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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.

Local

City fighting never-ending battle with trash

Sitting on the roadside opposite a vacant house on Dewitt Street is a pile of trash that includes a dilapidated sofa, trash bags, the remnants ... Read more

by John Surratt, Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:00 am

Local

Second Saturday brings shoppers downtown

Sissy Blanchard of St. Simons Island, Ga., sat at a table in the shade with her cousin, Vicksburg resident Elizabeth Nelson, near the “Welcome to ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:09 pm

Crime

Suspect sought in Saturday shooting on Grove Street

Police are looking for a man suspected of shooting a 28-year-old male Saturday evening at an apartment complex in the 2200 block of Grove Street. ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:39 pm

BREAKING NEWS

County survey shows 17 homes damaged in Tuesday storm

The Tuesday storm that passed through Warren County damaged 17 homes, leaving four destroyed, Warren County Emergency Management Director John Elfer said Friday. The squall ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, May 7, 2021 4:31 pm

Local

New housing, retail development coming to Kings Street

Clifton Jeffery stood inside his business on North Washington, rolled open a set of plans and described his plans for a proposed residential/commercial development on ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, May 7, 2021 3:43 pm

Crime

Woman charged with possession of meth, weapon

A Thursday morning traffic stop on North Frontage Road resulted in the arrest of a Vicksburg woman on charges with possession of methamphetamine and possession ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, May 7, 2021 1:54 pm

Faith

Churches extending outreach through little pantries

Two Vicksburg churches have taken their outreach an extra step to make sure people in Warren County don’t go hungry. Mount Calvary Baptist Church and ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:52 pm

Local

Tornado responsible for Tuesday storm damage

The Warren County area was hit by an EF-1 tornado Tuesday when a squall line preceding a cold front passed through in the mid-afternoon, according ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:20 pm

Columnists

Thoughts of mom on Mother’s Day

Sunday, of course is Mother’s Day. It’s a time when we celebrate the impact mothers have on our lives and their unselfishness in taking care ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:39 pm

Local

Loss of house has Friends Group working to find quarters for rangers

When the Friends of the Vicksburg National Military Park and Campaign announced in May the acquisition of property at the corner of Indiana Avenue and ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:26 pm

Local

City, county continue recovery from storm

City, county and utility crews were continuing their recovery efforts in the wake of a squall line that passed through Warren County, hitting the area ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:00 pm

Local

Park reopens access to restrooms, African American Monument, USS Cairo

The Vicksburg National Military Park has reopened access to the outdoor area of the USS Cairo, the African American Monument and the restrooms at the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:38 pm

Local

City board rejects low bid for parks project

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday rejected what was the apparent low bid to complete the Sherman Avenue and Civil Rights parks because the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:11 pm

Local

Military Park issues warning about coyote activity

A Sunday morning walk in the Vicksburg National Military Park by Vicksburg resident Lesley Silver led to a close encounter with a coyote near Fort ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, May 3, 2021 6:08 pm

Local

City crews to begin removing debris

Vicksburg public works crews will be out Tuesday through Saturday removing limbs and branches left on city streets. North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield, who is ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, May 3, 2021 3:03 pm

Local

Tate honored with fire truck dedicated in his name

Whenever Engine 205 leaves the Culkin Volunteer Fire Department’s station on Freetown Road for a run, Chuck Tate will always be on board. Friday afternoon, ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, May 3, 2021 2:05 pm

Local

Issaquena County approached about Yazoo lawsuit

Attorneys in a federal class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeking compensation for damage from the 2019 flood may have another client ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, April 30, 2021 2:00 pm

Local

Flaggs: Mask mandate, other COVID restrictions could be lifted in two weeks

Vicksburg’s mask mandate could soon be lifted. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said at a Friday press conference he anticipates ending the emergency order for COVID-19 ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, April 30, 2021 1:52 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Downtown goes “Back to the Bricks” with return of shopping event

“Back to the Bricks,” hosted by the Vicksburg Main Street Program, was held Thursday evening to encourage residents to return to the Downtown District to ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, April 30, 2021 12:03 pm

Local

City hires Stantec to plan repairs to Riverfront Park

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen have approved a contract not to exceed $99,688 with Stantec for engineering repairs to slide areas at Riverfront Park. ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:21 am

Downtown Vicksburg

Museum’s spring flea market blessed by good weather, great turnout

Aided by good weather Saturday, the Old Court House Museum’s spring flea market proved successful, a year after it was postponed due to the early ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:05 pm

Local

Kimble defeats Jackson for party nomination for mayor

Troy Kimble defeated Shawn Jackson to win Tuesday’s Democratic Party primary for mayor. Incomplete and unofficial returns showed Kimble received 929 votes compared to  644 ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 9:27 pm

Local

Profile 2021: The family for whom a Vicksburg hill is named after

In North Vicksburg, a one-way street climbs a steep hill to connect Sky Farm Avenue with Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Called Zollinger’s Hill, the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Sunday, April 25, 2021 12:00 pm

Business

After 100 years, the tradition of service continues at Peoples Drug Store

When Wendy Trevilion bought Peoples Drug Store in 2017, she acquired more than a business, she acquired a legacy of service that continues as the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, April 24, 2021 6:48 pm

Local

MIDD-West to resume operations Monday

Nine months after closing its doors out of concern for COVID-19, MIDD-West is reopening. According to information from the organization, MIDD-West is resuming operations Monday ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, April 23, 2021 8:15 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Runoff ahead: Tuesday’s vote to fill the final spot in June’s general election

Vicksburg City Clerk Walter Osborne said his office and city election commissioners are taking steps to eliminate voter confusion over where to vote in Tuesday’s ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, April 23, 2021 8:14 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Mayor to announce plans to lift COVID-19 restrictions on businesses

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said he plans to lift the COVID-19 restrictions on city businesses. “It is my intent, unless something changes, to open up ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, April 23, 2021 1:52 pm

Faith

St. Paul youngsters prepare for First Holy Communion

May 2, seven children will take a major step in their lives as Catholics when they join their parents and take their First Holy Communion ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, April 23, 2021 8:22 am

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