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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 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine continues to ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

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, but the level of cases remains well ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

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 on people’s willingness to get the COVID-19 ... Read more

2 days ago by The Associated Press.

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 they have worked with Service Over Self, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

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 Director of Marketing and Resource Development, made ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

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 Thursday appointments at the county’s drive-thru COVID-19 ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

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 to the pre-pandemic normal, even before the ... Read more

1 month ago by The Associated Press.

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 local leaders are considering removing more restrictions ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

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, Alcorn State University announced a new partnership ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

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 Health and regional health officer for the ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

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 & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation awarded ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Best of the Best: Agency focuses on helping patients, growing ‘family’

It is not a coincidence Natasha Washington is flourishing in her line of work. It could be argued her success is divine. Washington, founder and ... Read more

2 months ago by Tim Reeves.

United Way organizes community diaper drive

One in three mothers struggles to provide diapers for their child. That was the driving statistic for the creation of a diaper drive organized by ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Saturday’s COVID-19 vaccination appointments rescheduled

As roads begin to clear and temperatures warm up, state health officials felt it was important to wait just a few more days before resuming ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Monday’s COVID-19 vaccine appointments rescheduled

The estimated 400 people scheduled to get their COVID-19 vaccine Monday at the former Vicksburg Mall will need to make new plans. Warren County Emergency ... Read more

2 months ago by Tim Reeves.

As a COVID-19 hot spot, Warren County is starting to cool off

Warren County is inching closer to falling below the state threshold for being declared a COVID-19 hot spot. Thursday, the Mississippi State Department of Health ... Read more

2 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Hundreds more appointments filled for county’s COVID-19 vaccine site

In a matter of days, Warren County has gone from being unsure it would be granted a COVID-19 vaccination site to now vaccinating nearly 800 ... Read more

2 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Community rallies in prayer for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic

People of all ages, races and denominations gathered on the lawn of Merit Health River Region Hospital Sunday for a prayer movement to defeat COVID-19. ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Reeves: Goal is to up vaccine capacity to 100,000 per week

JACKSON (AP) — Gov. Tate Reeves said he wants to increase coronavirus vaccinations rapidly in the month of February, ramping up the state’s capacity for ... Read more

3 months ago by The Associated Press.

More COVID-19 vaccine appointments opened up for Warren County’s drive-thru site

Warren County officials confirmed that more appointments have been opened up for Warren County’s COVID-19 vaccination site beginning Monday. To receive an appointment, visit https://covidvaccine.umc.edu/. ... Read more

3 months ago by Tim Reeves.

COVID-19 vaccination site ‘should’ begin administering vaccines Feb. 1

COVID-19 vaccines “should” begin being administered at a drive-thru site in Warren County beginning Feb. 1. Warren County Emergency Management Agency Director John Elfer said ... Read more

3 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Warren County COVID-19 vaccine site one step closer to reality

From city and county leaders to those in the Legislature, Warren County’s advocacy to host a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site is becoming closer to reality. ... Read more

3 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Merit Health River Region welcomes new surgeon to its team

Merit Health River Region has announced the addition of Dr. Matthew Knight, general surgeon, to its staff.  Knight joins the group with certifications through the ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Weiland serves as Legislature’s Doctor of the Day

Vicksburg pediatrician Dr. Geri Weiland, with Merit Health River Region, served as the Legislative Doctor of the Day Wednesday at the Capitol in Jackson. In ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Pemberton Mall chosen as drive-thru vaccination site

Vicksburg is set to become a COVID vaccine drive-thru sight, but when that will occur is still unknown. This news was reported Thursday afternoon during ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Warren County reaches 100 deaths in COVID-19 pandemic

The January surge of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi carried Warren County to an unfortunate milestone on Wednesday. Two more deaths were reported in Warren County ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Vaccine arrives in Vicksburg, with more on the way

Editors Note: Due to the number of people who wanted to get on the list for the COVID vaccine, the Medical Associates of Vicksburg’s phone ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Despite evidence, doctors concerned public isn’t taking COVID-19 seriously

With the number of COVID-19 cases in Warren County exceeding 3,500 and the county’s death toll from the disease approaching 100, city and county officials ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

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