussed postponing the upcoming Miss Mississippi Outstanding Teen Pageant, a move that is increasingly likely. The discussion ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Virus concerns force changes to schedules, business operations

Due to the potential spread of COVID-19, local businesses, retailers and clubs are making adjustments to address concerns over the spread of the virus. The ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

First weekend of Vicksburg Pilgrimage canceled due to virus threat

As part of a growing list of closures and cancellations, organizers with the Vicksburg Pilgrimage announced Monday afternoon that the first weekend of the planned ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Local, state tourism officials close welcome and visitor centers

The Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Monday the closure of the Vicksburg Visitor Information Center, located on Old Highway 27 across from the Vicksburg ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Plans for new animal shelter center on Oak Street property

A proposed new animal shelter will be built on Oak Street, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said Thursday night. Flanked by two artist’s renderings of the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Second Saturday takes on March Madness

Basketball fans looking forward to March Madness will have an early opportunity to celebrate the basketball playoff season. This weekend, Vicksburg’s Second Saturday returns from ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Catherine Hadaway.

Vicksburg native, breakthrough playwright Crowley dies in New York

A Vicksburg native who went on to become an award-winning writer, producer and actor has died. Mart Crowley reportedly died of a heart attack Saturday ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

City hires engineers to inspect downtown parking garages, recommend repairs

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen have approved an agreement with Stantec totaling up to $38,000 to investigate, assess and recommend repairs to the city’s ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Josh Edwards.

City prepares to honor Tommie Lee Williams Sr. with historic marker

In 1972, Tommie Lee Williams Sr. began giving away clothes from a closing local thrift shop. That act led to the development in 1975 of ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

The Vicksburg Post going back to its roots downtown

The Vicksburg Post will be moving its offices to downtown Vicksburg at 1106 Washington St. within the coming 60 days, according to Catherine B. Hadaway, ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Board approves bed and breakfast with some restrictions

The owner of The Stained Glass Manor, 2430 Drummond St., will be allowed to operate it as a bed and breakfast and an event venue. ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

Four years later, NRoute’s Trolley remains largely unused

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. wants the city needs to get more use out of NRoute’s trolley. “I have spoken to the executive director of NRoute ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

Southern Cultural Heritage Center sets spring break camp

Spring break is less than a week away and children will be out of school. While many parents will take advantage of this time to ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Protective temporary roof being applied to former U.S. Post Office downtown

For Shirley Waring, the sight of roofing crews working on the former U.S. Post Office and Federal Courthouse in downtown Vicksburg is good to see, ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

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