Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Author at The Vicksburg Post

Opinion

OUR OPINION: Warren County set positive example with Youth Vaccination Day

The Warren County Board of Supervisors, Vicksburg Warren School District, Warren County Emergency Management and the NAACP Vicksburg Branch deserve a round of applause for ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, October 1, 2021 8:00 am

Opinion

Our Opinion: There’s something missing from The Post, and the answer may surprise you

There’s something missing from The Vicksburg Post. It’s not a story or a photo. It’s not extra comics or more ads. It’s the thoughts and ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Saturday, September 25, 2021 8:00 am

Opinion

OUR OPINION: Thank you to local volunteers aiding in Hurricane Ida recovery

Hurricane Ida left utter devastation in its path, especially in South Louisiana, where it made landfall as a Category 4 storm. Like many people who ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, September 10, 2021 8:00 am

Opinion

OUR OPINION: Plenty to look forward to in Vicksburg

With the announcement of several new projects in the city of Vicksburg, the usual allotment of complaints has also surfaced.  “There’s nothing to do in ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Saturday, August 28, 2021 4:00 am

Opinion

OUR OPINION: Education on COVID-19 treatments should be as publicized as the vaccine

When Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said in a recent press conference, “You’re either going to get vaccinated or get COVID-19,” he wasn’t ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Saturday, August 21, 2021 4:00 am

Opinion

OUR OPINION: Time for Mississippians to brush up on first aid

Editor’s note: This opinion piece is not intended to replace medical advice. Please consult your doctor or call 911 in the event of a medical ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Saturday, August 14, 2021 4:00 am

Opinion

OUR OPINION: Wishing Mayor Flaggs a speedy recovery from COVID-19

In the latest turn of events in this seemingly never-ending pandemic, Vicksburg’s Mayor, George Flaggs, Jr., announced Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19. When ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 4:00 am

Opinion

OUR OPINION: Southern Heritage Air Foundation is preserving history

A 20-minute trip across the Mississippi River will land you near Tallulah at the Southern Heritage Air Foundation Museum. Founded by former Mississippi Gov. Kirk ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, July 23, 2021 8:00 am

Opinion

Our Opinion: Vicksburg’s first homicide of 2021 was preventable

When the call came in Tuesday night that the Vicksburg Police Department responded to its first homicide of 2021, it was as though the air ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, June 11, 2021 8:30 am

Opinion

Incumbents have earned another four years

The Vicksburg Post endorses George Flaggs Jr.’s candidacy for Mayor and Alex Monsour’s candidacy for South Ward Alderman. Flaggs and Monsour each have earned another ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:56 am

Opinion

As temperatures heat up, make sure to slap on some sunscreen

Summer time is here once again, and with it comes sweltering heat and the temptation to “catch some rays.” We’re all about a little fun ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:25 am

Opinion

Reopening of military park welcomed, a boost for local tourism industry

If you have walked Washington Street, had a meal at a downtown restaurant or caught a glimpse of one of the brightly colored American Queen ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:26 pm

Opinion

Consider adopting a shelter pet this spring

April 30 is nationally recognized as “Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.” The Vicksburg Post celebrated the day by running two full pages with photos of ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:36 pm

Opinion

The process of getting state and federal help to fix roads takes too long

The scope and scale of the damage caused by historic rains in the early part of 2020 cannot be overstated. In the early months of ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, April 23, 2021 8:17 pm

Opinion

Take part in the process by voting next Tuesday

If you were to look at many of the social media pages in Vicksburg lately, you would see a very engaged community interested in the ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:13 pm

Opinion

We want everyone to appreciate the treasures found downtown

Sunday, the riverboat Queen of the Mississippi will make another stop in Vicksburg. It is scheduled to arrive at 1:30 p.m. and leave just after ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:42 pm

Opinion

Welcome the return of Miss Mississippi events and economic impact

There is no need for hyperbole. The numbers speak for themselves. There is no bigger single event in Vicksburg than the Miss Mississippi Competition and, ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:44 am

Opinion

Investment made by voters four years ago is paying off

Four years ago, Vicksburg was locked in another round of municipal elections, with incumbents up for re-election and a slate of newcomers and age-old competitors ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:05 pm

Opinion

Turning out to vote is the least we can do for our society

We’ve written this editorial before so it would be far too easy to simply cut, paste and change a few numbers. It would be far ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:16 pm

Opinion

These reports show just how transparent candidates want to be with the public

This week, the seven candidates taking part in Tuesday’s Democratic Party primaries — part of the Vicksburg municipal elections — were required to file campaign ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, April 2, 2021 5:30 pm

Opinion

Challenges over the past year have made us stronger

In an editorial in mid-May, we questioned and criticized the Warren County Board of Supervisors’ plan to purchase 10,000 masks to distribute to local residents ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, March 26, 2021 5:48 pm

Opinion

It’s time to validate, challenge candidate claims

There’s never as good a season for misinformation than election season, and Vicksburg is right in the middle of it. As candidates fight and scrape ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 5:31 pm

Opinion

District’s latest graduation rate report is reason to celebrate

There should have been more fanfare. There should have been a celebration, a gathering, or even a parade to celebrate the news. Instead, at a ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, March 19, 2021 2:08 pm

Opinion

Drive-thru vaccination site is a good example of what we can do together

In a recent interview with The Vicksburg Post, local physician and now the chief medical officer for Mississippi, Dr. Dan Edney, said while testing and ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Friday, March 12, 2021 5:22 pm

Opinion

Spratley’s death is a stark reminder of highway dangers

Monday, the family of George Spratley Jr. laid their loved one to rest. Friends, family and a large contingent of the community gathered at the ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:54 pm

Opinion

Our community’s best made the heroic look routine

There’s the common phrase that talks about how you don’t really love something until it’s gone. In this case, you really don’t love being able ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:53 pm

Opinion

To earn our votes, we must have candidates who inspire us

There is nothing like a local election season to both inspire and frustrate the electorate. The candidates vying for the three seats on the city’s ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:12 pm

Opinion

We must stop being complacent when it comes to this deadly virus

The definition of the word “complacent” is “showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.” Sadly, this is the adjective that some health ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board, Tuesday, February 2, 2021 7:34 pm

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