John Surratt, Author at The Vicksburg Post

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

Crime

Two juveniles held in Mattingly Street shooting

Police have two juveniles in custody and are looking for more in connection with the Thursday afternoon shooting on Mattingly Street east of Washington Street ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, October 22, 2021 5:23 pm

Local

Vicksburg Police Department promotes 13 officers

The Vicksburg Police Department promoted 13 officers Friday, promoting seven to sergeant, five to lieutenant and one to captain. “I have assembled my team,” Police ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, October 22, 2021 4:59 pm

Local

Vicksburg city board begins work to redraw ward boundaries

Population shifts between the North and South wards in the wake of the 2020 Census will require the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to shift ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, October 22, 2021 4:06 pm

Business

Warren County Records for the Period October 4 to October 11

Records October 4 to October 11 Warranty Deeds * Willliam Scott Crozier and Tracey Lynne Crozier to Khaled Z. Abdeen and Amania A. Doudin, Lot ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, October 22, 2021 3:52 pm

Faith

Vicksburg Chamber Choir bringing back Christmas concert

After being shut down for more than a year by COVID-19, the Vicksburg Chamber Choir is returning with a Christmas present for the city. “We ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, October 22, 2021 10:33 am

Crime

Multiple shots fired on Mattingly Street; no one injured

No one was injured in a shooting incident on Mattingly Street off Washington Street Thursday afternoon. Officers responding to the call of shots fired arrived ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:58 pm

Local

Aircraft, cars take center stage Saturday at foundation air show

Vintage warbirds will fill the skies over Mound, La., and share the tarmac at the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport with classic cars and hotrods Saturday as ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, October 21, 2021 3:15 pm

Local

Flag honoring Mastersons to fly over Old Highway 80 Bridge

The family of Dr. Chester Warren Masterson Sr. and Martha Anne Gordon Masterson display a flag that will be flown over the Old Highway 80 ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:44 pm

Local

Mississippi observes severe weather week, asks residents to take stock of emergency supplies

Local emergency management officials are asking residents to start taking stock of their emergency supplies this week during the state’s Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week. ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:25 pm

Local

Aldermen to conduct individual street studies in their wards

The city of Vicksburg will not be hiring an engineer to conduct a third study of the city’s streets. Rather, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:13 pm

Columnists

Surratt: Hooked on warbirds, wings and wheels

I’m a warbird junkie. There, I’ve said it. I love the sound of Wright radial and Rolls Royce Merlin engines coughing and sputtering before coming ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:13 pm

Local

Warren County Sheriff Pace, deputies participate in torch run

Deputies with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office took time Wednesday to carry the torch for others. The deputies and Sheriff Martin Pace ran a leg ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 2:31 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Warrenton Elementary School closing at 12:30 p.m.

Warrenton Elementary School students will be dismissed today at 12:30 p.m. due to low water pressure at the school. Buses will run and car riders ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:29 pm

Local

Tabletop gaming convention set for weekend in Vicksburg

The Vicksburg Convention Center will be the center of activity this weekend when tabletop gamers descend on the city for the first Siege of Vicksburg ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 6:32 pm

Local

ERDC to fire propane cannon to conduct tests

Researchers with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory will conduct a series of tests resulting in audible blasts at ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 3:48 pm

Local

Regions Bank purchases city’s capital improvement bonds

Regions Capital Advantage Inc., a subsidiary of Regions Bank, was the low bidder to handle the city of Vicksburg’s $11 million capital improvements bond issue. ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:09 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Condo developer seeks agreement extension, citing Vicksburg housing market among issues

Citing problems with materials, costs and the Vicksburg housing market, the manager of a company proposing to build condominiums on Washington and Mulberry streets wants ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, October 18, 2021 5:03 pm

Local

Vicksburg Fire Department program honors fallen firefighters

Families, firefighters and officials gathered at the Vicksburg Fire Department’s Memorial Fire Station on Indiana Avenue to honor the memory of six fallen firefighters on ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, October 18, 2021 12:02 pm

Local

Honor Tower event kicks off salute to veterans, air show

MOUND. La. — Sunday afternoon, as about 100 people looked on, Scott Burns kissed his wife Emily, hugged sons Jace and Hudson, ascended the Vicksburg ... Read more

by John Surratt, Sunday, October 17, 2021 8:09 pm

Local

ROAD TRIP: Model T group touring area stops in Vicksburg

Thursday evening, the parking lot at the Comfort Inn on Berryman Road was transformed into a museum of automotive history as members of a Model ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, October 15, 2021 3:28 pm

Faith

Vicksburg churches to observe All Saints Day Nov. 1

It’s a Christian observance that goes back centuries. All Saints Day is Nov. 1; a time when Christians across the world pay homage to those ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, October 15, 2021 2:39 pm

Business

Warren County Land Records: Sept. 27 to Oct. 4, 2021

Records September 27 to October 4 Warranty Deeds   * Rokiya Dotson to Fred Allen, Part of Lot 48, Springfield. * Franklin D. Berry and ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, October 15, 2021 2:26 pm

Local

Alcorn State Jazz Festival postponed after featured artist backs out

The final day of Alcorn State’s annual Jazz Festival has been postponed. The event, which was set for Saturday, was canceled when the featured musical ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, October 14, 2021 3:08 pm

Columnists

Surratt: Dealing with the junk mail

I have to laugh sometimes at the lengths companies will go through to get people to read their junk mail. I think of this topic ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:37 pm

Local

Mississippi Levee Board allowed to intervene in Yazoo Backwater pumps suit

The Mississippi Levee Board has been granted intervenor status in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency seeking to stop the construction of pumps in ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 4:46 pm

Local

Vicksburg board discusses plan to pave 42 city streets

A total of 42 streets in Vicksburg’s North and South wards would be paved under a proposed $4 million paving program funded by a recently ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:10 pm

Crime

Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies, Vicksburg Police assist in capture of car thief

An attempt by a man driving a stolen car to elude Clinton police officers ended when he crashed the vehicle east of the westbound Indiana ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, October 11, 2021 10:57 pm

Local

Mayor considering study to possibly privatize public works

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. is considering a possible feasibility study for privatizing the city’s public works department. Flaggs mentioned the possibility of the study during ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, October 11, 2021 5:19 pm

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