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Outlook: Lifetime movie filmed in Vicksburg highlights town, its people

Vicksburg has served as a backdrop for several movies, most notably “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” which starred George Clooney.    This week, another movie ... Read more

1 day ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Vicksburg’s sales tax revenue exceeds 2020 for third month

For the third consecutive month, Vicksburg’s sales tax revenue for the 2021 fiscal year exceeded collections for the same period in 2020. According to information ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Westside Theatre Foundation presents “Little Shop of Horrors” after pandemic hiatus

Something is growing at the Stand Theatre, and it’s not just the excitement over actors returning to the stage.  The West Side Theatre Foundation is set to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Reported overturned boat turns out to be log in Yazoo Diversion Canal

Warren County authorities took to the water Friday afternoon after receiving a 911 call from a person standing on Washington Street who reported seeing what ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Vicksburg’s June sales tax, gaming revenue up from 2020

Vicksburg’s sales tax revenue has exceeded collections from the 2020 fiscal year for the second month, according to information from the city’s accounting department. The ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Vicksburg Civil War Museum finds success in customers embracing history

The Vicksburg Civil War Museum has now been open for several months, and owner Charles Pendleton said business is going great. Pendleton said he knew ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Olivia Mars.

Let Freedom Ring: Special events at Vicksburg National Military Park and Downtown mark July Fourth weekend

Cannons, camels and fireworks will be on display this weekend. Warren County residents spending the July Fourth weekend in the area will find several attractions ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

City of Vicksburg sponsoring First Friday Block Party downtown

Come on downtown and get your groove on this Friday. The city of Vicksburg is sponsoring a First Friday Block Party featuring music by deejays ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Miss Mississippi Holly Brand: title is a childhood dream come true

Even after her name was called, the crown was placed on her head and an evening of festivities was held in her honor, Miss Golden ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Miss Golden Triangle Holly Brand wins Miss Mississippi Title

The winner of the 2021 Miss Mississippi Competition and recipient of a $10,000 scholarship provided by Ameristar Casino and Hotel is Miss Golden Triangle Holly ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Top 10 finalists announced for 2021 Miss Mississippi

The last night of the Miss Mississippi Competition is underway and those named in the top 10 are: Miss Midtown Pointe Grace McClanahan, Miss Hattiesburg Emmie ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Mary Margaret Hyer reflects on one-of-a-kind reign as Miss Mississippi 2019-2020

After being crowned the 2019 Miss Mississippi, Mary Margaret Hyer knew there were changes coming. Miss America had just put in place what they called ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Miss Mississippi 2021: Miss Jones County, Miss Pine Belt win in third preliminary phase

The third round of the Miss Mississippi preliminary competitions came to a close Friday night at the Vicksburg Convention Center with a second double preliminary ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Miss Mississippi 2021: Miss Pontotoc Ridge, Miss Golden Triangle win in second preliminary phase

The second round of the Miss Mississippi preliminary competitions came to a close Thursday night at the Vicksburg Convention Center with a double preliminary winner earning ... Read more

1 month ago by Anna Guizerix.

Vicksburg Main Street, Chopping Block win Mississippi Main Street award

Vicksburg Main Street and ax-throwing facility The Chopping Block won the 2021 Outstanding Business award from the Mississippi Main Street Association on June 17.  The ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

‘This is so fun’: Miss Mississippi production team behind-the-scenes

When the lights go down and the curtain goes up, 39 candidates will compete for the crown of Miss Mississippi. On Saturday night, only one ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

PHOTO GALLERY: Miss Mississippi Parade rolls in Downtown Vicksburg

The Miss Mississippi Parade braved threats of inclement weather to roll into Downtown Vicksburg on Monday evening. The parade marked the first Miss Mississippi Parade ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Miss Mississippi Parade moved to 5 p.m. Monday due to weather

The start time for the Miss Mississippi Parade, which will roll down Washington Street Monday evening, has been changed to 5 p.m. Miss Mississippi Corporation ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Outlook: Miss Mississippi Hostesses continue tradition of more than 60 years

When Vicksburg was awarded the contract to host the Miss Mississippi Pageant in 1958, the Vicksburg Junior Chamber of Commerce or Jaycees, as they were ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Vicksburg’s Star-Spangled Night Run scheduled for June 19

The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation (SCHF) presents the 4th Annual “Star-Spangled Night Run in Vicksburg.” This event, which will include a 5K run and a ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Happy Hour Concerts return to Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation

Those working from nine to five may be looking for a reprieve from work. If so, the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation has scheduled an event ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Downtown Vicksburg abuzz with swarm of bees

Downtown Vicksburg was abuzz Friday — literally — thanks to a swarm of bees that descended on the Merle Norman building, located at 1221 Washington ... Read more

2 months ago by Anna Guizerix.

Strand Theatre signs new lease, books new programs

It’s been more than a year since the last curtain call at the Strand Theatre on Clay Street in downtown Vicksburg, but the silver screen ... Read more

2 months ago by Anna Guizerix.

Fire scare at The Vicksburg Apartments caused by washing machine

A washing machine malfunction led to fire alarms sounding at The Vicksburg Apartments on Wednesday. The alarm, and subsequent response by the Vicksburg Fire Department ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Making a difference: Organ trail bikes through Vicksburg

What do 1,500 miles, two men and a chance meeting all have in common? Making a difference. Mark Scotch had made his way to Natchitoches, ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Farmers’ Market set to kick off May 22 at Washington Street Park

The ice storm had an effect on crops, but this will not put a damper on the Vicksburg Farmers’ Market. The event is set to ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Barbara Willingham to retire; sells building to developer Tim Cantwell

Willingham’s has been a mainstay on Washington Street. With its candles, jewelry, clothing and housewares, shoppers can find a variety of items to fit their ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Downtown goes “Back to the Bricks” with return of shopping event

“Back to the Bricks,” hosted by the Vicksburg Main Street Program, was held Thursday evening to encourage residents to return to the Downtown District to ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

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