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Iconic Old Court House Museum to reopen Tuesday

In a bit of good news and a sign that things are returning to some level of normalcy, officials the Vicksburg and Warren County Historical ... Read more

1 hour ago by Tim Reeves.

Vicksburg Convention Center asks for public’s help, feedback

From the Miss Mississippi Competition to the Ritz on the River, the Vicksburg Convention Center plays host to a wide range of well-attended events. The ... Read more

3 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

American Queen moves Vicksburg arrival back to mid-July

Earlier this month the American Queen Steamboat Company announced it would resume riverboat cruises along the Mississippi River in late June, with the American Queen ... Read more

3 days ago by Tim Reeves.

American Cruise Lines to resume cruises along the Mississippi River in late June

In recent weeks, restaurants have welcomed back customers to their dining rooms and salons and barbershops have welcomed back their trusted clientele. Local businesses have ... Read more

5 days ago by Tim Reeves.

City reopens Catfish Row splash pad

Just moments after restrictions on outdoor recreational facilities, such as pools and splash pads were eased Monday, Reese Klitzke walked to the middle of the ... Read more

6 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Public library to begin curbside pick-up program June 2

As county officials discuss the best way to reopen or increase public access to county-owned facilities after the county’s emergency order expires on June 1, ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg could welcome back riverboat cruises by late June

When the American Queen docks at Vicksburg’s riverfront in late June, it will not only bring with it hundreds of visitors but also the return ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Investigation continues into fire that destroyed historic Drummond Street home

Investigators with the Vicksburg Fire Department and the Mississippi Fire Marshal’s office believe now an electrical failure led to the destructive fire that devastated a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Drummond Street home destroyed in Sunday afternoon fire

What was earlier in the day a stately, two-story home on one of Vicksburg’s most scenic streets, is now nearly a shell of itself following ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Vicksburg Municipal Court resumes regular schedule Monday

Vicksburg Municipal Court resumes its regular schedule Monday after more than a month. According to information on the Vicksburg Police Department’s Facebook page, the court ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Virus concerns will change how flags are placed in National Cemetery this Memorial Day

The spread of the COVID-19 virus and the restrictions that have been put in place have led to many canceled and rescheduled events. But it ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Ash, where did you go?

The following is an “exclusive” interview with Ash, the Old Court House Museum cat, talking about his days-long disappearance back in February.   Ash, before ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

City approves contract for annual fireworks show

There will be fireworks on July 4 depending on the city’s situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Friday approved a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Miss America, Miss Mississippi competitions postponed until 2021

Friday, the Miss America Organization announced it was postponing its annual competition to late in 2021. This will mark the first time since the competition ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

City to move forward with contract for annual fireworks show

During Friday’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, South Ward Alderman Alex Monsour confirmed the city was moving ahead with plans for the annual Fourth ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Restaurant owners cautious as they welcome back dine-in customers

For years, Sally Bullard created a comfortable dine-in experience at Main Street Market that welcomed a packed house just about every weekday for lunch. That ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

City to delay paying for annual fireworks show … for now

City officials are banking on the COVID-19 virus being a thing of the past in two months and are expecting the city’s annual July 4 ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

Dynamic advertising returning to the side of one iconic downtown building

In the years when it was the tallest building in Mississippi, the First National Bank building, located at the corner of Clay Street and Washington ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

City secures grant to rehab two Vicksburg homes

Two homes in Vicksburg are getting new life under a partnership program between the city and the Mississippi Home Corp. to improve housing in the ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

Families come together to give their beloved Ms. Patricia a gift

For the better part of 45 years, Patricia Johnson has helped nurture thousands of children from two and almost three generations. In a career that ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

Three downtown businesses come together to offer special services

Many local business owners have created alternative means to provide goods and services to the community during the shelter-in-place order and as restrictions aimed at ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Sinkhole forces emergency repairs at well-traveled Vicksburg intersection

City crews Wednesday morning repaired a sinkhole that developed in the middle of a well-traveled Vicksburg intersection. According to city officials, crews with the city’s ... Read more

2 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Drunk driver smashes Little Free Library

One of Vicksburg’s Little Free Libraries was recently destroyed, not by a falling tree or a mad rush of children looking for a new book, ... Read more

2 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Preparations underway to start waterline project

Heavy equipment and links of large black pipeline the south side of Haining Road as workers from Hemphill Construction Co. begin preparations to install the ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

With a new twist to an old tradition, downtown Vicksburg holds an Easter egg hunt

Downtown Vicksburg is holding an Easter egg hunt. It’s not your typical egg hunt, but this is one the whole family is sure to enjoy. ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Miss Mississippi Competition pushed back at least one month

In response to worries and fears connected to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Miss Mississippi Corporation announced Tuesday it was rescheduling the Miss ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Jazz Fest, Old Courthouse Flea Market organizers reschedule events due to virus concerns

Two more annual springtime events have been added to the growing list of events impacted by the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Alcorn State ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Community leaders to hold another COVID-19 press conference Sunday

In the wake of the first confirmed positive test conducted in Warren County, Vicksburg and Warren County officials will hold a press conference Sunday afternoon ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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