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Porter’s Chapel to remain closed Monday

Due to continued concerns about water service within the city limits, and at the request of Mayor George Flaggs Jr, Porter’s Chapel Academy announced Sunday ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Local restaurants step to feed first responders during severe ice storm

Last week’s brutal ice storm arrived in Vicksburg and Warren County on Sunday, and didn’t let up until the following Saturday. For a week, the ... Read more

4 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Vicksburg man indicted for August drive-by shooting

The Warren County grand jury has handed down a two-count indictment charging a Vicksburg man in an August drive-by shooting. The indictment from the January ... Read more

4 days ago by John Surratt.

City introduces emergency water plan as water pressure continues to build

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. has initiated a 48-hour emergency plan to help the city’s water system recover in the wake of last week’s weather. Flaggs ... Read more

4 days ago by John Surratt.

Flaggs looking to hire temporary help for 90 days

Mayor George Flags Jr. said he will be hiring temporary workers for 90 days under his plan to lift the city’s four-year hiring freeze and ... Read more

4 days ago by John Surratt.

Flaggs asks community to reduce water useage for 48 hours

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. has asked that residents voluntarily reduce water usage as city crews continue to work to restore service interruption caused by the ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

MDOT makes repairs, U.S. 80 reopened

A section of U.S. 80, between Newman Road and Cumberland Road, has reopened to traffic after employees for the Mississippi Department of Transportation completed repairs ... Read more

5 days ago by John Surratt.

Less than 3,000 remain without power in Warren County

Less than 3,000 Entergy customers remain without power in Warren County, according to information from the utility. “We’ve done pretty good,” Entergy customer service representative ... Read more

5 days ago by John Surratt.

Water service slowly returning to Vicksburg

About 85 percent of the Vicksburg Water System’s customers are back on with full service, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said Saturday evening. Flaggs said the ... Read more

5 days ago by John Surratt.

Washout shuts down section of U.S. 80

Mississippi Department of Transportation workers are repairing a washed-out area of the shoulder of U.S. 80 near Newman Road that has closed the highway between ... Read more

5 days ago by John Surratt.

Flaggs to lift hiring freeze; hiring more public works employees

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said he is lifting the city’s hiring freeze approved by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen in 2017 to hire more ... Read more

5 days ago by John Surratt.

Water pressure still building, car washes shut down

The city of Vicksburg is asking those residents who have water to stop using water until 2 p.m. to allow pressure to rebuild within the ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Video: The beautiful sounds of fall — falling ice that is

With the sun shining and temperatures expected to well-surpass freezing later today, the ice that has blanketed our trees, our mailboxes, our vehicles, our homes, ... Read more

5 days ago by Tim Reeves.

COVID-19 cases in Warren County are plummeting

Whether it is mitigating measures working or the lack of reporting during a historic ice storm, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Warren County ... Read more

5 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Mississippi Lottery adds $75M to state revenue since July

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi has collected more than $75 million since July 1 from the state lottery. State law specifies that the first $80 million ... Read more

5 days ago by The Associated Press.

Ice storm recap: The slow thaw begins

For more than a week, Warren County has been subjected to a severe winter storm that brought inches of ice, sleet and freezing rain, along ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

State health department gives precautions for boil water notice

Vicksburg remains under a boil water notice until further notice as public works and utility employees work to repair leaks and get the water system ... Read more

6 days ago by John Surratt.

Flaggs: More help is on the way

As of 7:30 p.m. Friday, more than 5,700 Entergy customers in Warren County remain without power. But, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said more help is ... Read more

6 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Banquet honoring police officers, firefighters of the year postponed

The Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club’s annual Officer/Fire Person of the Year Banquet has been postponed. “We decided to postpone it because of everything that’s been ... Read more

6 days ago by John Surratt.

Waste Management to resume ‘limited’ service Saturday

Waste Management will resume limited commercial and roll-off service in Vicksburg and Warren County on Saturday. All Waste Management collection services, including residential, commercial and ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Saturday’s COVID-19 vaccination appointments rescheduled

As roads begin to clear and temperatures warm up, state health officials felt it was important to wait just a few more days before resuming ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Interior leaks in closed buildings contributing to water problem

With all of the ice on the ground and in the trees, it seems strange that water is a problem. But, it has become a ... Read more

6 days ago by John Surratt.

911 calls exceed 2,000 during winter storm

For the five-day period from 12:01 a.m. Monday through 12:01 a.m. Friday, dispatcher for Vicksburg-Warren 911 received 2,339 calls for assistance as two winter storms ... Read more

6 days ago by John Surratt.

The sun is out: Water and power restoration efforts show improvement

Some roads remain blocked by trees and more than 6,000 Entergy customers remain without power, but the sun is coming out and temperatures are expected ... Read more

7 days ago by Tim Reeves.

The Vicksburg Post offers free access to Friday’s e-edition

Due to icy road conditions, The Vicksburg Post is offering a free e-edition of today’s newspaper. The Post will resume publication of the printed newspaper ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

City, county fire officials tout strong relationship in storm response

The calls for help have more than tripled and the treacherous winter conditions have caused a flood of problems and new challenges for firefighters throughout ... Read more

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

Friday appointments at county’s COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination site rescheduled

Continued poor road conditions, combined with expected frigid temperatures, have led to the cancellation of Friday’s appointments at Warren County’s drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site. This ... Read more

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

Insurance agent shares advice on handling storm damage

Having an ice-covered tree fall on your home during a winter storm is not something anyone wants to deal with. If it does, however, there ... Read more

1 week ago by Ernest Bowker.

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