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Vicksburg pediatrician set to retire after caring for thousands of children

A month’s stay in Vicksburg would ultimately turn into a forever home for Dr. Gordon Sluis. The New Jersey transplant first arrived in the community ... Read more

7 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Hinds supplies vital equipment to help healthcare workers in virus fight

RAYMOND – Hinds Community College’s innovative Fab Lab is helping to make personal protective equipment, or PPEs, become safer and more comfortable in the fight ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Reports.

Statewide COVID-19 cases spike once again, Warren County’s number grows by one

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Warren County inched higher to 16 Thursday as state health officials announced updated figures. In their reporting, the ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Reports.

Park officials call on visitors to adhere to social distancing guidelines

During the local and state shelter-in-place orders and other restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Vicksburg National Military Park has ... Read more

8 months ago by Tim Reeves.

YMCA takes on essential role for area’s essential employees

Even though schools are closed, children are home, and some are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, some must still leave and go to work. ... Read more

8 months ago by Ernest Bowker.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Warren County steady, Claiborne cases grow

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Monday announced 161 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Reports.

Growing vegetables is still good for the body and mind

This year I’m planting a “birthday size” vegetable garden. It is smaller than in past years because of the number of birthdays I’ve had. I ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Reports.

Chiefs: City well-prepared for virus, zero tolerance being given in regards to curfews

The chiefs of Vicksburg’s fire and police departments have made changes in their departments to continue providing services to the community and protect their employees ... Read more

8 months ago by John Surratt.

Mental health experts: There are better ways to cope during these uncertain times

When people begin resuming their lives in the wake of restrictions placed out of concern for the COVID-19 virus, they’ll be entering a new world ... Read more

8 months ago by John Surratt.

Health officials say they are prepared, but next few days and weeks are critical

As local lawmakers enact stronger restrictions with the goal of curbing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, they are also commending and highlighting just how ... Read more

8 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Medical facility in Port Gibson to receive federal funds for COVID-19 response

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith announced Tuesday that 19 community health centers in Mississippi, including one in Port Gibson, will receive more than $17.25 ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Reports.

Kroger to begin limiting number of customers in stores

Kroger announced Monday that beginning Tuesday, it will begin limiting the number of customers to 50 percent of the “international building code’s” capacity to allow ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Reports.

MEMA encourages residents to use face masks in public settings

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Tuesday announce it was encouraging Mississippians to wear face masks while in public to slow the spread of COVID-19. The ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Reports.

ERDC called to build hospital room prototypes for COVID-19 response

As outbreaks of the COVID-19 worsen, medical facilities in some of America’s largest cities are reaching capacity and government leaders are looking for creative solutions. ... Read more

8 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Latorre asks for public’s patience as results of COVID-19 testing lag

More testing sites are opening across the state, but it’s taking longer for some health care professionals to get the results, a Vicksburg physician said ... Read more

8 months ago by John Surratt.

State health officials, Guard and local agencies combine to set-up COVID-19 test site

Monday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 89 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state ... Read more

8 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Hollinger joins Vicksburg dermatology practice

Vicksburg has a new dermatologist in town. Dr. Jasmine Hollinger has joined Robert C. Clingan Dermatology as a provider. “I am excited to be adopted ... Read more

8 months ago by Catherine Hadaway.

Positive COVID-19 test confirmed in Warren County, individual tested is from Rankin County

Officials with the Warren County Emergency Management Agency and officials at KPC Promise Hospital in Vicksburg confirmed Friday afternoon that a patient at the hospital ... Read more

8 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Healthcare clinics take precautions against COVID-19

Concerns over COVID-19 have local medical clinics taking steps to meet the needs of their patients while limiting exposure to the disease. Whether using telemedicine ... Read more

8 months ago by John Surratt.

Merit Health: No COVID-19 testing unless patient presents symptoms or meets criteria

Thinking about getting tested for COVID-19 as a precautionary measure? Merit Health River Region is reserving tests unless you present symptoms or meet certain criteria, ... Read more

9 months ago by Catherine Hadaway.

Merit Health River Region ready to treat COVID-19 patients when needed

As Warren County awaits its first confirmed case of COVID-19, local health care organizations and hospitals say they are ready for coronavirus patients. Merit Health ... Read more

9 months ago by Catherine Hadaway.

Former Bovina pastor recovering from COVID-19

When the Rev. Billie Abraham returned from a trip to New York, she brought home an unwelcome guest — COVID-19. “I caught it in the ... Read more

9 months ago by John Surratt.

Vicksburg Warren School District to provide meals to county’s children

The Vicksburg Warren School District, beginning Wednesday, will provide one breakfast and one lunch to children throughout Warren County — not just those who attend ... Read more

9 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Mississippi reports two more positive cases of coronavirus

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Friday morning the second and third presumptive positive cases of coronavirus or COVID-19 in Mississippi. Final ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Reports.

State, local officials set guidelines to deal with coronavirus threat

Following Wednesday’s announcement of the first reported coronavirus — or COVID-19 — case in the state, Mississippi State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs and Mississippi Emergency ... Read more

9 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Grocery stores cleaned out of most disinfecting, hand sanitizing products

If you’re looking for any hand sanitizer products, good luck. If you’re looking for disinfecting wipes, good luck. In recent days, shoppers looking to stock ... Read more

9 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Churches make adjustments to services due to coronavirus threat

Pastors of several Vicksburg churches say they will continue holding services but will take precautions following information about Mississippi’s first confirmed coronavirus, or COVID-19, case. ... Read more

9 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

LaTorre updates ERDC officials on coronavirus

According to a Vicksburg physician, Mississippi presently has no confirmed coronavirus cases. “Right now, we are in pretty good shape,” Dr. Carlos LaTorre, a family ... Read more

9 months ago by John Surratt.

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