Blake Bell, Author at The Vicksburg Post

Downtown Vicksburg

River City Toy Fest is example of variety brought by VCC

Even among the sea of comic books, trading cards, and oversized figurines, you couldn’t miss Jason Mapp milling about during this year’s River City Toy ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Saturday, March 2, 2024 3:37 pm

Business

Classic ‘Sip Fest coming in March

Vicksburg’s Mighty ‘Sip Fest made its debut in 2023 and will return to the River City this month for a second shot, but this time ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Friday, March 1, 2024 7:43 am

Business

HCC hosts Connect & Literacy Program meeting

Warren County has been chosen as the first pilot community in the state for the Mississippi Broadband Association Connect and Literacy Program, it was announced ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Thursday, February 29, 2024 9:33 pm

Columnists

What are we gonig to do with our extra day this leap year?

Well, here we are, coming to the end of the shortest month of the year. But, 2024 is giving us a bit of a gift ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Wednesday, February 28, 2024 7:31 am

News

Cowboy up: Third annual Youth Rodeo held at Silver Creek

The culture surrounding rodeos is a world unto itself, and is filled with competition that is wrapped up with a love for animals and the ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Tuesday, February 27, 2024 11:05 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

The legacy of Miss Clotee’s biscuits continues with demonstration at Catfish Row Museum

“Miss Clotee raised us. We loved her dearly.” Those words came from a member of the audience Saturday afternoon at Catfish Row Museum just before ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Sunday, February 25, 2024 10:48 pm

Faith

Calvary Baptist Church to hold second annual Regional Institute

For the second year, Vicksburg’s Calvary Baptist Church is expecting a crowd for its Regional Institute event. This year’s institute will be held Thursday and ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Sunday, February 25, 2024 9:04 am

News

City honors late police officer with resolution; celebration of life service is Saturday

The City of Vicksburg during Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved a resolution honoring late Vicksburg Police Department (VPD) ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Saturday, February 24, 2024 8:56 am

News

‘Culture of accountability’: VPD chief says children are key to brighter future

Vicksburg Chief of Police Penny Jones may have carried her sidearm on her hip during Wednesday night’s officer of the year banquet, but she wore ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Friday, February 23, 2024 10:33 pm

Business

American Queen Voyages announces bankruptcy following abrupt closure; cites pandemic as leading cause of financial instability

American Queen Voyages (AQV) on Friday formally announced it will cease operations and file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In a letter to guests and travel ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Friday, February 23, 2024 1:33 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Economic impact of American Queen shutdown will be felt locally

While the exact nature of what led American Queen Voyages to abruptly cease operations earlier this week has yet to come into complete focus, the ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Thursday, February 22, 2024 10:50 pm

Education

Top teachers: educators of the year named at banquet

After months of anticipation, this year’s Educator of the Year awards were announced Wednesday during a special banquet at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Sponsored by ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Thursday, February 22, 2024 10:24 pm

Local

Officers of the year named by Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club

Local law enforcement officers and firefighters were honored Wednesday night by the Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club (VHBC) during the 40th Annual Officer/Fireperson of the Year ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Wednesday, February 21, 2024 10:58 pm

Education

Local heroes: VHS JROTC adds two to Wall of Honor

Two Vicksburg natives were honored Saturday at a special meeting of the Vicksburg High School JROTC when Brigadier General (retired) Donna R. Williams and Brigadier ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Wednesday, February 21, 2024 3:23 pm

Local

‘A wide-open heart’: National Commander talks purpose of American Legion

American Legion National Commander Daniel J. Seehafer was in Vicksburg Tuesday and spent time speaking to crowds at both Tyner-Ford Post 213 and Allein Post ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Wednesday, February 21, 2024 7:46 am

Columnists

Hey, Vicksburg: My kids think you’re really cool

I know I’ve mentioned them a few times before in my columns, but in case you missed it, I have two kids. My son just ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Wednesday, February 21, 2024 12:08 am

Faith

First Baptist Church Vicksburg welcomes new pastor

Jimmy Henry and his wife Cindy have deep family ties to Vicksburg, making their arrival at First Baptist Church all the more sweet when Henry ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Sunday, February 18, 2024 9:18 am

Local

Warren County is first pilot community for Connect and Literacy Fund program

Warren County has been chosen as the first pilot community in the state of Mississippi for the Broadband Association Connect and Literacy Fund program. The ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Saturday, February 17, 2024 9:42 am

Local

‘Changing the narrative’: Haven House joins chamber of commerce; spreading message in community

Haven House in Vicksburg has been going about its mission of assisting victims and those affected by domestic violence and abuse for nearly 40 years. ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Saturday, February 17, 2024 9:20 am

Opinion

Believer or not, Lent is a special time of year

Ash Wednesday was held this week in churches across our area and it marks the end of Mardi Gras and the beginning of the season ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Friday, February 16, 2024 11:49 pm

News

Halls Ferry Bridge to reopen Friday

The Halls Ferry bridge will officially reopen to public traffic Friday afternoon, Warren County officials announced this week. Brian Robbins, senior project engineer at Neel-Schaffer, ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Thursday, February 15, 2024 3:46 pm

Faith

Vicksburg observes Ash Wednesday

Churches across Warren County held Ash Wednesday services marking the beginning of the penitential lenten season Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is commemorated in many Christian denominations ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Wednesday, February 14, 2024 7:13 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Black History Month: Vicksburg native brings West African drumming to the River City

Vicksburg native Jerry Jenkins has spent years traveling and learning the nuances of different cultures, customs, and traditions. And, Saturday, he brought some of that ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Wednesday, February 14, 2024 1:42 pm

Business

Good neighbors: River City Rescue Mission thankful for local storm donations; still in need of support

When River City Rescue Mission Executive Director Earnie Hall put out the call to the community in January that the mission would serve as a ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Monday, February 12, 2024 9:51 am

News

Kiwanis Club of Vicksburg keeps tummies happy with chili fundraiser

Friday morning, members of the Kiwanis Club of Vicksburg were only midway through this year’s chili fundraiser, but had already sold around 1,700 tickets and ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Sunday, February 11, 2024 10:07 pm

Opinion

Super Bowl Sunday gives us many reasons to be excited

You’ve might have figured this out by now, but I’m a huge football fan, so this weekend being the last hoorah for this year’s season ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Saturday, February 10, 2024 11:06 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

12th Annual Carnaval De Mardi Gras & Gumbo Cook-off winners named

There was a literal packed house at the 12th Annual Carnaval De Mardi Gras & Gumbo Cook-off Saturday night, where the festivities had to be ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Saturday, February 10, 2024 8:49 pm

News

Bridge to be checked for safety following barge collision

The Highway 80 bridge over the Mississippi River will undergo three inspections to ensure it is safe for use after it was struck by a ... Read more

by Blake Bell, Saturday, February 10, 2024 8:59 am

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