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Loosa Yokena plantation has a deep, rich history and a legacy of loving owners

A patriot, a determined woman and a Native American burial ground are all pieces of Loosa Yokena Plantation’s history.    Acquired by James Hyland as ... Read more

3 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

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.

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.

County announces closures in response to Shelter in Place order

The Warren County Board of Supervisors Thursday announced all county buildings including the courthouse and justice court will be locked beginning Friday at 5 p.m.  ... Read more

4 days ago by Tim Reeves.

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.

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.

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.

MDOT to close 465 Tuesday afternoon

The Mississippi Department of Transportation will close Mississippi 465 from U.S. 61 North to the backwater levee beginning Tuesday at 2 p.m. MDOT spokesman Mike ... Read more

6 days ago by John Surratt.

Corps announces gates at Steele Bayou closed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announced Monday the gates of the Steele Bayou Control Structure, located approximately 10 miles north of Vicksburg, ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

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.

Supervisors adopt federal measures to expand sick time benefits

In a special-called meeting Monday, the Warren County Board of Supervisors adopted measures to protect the earnings of county employees impacted by the spread of ... 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.

Remember, don’t vote Tuesday; it was rescheduled to June

As a reminder, the runoff election for Congressional District 2, Republican Party, once scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed by Gov. Tate Reeves due to ... Read more

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

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

1 week 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.

Hollinger joins Vicksburg dermatology practice

Vicksburg has a new dermatologist in town. Dr. Jasmine Hollinger has joined Robert C. Clingan Dermatology as a provider. “I am excited to be adopted ... Read more

1 week ago by Catherine Hadaway.

Community leaders to hold another COVID-19 press conference Sunday

In the wake of the first confirmed positive test conducted in Warren County, Vicksburg and Warren County officials will hold a press conference Sunday afternoon ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

During school closures, elementary school librarian takes to Facebook to share her passion for reading

For the first time, school children from across the county are navigating their studies from home. Because of the concerns about the spread of the ... Read more

1 week ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Convention Center staff creates, donates 50 protective masks to Vicksburg Fire Department

When it comes to our community, those first responders who serve on the front lines of our public safety and public health are our superheroes. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Confirmed cases in Mississippi reach 485, still no confirmed cases in Warren County

Thursday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 108 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi. The state total now stands at 485, with six deaths ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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