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John Surratt, Author at The Vicksburg Post - Page 2 of 160

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.

Business

Board approves plan to make section of Washington Street one-way in October

Washington Street will be one-way on Friday and Saturday nights beginning this weekend. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Wednesday approved a resolution transforming Washington ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 5:09 pm

Local

Local officials say trick-or-treating will be allowed this Halloween

It does not appear COVID-19 will stop Halloween in Vicksburg and Warren County. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said Wednesday he wants the fall holiday to ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 4:59 pm

Local

MDEQ: Fish kill possibly due to low oxygen in water

Low oxygen in the water caused by opening the gates at the Steele Bayou Control Structure is believed to be the cause of a fish ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:10 am

Local

Portion of I-20 overpass on Clay Street hit as truck overturns

Traffic on East Clay Street was backed up for more than two hours Monday after a Vicksburg-Warren County Landfill truck overturned at Clay Street entrance ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, September 28, 2020 11:17 am

Business

As South Frontage Road project continues, outlet mall owners work to attract new tenants

Just as Abraham Lincoln saw Vicksburg as the key to the South, the new owners of the Outlets of Vicksburg on South Frontage Road see ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, September 28, 2020 11:13 am

Local

New county road manager ready for challenge of running department

According to the Code of Mississippi, the county road manager is appointed by the board of supervisors, administers the county road department and supervises “the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, September 25, 2020 6:06 pm

Crime

Suspect charged with shooting his grandmother ordered held without bond

A Warren County man will remain in the Warren County Jail without bond charged with possession of a weapon after felon conviction and attempted murder ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, September 25, 2020 3:55 pm

Columnists

Park’s monuments help tell story of our nation’s history

Last week, after our old 27-inch monster TV gave up the ghost and we switched to the 31-inch flat-screen we inherited from my mother-in-law, I ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:38 pm

Local

Engineers: Parking garages in good shape, but need work

Vicksburg’s two parking garages on Mulberry Street are in good shape but need maintenance and repair work, according to a report prepared by Stantec’s structural ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:06 pm

Local

Mayor Flaggs: Residents offering to donate land for animal shelter

It is possible that Rifle Range Road will not be the site for Vicksburg’s proposed animal shelter. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said Monday local residents ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:52 am

Business

Flaggs reconsidering plan to expand pedestrian access on Washington Street

About two weeks after scrapping a plan to improve weekend pedestrian traffic on Washington Street between Clay and South streets, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, September 21, 2020 2:01 pm

Crime

Mayor, aldermen honor officers involved in recent drug bust

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday honored members of the Vicksburg Police Department for their work in a Sept. 16 drug bust that ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, September 21, 2020 11:56 am

Downtown Vicksburg

Jackson Street Community Center named for Gertrude Young at ceremony

Gertrude Young stood in the small patio at the entrance to the Jackson Street Community Center talking to well-wishers coming for a ceremony naming the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:35 pm

Local

Food giveaway causes traffic problems on Halls Ferry, South Frontage

Why couldn’t a number of Vicksburg’s drivers cross the road? Because the chicken was already on the other side. A food giveaway sponsored by Tyson ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, September 18, 2020 5:24 pm

Crime

Grand jury indicts Mendenhall man on multiple sex abuse charges

A Mendenhall man has been indicted by the Warren County grand jury on multiple sexual abuse charges involving a relationship with a girl younger than ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, September 18, 2020 4:53 pm

Health

Vicksburg physician set to take top spot with state’s medical association

For a fourth time, a member of Vicksburg’s medical community is poised to take the top leadership position with the Mississippi State Medical Association. Vicksburg ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, September 18, 2020 3:37 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Fire Department responds to Roseland Drive house fire

The quick actions of a homeowner saved his house at 149 Roseland Drive from being destroyed. Homeowner Derrick Anthony said he was outside the house when ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, September 18, 2020 11:11 am

Local

Briggs, Garrard to bring aid to company ravaged by Hurricane Sally

Friday morning about 5, Warren County fire coordinator Jerry Briggs and Vicksburg-Warren County 911 director Shane Garrard are leaving on a mission of mercy to ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:24 pm

Columnists

It is embarrassing just how bad we are at geography

Once again, the hurricane season has brought out a disturbing fact about our country. Many of the people living in our country are geography illiterates; ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:14 pm

Business

Vicksburg welcomes the start of Blue Duck ‘season’

A flock of ducks took over a section of Washington Street Thursday. San Antonio-based Blue Duck Express, which rents electric scooters as alternative transportation in ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:53 am

Business

Riverfront redevelopment moves forward as board signs agreement with railroad

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen took a step closer toward improving the city’s waterfront Wednesday, authorizing Mayor George Flaggs Jr. at a special called ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:10 pm

Local

Old Court House Museum’s fall flea market is set

The Old Court House Museum Flea Market, a fall tradition in Vicksburg, will go on as scheduled Oct. 3, said Bubba Bolm, Old Court House ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:49 pm

Local

Harper resigns as Warren County Prosecuting Attorney

Warren County Prosecuting Attorney Ken Harper has resigned. Harper announced his resignation in a letter Monday to Warren County Board of Supervisors President Dr. Jeff ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:19 pm

Local

City leaders show support for new shelter, but contract still a long way off

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen made one thing clear at Monday’s work session on a proposed new animal shelter — the board supports building ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, September 14, 2020 11:41 am

Local

Construction bids opened for pickleball court complex

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Thursday got a good look at the potential cost of building pickleball courts at Halls Ferry Park. Five companies ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, September 11, 2020 8:29 pm

Crime

Suspects tied to October murder at Days Inn indicted

Two men accused of killing a third man at the Days Inn, 90 Warrenton Road have been indicted for murder. The Warren County grand jury ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, September 11, 2020 8:11 pm

Business

Flaggs scraps plan to increase pedestrian traffic along Washington Street

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. pulled the plug on plans to alter weekend evening traffic on Washington Street to encourage more pedestrian traffic. Flaggs announced he ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:12 pm

Local

Porchfest organizers postpone popular event due to virus concerns

Porchfest, which for the past two years has drawn area residents to the Fostoria neighborhood on Drummond Street to listen to music and look at ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:02 pm

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