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Fire calls heat up in the midst of recent cold snap

An electrical problem is believed to be the cause of a Tuesday morning fire that damaged a small ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19 forcing churches to cancel or move services online

With Mississippi and Warren County reporting spikes in the number of COVID-19 cases, local churches are either canceling ... Read more | Add your comment

Readers of The Post honor Redwood Elementary’s Pettway

Growing up in Vicksburg, Erin Pettway had her fair share of influential teachers. She recognized the impact a ... Read more | Add your comment

EPA does not object to proposed backwater pumps project

The Environmental Protection Agency has given its blessing to the Yazoo Backwater Pumps Project. According to a letter ... Read more | Add your comment

Business

Trustmark expands service offerings with myTeller

Trustmark announced Thursday its myTeller Interactive Teller Machine is now available at its main branch located in downtown Vicksburg and its branch on Halls Ferry Drive. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

COVID-19

Possible COVID-19 exposure forces public library to close

The Vicksburg-Warren County Public Library is closed due to what the library staff called “possible COVID-19 exposure.” The library, on its Facebook page Wednesday, announced ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tim Reeves.

Columnists

Two major events have helped shape our lives

I have two momentous events to talk about this week — one that happened Monday and the other is happening this coming Monday. Here’s the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, December 3, 2020 5:07 pm

Crime

Crime reports: Columbus woman faces felony drug charge

A Columbus, Miss. woman is in custody and facing felony drug charges following an incident in Vicksburg in September. According to the Vicksburg Police Department, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, December 3, 2020 4:41 pm

Sports

Alcorn men, Southern Miss women suspend basketball activities

LORMAN — COVID-19 has slowed the basketball seasons at two Mississippi colleges. The Alcorn State men’s team and Southern Miss’ women’s team both announced they ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, December 3, 2020 3:44 pm

COVID-19

Flaggs to announce new COVID-19 restriction amid rising case numbers

On Thursday Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. announced a Monday press conference, where he is expected to share additional COVID-19 restrictions for the city of Vicksburg. ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:31 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Justice retiring as VNMP superintendent

Vicksburg National Military Park Superintendent Bill Justice is retiring. Justice, who was named superintendent in July 2015, officially retired Thursday after serving five years in ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:51 am

Sports

Trophy Case: Laken Trim

FIRST BUCK: Laken Trim, 7, harvested his first buck while hunting with his grandfather, Mark Hinson on Nov. 28. • The Vicksburg Post invites its ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

Vicksburg’s Anderson earns academic honor from Tulane

NEW ORLEANS — Tulane linebacker and former Vicksburg High standout Nick Anderson was selected as a 2020 Stephen Martin Scholar, the university announced Wednesday. The ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:23 pm

Sports

Southern Miss hires Will Hall as next football head coach

Southern Miss has nabbed one of college football’s rising young stars and a native Mississippian to lead its program. The university announced Wednesday that it ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:04 pm

Local

Warren County native among Holmes nursing graduates

Warren County native Anna Ransom was among 31 Holmes Community College graduates to earn their associate degrees in nursing this fall. The students, graduating from ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 4:05 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Time is running out to adopt an Angel from the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree

There are hundreds of Angels remaining on the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree and time is running out. With more than half of their 728 angels ... Read more

by Terri Cowart Frazier, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 3:02 pm

Sports

Girls basketball roundup: Missy Gators fall just short; PCA takes care of Tallulah

FLOWOOD — With a roster that only has two seniors and eight sophomores, one of the big challenges facing the Vicksburg Missy Gators this season ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:24 am

Sports

Gators get back on the court, but not into win column

FLOWOOD — After nearly a month off, the Vicksburg Gators tempered some of their expectations for Tuesday’s game against Northwest Rankin. A win, especially in ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:22 am

BREAKING NEWS

COVID-19 cases spike ahead of expected Thanksgiving surge

This isn’t the Thanksgiving surge state health experts were expecting. It’s simply too soon. But Wednesday’s report from the Mississippi State Department of Health showed ... Read more

by Tim Reeves, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:57 am

Sports

Who’s Hot

Porter’s Chapel Academy football player Dwight Blue was selected to play in the MAIS Football All-Star Game. Blue, an offensive and defensive lineman, had 41 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:55 am

Local

Reeves forgoes statewide mask mandate, adds 13 more counties

JACKSON (AP) — Gov. Tate Reeves instituted mask mandates in 13 more Mississippi counties Tuesday but chose not to implement the measure statewide, a week ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 5:31 pm

Business

Coffee House Cafe named ‘Best of the Best’ by Post readers

Jamie Moulder opened The Coffee House Cafe on U.S. 61 North in March 2016 and has not had a slow day since. Being that busy — ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 5:16 pm

Opinion

Butler’s impact is measured more in the lives he has impacted

In August 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. to give his iconic “I Have a ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:59 pm

Sports

St. Al’s Williams, PCA lineman Blue, Tallulah and Briarfield crews among area’s MAIS all-stars

At the conclusion of a season that always seemed to be in danger of not finishing, a couple of Warren County football players will get ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:02 pm

Local

Disputing Trump, Barr says no widespread election fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:20 pm

Sports

Howland nets 500th win as Mississippi State tops Texas State

STARKVILLE (AP) — D.J. Stewart Jr. scored a career-high 23 points with five 3-pointers and coach Ben Howland secured his 500th career win as Mississippi ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:16 pm

Sports

College football, NFL TV schedule for Dec. 2-8

Note: Because of COVID-19 issues, a number of games this season are being postponed or canceled each week and the TV schedule is adjusted accordingly. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:14 pm

Local

ERDC to host annual tree lighting with COVID-19 precautions

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center is kicking off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Featuring ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:19 pm

Crime

Bond set for man in car chase that ended violent weekend in Vicksburg

A $50,000 bond has been set for an Illinois man who assaulted his girlfriend and led Vicksburg police on a chase on U.S. 61 Saturday ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:52 pm

COVID-19

City extends COVID-19 order, mask mandate into January

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. has extended the city’s COVID-19 Emergency Declaration through Jan. 4. The previous order was set to expire Wednesday. Flaggs said the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:14 pm

Columnists

Wicker: Victory against this virus may finally be on the horizon

Americans received uplifting news recently in our fight against the coronavirus. Two American drug companies, Pfizer and Moderna, announced that their newly developed COVID-19 vaccines ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:04 pm