Vera Ann Fedell, Author at The Vicksburg Post

Local

VOLUNTEER OF THE WEEK: Miss Mississippi finalist Charity Lockridge makes time to volunteer

This week’s Vicksburg Post Volunteer of the Week is Charity Lockridge, who volunteers at the United Way of West Central Mississippi. Lockridge is a 24-year-old ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Sunday, October 2, 2022 8:00 am

Local

VICKSBURG FACTS: Two-time Emmy Award Winner, Beah Richards

Did you know Vicksburg was the home of the two-time Emmy Award winner Beah Richards? Born as Beulah Richardson on July 12, 1920, in Vicksburg ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Friday, September 30, 2022 8:00 am

Local

VOLUNTEER OF THE WEEK: Jenny Jabour volunteers to make a positive impact

This week’s Vicksburg Post Volunteer of the Week is Jenny Jabour, who volunteers with the Junior Auxiliary (JA) as their Children’s Shelter and Lifting Lives ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Sunday, September 25, 2022 8:00 am

Local

VICKSBURG FACTS: Vicksburg’s history on the rails

Did you know that the Vicksburg and Meridian Railroad was once the only east-west railroad between Memphis and New Orleans? Vicksburg’s railroad history began with ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Friday, September 23, 2022 9:00 am

Local

VOLUNTEER OF THE WEEK: Jeremy Beasley volunteers for the next generation of athletes

This week’s Vicksburg Post Volunteer of the Week is Jeremy Beasley, who volunteers as a soccer and t-ball coach. Beasley is a Geo-Information Specialist and ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Sunday, September 18, 2022 8:00 am

Local

VICKSBURG FACTS: Vicksburg lit the way for the state of Mississippi

Did you know that Vicksburg was the first city in Mississippi to receive gas lamps? Before electricity, the city streets of Vicksburg were gleaming with ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Friday, September 16, 2022 9:00 am

Local

VOLUNTEER OF THE WEEK: Lisa Hubbard gives love to her furry friends

This week’s Vicksburg Post Volunteer of the Week is Lisa Hubbard, who volunteers at the city of Vicksburg Animal Shelter. Hubbard was originally born in ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Monday, September 12, 2022 4:00 am

Columnists

ON THE SHELF: New Nonfiction titles to tell true tales

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Local History Librarian at the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library. This week the library is featuring some of the ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Sunday, September 11, 2022 4:00 am

Local

VICKSBURG FACTS: Bright lights, Red Carpet City

Did you know Vicksburg has historically been a popular filming location? Some of the most popular films include “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” directed by ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Friday, September 9, 2022 8:00 am

News

Vicksburg’s Madame C.J. Walker becomes a Barbie Doll

Did you know that Mattel Toy Company released the Madame C.J. Walker Barbie Doll this year? As many may know, Madame C.J. Walker was the ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Monday, September 5, 2022 4:00 am

News

Old Post Files: What happened on this day in history 100 years ago?

Old Post Files is a regular feature within the pages of The Vicksburg Post’s print edition and digital e-edition. This feature looks back at some of the happenings from ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Saturday, September 3, 2022 11:10 am

Downtown Vicksburg

VOLUNTEER OF THE WEEK: Brad Eldridge is just doing his part

This week’s Vicksburg Post Volunteer of the Week is Brad Eldridge, a local business owner who picks up trash in the downtown area. Elridge is ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Sunday, August 28, 2022 8:00 am

Local

VICKSBURG FACTS: Earle Basinsky, Vicksburg’s crime novelist

Did you know that Vicksburg is the home of Earle Basinsky, a crime novelist?  Basinsky was born in 1921 to Earle Basinsky Sr. and Aline ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Friday, August 26, 2022 8:00 am

Local

VOLUNTEER OF THE WEEK: Ali Hopson gives more than just an hour of her time

This week’s Vicksburg Post Volunteer of the Week is Ali Hopson, who volunteers with Teens United and Supper on the ‘Sip at United Way of ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Sunday, August 21, 2022 8:00 am

Local

VICKSBURG FACTS: Willie Dixon wanted to provide a Blues education

By Vera Ann Fedell | The Vicksburg Post Did you know that Willie Dixon wanted to give people an education in the Blues? Willie Dixon, ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Friday, August 19, 2022 8:00 am

Local

VOLUNTEER OF THE WEEK: Bill Justice asks, ‘How can I help?’

