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Drive-thru vaccination site is a good example of what we can do together

In a recent interview with The Vicksburg Post, local physician and now the chief medical officer for Mississippi, Dr. Dan Edney, said while testing and ... Read more

1 month ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

Wicker: Two million Americans a day are receiving miracle shot

After a long and challenging year battling the coronavirus, Americans can be encouraged that we are finally turning a corner in this pandemic. COVID-related deaths ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Thompson: Vicksburg needs a clear vision for its future

A wise person once told me that problems do not fix themselves. True leadership involves facing problems and the obstacles they bring. The city of ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

The quest for Gold Bricks resumes

Easter is only a few weeks away and my quest is underway. For those of you who are reading this column for the first time ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

Letter to the Editor: Vicksburg went above and beyond in annual ‘Breakfast with Santa’

There are many things that make a city a desirable place to live and/or conduct business.  Vicksburg has a standout in its list – Vicksburg ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Kimble: ‘It’s time’ for a change in Vicksburg

“Why are you running for mayor?” This question has been polled to me on numerous occasions. This is my answer, “It’s time!” Every four years, as ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Wicker: Efforts to weaken election integrity should be rejected

For several months, state lawmakers have been working hard to address concerns about election integrity in the wake of the 2020 election. But Democrats in ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

Moore: We can’t turn our backs on our youth

The following column was submitted by Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore. Days later this is still weighing on me. This past week was bittersweet. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

My ‘competition’ doesn’t mind if I steal a few ideas

I was born with a competitive soul, but it’s not the kind that is constantly challenging others in an effort to prove I am the ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

‘Wounds’ from Saturday’s assignment are healing nicely

Last Saturday, I was covering an assault on the old Mercy Hospital when I was wounded by gunfire. I took one round in the back ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Eye on the prize: Pushing the elimination of income tax in Mississippi uphill

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was doomed to an eternity of pushing a boulder uphill. Modern proponents of state-based tax reform can relate. A failed experiment ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Thankful for culinary variety and a husband who likes to cook

Since baby girl left for college, hubby has pretty much taken over kitchen duty. I still jump in every so often, especially around holidays because ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

We must be willing to invest in Vicksburg’s stability and future water needs

“What a difference a week makes?” That was the phrase many were using late last week as our community was basking in springtime temperatures, with ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Letter to the Editor: Hospital staff appreciates community’s help during winter storm

Dear editor, During the recent winter storm, Merit Health River Region was overwhelmed and humbled by the generosity and sacrifices made by local elected officials, ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Infrastructure needs far more than a week of attention

Infrastructure. Maybe we finally need that elusive “Infrastructure Week.” A week. Right. On this beautiful and warming morning, following a most surreal week, we in ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Spratley’s death is a stark reminder of highway dangers

Monday, the family of George Spratley Jr. laid their loved one to rest. Friends, family and a large contingent of the community gathered at the ... Read more

2 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

Letter to Editor: My sister is alive today because of Sheriff’s Office

Dear editor, My sister was stuck in her home with a burst water pipe and no power due to the ice storm. We had managed ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Letter to the editor: Community rallied to navigate severe ice storm

Dear editor, As a Vicksburg native, I have seen over the years the challenges snow and ice can bring to our city.  With the recent ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Letter to the editor: Vicksburg turned a new leaf

Dear editor, This ice event had been historic for many reasons. In my 12 years of living in Vicksburg, this is the first time I ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

In the midst of cold and no water, there is plenty to be thankful

It would be easy for me to sit here and complain about all that is going awry. We are in a pandemic that has been ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Thanks for your loyal readership during unprecedented week

Due to historic and unprecedented snow and ice falling on our community, The Vicksburg Post was unable to publish and distribute a Wednesday or Friday ... Read more

2 months ago by Catherine Hadaway.

Sending dispatches from the ice planet Hoth — I mean, Vicksburg

Greetings from Hoth. Hoth, as Star Wars aficionados are well-aware, is the ice planet where the Rebel Alliance was at the opening of “The Empire ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Our community’s best made the heroic look routine

There’s the common phrase that talks about how you don’t really love something until it’s gone. In this case, you really don’t love being able ... Read more

2 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

It’s time to hunker down and stay warm

Well, I guess the groundhog did see his shadow after all. Weatherman Al Roker was a bit skeptical when he saw the sun shining in ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Wicker: Cutting energy access will slow economic recovery

It has been almost a full year since the coronavirus first disrupted our economy and changed daily life as we know it. In addition to ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Vicksburg voters have a big responsibility

The qualifying period for the municipal elections is over, the candidates are in the starting gate and the race is on. The field this election ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

To earn our votes, we must have candidates who inspire us

There is nothing like a local election season to both inspire and frustrate the electorate. The candidates vying for the three seats on the city’s ... Read more

2 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

Our drive-thru vaccination site is worthy of emulation by others

On Feb. 5, my husband and I received the precious gift of our first COVID-19 vaccine. The days of effort to make initial appointments on ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

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