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Warren County residents meet at Merit Health to pray for COVID patients, medical workers

The 8 a.m. sky was gray and the sound of thunder rolled in the sky Saturday as a ...

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Information on COVID-19 Booster Shots from Vicksburg physician Dan Edney

As more information about COVID-19 booster shots becomes available, Dr. Dan Edney, a local physician and chief medical officer ...

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Youth Vaccination Day planned by Vicksburg Warren School District, Warren County organizations

In most cases, COVID-19 is not as harmful to young people as it is for adults. Where it ...

Columnists

FRAZIER: COVID vaccine talks parallel measles outbreak of 2015

I interviewed Dr. Gordon Sluis, a pediatrician that worked at the Street Clinic, in 2015.  There had been ...

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Warren County Board of Supervisors extends mask mandate

The Warren County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to extend the county’s mask mandate through Oct. 4 at ...

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Vicksburg Fire Chief: Paramedics in ‘bottleneck situation’ due to increased emergency calls

Vicksburg Fire Chief Craig Danczyk has a message for those who are oxygen-dependent in Warren County: “If you ...

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Vicksburg remembers attorney David Sessums, who died from COVID-19 complications

Longtime Vicksburg attorney David Sessums died Wednesday following a battle with COVID-19. Sessums was 68 years old. He ...

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COVID-19 vaccines not yet mandatory for Merit Health River Region staff

While the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson and Ochsner Health System in Louisiana both recently announced ...

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City of Vicksburg’s mask order extended through Oct. 4

A mandatory mask order for Vicksburg residents has been extended through Oct. 4. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. announced ...

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Merit Health River Region among Mississippi hospitals receiving state-contracted workers

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is currently contracting with four vendors to provide medical personnel to 61 hospitals ...

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Education, tourism to get part of City of Vicksburg’s COVID funds

Education and the city of Vicksburg’s tourism industry will be among the recipients of funding under the city’s ...

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Merit Health River Region to host career fair amid COVID-19 hospitalization spike

Merit Health River Region is hosting a Beat the Heat Career Fair on Friday, Aug. 27, from noon ...

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FDA gives full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer’s ...

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Shortage of health care workers impacting local, state hospitals as COVID-19 cases surge

COVID-19 case numbers are skyrocketing in Mississippi. There are 1,633 cases in hospitals statewide with 486 in ICU ...

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Lines of Defense: Dr. Dan Edney gives update on COVID-19 treatments, monoclonal antibodies available in Vicksburg

COVID-19 is unpredictable at times — while some may have mild cases, others will become severely ill and ...

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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 ...

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Flaggs will not require city employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said Monday he will not require city employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. ...

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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. ...

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Vicksburg Mayor Flaggs gets COVID-19 vaccine after recovering from virus

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. is now vaccinated for COVID-19, days after announcing he’d recovered from the coronavirus. ...

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Vicksburg Warren School District issues ‘Universal Masking’ mandate

The Vicksburg Warren School District Board held a special called meeting Thursday.  During the meeting, the Board voted ...

BREAKING NEWS

Vicksburg mayor announces 14-day mask mandate, emergency order

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. issued an emergency order Wednesday evening, stating the city would be under a ...

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Vicksburg Mayor Flaggs says he had COVID-19 symptoms in late July

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. addressed the public Tuesday to discuss his experience with COVID-19 and explain his decision ...

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Warren County Supervisors discuss masks, vaccines due to surge in COVID cases

The Warren County Board of Supervisors on Monday discussed the potential need for a mask mandate for employees ...

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No ICU beds left in Mississippi — including Warren County

“We have never been in this situation and it’s getting worse every day.”   As of Monday morning, ...

BREAKING NEWS

Vicksburg Mayor Flaggs returns to work after self-imposed quarantine

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include that Flaggs said he quarantined for 14 to 18 ...

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. ...

BREAKING NEWS

Vicksburg mayor sets mask mandate for city employees

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. has signed an emergency order setting a 14-day mask mandate for city employees, requiring ...

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Most COVID-19 vaccination rates above 90% for Vicksburg nursing home employees

Vicksburg’s nursing homes are not experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak at this time, but the vaccination rates among staff ...

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