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Photo gallery: Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Competition returns

The Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Competition is set for April 24 and 25 at the Vicksburg City Auditorium, with 30 candidates will be vying for ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Profile 2021: A glimpse of the ‘grande’ Hotel Vicksburg

She was the “grande dame” of the city. Standing taller than any other building between Memphis and New Orleans, at 11 stories and 149 feet, ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Cause of Friday’s Grammar Street house fire remains undetermined

The cause of a Friday afternoon fire that heavily damaged a home at 1215 Grammar St. remains undetermined, Fire Chief Craig Danczyk said Saturday. “The ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Volunteers needed: Citywide cleanup scheduled for Earth Day

Vicksburg residents will be taking to the streets April 22 to clean up the city. The city of Vicksburg, Downtown Vicksburg, Visit Vicksburg and the ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Westside Theatre Foundation, Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation partner to highlight Hollywood’s best

For the past few years, Oscar-nominated short films have been screened at the Strand Theatre. This year the tradition will continue but at a different ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Fire department responds to vehicle fire at McDonald’s

Operations at the McDonald’s location on Clay Street were briefly suspended Monday as emergency units responded to a vehicle fire in the restaurant’s parking lot. ... Read more

2 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Mississippi River Commission to visit Vicksburg on annual high-water inspection trip

The Mississippi River Commission will hold a public meeting aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Vicksburg’s riverfront. As part ... Read more

2 months ago by Tim Reeves.

City to add new pumpers to its fire truck fleet

Vicksburg is getting two new fire trucks following action by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen Friday. The board approved the purchase of two pumpers ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Vicksburg’s riverfront had plenty of company Thursday

Vicksburg’s riverfront was quite full Thursday, as two riverboats — the American Jazz and the American Countess — were docked behind the Old Depot Museum. ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

‘Once-in-a-generation project’: Port of Vicksburg expansion project moves forward

Talk of either building a new Port of Vicksburg or expanding current port facilities is no longer just talk. Action is being taken on what ... Read more

2 months ago by Tim Reeves.

United Way helps plant seeds for new programs

Students at Jacob’s Ladder are creating beautiful ceramic pieces and it all started with the purchase of a kiln. After students, teachers and members of ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Officials praise smooth election despite some voter confusion

Overall, Tuesday’s Democratic Party Primary went smoothly, City Clerk Walter Osborne said. The only problem, he said, was confusion by voters over where they were ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Bailey earns spot in general election’s race for South Ward alderman

Vickie Bailey was out of breath as she commented moments after being declared the winner in Tuesday’s Democratic Party primary for South Ward alderman. “It’s ... Read more

2 months ago by Tim Reeves.

It’s a runoff: Jackson, Kimble nearly split the vote as runoff looms

The Democratic Party primary that began Tuesday will have to wait three more weeks before it is fully completed. Troy Kimble and Shawn Jackson will ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Candidate survey: Municipal candidates answer key question regarding city’s infrastructure

Editor’s note: This survey is only for those candidates taking part in the April 6 primaries. Mayoral candidates Daryl Hollingsworth and incumbent Mayor George Flaggs ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Profile 2021: When fake snakes are the best snakes

In 1849, downtown Vicksburg was transformed with the building of St. Paul Catholic Church. The church was one of the first in the state to ... Read more

2 months ago by Anna Kate Doiron.

All voters — regardless of affiliation — can take part in Tuesday’s party primary

Registered voters living in the city can vote in Vicksburg’s April 6 Democratic primary for municipal offices regardless of their political affiliation, City Clerk Walter ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Public records: Recent deeds, marriage licenses filed with Warren County

Public records filed at the Warren County Courthouse between March 22 and March 29.   Warranty Deeds • Thomas A. Adcock and Patricia R. Adcock ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Candidate Survey: Candidates share how they will address public safety issues

One of the most important services a municipal government can provide its citizens is public safety, which is provided by two agencies: the police department, ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Legislature allows city to provide crucial funding to MCITy project

The Thad Cochran Mississippi Center for Innovation and Technology, also known as MCITy, will be the beneficiary of $300,000 a year from the city of ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Grab a passport and experience Vicksburg all over again

Visiting the many attractions Vicksburg has to offer has never been more fun. The Vicksburg Convention Center and Visitor’s Bureau has launched a unique concept ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

City approves levee project to protect waterline, facilitate Vicksburg Forest Products’ expansion

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen have accepted the bid of a Yazoo County contractor to extend the Haining Road Levee surrounding Vicksburg Forest Products. ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

Change of heart: Mayoral candidate supports changing Vicksburg’s form of government

If Vicksburg is going to move forward into the future, Willis Thompson said, it is going to have to change its form of government. Speaking ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

City takes action to address slide issues, including fixing Riverfront Park

The city of Vicksburg is borrowing up to $4 million to repair slide areas caused by heavy rains in January and April 2020. The board ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

Portion of Cherry Street closed Monday for fiber optic work

Cherry Street, between Grove and Jackson streets, will be closed for about half the day Monday as crews work to lay fiber across the street. ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Public records: Recent deeds, marriage licenses filed with Warren County

Public records filed at the Warren County Courthouse between March 8 and March 22.   Warranty Deeds • Kofi Apenyo to Sengrid J. Jones, 127, ... Read more

3 months ago by Tim Reeves.

The return to the classroom took a lot of work, not luck

Cases of COVID-19 in our public and private schools since students returned to the classroom in August have been minimal. But, those thankfully low numbers ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Local churches had to adapt quickly during pandemic

In times of crisis, it is our spiritual community that often helps guide us through tough times. But when the country was forced to shut ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

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