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Teen sought in shooting incident

Vicksburg police are looking for a teenager wanted in connection with a Thursday incident in which shots were fired at a car in the 2100 ... Read more

15 hours ago by John Surratt.

Plans for sales tax referendum put on hold

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. is withdrawing his plans to seek a local and private, or special bill, calling for a public referendum to levy a ... Read more

17 hours ago by Ernest Bowker.

Suspect in shooting captured on Facebook Live captured

A Claiborne County man is facing felony charges after his capture following a Tuesday shooting that was reportedly broadcast on Facebook Live. According to the ... Read more

20 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Additional vaccine allocated to Mississippi

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health announced Friday that additional COVID-19 vaccine doses have been allocated to Mississippi.  The additional allotments will support ... Read more

21 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Legislation would allow city to create vacant building guidelines in Vicksburg

If you own a vacant commercial building in the city of Vicksburg, city officials are wanting more information from you. The Board of Mayor and ... Read more

22 hours ago by Tim Reeves.

City to extend mask mandate, COVID-19 orders

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said early Friday that the city’s existing COVID-19 civil emergency plans would be extended at least through Feb. 16. The city’s ... Read more

1 day ago by Tim Reeves.

RCEC’s Lawson: I love seeing and being the change our youth need

Every person has a story. Eric Lawson encourages his students to share and understand theirs to help them grow as people and as scholars. “I am ... Read more

1 day ago by Anna Kate Doiron.

U.S. surgeon general acknowledges Black skepticism of vaccines

JACKSON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general on Thursday urged Black leaders in Mississippi to get COVID-19 vaccinations and to ask others in their communities ... Read more

1 day ago by The Associated Press.

Suspect robs Vicksburg convenience store at gunpoint

The Vicksburg Police Department is continuing to investigate an armed robbery that took place Thursday on Clay Street. At 6:23 p.m., officers were dispatched to ... Read more

2 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Space is limited for the upcoming River Kids Free After-School Art Program

For more than 25 years, the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation has offered art programming for children. From drawing and painting to sculpting clay, young artists ... Read more

2 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Mayfield and Monsour qualify for re-election; Mayfield’s son to challenge Monsour

Vicksburg’s two incumbent aldermen qualified Thursday for re-election to their seats on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield is seeking ... Read more

2 days ago by John Surratt.

Sheriff recommends new county jail be a one-story facility

When they get ready to design a new county jail, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace is asking supervisors to avoid building a multi-story facility. “Any ... Read more

2 days ago by John Surratt.

Crime reports: Vicksburg men face felony drug charges

Two Vicksburg men are facing felony drug charges following their arrest Tuesday. Following an investigation into illegal drug sales in the Enchanted Hills neighborhood, Maurice ... Read more

2 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Churches preparing to address Ash Wednesday service during pandemic

Concerns over COVID-19 are causing some local pastors to consider how to safely continue their church’s Ash Wednesday traditions. Ash Wednesday, which is Feb. 17, ... Read more

2 days ago by John Surratt.

Southerland seeks permanent youth court prosecutor

Warren County Judge Marcie Southerland would like to see a separately appointed prosecutor for the county’s Youth Court. Southerland in December signed a court order ... Read more

2 days ago by John Surratt.

Organizers change annual MLK scholarship breakfast to a virtual event

Alpha Phi Alpha’s 32nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Breakfast will be a virtual event Monday out of concern over COVID-19. The breakfast, sponsored ... Read more

2 days ago by John Surratt.

COVID-19 vaccine shortage derails plans to establish distribution site in county

Wednesday afternoon, local officials announced that a COVID-19 vaccine site could be opened in Warren County as soon as next week. An hour later, state ... Read more

2 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and evidence that the resurgent ... Read more

2 days ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi’s most wanted: Multiple suspects in custody after list goes public

JACKSON — Multiple suspects — including a Vicksburg man — are in custody after the Mississippi Department of Public Safety and the Mississippi Bureau of ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Mississippi Lottery leader: Don’t fall victim to scams

JACKSON (AP) — The president of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation is warning people not to fall victim to scams. Tom Shaheen said in a news ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

No more appointments: State’s vaccine supply fully committed

JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi Health Department said Wednesday that the state cannot take any more appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations because of a “monumental surge” ... Read more

3 days ago by The Associated Press.

McConnell open to convicting Trump in impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pointedly did not rule out Wednesday that he might eventually vote to convict the now twice-impeached President ... Read more

3 days ago by The Associated Press.

Legislature again mulling teacher pay increases

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi legislators are once again mulling pay increases for the state’s teachers. Senate Bill 2001, which unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee ... Read more

3 days ago by The Associated Press.

AOI’s Adcock brings a bit of levity to her English lessons

For Christina Adcock, teaching English to 8th-grade students at the Academy of Innovation must be an extremely different task than teaching English to those in ... Read more

3 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Warren County EMA: Efforts underway to set up COVID-19 vaccine site

Warren County Emergency Management Agency Director John Elfer released a letter Wednesday announcing efforts to establish a COVID-19 vaccination distribution site in Warren County as ... Read more

3 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Investigators declare the cause of fatal fire on New Year’s Eve

Unattended cooking materials have been declared the cause of a fatal house fire on Shadow Wood Drive on New Year’s Eve. In a report filed ... Read more

3 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Trump impeached after Capitol riot; historic second charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the ... Read more

3 days ago by The Associated Press.

Former grocery just one part of Zollinger’s family history in Vicksburg

This impressive two-story building at 1317 on the northwest side of Openwood Street between First East and First North streets housed Zollinger’s Grocery on the ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

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