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Photo gallery: Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Competition returns

The Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Competition is set for April 24 and 25 at the Vicksburg City Auditorium, with 30 candidates will be vying for ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Video: Vicksburg native Bill Ferris the ‘Eminent Southerner’

Bill Ferris went to a Black church that wasn’t too far from his family’s home in rural Mississippi on the first Sunday of every month. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Garden clubs have a rich tradition planted squarely in Vicksburg’s history

Mum’s the word.  However, when it comes to enjoying these colorful beauties, let’s not forget camellias, gardenias, and irises, and, well, every other species gardeners like ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

A love of small spaces: Vicksburg native dreams up, builds tiny house

Ever since he was a little boy, David Osburn has had big plans for a tiny house. When he was 12, the Vicksburg native sketched out ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ernest Bowker.

Siege saw more than 100 awarded nation’s highest honor

A drummer boy, 14 years of age, and severely wounded and exposed to a heavy fire from the enemy, he persistently remained upon the field ... Read more

4 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Daily’s future in art is flourishing at the University of Mississippi

Growing up, art was just something Victoria Daily would do for fun.  Her mom, Miriam Daily, would lay out watercolors, Crayons and pencils on the kitchen ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Anna Kate Doiron.

Photo Gallery: Vicksburg Cotillion Club presents 45 future leaders

The Vicksburg Cotillion Club was founded in 1987 with the goal of providing skills in etiquette, leadership, community service and exposure to general knowledge for ... Read more

4 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Clement named winner of Landy Teller Champion for Culture & the Arts Award

The late Landy Teller was an advocate for the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation. From the very beginning when it was only a vision to turn ... Read more

5 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Debra Franco Preparatory School of Dance prepares for ‘The Nutcracker’

Madelyn and Farrah McNeal are excited about being gold angels this year in the Debra Franco Preparatory School of Dance’s upcoming production of “The Nutcracker.” ... Read more

5 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Extension: Christmas tree demand is pandemic-proof

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted countless traditions in 2020, but it will not keep living rooms across Mississippi from featuring Christmas decor, nor will it ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Reports.

Local restaurateur shares tips preparing a ‘Cajun’ turkey

Thanksgiving is approaching, and while many will be roasting the traditional holiday turkey, one local caterer will be frying the birds. Perry Boyd, owner of ... Read more

6 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Vicksburg eatery helping doctoral student with her bears research

Everybody knows bears like honey, but it seems they like donuts, too. Several weeks ago, Mississippi State University doctoral student Lacy Dolan made a stop ... Read more

6 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Family comes together to celebrate Mia Calnan’s victories over cancer

Hearing a diagnosis of cancer is life-altering. It is also life-changing to hear the words cancer-free. But what does a person do if diagnosed with ... Read more

6 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Fulcher honored to be among finalists to decorate Governor’s Mansion

Mississippi’s First Lady Elee Reeves wanted to honor first responders and frontline workers, and in doing so decided to hold a competition to decorate the ... Read more

7 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Robyn Lea and her mother have a ‘patchwork partnership’

Robyn Lea’s love for quilting began only 10 years ago, but this family tradition dates back to the 1930s with her grandmother, Zaidee Dickinson.   Robyn ... Read more

7 months ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg comes close to making Mississippi history

Nearly 3,000 submissions were presented to the Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag and when it got down to the final nine, Vicksburg resident ... Read more

8 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Pool and pool house: Just a few more reasons for the Waring family to get together

Just ask Belynda Waring about her grandchildren and she begins talking 90 to nothing. While her husband, Howard, is a bit slower to speak when ... Read more

8 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Watch: Vicksburg Theatre Guild set to perform ‘The Sound of Music’

Alaina Fordice was jumping around her house after learning she was chosen as the lead in the Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s upcoming production. Fordice, who started ... Read more

8 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Kolb was truly a great ambassador for the city of Vicksburg

Bertha R. Kolb was a woman who loved life, traveling, soaking up the scenery and trying new things. “My grandmother was also so gracious with ... Read more

9 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Funnel cake fries are a unique treat at Sports Force Parks

When it comes to the five senses, sight and sound are certainly recognizable at a baseball park. There is the ping of bats making contact ... Read more

9 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Raccoons are as big a fan of ripe peaches as any of us

For the first summer in a while, I am proudly picking and pigging out on peaches. Growing peaches at home is a test of the ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Reports.

Plants in Mississippi thrive in the heat ‘up to a point’

I was a full-grown young adult when I first lived where cotton was grown. Cotton wasn’t part of my job at the time, but it ... Read more

10 months ago by Guest Columnist.

How the periodic table and your yard’s soil go hand-in-hand

Out of curiosity, I checked to see how many chemical elements are now in the periodic table. That list of the elements was the scorn ... Read more

10 months ago by Guest Columnist.

More information about a ‘pigsty’ than you likely ever would want to know

About the only time I ever use the term “pig sty” or “pigsty” is when it’s the right answer in a crossword puzzle. We Southerners ... Read more

10 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Vicksburg Living Cookin’: The perfect seafood and salad combination

This recipe for “Shrimp and Crab Salad with Ginger Dressing” by Vicksburg chef William Furlong was featured in the May/June 2020 edition of Vicksburg Living. ... Read more

10 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Don’t wait until the ground is dry to water your yard, garden

There are just a couple of weeks left before we’re beset with the worst weather of the year. That’s my opinion of course, but the ... Read more

10 months ago by Guest Columnist.

The reason behind the sticker shock of buying a ribeye lately

I’ve experienced two mild cases of sticker shock in the past six months. First, the pickup truck cost less than what I had expected. A ... Read more

11 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Escape the everyday with these library reads

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. This week’s column features new adult fiction in the sci-fi/fantasy category. Why ... Read more

11 months ago by Guest Columnist.

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