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Time is running out to adopt an Angel from the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree

There are hundreds of Angels remaining on the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree and time is running out. With more than half of their 728 angels ... Read more

9 hours ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Reindeer Run organizers overwhelmed by community’s support for Saturday’s event

Cynthia Freeny had no idea what to expect. She, along with the other organizers of the Reindeer Run 5K, was not only concerned about how ... Read more

2 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Portion of Cherry Street to be closed Tuesday as power pole repairs are made

A busy stretch of Cherry Street will be closed beginning early Tuesday. The city of Vicksburg announced Monday afternoon that Cherry Street — between East Avenue ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Weather does not deter shoppers from enjoying Holiday Open House

Rain, cold wind and Santa carrying a green umbrella greeted shoppers who made the trip to Vicksburg’s Downtown District for Vicksburg Main Street’s Downtown Holiday ... Read more

3 days ago by John Surratt.

2020 Men of the Year: Dr. Carlos Latorre and Dr. Dan Edney

For more than eight months, medical officials in Mississippi have tirelessly battled an enemy that has infected more than 130,000 people and killed nearly 4,000 ... Read more

4 days ago by Tim Reeves.

2020 Woman of the Year: Annette Kirklin

It wasn’t until she knew what had been accomplished, what had been pulled off, that Annette Kirklin stopped to take a breath and admittedly shed ... Read more

4 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Clement named winner of Landy Teller Champion for Culture & the Arts Award

The late Landy Teller was an advocate for the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation. From the very beginning when it was only a vision to turn ... Read more

6 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

American Cruise Lines joins city’s riverfront redevelopment vision

A second riverboat cruise line has leased waterfront property from the city. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Wednesday approved a 20-year lease with American ... Read more

1 week ago by John Surratt.

Vicksburg Main Street plans other events to fill void left by Christmas parade

Vicksburg Main Street announced Wednesday the annual downtown Christmas parade, which had been reimagined as a reverse parade due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, will ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Annual Christmas Ball canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Concerns over COVID-19 have forced the cancellation of a Christmas season tradition in Vicksburg. “The Christmas ball will not be held this year,” said Jordan ... Read more

1 week ago by John Surratt.

Tully Toys have continued to be a cherished treasure for many children

This feature on Tully Hall and Tully Toys is included in the November/December edition of Vicksburg Living. For information on how to subscribe to Vicksburg ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ernest Bowker.

Vicksburg Convention Center announces a Christmas ‘Miracle’

The Vicksburg Convention Center and VenuWorks announced Friday an event aimed at supporting local non-profit organizations. Proceeds from “Miracle on Swing Street, A Holiday Soiree,” ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

City’s COVID-19 order amended for Thanksgiving holidays

For a five-day period, from midnight Nov. 25 to midnight Nov. 30, masks will be mandatory in Vicksburg. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said Tuesday he ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

A state flag is flying over Vicksburg after more than two decades

For the first time since 1997, a Mississippi state flag has been raised over government buildings in Vicksburg. Tuesday, city employees raised the “In God ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Future riverfront redevelopment has its first partner with Viking Cruise Lines

Viking Cruise Lines is leasing a 600-foot section of Vicksburg’s riverfront along the Yazoo Diversion Canal to build a facility for its cruise boats expected ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Visitors and retailers in downtown Vicksburg continue to enjoy Second Saturday

As shoppers strolled down Washington Street Saturday, they got an added treat; live music was being provided by Victor Eckler and Cheyenne Coulter. The musicians ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

VenuWorks agrees to cut fees as convention center works to rebuild business

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved an agreement with VenuWorks that will reduce its monthly management fee for the Vicksburg Convention Center. VenuWorks ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Chamber announces intent to move into downtown Vicksburg development

As work continues on the dramatic transformation of the former Mississippi Hardware Building into the Thad Cochran Mississippi Center for Innovation & Technology (MCITy), the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Flaggs to propose change to city’s mask mandate for Thanksgiving holiday

There is a growing concern by many health officials that the upcoming holidays – a time when friends and family gather together — could spark ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Rare electric streetcar that once served Vicksburg in the 1900s saved

For the first time since the early part of the 20th century, an electric streetcar that once ran a route along Washington and Clay streets ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Christmas in the Park returning to downtown Vicksburg

Downtown Vicksburg will once again be a winter wonderland as Christmas in the Park will return once again. This time with a few changes in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Organizers ramp up collections for Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is underway in Vicksburg. While it may look a bit different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the outreach program that ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Home’s namesakes moved from home to caves during Siege

The Futrell House, a Greek Revival house, was designed by R. Baptist McCombs, an architect from Tennessee, in 1836 for Robert Warren. Warren sold it ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Downtown Vicksburg’s Bazsinsky House earns award from Tripadvisor

A local bed and breakfast has been recognized by Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel platform. Bazsinsky House owners Andrew Dawson and David Mitchell recently learned ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Vicksburg Convention Center, VenuWorks announce plan to attract events in 2021

More than a week after Mayor George Flaggs Jr. urged local tourism and convention leaders to think outside the box on boosting business at the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Community makes plans to begin displaying ‘In God We Trust’ flag

There is just one formality left before Mississippi’s new state flag — the “In God We Trust” flag — becomes official. Even though nearly 72 ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Manhunt for murder suspect continues, U.S. Marshals now involved

Nearly a month ago, 31-year-old Wade Carter was shot and killed outside of LD’s Bar and Lounge in a shooting that injured two others. Since ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Vicksburg’s sales tax figures continue growth over 2019

October sales tax revenue disbursements to the city from the Mississippi Department of Revenue totaled $14,241 more than revenue for the same period in fiscal ... Read more

4 weeks ago by John Surratt.

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