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Utility audit helps city get $1.9 million in added revenue

The city of Vicksburg’s utility system will get an extra $1.9 million each year after an audit of its water and sewer systems found the ... Read more

14 hours ago by John Surratt.

City seeks Legislature’s approval to give annual supplement to MCITy

If the Legislature gives its approval, the Thad Cochran Mississippi Center for Innovation and Technology will be the beneficiary of an annual $300,000 supplement from ... Read more

15 hours ago by John Surratt.

Nice surprise: Vicksburg receives higher-than-expected Use Tax revenues from State

Vicksburg has received a higher-than-expected semi-annual payment from the Mississippi State Department of Revenue for Use Tax revenues totaling $392,622.25, which exceeds the previous year’s ... Read more

16 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Animal shelter finishes year with low population, spikes again in early 2021

At one time in 2020, the Vicksburg Animal Shelter had 40 rabbits. “We seized that many rabbits (from one owner); there were probably more than ... Read more

1 day ago by John Surratt.

Bridge flag honors Coleman’s distinguished service

The Army-Navy Club of Vicksburg raised a flag over the Old Mississippi River Bridge Tuesday in memory of Maj. Gen. Richard E. Coleman Sr. Sponsored ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

City OK’s contract for road extension, pickleball courts

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday approved two items expected to enhance Halls Ferry Park. In unanimous votes, the board approved contacts for the ... Read more

2 days ago by John Surratt.

Appointments quickly fill up at Warren County COVID-19 vaccination site

Even before local officials could publicize that appointments for the drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site in Warren County were open, residents were already flocking to the ... Read more

2 days ago by Tim Reeves.

No shots fired: Incident in Walmart sparks active shooter calls

An apparent confrontation between an individual and a group of people inside Walmart resulted in multiple calls to Vicksburg police about an active shooter in ... Read more

2 days ago by John Surratt.

Louisiana Department of Transportation extending lane closures

Lane closures on the Interstate 20 bridge over the Mississippi River have been extended through Feb. 14, according to information from the Louisiana Department of ... Read more

3 days ago by John Surratt.

Mississippi College releases Fall 2020 president’s list

CLINTON — The Mississippi College Office of Academic Affairs has announced the students named to the president’s list for the Fall 2020 semester. To be eligible ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

COVID-19 cases continue to trend lower in Warren County

As January became the worst month of the COVID-19 pandemic in Warren County Tuesday, the recent trend of new cases in the county is improving. ... Read more

3 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Mayor calls work session on paving, infrastructure

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. is calling a Feb. 8 work session of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to discuss a $4 million street paving ... Read more

3 days ago by John Surratt.

Jackson announces bid to become Vicksburg’s mayor

Just over a year after being sworn in as a member of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, Shawn Jackson is now seeking a different ... Read more

3 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Hinds announces Deans’ Scholars for Fall 2020

RAYMOND — Hinds Community College has announced the Deans’ Scholars for the Fall 2020 semester. Deans’ Scholars are those students with a cumulative 3.5 to ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

COVID-19 vaccination site ‘should’ begin administering vaccines Feb. 1

COVID-19 vaccines “should” begin being administered at a drive-thru site in Warren County beginning Feb. 1. Warren County Emergency Management Agency Director John Elfer said ... Read more

3 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Warren County COVID-19 vaccine site one step closer to reality

From city and county leaders to those in the Legislature, Warren County’s advocacy to host a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site is becoming closer to reality. ... Read more

4 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Two weddings within one year kept the Fordice family quite busy

There is a saying that sisters are different flowers from the same garden.   |||   What a beautiful proverb. And how apropos these words are for ... Read more

4 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Fire reported at Shamrock Apartments

Hot grease was the cause of a fire that damaged an apartment at the Shamrock Apartments on Belva Drive. The fire occurred about 5 p.m. ... Read more

4 days ago by John Surratt.

‘It is bogus’: Officials don’t know what D.C. group is trying to accomplish

A mailout hitting mailboxes in and around Vicksburg from a conservative political action committee based in Washington D.C. claims the city is just days away ... Read more

5 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Mississippi awards almost $3M in preservation grants; two in Vicksburg

JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is awarding nearly $3 million for preservation and restoration projects. The Community Heritage Preservation Grant ... Read more

5 days ago by Tim Reeves.

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

Public records filed at the Warren County Courthouse between Jan. 11 and Jan. 18.   Warranty Deeds Sara Stevenson Abraham, Sara Stevenson Abraham, Executrix, and ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Doc: COVID vaccination plan for long-term care was ‘faulty’

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi’s top health official criticized the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine within the state’s long-term care facilities Friday, calling the plan made ... Read more

5 days ago by The Associated Press.

Yazoo Backwater Pumps Project gets $11.2 million from Corps

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is allocating $11.2 million for pre-construction project planning and acquiring mitigation property for the Yazoo Backwater Pump Project, according ... Read more

5 days ago by John Surratt.

Bowmar students launch digital newspaper — The Leader’s Log

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Three Bowmar Avenue Elementary students had the idea to start a school newspaper and, with a little help from ... Read more

5 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Warren County residents take part in ‘Bernie’ internet craze

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Wearing mittens made out of recycled materials and a warm winter jacket, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled off a casual inauguration ... Read more

5 days ago by The Associated Press.

‘White wall’ of fog hampers weeks-long search for hunters

Authorities hope to get back on the Mississippi River after the weather has hampered recent efforts to continue the search for two duck hunters missing ... Read more

6 days ago by John Surratt.

Merit Health River Region welcomes new surgeon to its team

Merit Health River Region has announced the addition of Dr. Matthew Knight, general surgeon, to its staff.  Knight joins the group with certifications through the ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Flaggs qualifies to run for third term

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. qualified for re-election to a third term as mayor of Vicksburg on Friday. Flaggs, who is running as an independent, filed ... Read more

6 days ago by John Surratt.

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