Olivia Mars, Author at The Vicksburg Post

Health

Vicksburg changed for the better as doctors came together for the interest of their patients

Dr. Bill Pierce died last week, but his legacy will outlive him and his patients who he personally impacted through the changes he and his ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 8:00 am

Downtown Vicksburg

American Cruise Line’s newest riverboat docks in Vicksburg through Hurricane Ida

American Cruise Line’s American Melody was scheduled to dock in Vicksburg on Monday and was able to dock this weekend, despite Hurricane Ida, and continue ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 1:45 pm

Business

Vicksburg’s Old Depot Museum expanding and rearranging exhibits

The Old Depot Museum will be making some changes and adding new exhibits in the coming months to add to its educational purposes. The second ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Saturday, August 28, 2021 8:00 am

Local

Rodeo Queen and former Vicksburg resident contending for a new title in September

A former Vicksburg resident is the reigning Miss Southeastern Circuit and will go for a new Rodeo Queen title soon in a few weeks. Sydney ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Saturday, August 28, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Germantown pulls away late to beat Vicksburg

A string of big plays and quick drives cost Vicksburg High big-time in its Red Carpet Bowl battle with Germantown. Germantown scored four touchdowns of ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Saturday, August 28, 2021 12:49 am

Sports

Playmakers 2021: Versatile playmaker Willie Rogers will do it all for PCA

Editor’s note: This story appears in the 2021 edition of Playmakers, The Vicksburg Post’s football preview magazine. Playmakers is included in the Wednesday, Aug. 25 ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Thursday, August 26, 2021 2:39 pm

Sports

Playmakers 2021: Football is ‘everything’ for WC receiver Trey Hall

Editor’s note: This story appears in the 2021 edition of Playmakers, The Vicksburg Post’s football preview magazine. Playmakers is included in the Wednesday, Aug. 25 ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Thursday, August 26, 2021 10:25 am

Business

Plan for Mississippi Arts Pavilion in Vicksburg canceled due to lack of funding, organizer said

Jack Kyle saw something was missing to promote Vicksburg as a tourist destination — a Mississippi Arts Pavilion — and he worked for three years ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Tuesday, August 24, 2021 3:00 pm

Business

Vicksburg Mall welcoming new stores under new ownership

The Vicksburg Mall is welcoming new stores within its walls as it is under new ownership and retail starts to revive itself from lockdowns. The ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Monday, August 23, 2021 2:40 pm

Business

Dee’s Babycakes expands with a new location on Clay Street

Dee’s Babycakes, a bakery owned by an 11-year-old Vicksburg resident, has expanded its business by moving to a new location that features a new bakery ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Sunday, August 22, 2021 10:00 am

Business

The American Queen returns to service with stops in Vicksburg

The American Queen paddle wheeler riverboat is back in service after an 18-month hiatus and stopped in Vicksburg earlier this month with a plan to dock ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Saturday, August 21, 2021 10:00 am

Business

The Vicksburg preserves history while creating modern living

Vicksburg’s oldest standing hotel, which has been converted to apartments, is in the process of renovations by its owner to preserve the history while creating ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:06 am

Business

Vicksburg tourism on the rise as people are eager to visit after a year of lockdowns

Tourism has been on the rise in Vicksburg this year, surpassing not just last year’s lockdown-impacted numbers but also 2019’s hospitality collections. The summer months ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Friday, August 20, 2021 10:35 am

COVID-19

Kingfish concert at the WaterView Casino and Hotel postponed due to COVID-19

WaterView Casino’s first headlining concert of the year was set to take place over Labor Day weekend but has now been postponed. Christone Ingram, known ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Thursday, August 19, 2021 4:25 pm

Business

New Bakery in town: The Sweets-Easy showcases confections with a kick

Using his entrepreneurial skills and a lifelong passion for all things cooking and baking, a Vicksburg resident opened a new bakery this year located downtown. ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Thursday, August 19, 2021 3:22 pm

Local

More than 500 properties currently stand to be lost in Warren County in the next week due to unpaid taxes

The deadline for 2018 property taxes is quickly closing in on Aug. 26 at 5 p.m. and more than 500 parcels in Warren County are ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Tuesday, August 17, 2021 5:50 pm

COVID-19

Mask mandate now in effect for Warren County

The Warren County Board of Supervisors set in place a county-wide mask mandate during its Aug. 16 meeting. The order goes into effect Monday at ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Monday, August 16, 2021 11:10 am

Crime

Warren County man receives $2 million bond after shooting incident involving two teenagers

A Warren County man appeared in Justice Court Wednesday morning for an initial appearance after being arrested Tuesday night by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 11:47 am

Local

Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library giving out free comic books this weekend

The Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library is celebrating Free Comic Book Day by providing comic books for readers of all ages on Aug. 14. Katrina Stokes, ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Tuesday, August 10, 2021 12:49 pm

Local

ESSER funds provide nurses for each school in Vicksburg Warren School District

The Vicksburg Warren School District is getting a nurse in each school within the district this school year using ESSER funds, an American Rescue Plan ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Saturday, August 7, 2021 8:00 am

Local

Warren County residents have a new tool to help navigate Justice Court System

A new tool has been created to help “level the playing field” in the Justice Court System for Mississippi residents, especially for lower-income communities and ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Thursday, August 5, 2021 3:04 pm

Business

Tyson Foods becomes first plant in Vicksburg to require vaccinations for employees

Tyson Foods announced Tuesday the company will require all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by Nov. 1. Tyson’s branch facility in Vicksburg becomes the ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Thursday, August 5, 2021 10:44 am

Local

Vicksburg’s Natalie Harris to study abroad in Korea with funds from Warren County’s FunD Fest

Growing up, Natalie Harris of Vicksburg fell in love with the Korean culture, language, music and films as she was surrounded by friends who introduced ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Saturday, July 31, 2021 4:00 am

Local

Vicksburg under excessive heat warning through the weekend

The National Weather Service of the United States is predicting temperatures to reach a high of 100 degrees Friday in Vicksburg triggering an excessive heat ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Friday, July 30, 2021 12:32 pm

Local

Vicksburg advocates respond to Mississippi’s bid to overturn Roe v. Wade in Supreme Court

The state of Mississippi has made a move to overturn Roe v. Wade through its case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which challenges the ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Friday, July 30, 2021 11:24 am

Local

Designer Patrick Kelly, born and raised in Vicksburg, to have exhibition at Catfish Row Museum

Vicksburg’s Catfish Row Museum will be opening an exhibit on August 24 featuring the work of a Vicksburg born and raised fashion designer. Patrick Kelly ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Thursday, July 29, 2021 2:20 pm

Local

Nominate a Vicksburg restaurant for the Best Egg Dish Contest

Do you have a favorite egg dish in Vicksburg that you think deserves recognition? The Mississippi Egg Marketing Board and the Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Thursday, July 29, 2021 2:08 pm

Local

Rolling on the River: Canoers make a stop in Vicksburg on their journey down the Mississippi River

Early Tuesday afternoon, Hank Kohler of Ames, Iowa exited his canoe in Vicksburg as a stop on his nearly 70-day journey down the Mississippi River ... Read more

by Olivia Mars, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:44 pm

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