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Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee ... Read more

13 hours ago by The Associated Press.

Port Gibson native named Vicksburg District’s Internal Review chief

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has selected Cora Fuller as chief of Internal Review. Fuller will advise USACE Vicksburg District Commander Robert ... Read more

15 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Mayoral candidate Shawn Jackson provides financial report ahead of runoff election

The latest filing by mayoral candidate Shawn Jackson shows her campaign has $171 on hand as it enters the final week before the April 27 ... Read more

15 hours ago by Tim Reeves.

Hyde-Smith: Not finishing pumps project is ‘one of the most egregious environmental injustices’

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) Tuesday identified the uncompleted Yazoo Backwater Area pumps as “one of the most egregious environmental injustices” as she ... Read more

16 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Kimble files campaign finance report ahead of mayoral runoff

Vicksburg mayoral candidate Troy Kimble is supplementing his campaign a week before the runoff against Shawn Jackson. In a campaign finance report filed Monday, Kimble ... Read more

19 hours ago by Tim Reeves.

City donates surplus police vehicles to Port Gibson, Pickens

Tuesday, the city of Vicksburg and the Vicksburg Police Department donated surplus vehicles to towns in need of equipment. In the parking lot of the ... Read more

20 hours ago by John Surratt.

Mississippi shipbuilder awarded contract for future warship’s construction

WASHINGTON — The construction of the U.S. Navy’s next LHA, or landing helicopter assault vessel, at Huntington Ingalls in Pascagoula received an additional boost Tuesday. ... Read more

20 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Lorelei Books, Toys for Tots partner to take on ‘summer slide’

Educators have long recognized the risk of a “summer slide” when students lose some of the knowledge they gained the previous year during their months ... Read more

22 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Schools report just one new COVID-19 case from last week

For the first time since late February, the Vicksburg Warren School District has confirmed a case of COVID-19 within the schools. In its report filed ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

William Carey inducts Edney into Alumni Hall of Fame

William Carey University inducted four people — including one from Vicksburg — into the Carey Alumni Hall of Fame during an awards dinner on April ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Methamphetamines discovered during traffic stop early Sunday

A traffic stop early Sunday morning led to the discovery of methamphetamines and the arrest of a Vicksburg man. At 3:42 a.m., officers stopped a ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Officers discover marijuana, ecstasy during morning traffic stop

Two Vicksburg men face drug charges following a traffic stop early Monday. Monday, at 2:10 a.m., officers stopped a vehicle on Halls Ferry Road near ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Coolant leak at Waterways leads to emergency response

The Vicksburg Fire Department was dispatched to the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Monday afternoon for what proved to be a coolant leak ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Rap video arrest: Vicksburg man faces felony weapons charges

A Vicksburg man is facing multiple felony charges stemming from a traffic stop Friday night on Division Street. On Friday, at 9:47 p.m., officers stopped the ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

COVID-19 restrictions on bars, restaurants may be eased soon

Pending a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases over the next two weeks, Mayor George Flaggs could allow bars and other businesses that sell ... Read more

2 days ago by John Surratt.

Vicksburg native honored with ‘Change Agent’ award

OXFORD — Vicksburg native Nicholas Gerald Crasta, who is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. at the University of Mississippi, is being recognized ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Entergy plans outage at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station

PORT GIBSON — Entergy Nuclear has scheduled a planned outage for its Grand Gulf Nuclear Station to prepare the plant for reliable operations throughout the ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Profile 2021: Preserving and protecting our cherished history

The Old Court House Museum is full of thousands of artifacts found from Vicksburg’s past. These items are the eyes through which historians see and ... Read more

3 days ago by Anna Kate Doiron.

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.

Chili Feast raises thousands in scholarship funds

The Vicksburg Kiwanis Club raised thousands of dollars that will soon find their way into the hands of local students heading to college. During the ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

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

4 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

4 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

4 days ago by The Associated Press.

Profile 2021: A glimpse of the ‘grande’ Hotel Vicksburg

She was the “grande dame” of the city. Standing taller than any other building between Memphis and New Orleans, at 11 stories and 149 feet, ... Read more

4 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Cause of Friday’s Grammar Street house fire remains undetermined

The cause of a Friday afternoon fire that heavily damaged a home at 1215 Grammar St. remains undetermined, Fire Chief Craig Danczyk said Saturday. “The ... Read more

4 days ago by John Surratt.

Volunteers clean, preserve battlefield markers at Vicksburg National Military Park

Joshua Sharp and his wife Madison hovered over a blue metal marker along the south loop of the Vicksburg National Military Park, scrubbing it with ... Read more

4 days ago by John Surratt.

Public records: Recent deeds, marriage licenses filed with Warren County

Public records filed at the Warren County Courthouse between April 5 and April 12.   Warranty Deed • Richard V. Amaral to Robert S. Smith ... Read more

4 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Gates at Steele Bayou Control Structure opened

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District opened the gates of the Steele Bayou Control Structure Friday. The Steele Bayou Control Structure, which was ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

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