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Brandon O'Connor, Author at The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg Living

TAKE A CRUISE: American Queen takes patrons back in time

Stepping off the gangway onto the American Queen’s deck you are transported back in time. Built in 1995, the American Queen is the largest steam paddlewheel ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 9:25 pm

Local

Families come to city from all over the state

Huddled in their lawn chairs under tents looking for some shade and surrounded by coolers, bags of snacks and water bottles, hundreds of people from ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Saturday, July 14, 2018 7:03 pm

Columnists

Thank you for letting me tell your stories

In the 15 months since I was hired here in Vicksburg, I have written thousands of words for The Vicksburg Post. I have covered football ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Thursday, July 5, 2018 7:33 pm

Local

MHP reports busy holiday

With motorists across the state hitting the roads and celebrating the Fourth of July, Tuesday and Wednesday proved to be a busy couple days for ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Thursday, July 5, 2018 7:11 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Committee to report on plans for riverfront

A year after its creation, the Riverfront Redevelopment Committee appointed by Mayor George Flaggs Jr. is ready to present the first phase of work planned ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 6:22 pm

Crime

Improper tag turns into felony drug bust, outstanding warrant

A traffic stop for an improper license plate turned into a drug bust Monday evening on Clay Street. Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said around ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 6:18 pm

Local

VWSD roofing project bids opened

The Vicksburg Warren School District’s facilities upgrade plan, which includes projects at every school in the district, continues to progress as the second round of ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:06 pm

Local

Neighbors show their patriotic pride

The Lake Park Estates neighborhood is officially ready for the Fourth of July holiday. Sunday, members of the community went around and placed American flags ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:05 pm

Local

Woman arrested after high-speed chase

A woman has been arrested following a high-speed chase that started on Interstate 20 and ended on Grove Street in front of the driver’s license ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:01 pm

Local

Vicksburg High’s JROTC cadets learn leadership skills at Camp Shelby

Eight cadets from Vicksburg High School’s Army JROTC program got a taste of military life and what it takes to be a leader in the ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Monday, July 2, 2018 6:51 pm

Local

Jobs give high schoolers valuable experience

With school out, summer is typically a time for relaxation, family vacations and sleeping in, but for many high school students the summer months mean ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Saturday, June 30, 2018 8:03 pm

Local

Civil War generals will come to life in roundtable event

The history of Vicksburg will be coming alive during multiple events Tuesday and Wednesday. The Vicksburg Civil War Roundtable will be celebrating the 155th anniversary ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Friday, June 29, 2018 6:21 pm

Local

Edwards man pens his incredible life story

A life journey that includes a stint in the Ku Klux Klan, a prison sentence for his role in a plot to overthrow the government ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:27 pm

Local

First VWSD reroofing bids go out

The Vicksburg Warren School District has received the first bids for projects that will be completed as part of its $131.5 million facilities plan. The ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:25 pm

Columnists

It’s up to you how Vicksburg portrayed

In recent months, a favorite refrain of Mayor George Flaggs Jr. (not quoted directly) is that the only time he hears a negative comment about ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:14 pm

Local

Only about six percent of voters turnout in county

With no local elections on the ballot and voting limited to people who voted Democrat earlier this month or didn’t vote at all, turnout in ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7:23 pm

Local

Baria defeats Sherman for Democratic U.S. Senate nomination

State House minority leader David Baria defeated venture capitalist Howard Sherman in Tuesday’s Mississippi Democratic U.S. Senate primary runoff. Baria will challenge Republican incumbent U.S. ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 8:37 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Democratic Primary runoff results

At 7:30 p.m.: Polls closed a half hour ago in the Democratic U.S. Senate Primary runoff and with 12 of 23 precincts reporting in Warren ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 7:30 pm

Local

Kids enjoy United Way’s Day of Action at YMCA

Screams erupted through the YMCA gym Tuesday morning as Michele Connelly led 500 children through a modified version of “If You’re Happy and You Know ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 6:36 pm

Local

VWSD to expand course offerings within Career and Tech program

The school year may have ended less than a month ago, but officials with the Vicksburg Warren School District have already been hard at work ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Monday, June 25, 2018 6:53 pm

Local

United Way’s Day of Action is Tuesday at YMCA

As the summer heat ramps up, the United Way of West Central Mississippi is inviting children to come spend a few fun, educational hours indoors. ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Sunday, June 24, 2018 4:40 pm

Sports

Butler wipes the slate clean with move to Tennessee Titans

Malcolm Butler’s season ended in heartbreak. Benched for all but one play — a punt in the first half — he  watched from the sideline ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Sunday, June 24, 2018 12:09 am

Local

Long-awaited Margaritaville opens for business in downtown Vicksburg

No matter what the clock says, it will now always be 5 o’clock somewhere in Vicksburg. The new Margaritaville Hotel and Family Entertainment Center officially ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Sunday, June 24, 2018 12:00 am

Local

Batson Children’s Hospital benefits from Miss Mississippi pageant

Tonight, the new Miss Mississippi will be crowned and then Monday she will begin one of the most important parts of the job when she ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Saturday, June 23, 2018 6:00 am

Downtown Vicksburg

Vicksburg Main Street wins several awards

The Vicksburg Main Street Program has received three awards from the Mississippi Main Street Association for programs and new developments in the last year. “It ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Friday, June 22, 2018 8:01 pm

Columnists

World events emotionally draining

Working in news, I have to consume news locally, nationally and internationally. Over the years, my Twitter feed has become my main news source and ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Thursday, June 21, 2018 8:00 pm

Local

Some contestant platforms are much more than personal

For four nights during pageant week, the audience watches the contestants compete in talent, swimsuit, eveningwear and onstage question, but the role of a Miss ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Thursday, June 21, 2018 8:00 pm

Local

Groundbreaking held for sports complex

A moment 15 years in the making came to fruition Tuesday morning when representatives from the city of Vicksburg and Sports Force came together to ... Read more

by Brandon O'Connor, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:07 pm

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