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United Way organizes community diaper drive

One in three mothers struggles to provide diapers for their child. That was the driving statistic for the creation of a diaper drive organized by ... Read more

18 hours ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Drive-by shooting update: Teenager arrested, faces long list of felony charges

A Vicksburg teenager is facing multiple felony charges after being arrested late Monday in connection to a drive-by shooting on Feb. 26 on Court Street. ... Read more

20 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg Forest Products expansion project gets supervisors’ support

The Warren County Board of Supervisors voted to approve consideration to provide a right of way and easement to the city of Vicksburg in support ... Read more

23 hours ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Profile 2021: Just a few more years for this one time capsule

It was 1976; the year the United States celebrated its bicentennial. People from across the country were gearing up for what was to be one ... Read more

23 hours ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Profile 2021: The bricks on which part of Vicksburg is built

City Hall, the Mississippi River Commission, Christ Episcopal Church, Church of the Holy Trinity, the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad Depot.  Vicksburg is known for ... Read more

1 day ago by John Surratt.

Profile 2021: Where did city hall’s angels go?

For nearly 70 years, there has been a mystery that has gone unsolved in Vicksburg.  Rather than a “who done it,” this mystery is a ... Read more

2 days ago by Tim Reeves.

City approves waivers for developers investing $4 million or more in projects

Developers looking to invest $4 million or more in construction in Vicksburg will get a break in their building fees under a new ordinance approved ... Read more

2 days ago by John Surratt.

Jackson Street M.B. Church distributes food to city’s residents

Saturday morning, the members of Jackson Street M.B. Church delivered a blessing to more than 200 Vicksburg residents. For the past four years, on the ... Read more

4 days ago by John Surratt.

Downtown Vicksburg makes ready for two spring markets

For those who enjoy looking for something hand-crafted and unique, and for those who have something hand-crafted and unique to sell, the Grace Christian Counseling ... Read more

5 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

City to borrow money to fix damage from 2020 rains

City officials anticipate getting a short-term loan of up to $4 million to cover the cost of repairing erosion damage to city streets and Riverfront ... Read more

5 days ago by John Surratt.

Developer eyes two downtown properties for condo development

A Ridgeland company is considering a $10 million to $11 million investment to build condominiums on two pieces of property in Vicksburg’s downtown district. The ... Read more

6 days ago by John Surratt.

Massive investment: Condominium projects may locate downtown

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved the transfer of two pieces of city property for the possible construction of condominiums in the downtown ... Read more

6 days ago by John Surratt.

The Lucky Seven: City, Police Department honor trailblazing officers

They were seven African American men who paved the way for others to follow.   Known as the “Lucky Seven,” Roosevelt Bunch, James “Boo” Chiplin, ... Read more

7 days ago by John Surratt.

Parman, Nasif named Chamber’s top educators of the year

During a virtual announcement Wednesday, the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of its 32nd Annual Educators of the Year Awards. The winners ... Read more

7 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Mayor: City’s current water plant is obsolete

Vicksburg’s 53-year-old water plant is obsolete and unable to meet the city’s needs, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said, adding it’s time to seriously consider building ... Read more

1 week ago by John Surratt.

Local leaders approve emergency resolutions for storm damage

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen at separate, special-called meetings Monday passed two emergency resolutions involving potential damage from last week’s severe winter weather clearing ... Read more

1 week ago by John Surratt.

Mayor forms panel to evaluate water system’s capacity

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said Monday he wants to upgrade the city’s water system to avoid future crises like the one that occurred during the ... Read more

1 week ago by John Surratt.

Former police chief receives key to the city

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen honored former Police Chief Walter Armstrong Monday, presenting him with a key to the city during the board’s meeting ... Read more

1 week ago by John Surratt.

City introduces emergency water plan as water pressure continues to build

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. has initiated a 48-hour emergency plan to help the city’s water system recover in the wake of last week’s weather. Flaggs ... Read more

1 week ago by John Surratt.

Flaggs looking to hire temporary help for 90 days

Mayor George Flags Jr. said he will be hiring temporary workers for 90 days under his plan to lift the city’s four-year hiring freeze and ... Read more

1 week ago by John Surratt.

Less than 3,000 remain without power in Warren County

Less than 3,000 Entergy customers remain without power in Warren County, according to information from the utility. “We’ve done pretty good,” Entergy customer service representative ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Water service slowly returning to Vicksburg

About 85 percent of the Vicksburg Water System’s customers are back on with full service, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said Saturday evening. Flaggs said the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Washout shuts down section of U.S. 80

Mississippi Department of Transportation workers are repairing a washed-out area of the shoulder of U.S. 80 near Newman Road that has closed the highway between ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Flaggs to lift hiring freeze; hiring more public works employees

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said he is lifting the city’s hiring freeze approved by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen in 2017 to hire more ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Video: The beautiful sounds of fall — falling ice that is

With the sun shining and temperatures expected to well-surpass freezing later today, the ice that has blanketed our trees, our mailboxes, our vehicles, our homes, ... Read more

2 weeks 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.

Ice storm recap: The slow thaw begins

For more than a week, Warren County has been subjected to a severe winter storm that brought inches of ice, sleet and freezing rain, along ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

State health department gives precautions for boil water notice

Vicksburg remains under a boil water notice until further notice as public works and utility employees work to repair leaks and get the water system ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

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