Josh Edwards, Author at The Vicksburg Post

Downtown Vicksburg

City hires engineers to inspect downtown parking garages, recommend repairs

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen have approved an agreement with Stantec totaling up to $38,000 to investigate, assess and recommend repairs to the city’s ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:00 pm

Heritage

Steamboats meant so much to the growth of Vicksburg

Since the early 19th century, steamboats have been regular fixtures at the Vicksburg waterfront. Today, tourists arrive regularly on replica paddle wheelers in comfort and ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Tuesday, November 3, 2015 11:40 am

News

Riggs attends elite FBI Academy

Warren County Undersheriff Jeff Riggs hit the bricks this summer to attend and graduate from the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. Less than ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Monday, October 12, 2015 10:22 am

News

Lions want to restart vision screenings

Vicksburg Lions Club has a vision of restarting one of its most widely praised service projects. The club is considering restarting vision screenings for students ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Monday, October 12, 2015 10:18 am

News

Golding talks growth with area Kiwanis

Golding Barge Line is continuing its tradition of growth in the country’s most environmentally friendly transporation industries, the company’s vice president of marketing told Port ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Friday, October 9, 2015 10:36 am

News

School officer hears gunshot-like noise

By Josh Edwards The Vicksburg Post   Several schools along Mississippi 27 were locked down for about an hour and a half Thursday after a ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Friday, October 9, 2015 10:35 am

Columns - Featured

One free on bail in Walmart theft

There’s been a lot of talk this week on this page of the paper about the power of the press and how newspapers shape and ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Thursday, October 8, 2015 10:14 am

News

Bail set in mushroom case

Bail was set at $80,000 for a man accused of cultivating an illegal farm of psychedelic mushrooms and having stolen weapons in his apartment. Justice ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Wednesday, October 7, 2015 9:29 am

News

County postpones crane quotes

Warren County officials delayed taking quotes on a repairing a 15-ton overhead crane at the Port of Vicksburg in hopes of getting more firms interested ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 11:23 am

News

Legal ads show proof in black and white

Stop for a moment and turn to Page B5 to marvel at the language — often full of sections, townships, ranges, and other obscure boundary ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 10:55 am

BREAKING NEWS

Psychedelic mushroom farm busted

A Warren County man was held without bail Tuesday after deputies searching his apartment in a burglary case found a psychedelic mushroom farm. Jason Jobe, ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Monday, October 5, 2015 7:19 pm

News

Washington pushes for watch groups

Tuesday will be a big night for Vicksburg Crime Prevention Specialist Tjuana Washington. Washington, one of two certified crime prevention specialists with the city, has ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Monday, October 5, 2015 11:24 am

News

Vicksburg family recounts papal visit

Vicksburg resident Dolores Coomes experienced her second once-in-a-lifetime opportunity last week as she attended a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis. The 84-year-old great-grandmother traveled with ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Saturday, October 3, 2015 12:41 am

News

TanTec still running strong after 10 months

FLOWERS — Ten months from its grand opening, Mississippi ISA TanTec is off to a strong start, company officials said this week during a tour ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Friday, October 2, 2015 10:10 am

News

CSI not what it appears on television

Since the sleeper hit “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” hit the airwaves in 2000, there’s been an increased awareness in forensic evidence — DNA, fibers, fingerprints ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Friday, October 2, 2015 9:39 am

News

911 dispatch debate continues

For the third time in three months, the Warren County E-911 Commission renewed its call for additional dispatchers despite the objection of Vicksburg Mayor and ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Thursday, October 1, 2015 11:28 am

News

National Night Out aims to reduce crime

For the next five days, retired Vicksburg police Sgt. Doug Arp will call a Dumpster in the Kroger parking lot home. Arp went into the ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Thursday, October 1, 2015 9:51 am

Columns - Featured

Here’s to my Vicksburg family

For the past few years, Vicksburg has been my home. Now it’s almost time to say goodbye. I could spend from now until next week ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Thursday, October 1, 2015 9:38 am

News

Confederate soldier finally gets funeral

More than 150 years after his death, Pvt. Preston C. Wall finally got a proper funeral. Wall, a Confederate soldier from in Company C of ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Wednesday, September 30, 2015 10:57 am

News

Stubbs retires after 28 years

After more than 28 years of service, Vicksburg Police Department’s longest serving civilian employee is retiring. Criminal investigations division secretary and crime analyst Judy Stubbs ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Wednesday, September 30, 2015 10:29 am

News

Crime Reports

Crash in car lot wrecks five cars An Arkansas man was injured and five cars were damaged over the weekend after a driver crashed into ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Tuesday, September 29, 2015 2:18 pm

News

VPD take back earns nearly 40 pounds of drugs

Vicksburg police collected almost 40 pounds of prescription drugs during a take-back event held Saturday at Walgreens. About 38 pounds of medication was brought in ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:59 pm

News

VPD take back earns nearly 40 pounds of drugs

Vicksburg police collected almost 40 pounds of prescription drugs during a take-back event held Saturday at Walgreens. About 38 pounds of medication was brought in ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:11 pm

News

Arp back at it with stunt Wednesday

Vicksburg’s zaniest crime fighter is up to his old antics again. Retired Vicksburg police Sgt. Doug Arp’s annual stunt — themed this year as “Let’s ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Monday, September 28, 2015 1:11 pm

News

Parents of mentally ill 16-year-old daughter struggle to find help

On Sept. 16, an angel-faced 16-year-old girl, shackled and handcuffed, turned from her seat at the defendant’s table in Warren County Youth Court and looked ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Monday, September 28, 2015 1:07 pm

News

Driver gets 15 years in fatal crash

A Warren County man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for a drunk driving crash that killed a Vicksburg woman in 2014. Circuit Judge ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Saturday, September 26, 2015 12:00 am

News

Drug take back event set for Saturday

Residents who have unwanted, expired or leftover prescription pills have an opportunity to dispose of them properly this weekend. Vicksburg Police Department and the Drug ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Friday, September 25, 2015 11:03 am

News

Family recalls victim’s kindness

Friends and family members remember homicide victim Alfred “Pete” Patton, 62, as a gentle man of service, honor and kindness. “He was such a nice ... Read more

by Josh Edwards, Friday, September 25, 2015 10:34 am

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