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Photo gallery: Miss Mississippi’s Miss 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

14 hours 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

14 hours 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

16 hours 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

16 hours 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

17 hours ago by The Associated Press.

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

19 hours 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

20 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Moving ahead: Work under way on completing backwater pumps project

Engineering and other activity involving the Yazoo Backwater Pumps Project is getting under way, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert Hilliard ... Read more

2 days ago by John Surratt.

Tuition to go up at most Mississippi public universities

JACKSON (AP) — Tuition is increasing at most of Mississippi’s public universities next year. Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the ... Read more

2 days ago by The Associated Press.

Officials: Knocked over candle ignites morning apartment fire

A lit candle knocked over in a bedroom was the cause of an early Thursday morning fire that destroyed two apartments at the Azalea Trace ... Read more

3 days ago by John Surratt.

Westside Theatre Foundation, Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation partner to highlight Hollywood’s best

For the past few years, Oscar-nominated short films have been screened at the Strand Theatre. This year the tradition will continue but at a different ... Read more

3 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Levee Board: Lawsuit filed against Corps of Engineers is ‘disingenuous and dangerous’

GREENVILLE — The Mississippi Levee Board released a statement late Wednesday in response to the lawsuit — Am. Rivers v. Army Corps of Engineers, D.D.C., ... Read more

3 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Grand Gulf VP: ‘There’s a lot of pride in what we’re doing’

PORT GIBSON — Bob Franssen, site vice president at Entergy’s Grand Gulf nuclear plant, can pinpoint the exact moment he learned the most powerful lesson ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg District presents district colors for the first time

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District unveiled its inaugural, district flag on March 29 during the annual Women’s History Month program and town ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Conservation groups sue U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over backwater pumps

JACKSON (AP) — A coalition of conservation groups is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a massive flood-control project in the south Mississippi ... Read more

4 days ago by The Associated Press.

Vicksburg native selected as Who’s Who at Ole Miss

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi selected 200 students to be honored among the 2020-21 class of Who’s Who at the University of Mississippi. The ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Traffic alert: Car has reportedly flipped several times on I-20

Emergency units have been dispatched to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 20 westbound just past the weigh station. According to emergency traffic, ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

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

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Warrant offers insight into Vicksburg man’s death in Texas

Just hours before he was found dead at the end of a street in Laredo, Texas, Vicksburg resident Justin Heath Allen shared with a witness ... Read more

5 days ago by Tim Reeves.

BancorpSouth, Texas bank merge

Officials with Tupelo-based BancorpSouth Bank and Cadence Bancorp in Houston, Texas, have issued a joint announcement that the companies are merging under an agreement involving ... Read more

6 days ago by John Surratt.

City, county support four-lane expansion along Hwy. 27, U.S. 61 North

Transportation Commissioner for the Central District Willie Simmons has asked city and county governments in the western portions of the state, particularly those in the ... Read more

6 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Mississippi River Commission to visit Vicksburg on annual high-water inspection trip

The Mississippi River Commission will hold a public meeting aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Vicksburg’s riverfront. As part ... Read more

6 days ago by Tim Reeves.

District announces additional graduation changes, graduates allowed more tickets

In March, the Vicksburg Warren School District announced plans to host in-person graduation ceremonies, honoring the graduation classes from Vicksburg, Warren Central and River City ... Read more

6 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Profile 2021: A deserving award for those who preserve our history

For those associated with the Vicksburg National Military Park — those with the National Park Service, and those with the Friends of the Vicksburg National ... Read more

6 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Profile 2021: Mixing the new with the old and very old

There’s a tunnel that runs under Vicksburg to the Mississippi River.    No one knows exactly when it was built, but the best estimates put ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

Profile 2021: The tomato sandwich is a Vicksburg classic

From Christmas parties to baby showers to weddings — well really, at just about any type of social gathering — Vicksburg Tomato Sandwiches are served. ... Read more

7 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

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

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

Video: Vicksburg native Bill Ferris the ‘Eminent Southerner’

Bill Ferris went to a Black church that wasn’t too far from his family’s home in rural Mississippi on the first Sunday of every month. ... Read more

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

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