By Vera Ann Fedell | The Vicksburg Post This week’s Vicksburg Post Volunteer of the Week is Bill Justice, who volunteers at the Vicksburg National ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Sunday, August 14, 2022 8:00 am

Local

VICKSBURG FACTS: Margaret Hunt Brisbane, a Vicksburg poet

Did you know Vicksburg had a well-known poet during the 19th Century? Margaret Hunt Brisbane, a Vicksburg native born on Feb. 11, 1858, was an ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Friday, August 12, 2022 8:00 am

Local

VICKSBURG 200: Bicentennial Committee announces beginning stages for city’s landmark anniversary

Vicksburgers need to prepare for a grand celebration, as 2025 marks the city’s bicentennial year. Already, the Vicksburg 200 committee is forming to plan a ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Wednesday, August 10, 2022 1:10 pm

Local

VOLUNTEER OF THE WEEK: Kara Doiron devoted to the YMCA community

This week’s Vicksburg Post Volunteer of the Week is Kara Doiron, who volunteers at the Vicksburg YMCA. Kara is originally from Vicksburg, however, she has ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Sunday, August 7, 2022 8:00 am

Local

VICKSBURG FACTS: Vicksburg’s soil has many useful qualities

By Vera Ann Fedell | The Vicksburg Post Did you know that the loess soil in Vicksburg has unique characteristics? According to the National Military ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Friday, August 5, 2022 8:00 am

Local

VOLUNTEER OF THE WEEK: Victor Longo volunteers during his retirement

By Vera Ann Fedell | The Vicksburg Post This week’s Vicksburg Post Volunteer of the Week is Victor Longo, who volunteers with Paws Rescue in ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Sunday, July 31, 2022 8:00 am

Local

VICKSBURG FACTS: Evelyn Preer, Vicksburg’s first Black movie star

Did you know that Evelyn Preer is the first black woman from Vicksburg to gain celebrity status? Preer, born as Evelyn Jarvis, was born in ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Friday, July 29, 2022 8:00 am

Local

VOLUNTEER OF THE WEEK: Tamela Strong-Foster is passionate about helping others

By Vera Ann Fedell | The Vicksburg Post This week’s Vicksburg Post Volunteer of the Week is Tamela Strong-Foster, who volunteers with A Group of ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Sunday, July 24, 2022 8:00 am

Local

VICKSBURG FACTS: Alexander McNutt, Vicksburg’s first Governor of Mississippi

By Vera Ann Fedell | The Vicksburg Post Did you know Alexander G. McNutt was the first Vicksburger to become the Governor of Mississippi? He ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Friday, July 22, 2022 10:22 am

Local

VICKSBURG FACTS: The transition from streetcars to buses in Vicksburg

By Vera Ann Fedell | The Vicksburg Post When were streetcars phased out in Vicksburg? On July 12, 1932, the citizens of Vicksburg put to ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Friday, July 15, 2022 8:00 am

Local

VOLUNTEER OF THE WEEK: Sandra Miller volunteers to give others some free time

By Vera Ann Fedell | The Vicksburg Post This week’s Vicksburg Post Volunteer of the Week is Sandra Miller, who volunteers at the Vicksburg Catholic ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Sunday, July 10, 2022 8:00 am

Local

VICKSBURG FACTS: Vicksburg, home of Mississippi’s first Geriatric Psychiatric Unit

By Vera Ann Fedell | The Vicksburg Post Did you know Vicksburg was home to the first geriatric psychiatric unit in Mississippi? The 1990s was ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Friday, July 8, 2022 9:00 am

Local

VOLUNTEER OF THE WEEK: Carole Byram making a difference at River Region

This week’s Vicksburg Post Volunteer of the Week is Carole Byram, who volunteers at Merit Health River Region. Byram is a graduate of Louisiana Tech ... Read more

by Vera Ann Fedell, Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:00 am

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