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Columnists

Hello Costco

Dear Costco, I’m sorry to hear about your troubles in trying to locate a store in Mississippi. Mississippians are typically much more welcoming than you ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, May 5, 2018 7:21 pm

Columnists

Pageants about more than you may think

Some may scoff or roll their eyes at pageants like Miss Mississippi or Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen. I’ve been guilty of that in the past. ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:04 pm

Columnists

Local women would make great elected officials

Women in our nation are rediscovering their value and strength and moving to the forefront of working to solve a myriad of problems, which means ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, April 7, 2018 8:00 pm

Columnists

School bond vote another step in right direction

Those in our community who supported the school bond issue on Tuesday are still enjoying a sort of afterglow from the overwhelming approval from voters. ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, March 31, 2018 5:55 pm

Columnists

Is it time we quit changing the time on our clocks twice a year?

Is it time to end daylight saving time? Or, should we stay on daylight saving time year around? That’s what Florida lawmakers want to do ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, March 10, 2018 7:51 pm

Profile 2018

God called

Sometimes it takes time to find God’s calling for your life. That’s the case for Sam and Patty Godfrey of Vicksburg.  The couple met during ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 6:04 pm

Columnists

Community needs to support school bond vote on March 27

In a little more than a month, Vicksburg and Warren County voters will be asked to go to the polls to approve a bond issue ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, February 24, 2018 6:30 pm

Local

CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM: VWSD leads state in best, worst high school rates

The Mississippi Department of Education released a report on absenteeism in the state’s public school districts and the results are both good and bad for ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, February 5, 2018 9:00 pm

Columnists

It’s a great time to be in Vicksburg

I was reminded again this week, as I am most weeks, how thankful I am to call Vicksburg home, how much this community has to ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, January 20, 2018 8:11 pm

Local

Rotary celebrates with Centennial Gala

One hundred years of service over self was celebrated in high style Thursday night. Members of the Rotary Club of Vicksburg and city, county and ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, January 19, 2018 7:23 pm

Columnists

New business is game changer for me, others

I don’t make it a habit of endorsing businesses in this space. After all, advertising is how I am paid, how we pay our employees ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:22 pm

Local

Man dies from gunshot wound at hunting camp

A man was pronounced dead at a private hunting club off Dudley Road in Warren County early Saturday after suffering a gunshot wound. Deputy Coroner ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:48 pm

Columnists

Rotary Club celebrates major milestone

The Rotary Club of Vicksburg is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary with a Centennial Gala on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Vicksburg Convention Center. ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, January 6, 2018 8:46 pm

Local

Sherman Avenue first graders put artistic skills to work in designing logo

First grade students at Sherman Avenue Elementary School put their artistic skills to good use recently when they participated in a contest to design a ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, December 9, 2017 7:44 pm

Opinion

Remembering Christmas Eve traditions

When we think of the best Christmases of our lives, I’m sure we think back to our childhood. I know I do. After all, Christmas ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, December 9, 2017 7:35 pm

Local

Flu-like symptoms on the rise

Feeling under the weather? You’re not alone. Apparently “the crud” has taken hold in Vicksburg and is causing many to have the blues. Vicksburg area ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, December 8, 2017 6:34 pm

Opinion

Times are changing — for the better

Last week, the Girl Scouts issued a news release reminding parents their daughters don’t owe anyone a hug — not even at the holidays. Forcing them ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, December 2, 2017 7:34 pm

Columnists

Ready for a less complicated Christmas

Even though we’re likely still full from our Thanksgiving dinners, the holidays are just beginning. That means another month — or more, if you count ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, November 25, 2017 8:00 pm

Opinion

We don’t have to look long for our blessings

Sometimes, it’s not easy to see your blessings. Sometimes our blessings, though many, can be hidden beneath the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Dealing ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, November 18, 2017 6:49 pm

BREAKING NEWS

UPDATE: Water pressure returning to normal; no boil water notice needed

Vicksburg’s water pressure should be back to normal within an hour, or shortly after noon, said George Flaggs Jr., Vicksburg mayor. City water customers lost ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, November 17, 2017 10:26 am

Opinion

Telling ‘The Story of Us’ in 2018

The Vicksburg Post staff kicked off a very important, annual project on Friday: Profile 2018. This edition will be the fourth at The Vicksburg Post, ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, October 28, 2017 5:38 pm

Columnists

Let’s keep up fight and kick cancer’s butt

My mother was 78 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She died a year later, almost exactly, at age 79. I was ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, October 21, 2017 6:21 pm

Columnists

Fall weather and plenty happening this month

I’ve never had a meat pie, though I’m hoping to change that on Saturday. The annual fall flea market, hosted by the Old Courthouse Museum, ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, September 30, 2017 5:10 pm

Columnists

Animal issues a problem we all created

About a year ago, Vicksburg’s Darlene Hughes, who is an active volunteer with Paws Rescue, went to pick up a dog Paws was pulling from ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, September 16, 2017 6:59 pm

Columnists

Mystique of Notre Dame remains alive

I didn’t go to college at Notre Dame, but I love it as if I had some claim to it. Sadly, I don’t. When it ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, September 9, 2017 10:00 pm

Food

At Gumbo Pot, it is all about the roux

In Bridge City, La., where Barbara Prejeant Boyd is from, Sundays mean gumbo. Boyd’s son, Perry, grew up knowing if it was Sunday, he would ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Thursday, September 7, 2017 4:05 pm

Local

Friends, community leaders mourn the loss of Rowdy Nosser

Rowdy Nosser was “all in” when it came to Vicksburg. That’s the consensus of his friends and community leaders, reacting to Nosser’s untimely death on ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, September 4, 2017 6:08 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Beloved city supporter Rowdy Nosser, 55, dies

By Jan Griffey The Vicksburg Post Beloved businessman and avid supporter of all things Vicksburg, Rowdy Nosser, died Sunday afternoon at University of Mississippi Medical ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, September 3, 2017 8:03 pm

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