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Mayor calls work session on paving, infrastructure

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. is calling a Feb. 8 work session of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen ... Read more | Add your comment

Jackson announces bid to become Vicksburg’s mayor

Just over a year after being sworn in as a member of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, ... Read more | Add your comment

Warren County COVID-19 vaccine site one step closer to reality

From city and county leaders to those in the Legislature, Warren County’s advocacy to host a drive-through COVID-19 ... Read more | Add your comment

Fire reported at Shamrock Apartments

Hot grease was the cause of a fire that damaged an apartment at the Shamrock Apartments on Belva ... Read more | Add your comment

Downtown Vicksburg

Mayor calls work session on paving, infrastructure

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. is calling a Feb. 8 work session of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to discuss a $4 million street paving ... Read more | Add your comment

by John Surratt.

Crime

Teen wanted in connection to recent shooting captured

A Vicksburg teenager wanted in connection to shooting at his ex-girlfriend earlier this month is in custody. Kentavious Ford, 17, was arrested after a drawn-out ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tim Reeves.

Local

Hinds announces Deans’ Scholars for Fall 2020

RAYMOND — Hinds Community College has announced the Deans’ Scholars for the Fall 2020 semester. Deans’ Scholars are those students with a cumulative 3.5 to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, January 25, 2021 10:49 am

BREAKING NEWS

COVID-19 vaccination site ‘should’ begin administering vaccines Feb. 1

COVID-19 vaccines “should” begin being administered at a drive-thru site in Warren County beginning Feb. 1. Warren County Emergency Management Agency Director John Elfer said ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Monday, January 25, 2021 8:52 am

Local

Entergy working to restore power to hundreds of customers

More than 600 Entergy customers are trying to make their way to work or school this morning without power. As of 7:30 a.m. Monday, Entergy ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, January 25, 2021 7:46 am

Columnists

Mississippians must remember they control their own destiny

A degree of turmoil following November’s contentious elections was expected. The extent of the unrest surpassed anything fathomed, culminating in a full-fledged attack on the ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Sunday, January 24, 2021 5:35 pm

Local

Two weddings within one year kept the Fordice family quite busy

There is a saying that sisters are different flowers from the same garden.   |||   What a beautiful proverb. And how apropos these words are for ... Read more

by Terri Cowart Frazier, Sunday, January 24, 2021 2:56 pm

Sports

Sports column: College football, Part 2, is approaching fast

There’s an old joke in the South that there are two seasons — football, and spring football. Thanks to COVID-19, that will actually be true ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, January 24, 2021 2:00 pm

Sports

Game Plan

The Vicksburg Post welcomes your items for the Game Plan. Submit items by email sports@vicksburgpost.com and include the name and phone number of a contact ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, January 24, 2021 10:00 am

Sports

Who’s Hot

Hendrix Eldridge, 12, won the women’s Chill in the Hills10K championship on Jan. 16 with a time of 50 minutes, 22 seconds. Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:55 am

Sports

Coleman nets win No. 600 as St. Al beats Washington

In a span of 24 hours, the St. Aloysius Lady Flashes surpassed last season’s win total and gave their coach a milestone victory. Elizabeth Theriot ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, January 23, 2021 6:54 pm

Sports

Warren Central Junior High’s run ends in Little Six championship game

Warren Central Junior High’s boys’ basketball team entered the Little Six Tournament with a .500 record and not much more than a dream of winning ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, January 23, 2021 6:53 pm

Local

‘It is bogus’: Officials don’t know what D.C. group is trying to accomplish

A mailout hitting mailboxes in and around Vicksburg from a conservative political action committee based in Washington D.C. claims the city is just days away ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:03 pm

Local

Mississippi awards almost $3M in preservation grants; two in Vicksburg

JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is awarding nearly $3 million for preservation and restoration projects. The Community Heritage Preservation Grant ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Saturday, January 23, 2021 4:19 pm

Local

Public records: Recent deeds, marriage licenses filed with Warren County

Public records filed at the Warren County Courthouse between Jan. 11 and Jan. 18.   Warranty Deeds Sara Stevenson Abraham, Sara Stevenson Abraham, Executrix, and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, January 23, 2021 3:59 pm

COVID-19

Doc: COVID vaccination plan for long-term care was ‘faulty’

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi’s top health official criticized the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine within the state’s long-term care facilities Friday, calling the plan made ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, January 23, 2021 3:52 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Vicksburg completes perfect season by capturing Little Six Championship

Coach Julius Williams knew there was pressure on Vicksburg’s ninth-grade boys’ basketball team. They had an undefeated season heading into the Little Six tournament and ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Saturday, January 23, 2021 2:25 pm

Local

Yazoo Backwater Pumps Project gets $11.2 million from Corps

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is allocating $11.2 million for pre-construction project planning and acquiring mitigation property for the Yazoo Backwater Pump Project, according ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, January 23, 2021 1:45 pm

Local

Bowmar students launch digital newspaper — The Leader’s Log

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Three Bowmar Avenue Elementary students had the idea to start a school newspaper and, with a little help from ... Read more

by Terri Cowart Frazier, Saturday, January 23, 2021 1:27 pm

Sports

Madison Central thwarts Warren Central’s playoff hopes

In the final moments of Friday’s game against Madison Central, Tony King shook free from the defense and unleashed a rocket of a shot toward ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, January 22, 2021 11:54 pm

Sports

Basketball roundup: Lady Flashes lock down Park Place, VHS sweeps Ridgeland, PCA girls win in OT

The St. Aloysius Lady Flashes used some tight defense and a balanced scoring effort to find a win near the end of a long and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 22, 2021 11:51 pm

Local

Warren County residents take part in ‘Bernie’ internet craze

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Wearing mittens made out of recycled materials and a warm winter jacket, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled off a casual inauguration ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, January 22, 2021 9:08 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Fire destroys Harrison Street home; family escapes

A Vicksburg family is safe but shaken after they were able to escape a devasting house fire Friday evening. At around 6:45 p.m. Friday, 911 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 22, 2021 7:14 pm

Local

Emergency units responding to accident on Halls Ferry

Units with the Vicksburg Fire Department and the Vicksburg Police Department have responded to a 4-vehicle accident on Halls Ferry near Confederate Avenue and Divison ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 22, 2021 5:21 pm

Crime

Crime reports: Officers respond to multiple burglary calls

Wednesday, officers with the Vicksburg Police Department responded to multiple burglaries; one involving an automobile, the other a home. At 1:13 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 22, 2021 3:45 pm

Local

‘White wall’ of fog hampers weeks-long search for hunters

Authorities hope to get back on the Mississippi River after the weather has hampered recent efforts to continue the search for two duck hunters missing ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, January 22, 2021 3:03 pm

Sports

Delta State football coach Cooley gets contract extension

CLEVELAND, Miss. — Delta State University has announced a four-year contract extension for football head coach Todd Cooley. The new deal has Cooley signed through ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 22, 2021 2:28 pm