Ben Martin, Author at The Vicksburg Post

Crime

‘Be vigilant’: Catalytic converter thefts on the rise in Vicksburg

The increase in catalytic converter thefts over the past year has been a nationwide phenomenon, and Vicksburg has been no exception. In April alone, the ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Friday, May 13, 2022 12:38 pm

News

Downtown to host Second Saturday May 14 with two musical acts, chance to win $50

The monthly Vicksburg Second Saturday event will be held this weekend around The Old Depot Museum and Levee Street Market Place. Two separate musical acts ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Thursday, May 12, 2022 2:20 pm

Crime

Vicksburg Police Reports: Driver of company-owned vehicle charged with leaving scene of an accident

A hit-and-run was reported at 7:44 a.m. on Cherry Street near Quinn’s Alley on Wednesday. According to Vicksburg Police Department reports, the driver of a ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:51 pm

Local

Vicksburg Chamber Choir performing Spring Concert on Tuesday

The Vicksburg Chamber Choir will be performing its Spring show this Tuesday, May 10 at the Church of the Holy Trinity. It will begin at ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Friday, May 6, 2022 3:30 pm

Local

Tallulah Academy rebuilding after tornado devastation thanks to community partners

Tallulah Academy is in the process of rebuilding after a tornado caused severe damage to the school on March 30. A large portion of the ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Friday, May 6, 2022 3:13 pm

Business

VWCCA Awards: Vicksburg Warren School District honors students, teachers and community partners

The awards ceremony for the Vicksburg-Warren School District Career Academies was held this past Friday at the Vicksburg Convention Center. The awards give the school ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Thursday, May 5, 2022 3:30 pm

Local

State statute allows Warren County Sheriff to keep current salary

It appears Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace will be keeping his current salary, despite initial concerns that he had been overpaid in error after census ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:13 pm

Local

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Dispose of prescription drugs through Vicksburg Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Office

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 30, a day when Mississippians are urged to safely dispose of unneeded medications at anonymous disposal sites ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Friday, April 29, 2022 3:40 pm

Crime

Vicksburg Police Reports: Check forgery, curfew violation reported Tuesday

Check Forgery reported to VPD Vicksburg Police Department officers took a report of forgery on Tuesday afternoon at the police department. The complainant stated that ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Wednesday, April 27, 2022 5:43 pm

Local

Vicksburg Warren School District receives first-ever PIE Award from State Auditor Shad White

The Vicksburg Warren School district received the first-ever Mississippi Public Innovations and Efficiencies (PIE) Award from the Mississippi State Auditor’s Office on Tuesday. The school ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Wednesday, April 27, 2022 3:00 pm

Local

Home on Harris Street a ‘total loss’ after Wednesday morning fire

A major residential home fire was reported on Harris Street Wednesday morning. At 7:17 a.m., emergency services received a call to 910 Harris St. Units ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Wednesday, April 27, 2022 11:31 am

Local

Stop the Violence and Mental Illness Rally held for 9th year

The annual Stop the Violence and Mental Illness Rally was held last Saturday at the Vicksburg City Park and Pavilion. The event was hosted by ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Tuesday, April 26, 2022 4:26 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Vicksburg Community Clean-Up Day draws large crowd

Vicksburg’s Community Clean-Up Day was hosted on Friday to coincide with Earth Day, and approximately 75 volunteers showed up to help clean up high-traffic thoroughfares ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Friday, April 22, 2022 3:43 pm

Local

Flaggs addresses crime, economic development at Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. addressed attendees as the speaker for the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon, which was held at the Vicksburg ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Thursday, April 21, 2022 5:16 pm

News

Stop the Violence and Mental Illness Rally to be held Saturday

The 9th annual Stop the Violence and Mental Illness Rally will be held on Saturday, April 23 at the Vicksburg City Pavilion at noon. The ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Tuesday, April 19, 2022 2:12 pm

Top Home

BancorpSouth donation to benefit Warren County Children’s Shelter, Canopy Children’s Solutions

The Warren County Children’s Shelter (WCCS) will benefit from a $400,000 donation from BancorpSouth to Canopy Children’s Solutions, the Jackson-based organization that operates the shelter. ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Friday, April 15, 2022 11:01 am

Local

Supervisors vote to release RFP for new Warren County Jail design

The Warren County Board of Supervisors voted on Monday to release the request for design proposals for a new county jail on U.S. 80. The ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Friday, April 8, 2022 6:12 pm

Crime

Three Claiborne County men arrested in connection with stolen property

Three Claiborne County men have been arrested following reports of a Generac generator being stolen, according to the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Friday, April 8, 2022 10:57 am

Downtown Vicksburg

Vicksburg’s Lesley Silver to be honored as a Mississippi Treasure

Vicksburg resident Lesley Silver will be honored on April 12 as a “Mississippi Treasure” by The Mississippi State Committee of the National Museum of Women ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:54 pm

Local

West Monroe man dies from injuries sustained in two-vehicle crash

William A. McCuin, 62 of West Monroe, La., died Tuesday from injuries sustained from a two-vehicle crash that occurred April 2 on LA Highway 34 ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Thursday, April 7, 2022 10:10 am

Local

West Monroe man killed in single-vehicle crash

Brandon Lewis, 21 of West Monroe, La., was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 15, north of Louisiana Highway 841, on April 5, ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Thursday, April 7, 2022 10:07 am

Crime

Woman shot dead in Warren County, suspect in custody

A Warren County man was arrested Monday night after a 911 call alerted authorities to a deceased person in his residence. Just after 10 p.m. ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:35 pm

Local

VWSD closing schools on Tuesday due to severe weather

All Vicksburg Warren School District schools will be closed Tuesday due to the threat of severe weather. The National Weather Service has advised that the ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Monday, April 4, 2022 3:21 pm

Business

Vicksburg’s Strand Theatre Celebrates 10 Years as venue of Westside Theatre Foundation

The Westside Theatre Foundation recently celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Strand Theatre in downtown Vicksburg. The celebration coincided with the lease renewal for another ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Monday, April 4, 2022 2:25 pm

Business

Key City Brewery celebrates 4th Anniversary, readies for expansion

Key City Brewery will celebrate its four-year anniversary this Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. at the brewery during downtown Vicksburg’s ‘Second Saturday’ event. The celebration ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Thursday, March 31, 2022 2:02 pm

Business

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held for Ash Meadows development in Vicksburg

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Ash Meadows took place last Friday morning, marking the beginning of construction for the housing development. Thirty-two new homes are planned ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Thursday, March 31, 2022 12:21 pm

Local

Area high schoolers learn residential drafting in architectural design course

A group of high school students from the Vicksburg Warren School District are taking advantage of a new residential architectural design class offered through Hinds ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Thursday, March 31, 2022 10:38 am

Local

NWS: Single tornado to blame for damage to Tallulah Academy, Eagle Lake homes

The National Weather Service in Jackson confirmed reports of a single tornado that destroyed the Tallulah Academy school building and caused heavy damage in the ... Read more

by Ben Martin, Thursday, March 31, 2022 10:19 am

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