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City OK’s contract for road extension, pickleball courts

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday approved two items expected to enhance Halls Ferry Park. In unanimous ... Read more | Add your comment

No shots fired: Incident in Walmart sparks active shooter calls

An apparent confrontation between an individual and a group of people inside Walmart resulted in multiple calls to ... Read more | Add your comment

Louisiana Department of Transportation extending lane closures

Lane closures on the Interstate 20 bridge over the Mississippi River have been extended through Feb. 14, according ... Read more | Add your comment

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

COVID-19

VWSD provides weekly update on COVID-19 activity within schools

In its weekly COVID-19 activity report to the Mississippi State Department of Health, the Vicksburg Warren School District announced six positive cases involving students and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tim Reeves.

Local

Mississippi College releases Fall 2020 president’s list

CLINTON — The Mississippi College Office of Academic Affairs has announced the students named to the president’s list for the Fall 2020 semester. To be eligible ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

Hillcrest snaps Lady Flashes’ winning streak

The St. Aloysius Lady Flashes got a balanced scoring effort on Monday night, but the final score against Hillcrest Christian was not the same. Amber ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 11:07 am

BREAKING NEWS

Appointments open up for Warren County COVID-19 vaccination site

Even before local officials could publicize that appointments for the drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site in Warren County were open, residents were already flocking to the ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:32 am

Crime

Crime reports: Gun stolen in Georgia recovered during Vicksburg traffic stop

A Vicksburg man is facing felony weapons charges following a traffic stop late Friday. Xavier Porter, 24, of Vicksburg, was arrested at the scene of ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Monday, January 25, 2021 4:51 pm

Crime

Crime reports: Vicksburg man chokes, threatens to kill girlfriend

A Vicksburg man has been charged with aggravated assault, domestic violence following an incident Saturday afternoon. Saturday, at 4:06 p.m., officers responded to an address ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Monday, January 25, 2021 4:21 pm

COVID-19

Crime reports: Multiple meth arrests made during weekend traffic stops

In two separate traffic stops over the weekend, officers made multiple arrests for possession of methamphetamine, with one of those individuals also now facing felony ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Monday, January 25, 2021 3:50 pm

Crime

Crime reports: Vicksburg family discovers man living in their home

A family returning to their Washington Street home after a “period of weeks” discovered a Flora man had taken up residence. On Sunday, at 8:39 ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Monday, January 25, 2021 3:40 pm

COVID-19

COVID-19 cases continue to trend lower in Warren County

As January is on the doorstep of becoming the worst month of the COVID-19 pandemic in Warren County, the recent trend of new cases in ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Monday, January 25, 2021 2:25 pm

BREAKING NEWS

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, Shawn Jackson is now seeking a different ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Monday, January 25, 2021 1:29 pm

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

by Tim Reeves, Monday, January 25, 2021 1:01 pm

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

COVID-19

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 vaccination site is becoming closer to reality. ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Sunday, January 24, 2021 4:11 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

Fire reported at Shamrock Apartments

Hot grease was the cause of a fire that damaged an apartment at the Shamrock Apartments on Belva Drive. The fire occurred about 5 p.m. ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:20 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