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Letter to the editor: Thanks to those who helped make Ritz on the River successful

Dear editor, We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the many organizations and individuals that supported the 7th annual Ritz on the River ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Debate over new animal shelter must be resolved with compromise, partnership

The debate involving the city’s need and the public’s want for a new animal shelter has grown a bit out of hand and the ultimate ... Read more

2 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

Wicker: It’s time to celebrate historic Middle East peace agreement

It is always an important day when the Israeli Prime Minister visits our nation’s capital, but his arrival at the White House on Sept. 15 ... Read more

2 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Drug arrest serves notice to Vicksburg

The wake-up call issued by the Vicksburg Police Department Wednesday morning on the home of Duane Lamar Williams was not just to serve him a ... Read more

3 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

It’s time we speak louder than the vocal minority

It was no surprise at the gravitas Sam Andrews, Mayor George Flagg’s Chief of Staff, showed in his column that appeared Wednesday in The Vicksburg ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

It is embarrassing just how bad we are at geography

Once again, the hurricane season has brought out a disturbing fact about our country. Many of the people living in our country are geography illiterates; ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

When it comes to this virus and our response, timing is everything

In the days leading up to the start of the school year, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. and others called on the Vicksburg Warren School District ... Read more

3 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

If we do what we have always done, we will get what we have always gotten

The following column was submitted by Sam Andrews, Mayor George Flaggs Jr.’s Chief of Staff.    To use the phrase “because that’s the way we’ve ... Read more

3 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Mississippi is lagging behind as Census nears completion

This column was submitted by U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.).   As a second-semester freshman at Ole Miss in 1970, I earned a few hundred ... Read more

3 months ago by Guest Columnist.

It’s always the little things that lead to bigger problems

When it comes to improving and fixing anything, it is never the big things that get missed. When remodeling a home, it’s easy to focus ... Read more

3 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

America’s freedom and resolve was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001

The following editorial appeared in the Sept. 12, 2001 edition of The Vicksburg Post, the day after the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington D.C. ... Read more

3 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

Anniversary of 9/11 is a reminder that we are stronger together

Friday marked the 19th anniversary of 9/11. Many of us will remember where we were and what we were doing when the news hit the ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

How many more mothers must grieve a child taken by violence?

Tell us how many more. What’s the number? Tell us how many more teenagers, children, must die — rather be murdered — before it’s over? ... Read more

3 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

Wicker: World War II adversary has become a valued partner

Carl and Gayle Long tied the knot in 1939 in the pastor’s study at Tupelo’s First Baptist Church. Carl was a salesman who supplied grocery ... Read more

3 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Census 2020: How large will our slice be?

When I lift open the box of a fresh, hot pizza, the first question before me is how large a slice do I want. We ... Read more

3 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Now is not the time to let down our guard against COVID-19

Where other counties have not succeeded, Warren County has — for now. Where other schools have not been as fortunate, those in Warren County have ... Read more

3 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

Looking for football to provide normalcy no matter who plays

Last Saturday night I watched a surprise — college football on ESPN. I say surprise because there has been so much discussion and doubt over ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

Only through compromise can downtown continue its growth, success

Downtown Vicksburg is yet again at a crossroads when it comes to its identity. For some reason, downtown cannot figure out just what it wants ... Read more

3 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

Walking has become the silver lining of this pandemic

After the gyms closed in March due to the pandemic, I took to the streets — the streets in my neighborhood and surrounding area. I ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

We can be far better than we are

Tuesday marked just two months until the Nov. 3 general election — the presidential election. Which means, we have just two months remaining before we ... Read more

3 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

My plan was not God’s plan and I am so thankful for it

On March 9, I was in Spanish class in Spain trying to decide if I should splurge on gelato later or just buy my usual ... Read more

3 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Absentee voting guidelines should be eased during the COVID-19 pandemic

At the very core of our society is the right to vote, the right to have a say in who represents us in city hall, ... Read more

3 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

The memories of Katrina still remain 15 years later

The screensaver on my computer’s desktop is a photo of a large, circular mass of clouds covering the northern Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, ... Read more

3 months ago by John Surratt.

We must be active learners, not passive recipients

Hubby and I don’t always see eye to eye on politics, which needless to say has, on occasion, caused a few heated discussions. Last week, ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Gov. Reeves’ words must be backed up by his actions

There are plenty of good phrases used by parents when talking to their children. There are words of encouragement each has used that they themselves ... Read more

3 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

Why does Mississippi make it so hard for some to earn a living?

I grew up in Vicksburg. I graduated from Mississippi State in 1995. After graduation, I moved to Pensacola, Fla., and in 2002, I finished the ... Read more

3 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Wicker: Postal Service is fully equipped for upcoming election

Presidential elections are often the subject of misinformation. Unfortunately, some of the most vocal proponents of the latest conspiracy theory are members and leaders of ... Read more

3 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Ritz on the River is a party we are all looking forward to

At a time when so many events that had usually filled Vicksburg’s social calendar continue to be canceled due to concerns with the COVID-19 virus, ... Read more

3 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

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