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County’s mask mandate, COVID-19 orders will be allowed to expire Monday

The Warren County Board of Supervisors on Monday said the county’s existing COVID-19 emergency orders will likely be allowed to expire May 3, ending a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

CDC: Many Americans can now go outside without a mask

NEW YORK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans ... Read more

2 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Drop in people seeking COVID-19 vaccine worries local officials

In January, access to the COVID-19 vaccine was limited to those of a particular age and underlying health conditions. And as those restrictions were changed, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

One-third of Warren County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Warren County reached a milestone Tuesday as the state reported one-third of the county’s residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg, Warren County COVID-19 numbers fall to levels not seen since May

Not since May has Warren County seen such low numbers of COVID-19 cases. With the report of no new cases Saturday, Warren County has seen ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

County COVID-19 activity falls to September levels as vaccinations climb

Nearly one-third of Warren County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, health officials reported Thursday. In its latest report, the ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

Man wanted on multiple felonies, also charged with violating COVID-19 quarantine order

The arrest of J’Shon Ross, a man wanted on felony warrants for a gun-related incident in April and eluding officers in July, made history when ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

State health officials: More than half a million people fully vaccinated

JACKSON (AP) — The state of Mississippi has now administered 1.32 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine to residents, according to the state health department. ... Read more

1 month ago by The Associated Press.

Vicksburg District honored by Mississippi Blood Services as ‘Best of 2020’

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District was recognized last Thursday as a “Best of 2020” donor by Mississippi Blood Services. District personnel contributed ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

New COVID-19 cases have leveled off as vaccine numbers surge

After plummeting from record-high numbers to begin the year, new COVID-19 cases in Warren County have flattened in recent weeks. At one point in January, ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

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

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Officials issue new guidance for church services as Holy Week begins

JACKSON — As churches throughout Mississippi prepare to host Holy Week and Easter services this week — events that were canceled in 2020 due to ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

District reports another week of no COVID-19 activity

For the third consecutive reporting period, the Vicksburg Warren School District has reported no COVID-19 activity among students or personnel. Monday’s report filed with the ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

County to extend contract for COVID-19 drive-thru vaccination site

During their work session Monday, the Warren County Board of Supervisors voiced support to continue a key contract for the drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site at ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

The return to the classroom took a lot of work, not luck

Cases of COVID-19 in our public and private schools since students returned to the classroom in August have been minimal. But, those thankfully low numbers ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Local churches had to adapt quickly during pandemic

In times of crisis, it is our spiritual community that often helps guide us through tough times. But when the country was forced to shut ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

The difference a year makes: Warren County reaches COVID-19 anniversary

It was only a matter of time. For nearly three weeks, officials in Vicksburg and Warren County had watched as confirmed cases of the COVID-19 ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

Assistance available for COVID-19 funeral expenses

One of the more tragic aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic was the number of deaths caused by the virus. According to statistics from the Mississippi ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

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

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Most COVID-19 restrictions lifted as life returns to ‘near normal’

As the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic comes to a close, officials in many states have removed most, if not all, of the restrictions ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

Pandemic dealt local tourism industry a massive blow

Face masks. Social distancing. Crowd restrictions. Business closures. Travel restrictions. The COVID-19 pandemic affected Vicksburg and Warren County in many ways but caused serious harm ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

Alcorn’s drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site initiative draws exceptional turnout 

LORMAN — Alcorn State University is doing its part in slowing down the spread of COVID-19 by providing a vaccination site for citizens in surrounding ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

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

2 months ago by Tim Reeves.

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