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Warren County Supervisors donate up to $25,000 for gift cards for Youth Vaccination Day

Vicksburg Warren School District has partnered with the Warren County Board of Supervisors, Warren County Emergency Management and ...

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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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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 ...

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Merit Health Medical Group Welcomes Dr. Cody Tipton

Merit Health Medical Group, in Vicksburg, is proud to welcome a new addition to its medical staff, Dr. ...

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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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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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Merit Health Medical Group Welcomes Dr. James Stanford

Merit Health Medical Group in Vicksburg is proud to welcome a new addition to its medical staff, Dr. ...

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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, ...

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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Kent: $3 million health literacy grant to tackle Delta variant spread

The COVID-19 Delta variant is surging and the number of cases in Mississippi and Warren County is escalating, ...

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MISSISSIPPI TODAY: Vicksburg’s Dr. Daniel Edney debunks common vaccine myths

Originally published by Mississippi Today. Mississippi Department of Health Chief Medical Officer Daniel Edney, of Vicksburg, sat down ...

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Vicksburg pediatricians not hesitant to offer vaccine, but overcoming hurdles

Children 12-years-old and up are eligible and encouraged to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by the CDC, even ...

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Longtime Vicksburg Parks and Rec director Joe Graves announces retirement

Over the past 17 years, Vicksburg’s recreational opportunities have multiplied and diversified. From major projects like Sports Force ...

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CDC: Many Americans can now go outside without a mask

NEW YORK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing ...

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Drop in people seeking COVID-19 vaccine worries local officials

In January, access to the COVID-19 vaccine was limited to those of a particular age and underlying health ...

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$3.8M grant aims to fill nurse educator gap in Mississippi

JACKSON (AP) — Sixty-four registered nurses in Mississippi will be eligible for graduate-level education through a $3.8 million ...

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Nearly a quarter of Warren County residents now fully vaccinated

As COVID-19 cases in Warren County and the state experience a slight surge, the number of residents receiving ...

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COVID-19 cases in Warren County see slight surge

The past seven days have seen an uptick in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Warren County, ...

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State Health Officer: No link between politics, vaccine hesitancy

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi’s top health official said he does not think political party affiliation has an impact ...

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Family members volunteer at county’s drive-thru vaccine site

The Walters family is no stranger to helping those in — and outside — their community. During summers ...

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United Way helps residents secure COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Meeting new friends can happen in all kinds of circumstances. Alesia Shaw, United Way of West Central Mississippi’s ...

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Severe weather threat forces the rescheduling of vaccination appointments

The Warren County Emergency Management Agency, along with the Mississippi State Department of Health, announced Wednesday afternoon that ...

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Fauci: U.S. virus shots ramping up toward immunity

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top infectious disease expert says the U.S. could see significant steps toward a return ...

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More COVID-19 restrictions expected to be lifted Friday

Warren County has seen a dramatic drop in new COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, so much so, that ...

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Alcorn State, Claiborne County work together to establish vaccination site

LORMAN — In an effort to dramatically increase coronavirus vaccinations in one of the hardest-hit counties in Mississippi, ...

Health

Edney named state’s chief medical officer

Dr. Dan Edney, a Vicksburg physician, has been named chief medical officer for the Mississippi State Department of ...

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Alcorn receives grant to continue tobacco-free campus policies

LORMAN — Alcorn State University is continuing its push to make the University a tobacco-free campus. Blue Cross ...

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