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Citywide curfew will expire May 21 as casinos reopen

Following the decision by the Mississippi Gaming Commission to allow Mississippi casinos to reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 21, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. announced the citywide curfew will end Thursday, May 21 at 5 a.m.

The curfew has been a long-standing component of the city’s civil emergency plan and had been enforced each evening from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

While the citywide curfew will expire, Flaggs said the juvenile curfew, which is in place from 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. each evening will remain. He said it is unlikely the juvenile curfew will be extended beyond June 1.

The current civil emergency plan, which was revised last week to allow the reopening of salons, barbershops and gyms, was extended to Monday, June 1. It is expected that plan will be amended before next Thursday to remove the citywide curfew.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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