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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.

Annual community outreach, volunteer program continues in the face of pandemic

One week each summer, adults and youth from across the community provide services to those who could not otherwise repair their homes. These volunteers have ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Food pantry ready to help: ‘If they show up we will feed them’

The Storehouse Community Food Pantry once again needs the community’s help. But it’s different this time. “We don’t need money and we don’t need donations ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Tremendous turnout for city’s annual summer tennis camp

On the first day of the City of Vicksburg’s annual youth tennis camp, program director Rick Shields said he figured the response would go one ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ernest Bowker.

Options for parents: First details of school district’s reopening plan unveiled

Parents in Warren County whose children attend schools within the Vicksburg Warren School District will have two choices very soon. The first option is to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Park to reopen tour road for vehicles, cemetery to pedestrians

Officials with the Vicksburg National Military Park announced the park will reopen vehicle access to the park’s tour road and pedestrian access to the Vicksburg ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Flaggs says decision on Danczyk post coming July 6

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said he continued to stand by Fire Chief Craig Danczyk and announced the Board of Mayor and Aldermen will reach a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Vicksburg Police make changes to policies, bans use of chokeholds

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved two changes to the Vicksburg Police Department’s policies and procedures Thursday. The first change, to the department’s rules ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Vicksburg Kiwanis Club awards nine scholarships to local graduates

The Vicksburg Kiwanis Club recently awarded $8,000 in scholarships to nine seniors, who were members of the three Key Clubs sponsored by the club.  Because ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Torgerson takes command of Vicksburg Salvation Army

It took a trip from home to help Janna Torgerson find her calling. A major in the Salvation Army, Torgerson is the new officer in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Contract awarded for repairs to damaged section of U.S. 80

Repairs are expected to begin soon on a damaged section of U.S. 80, a Mississippi Department of Transportation spokesman said. MDOT spokesman Mike Flood said ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

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.

Flaggs calls for random checks of businesses, citations for those not adhering to health orders

“We cannot afford to become a hot spot.” With that simple statement, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. issued a warning to local residents and businesses that ... 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

2 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

2 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Warren County’s recent trend of spiking new case numbers continues

A report by the Mississippi State Department of Health Monday ended a five-day period where the state was unable to provide county-by-county figures of new ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

City continuing efforts to buy Oak Street property for animal shelter

Vicksburg’s efforts to purchase land on Oak Street for a new animal shelter have not been put on the back shelf, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

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

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Dr. Hopson left lasting legacy on Vicksburg and Warren County

With more than five decades in the medical field, Dr. Briggs Hopson Jr. touched countless lives and influenced those who followed. He has been described ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Family announces the death of beloved Dr. Hopson

A man, a doctor, who became a pillar of the Vicksburg community died Saturday. In a post on social media Sunday morning, local attorney and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Schools within the Vicksburg Warren School District are set to reopen on schedule

As of right now, the Vicksburg Warren School District will be opening its doors to students on Aug. 7. But, Superintendent Chad Shealy told members ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Child who drowned at YMCA Wednesday identified

The name of the child who died as a result of drowning Wednesday at the Junius Ward Johnson YMCA has been released. Tre’Vion Gray, 8, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

The show must go on: Dancers at the Debra Franco School of Dance hold recital

Re-envisioning has been the name of the game during the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants and retailers found ways to alter how they served their customers, churches ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Warren County EMA schedules Saturday mask giveaway at Vicksburg Mall

Even as communities begin to open back up, the threat of COVID-19 remains. And as a continued point of emphasis for local and state governments, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Repairs to damaged streets putting serious stress on street department’s budget

Repairing weather- and flood-damaged streets have reduced the street department’s supply budget by almost half, city figures show. Torrential rains in January and February, combined ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

ERDC researcher honored by University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Kent Newman of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center received a distinguished honor from the University of Southern Mississippi — the 2020 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Boy attending summer camp at YMCA drowns

Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey confirmed an 8-year-old boy who emergency officials worked to save from drowning Wednesday afternoon has died. The boy, who was ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

City, Fire Department recognize employee milestones

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday honored three members of the Vicksburg Fire Department on reaching milestones in their career with the department and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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