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Sports

Warren Central sends 10 to the next level

Warren Central had 10 football players participate in national signing day on Wednesday, as they announced where they plan to continue their athletic and academic ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Thursday, February 2, 2017 8:55 am

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Teacher finds her happy place in the Vicksburg district

Two years ago Stephanie Dill almost left the education field. She was ready to walk away because she felt students’ social and emotional needs were ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:26 am

Sports

Gators crush Lanier on senior night

The Vicksburg Gators turned senior night into one big party. Led by seniors Kirk Parker and Joe Thomas, who scored 15 and 12 points, respectively, ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Wednesday, February 1, 2017 7:16 am

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Annual survey finds slightly more seeking shelter

It takes a mountain of faith to combat homelessness. The 2017 Point in Time Count in Warren County determined an unofficial total of 175 homeless ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:39 am

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Ehrgott wants her children to believe in themselves

Kristy Ehrgott wants to be there for her students as a counselor and an educator each day. The fifth grade St. Francis Xavier Elementary School ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:38 am

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Russell: I teach because it is truly the joy of my life

Giving students an education, a voice and a leadership role is the way Staria Russell approaches her classroom. The kindergarten teacher was named Redwood Elementary ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Monday, January 30, 2017 8:07 am

Local

Students join forces to produce movies on iPads

Integrating technology into the classroom has become a learning experience for students of all ages. Recently students at St. Francis Xavier Elementary School have been ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Monday, January 30, 2017 8:03 am

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Peck strives to affirm in students their abilities and love for self, others

Inspiring her students to do their very best is what Claire Peck tries to do every day in her classroom. “I’m big on affirmation,” she ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Saturday, January 28, 2017 7:49 pm

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Participants raise $12,942 for Warren County Children’s Shelter at eighth cook-off

Meat, beans, sauces and peppers were heating up Saturday afternoon outside of Lady Luck Casino. The eighth annual Chili for Children Cook-off took place from ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Saturday, January 28, 2017 7:44 pm

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Vicksburg Junior High’s Amy Schwartz: Teaching is my destiny

Seeing her students succeed is important to Amy Schwartz. The seventh grade English language arts teacher has been named the Teacher of the Year for ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Friday, January 27, 2017 7:59 pm

News

Student’s art project wins state

A Vicksburg student’s art project has been selected for an international competition. Redwood Elementary School student Haley Noble, 12, won the state Lions Peace Poster ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Friday, January 27, 2017 7:46 pm

Local

Jefferies focuses on her students growth through the year

Veronica Jefferies loves math, science and children. Even though she never thought she would be a teacher, she has found her niche as a fifth ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Friday, January 27, 2017 9:45 am

Local

Teams compete in mathematics competition

Students from six Warren County Schools battled it out Thursday in an academic competition that got gears turning in their minds. The U.S. Army Corps ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Friday, January 27, 2017 9:41 am

Sports

Miller scores 20 as Porters Chapel beats Rebul

Porters Chapel Academy almost lost a big lead Thursday night, but gained a winning streak. Shelton Miller scored 20 points, Jake Arias had 16 and ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Friday, January 27, 2017 9:21 am

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After four decades, Jenkins looks back on great career

For the past 41 years Marlene Jenkins has educated children in Mississippi and Louisiana. Just last week she decided she was going out on a ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:10 am

Business

Chamber marks good year, plans for a strong ’17

The Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce closed out another year Tuesday of striving to make Vicksburg the best it can be. Chamber president Lynn Foley ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:59 am

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Second suspect sought

One person has been questioned and released as police search for a second suspect in connection with a Saturday night shoplifting incident at a Vicksburg ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:46 am

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Previous failures do not stop Price from reaching success

First-grade teacher Woodrow Price is looking to right a wrong he has had to deal with in the public education system. The Sherman Avenue Elementary ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:01 am

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Vicksburg Police recover stolen vehicle

Vicksburg police Monday recovered a car reported stolen Sunday from the 1300 block of Washington Street, police Capt. Sandra Williams said. The 2013 Honda Civic ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:44 am

Sports

Missy Gators fall against Grenada in soccer playoffs

A hard-fought first half was not enough for the Vicksburg Missy Gators to pull out a win in the first round of the MHSAA Class ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:14 am

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Teen killed in afternoon collision

A motorcycle wreck has claimed the life of a Warren County teen. At 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Warren County Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Tuesday, January 24, 2017 8:41 pm

News

School district names Billings administrator of year

Guiding students through years of education takes a community of people dedicated to seeing future generations succeed. Those teachers and administrators who have gone above ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:30 am

News

Found message leads to school leaders briefly evacuating Warren Central Junior High School

Students at Warren Central Junior High School were evacuated from the school briefly Tuesday morning as police did a precautionary sweep of the building. “Earlier ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:24 am

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Blues group off to represent Vicksburg at international competition next week

“I didn’t choose the blues, but the blues chose me.” The lyrics rolled from Keith Johnson’s soul and out of his mouth filling up the ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:23 am

Local

Registration opens for pre-K programs

It’s almost never too early to start thinking about next year when it comes to education. Preparations are now being made for the 2017-2018 school year ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Monday, January 23, 2017 8:54 am

Local

Leader in Me symposium attendees wowed by area students

On the last day of the Leader in Me symposium, attendees visited several local schools to see the program in action by talking to the ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:44 pm

Local

Teacher helping students’ family recover from fire

When tragedy strikes, sometimes a helping hand is near. Just over a week ago an electrical malfunction with the hot water heater made a Vicksburg ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:41 pm

Local

St. Al students, who followed election closely, witness historic inauguration

All across America, citizens turned on televisions and pulled up live feeds Friday morning to see President Donald J. Trump sworn into office. Here in ... Read more

by Alana Norris, Friday, January 20, 2017 8:28 pm

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