We are off to an exciting start to 2020

Published 3:31 pm Tuesday, January 7, 2020

A new year comes with resolutions and the opportunity for new beginnings.

That has always been exciting to me. I’m reminded of the anticipation I felt as a student. As summer came to an end, the start of a new school year promised opportunities to study different subjects, to get to know new groups of people and to get involved with different extracurricular activities.

When I think about the opportunity on the horizon for Vicksburg and Warren County, I get that same familiar feeling.

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The light reflecting off the Mississippi Hardware building’s newly installed windows seems to beckon ERDCWERX and other tenants to come on, move in and make good use of its space. Soon, research and development conducted at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center will be shared with the private sector within those walls, creating a strong link between the center and our local and state economy for the first time.

In the heart of our downtown, construction on Washington St. is making headway on multiple blocks, and at least two new tenants are working to get spaces ready to open new businesses.

An analysis has been ordered to study whether a new or expanded port is needed on the waterfront.

For the first time in many years, city and county governments have vowed to work together for the betterment of all of Vicksburg and Warren County. And, to make our government ties that much stronger, Vicksburg has a good friend at 400 High St. in hometown boy Lieutenant Governor-Elect Delbert Hosemann.

The community can say with confidence that there are many opportunities and good things on the horizon for Vicksburg and Warren County. If our leadership keeps the synergy going, we are surely going into the start of a bustling economic decade for our hometown.

Here’s to the rolling 2020s!

 

Catherine Boone Hadaway is publisher of The Vicksburg Post. She can be reached at catherine.hadaway@vicksburgpost.com.

About Catherine Hadaway

Catherine Hadaway, as The Vicksburg Post’s publisher, oversees the business operations of the newspaper. She is a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis where she earned bachelor’s degrees in Business and Religion. She is a Director of Boone Newsmedia, Inc., the family company that owns The Post. Catherine comes from a long line of newspaper publishers, starting with her grandfather, Buford Boone, who served as publisher of The Tuscaloosa News and earned journalism's highest honor when he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1957 for his editorial titled "What a Price for Peace." Catherine is a member of The Rotary Club of Vicksburg, Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg, The Heritage Guild, The Sampler Antique Club and The Vicksburg Warren County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Executive Committee.

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