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Staff Reports, Author at The Vicksburg Post

Sports

College football, NFL TV schedule for Nov. 26-30

Note: A number of games each week are being postponed or canceled because of COVID-19 issues among various teams, and TV assignments and schedules are ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:01 pm

Local

Video: Hosemann calls for support of finishing backwater pumps project

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by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:21 pm

Local

Tallulah woman killed in accident early Wednesday

TALLULAH — A two-vehicle accident early Wednesday claimed the life of a Tallulah woman, Troopers with the Louisiana State Police announced. Shortly after 8:30 a.m., ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 2:24 pm

Crime

Crime reports: Criminals strike multiple Vicksburg businesses Tuesday

Two Vicksburg businesses were the victims of criminals Tuesday night. Just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, officers were dispatched to Impression Jewelry, 3505 Pemberton Square Blvd., ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:03 am

Obits

Joan Fletcher Hamilton

Joan Fletcher Hamilton, formerly Joan Fletcher Williams, died on Nov. 22, 2020. She was 89 years old. Previously from Vicksburg, she passed away in Waynesville, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:35 am

Obits

Richard ‘Rick’ Stanley Gurtowski

Richard “Rick” Stanley Gurtowski passed away on Nov. 22 at Merit Health River Region Medical Center. Rick was born on Oct. 5, 1960, in Herkimer, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:32 am

Local

Nurse killed while trying to save her patient in house fire

DELHI, La. — Officials with the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office continue to investigate the cause of a house fire in Delhi, La. Monday evening ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:59 am

Sports

Who’s Hot

Tulane linebacker Nick Anderson, a former Vicksburg High star, had 11 tackles, one tackle for loss and one-half sack in a 30-24 overtime loss to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:00 am

Crime

Crime reports: Vicksburg man faces yet another DUI charge

A traffic stop Monday led to the arrest of a Vicksburg man and yet another charge for driving under the influence. Michael Brown, 30, of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:40 pm

Sports

Lady Vikes top Picayune in holiday tournament

Alaila Bracey scored a game-high 17 points, Zykerri Segrest scored 12, and the Warren Central Lady Vikes beat Picayune 51-25 on Tuesday at the 2020 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:52 pm

News

Commencement ceremonies at Alcorn State honor the school’s 2020 graduates

LORMAN — Alcorn State celebrated its spring and fall 2020 graduating classes with two outdoor commencement ceremonies Saturday at Jack Spinks Stadium-Marino Casem Field. Following ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:31 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Vicksburg Main Street plans other events to fill void left by Christmas parade

Vicksburg Main Street announced Wednesday the annual downtown Christmas parade, which had been reimagined as a reverse parade due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, will ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:56 pm

Sports

Southern Miss scrubs football game against UAB

For the third time this season, Southern Miss has had to wipe a football game off the schedule because of COVID-19. On Tuesday, Southern Miss ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:49 pm

COVID-19

Mississippi health official ‘exhausted’ by virus response

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi’s top health official said he is exhausted trying to convince people in the state to take the coronavirus seriously and follow ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:05 pm

Obits

Alma Ruth Boyd

Mrs. Alma Ruth Boyd passed away on Nov. 20, 2020, at Merit Health River Region. She was 85. Due to COVID-19 recommendations, a private homegoing ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:55 am

Obits

Melvin ‘Big June’ Sisney Jr.

Mr. Melvin “Big June” Sisney Jr. passed on Nov. 10, 2020, in Victorville, Calif. Funeral Services will Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at 10 a.m. at ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:44 am

Local

Troopers to begin Thanksgiving holiday patrols Wednesday

JACKSON – The Mississippi Highway Patrol announced Tuesday it will begin the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday travel enforcement period on Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. and conclude ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:57 am

Obits

Charles Edward Cotton

Charles Edward Cotton died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. He was 62. A native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg, he was the son of Jane Cotton ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 23, 2020 2:47 pm

Columnists

Denying free speech cost Jones County Junior College thousands

Jones County Junior College has agreed to revise its free speech policies on campus after a lawsuit was filed by a former student. Michael Brown, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 23, 2020 12:55 pm

Obits

Kelli K. Carson

Memorial services for Kelli K. Carson will be at noon Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at St. Paul Church in Bovina, with Pastor Tyrone Dixon officiating. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 23, 2020 12:23 pm

Sports

How They Did: Vicksburg’s college and NFL players

A recap of performances by college football and NFL players from the Vicksburg area: • Tulane linebacker Nick Anderson (Vicksburg High) had 11 total tackles, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 23, 2020 10:55 am

Sports

Ole Miss cancels first four basketball games because of COVID

OXFORD — Ole Miss’ men’s basketball team will wait a couple of extra weeks to start its season. Ole Miss announced Monday that it has ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 23, 2020 10:51 am

Business

Extension: Christmas tree demand is pandemic-proof

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted countless traditions in 2020, but it will not keep living rooms across Mississippi from featuring Christmas decor, nor will it ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:45 pm

Obits

Kelli K. Carson

Mrs. Kelli K. Carson died Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Merit Health River Region. She was 53. Arrangements are incomplete with Smith Funerals & Cremation. Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:54 am

Obits

Dr. Philip Garcin Malone

Dr. Philip Garcin Malone, 79, previously of Vicksburg, passed away in Wynne, Ark. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Dr. Malone was born in Louisville, Ky. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:53 am

Sports

Game Plan

Adult basketball Registration for the Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department’s men’s and women’s adult basketball leagues will begin on Nov. 18 and continue through Dec. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, November 22, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

UTSA clips Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG (AP) — Southern Miss was a little bit better on Saturday than in many games this season, but it was reminded of the hard ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:12 pm

Local

Fraternity donates funds to help family’s medical needs

The Kappa Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Vicksburg recently presented a check to Patricia Miller for her son, Phillip Wheeler, who ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, November 21, 2020 5:58 pm

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