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Construction crew punctures gas line

A construction crew laying fiber optic cable along Cherry Street on Thursday afternoon punctured a 4-inch gas line near Shannon Street. The gas came out ... Read more

2 days ago by John Surratt.

Owner of historic home sends out plea for missing, iconic and custom tiles

Cindy Thrana, who owns the historic Old Feld Home on Cherry Street and who is working to restore the iconic home to its prior glory, ... Read more

2 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Looking back: Phelan’s Carriage and Wagon Factory

In 1888, Daniel Phelan built this “corrugated iron” building on the east side of Washington Street in the 1700 block to house Phelan’s Carriage and ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Photo Gallery: Fourth of July Fireworks Show

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5 days ago by Courtland Wells.

One killed in wreck on Washington Street

First responders are on the scene of an accident at the intersection of Washington Street and Grove Street. A vehicle crashed near the building where ... Read more

1 week ago by John Surratt.

Downtown Vicksburg’s Old Depot Museum reopens

Vicksburg’s tourism industry got a boost Wednesday with the reopening of the popular Old Depot Museum on Levee Street. The museum announced it will be ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Looking Back: The history of the ‘elegant’ C.O. Willis home

C.O. Willis Home: This elaborate home was designed by William Stanton for Mary Ellen and Charles Willis and their five children and was built at ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Structural assessments on the city’s downtown parking garages expected soon

Specialists for Stantec are in the process of preparing reports on the condition of Vicksburg’s two parking garages on Mulberry Street, said Brian Robbins with ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Hyer looks ahead to a second year as Miss Mississippi

This past Saturday, Miss Mississippi Mary Margaret Hyer should have handed over her title to the winner of the 2020 Miss Mississippi Competition. She should ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Bids opened for next phase of Mississippi Center for Innovation and Technology construction

Two construction companies have submitted bids for the phase two construction of the Mississippi Center for Innovation and Technology, which will be located in the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Legislature clears the way for Vicksburg to welcome electric scooters downtown

With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Tate Reeves could send scooters zipping through downtown Vicksburg by the end of the summer. Tuesday, the Mississippi ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

City announces changes to annual fireworks show to encourage social distancing, public safety

The city of Vicksburg’s annual fireworks show is still scheduled, but city officials on Wednesday announced changes to the event they believe will make it ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Businesses adjusting to a summer without Miss Mississippi

Every summer, thousands come to Vicksburg to attend the Miss Mississippi competition. These visitors stay in hotels, eat at restaurants and shop at local retail ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

A ‘surreal feeling’ in Vicksburg on a pageant week without a pageant

Contestants would have moved their clothes and accessories into the Vicksburg Convention Center Saturday. Sunday would have seen rehearsals and Monday, crowds would have lined ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

The history behind a Vicksburg fountain in need of restoring

Hermon Lee Ensign was born in Carbondale, Pa., on June 30, 1849, and in the 1870s became the manager of a paper called the Alliance ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg Farmers’ Market finds vendors, customers excited about its return

In what might be among the only normal things to happen thus far in 2020, the Vicksburg Farmers’ Market has returned to downtown Vicksburg. Last ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Lower Mississippi River Museum to reopen Sunday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will reopen the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum in downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi, and incorporate preventative health ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

American Cruise Lines pushes back restart of cruises along Mississippi River

In late May, American Cruise Lines announced it would resume cruises along the Mississippi River in June, with the American Harmony making a stop in ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

Looking Back: Palermo’s Restaurant in downtown Vicksburg

The building at 713 South Street, behind the Valley, was originally a small two-story brick building constructed by Vincent Palermo in 1890. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Registration open for annual Star Spangled Night Run

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation announced Monday plans to hold the annual Star Spangled Night Run on Saturday, June 27. The annual event features a ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

VIDEO: Man walks along downtown Vicksburg street discharging weapon

A man has been arrested and charged with a number of crimes following a disturbing event in downtown Vicksburg early Sunday. Jacob D. Morgan, 30, ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

Hundreds gather in Vicksburg to push for change, honor George Floyd

George Floyd was murdered at the hands of those who are sworn to serve and protect. He was killed at the hands of police in ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Iconic Old Court House Museum to reopen Tuesday

In a bit of good news and a sign that things are returning to some level of normalcy, officials the Vicksburg and Warren County Historical ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

Vicksburg Convention Center asks for public’s help, feedback

From the Miss Mississippi Competition to the Ritz on the River, the Vicksburg Convention Center plays host to a wide range of well-attended events. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

American Queen moves Vicksburg arrival back to mid-July

Earlier this month the American Queen Steamboat Company announced it would resume riverboat cruises along the Mississippi River in late June, with the American Queen ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

American Cruise Lines to resume cruises along the Mississippi River in late June

In recent weeks, restaurants have welcomed back customers to their dining rooms and salons and barbershops have welcomed back their trusted clientele. Local businesses have ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

City reopens Catfish Row splash pad

Just moments after restrictions on outdoor recreational facilities, such as pools and splash pads were eased Monday, Reese Klitzke walked to the middle of the ... Read more

2 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Public library to begin curbside pick-up program June 2

As county officials discuss the best way to reopen or increase public access to county-owned facilities after the county’s emergency order expires on June 1, ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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