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Travelers sit and wait as MDOT completes repairs on I-20 bridge

The Interstate 20 bridge that spans the Mississippi River sees tens of thousands of travelers cross over it each day. And, since 4 p.m., those ... Read more

10 hours ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Jackson Street Community Center named for Gertrude Young at ceremony

Gertrude Young stood in the small patio at the entrance to the Jackson Street Community Center talking to well-wishers coming for a ceremony naming the ... Read more

2 days ago by John Surratt.

Ritz on the River gives Vicksburg a reason to party and smile

There was nothing normal about the big hairdos, platform shoes and polyester suits that were seen Thursday at the Vicksburg Convention Center. But then again, ... Read more

2 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Vicksburg welcomes the start of Blue Duck ‘season’

A flock of ducks took over a section of Washington Street Thursday. San Antonio-based Blue Duck Express, which rents electric scooters as alternative transportation in ... Read more

4 days ago by John Surratt.

Riverfront redevelopment moves forward as board signs agreement with railroad

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen took a step closer toward improving the city’s waterfront Wednesday, authorizing Mayor George Flaggs Jr. at a special called ... Read more

5 days ago by John Surratt.

Watch: Video captures multiple gunshots during Washington Street incident

The investigation into a Friday shooting incident on Washington Street continues.  Shortly after 1 a.m. Friday, reports indicated two vehicles were traveling south on Washington ... Read more

6 days ago by Tim Reeves.

American Cornhole League to host tournament Saturday in Vicksburg

With a boost from ESPN, the game of cornhole is continuing to grow in popularity. Tournaments are being held throughout the U.S. and winners take ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Flaggs scraps plan to increase pedestrian traffic along Washington Street

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. pulled the plug on plans to alter weekend evening traffic on Washington Street to encourage more pedestrian traffic. Flaggs announced he ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

City leaders reinstate juvenile curfew in response to recent spike in juvenile crime

In response in part to a recent spike in juvenile crime in Vicksburg, city officials Thursday reinstated a juvenile curfew effective immediately. The move comes ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

City approves contract to restore fountain with interesting, but little known history

A fountain with an interesting story — a story many who pass by it each day in Vicksburg may not know — is about to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Virtual workshops scheduled to develop a local food network

The growth of downtown development is exciting, and to continue this positive trend your input is needed. On Sept. 16 and 17 a series of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Electric scooters are set to roll out in downtown Vicksburg

After months of discussions, planning and changes to state legislation, electric scooters are just days away from being available in downtown Vicksburg. Blue Duck, a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Plans have changed: Washington Street to remain open this weekend

Vicksburg residents hoping to enjoy a Bourbon Street-type experience in Vicksburg this weekend will have to wait. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said plans to close ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

‘Grande dame of Vicksburg’ is once again on the market

One of Vicksburg’s most notable homes is for sale. The Balfour House, the home of Emma Balfour, the woman noted for writing the most accurate ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Looking Back: Now vacant, this downtown property had a busy history

The left half of the building at 1528 Washington St. was built as a one-story building in 1896 for John Brennan’s saloon and grocery by ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

No more extensions: City officials cracking down on overgrown property, derelict homes

Frustrated by repeat offenders, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen is doubling down on property owners who have been granted extensions and still fail to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Test to allow nighttime pedestrian traffic on Washington Street may begin this weekend

The city of Vicksburg is considering blocking off a portion of Washington Street this weekend to allow more pedestrian traffic in downtown Vicksburg. Mayor George ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

For more than three decades, these drivers delivered

For more than 30 years, Bobby Grace and Wayne Lewis have been running their routes and delivering packages for the United Parcel Service. And now, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Warren County spared the worst of Laura’s wrath

Hurricane Laura blew past Warren County on its way north, causing minor damage to the area. Laura came ashore on the Louisiana coast east of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by John Surratt.

VNMP’s volunteer program honored by the National Park Service

The National Park Service announced Tuesday the volunteer program at the Vicksburg National Military Park was awarded the 2019 George and Helen Hartzog Awards for ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

New promotional banners installed along main Vicksburg streets

Crews with the city of Vicksburg worked Monday to install new banners along some of the entryways into Vicksburg. The Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg National Military Park welcomes new Chief of Interpretation

Vicksburg National Military Park Superintendent Bill Justice announced Monday the appointment of Brendan Wilson as the park’s Chief of Interpretation, Education and Partnerships. “We are ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

After months of decline, local tourism industry shows signs of rebounding

Laura Beth Strickland and her team at the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau have had a challenge they never saw coming. They are charged with ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Couple paddling Mississippi: ‘There’s so much good in the world’

It’s the challenge of a lifetime for Nate Denofre. “I’m pretty tough, but this is pushing my limits,” Denofre, a double amputee, said as he ... Read more

4 weeks ago by John Surratt.

‘Our city has lost a giant of a person’ with the death of Yolande Robbins

Vicksburg lost one of its voices and a chronicler of its past with the death Aug. 21 of Yolande Robbins. A native of Vicksburg, Robbins ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

Second Saturday organizers say event is ‘in a holding pattern’

Due to concerns about COVID-19, the monthly Second Saturdays came to a halt, and while there were attempts to move the downtown-focused event to an ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

City’s sales tax collections have rebounded, nearly level with 2019

For the second month, Vicksburg’s sales tax collections have exceeded collections for the same period in 2019, showing strength in the local economy following months ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

Organizers cancel Bricks and Spokes due to COVID-19 concerns

One of the passing signs of fall each year — at least for the past decade — has been the annual Bricks and Spokes bike ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

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