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Easter Sunday Sunrise Service will go on, at Halls Ferry Park

Even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, shelter-in-place orders, and fear about the future, some traditions are too important to cancel. For the 71st ... Read more

23 hours ago by Ernest Bowker.

Barkley’s love affair with art is as dynamic and interesting as ever

Walking through Lenore Barkley’s home is a celebration of her artwork, her colorful artwork.   She jokes about not liking blank walls, blank spaces and ... Read more

3 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Traveling west with Mack Varner is a diversion from the ordinary

Whenever Mack Varner plans a weekend camping getaway, he does it right.   He assembles a small crew of friends. He gathers supplies, plots out ... Read more

3 days ago by Ernest Bowker.

Golding Barge staying busy, but is vigilant against spread of Covid-19

The effects of Covid-19 have caused a drop in business volume, but Golding Barge Lines is keeping busy the company’s president, Austin Golding said. Golding ... Read more

3 days ago by John Surratt.

Hobby Lobby announces it is closing stores nationwide effective Friday night

Friday, Hobby Lobby, which has a location in Vicksburg, announced that it would close beginning Friday evening. The company also announced it would furlough employees ... Read more

3 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Unemployment claims overwhelming state office

As businesses either close or reduce their workforce out of concern for the Covid-19 virus, more people are filing for unemployment benefits to help them ... Read more

3 days ago by John Surratt.

Canceled conference affects students selected for honor choirs

From the audition process to hours of practice, students from across the county had been preparing to perform during the Mississippi American Choral Directors Association ... Read more

3 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Flaggs makes official his request to Trump to help faith-based organizations, churches

In March, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said he would call on President Trump and legislative leaders on both the state and federal levels to find ... Read more

3 days ago by Tim Reeves.

St. Paul pastor flies over city; asks God’s blessing on city

MOUND, La. — Thursday afternoon, the city of Vicksburg received a blessing from above. About 2:30 pm. Thursday, the Rev. Rusty Vincent, pastor of St. ... Read more

4 days ago by John Surratt.

Volunteers and donations help both first responders and restaurants

Physically and financially, the COVID-19 outbreak is taking its toll. But with a little ingenuity, Erin Hern proposed an idea she and others hope could ... Read more

4 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

City, county adopt stronger restrictions, city issues shelter-in-place order beginning Friday evening

In the span of three hours Thursday, both the Warren County Board of Supervisors and the city of Vicksburg took steps to place further restrictions ... Read more

4 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Local pastors using alternate means to observe Holy Week

For Christians around the world, services this Sunday, Palm Sunday, marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final days leading to the celebration of Easter. ... Read more

4 days ago by John Surratt.

NFL star, Vicksburg native Malcolm Butler donates $10,000 to United Way program

Vicksburg’s biggest sports star is chipping in to help feed the city’s elderly during the COVID-19 crisis. Tennessee Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler, a Vicksburg native ... Read more

4 days ago by Ernest Bowker.

Barges break loose after tow hits bridge

The old U.S. 80 bridge was been reopened Thursday morning to rail traffic after the bridge was struck by a southbound tow earlier in the ... Read more

4 days ago by John Surratt.

Seniors call time ‘bittersweet’ as they pick up caps and gowns they may never use

Usually Phil Tally would have set up a booth in the hallway of either Vicksburg High School or Warren Central High School to hand out ... Read more

5 days ago by Tim Reeves.

City’s animal shelter temporarily closing to the public

The Vicksburg Animal Shelter is closed to the public, shelter director Kacie Lindsey said. “With a lot of people off work, we’ve had people just ... Read more

5 days ago by John Surratt.

Park officials constantly evaluating risks to public in remaining open

If he were Secretary of the Interior, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said he would close the Vicksburg National Military Park. Flaggs’ comment came during Sunday’s ... Read more

5 days ago by John Surratt.

Surge locally on the Mississippi River, Delta coming

The Mississippi River is expected to crest April 7 at 50 feet and then begin falling, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service Office in ... Read more

5 days ago by John Surratt.

Virus concerns force NRoute to suspend normal routes

NRoute has suspended its normal routes as a precaution against exposing employees and passengers to the COVID-19 virus. The decision was made last week. NRoute ... Read more

6 days ago by John Surratt.

Vicksburg neighborhood sends out messages of hope

Desmond Tutu once said, “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” It is words like these of ... Read more

6 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

ERDC called to build hospital room prototypes for COVID-19 response

As outbreaks of the COVID-19 worsen, medical facilities in some of America’s largest cities are reaching capacity and government leaders are looking for creative solutions. ... Read more

6 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Latorre asks for public’s patience as results of COVID-19 testing lag

More testing sites are opening across the state, but it’s taking longer for some health care professionals to get the results, a Vicksburg physician said ... Read more

7 days ago by John Surratt.

State health officials, Guard and local agencies combine to set-up COVID-19 test site

Monday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 89 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state ... Read more

7 days ago by Tim Reeves.

First responders take every precaution in dealing with county’s first confirmed COVID-19 case

Among the first people to have contact with Warren County’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 were Vicksburg Fire Department paramedics, Fire Chief Craig Danczyk said. ... Read more

7 days ago by John Surratt.

Jazz Fest, Old Courthouse Flea Market organizers reschedule events due to virus concerns

Two more annual springtime events have been added to the growing list of events impacted by the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Alcorn State ... Read more

7 days ago by John Surratt.

Statewide numbers increase, officials prepare for Tuesday’s one-day test site

Monday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 89 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state ... Read more

7 days ago by Tim Reeves.

More details provided about Tuesday’s testing site at Pemberton Square Mall

The University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi State Department of Health on Tuesday will open a mobile COVID-19 sample collection site for one ... Read more

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

Stop during curfew hours leads to drug arrest

A traffic stop by Vicksburg police officers for curfew violation Friday morning resulted in the arrest of a Crystal Springs man on charges of possession ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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