Authorities to host drug take-back Saturday

Published 7:04 pm Thursday, April 25, 2019

Help keep Vicksburg safe.

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back day. For those who have expired or unused medicines, they can bring it to the Walgreens Pharmacy parking lot, 3341 Halls Ferry Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sponsored by the Vicksburg Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, take-back day will offer the community a safe and environmentally friendly way to dispose of medications that are commonly abused.

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The sheriff’s office will have a collection site in the front parking lot at the Outlets of Vicksburg off South Frontage Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We will have our mobile headquarters set up at the parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,” he said.

Medications that will be accepted at the collection sire are narcotics, over-the-counter medication, prescription medication and vitamins.

Syringes, inhalers, liquid mediations, ointments and lotions will not be accepted.

The drug take-back is free and anonymous.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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