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Opinion

Health officials urge residents to get ready, get prepared for Delta

For many of us, hurricane season is routine and we are old hats at this. But every storm, every situation is different. With that in ... Read more

4 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

It’s time we got back to being a civilized society

What happened to civility in our world? Why can’t we have an intelligent discussion about issues without yelling, name-calling and threats or the execution of ... Read more

4 months ago by John Surratt.

Strong partnerships, leadership making idea of new port a reality

There is simply no way to run a headline big enough to honor the impact a new port in Vicksburg will have on the local ... Read more

4 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

Go beyond the superficial sizzle; vote no on Initiative 65

This election season, we face many consequential decisions. In addition to who should lead our country, we in Mississippi face a decision on how we should ... Read more

4 months ago by Guest Columnist.

A vote for newspapers is a vote for democracy

Newspapers face another big election. It’s about them. While the United States is riveted by a most unusual presidential election, the newspaper industry is running ... Read more

4 months ago by Guest Columnist.

It will take prayer and time for Kealen Andrews’ family and friends

There are no words alone that will bring back Kealen Andrews, the 6-year-old boy killed earlier this week in a fire. There are no words ... Read more

4 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

America needs journalists and America’s journalists need our support

By David Chavern, President & CEO, News Media Alliance In a year of fighting a global pandemic, historic protests for racial equality, and the rapidly ... Read more

4 months ago by Guest Columnist.

It’s important to stop and count your blessings once in a while

The first presidential debate was held Tuesday night. Since it was a debacle, it would probably be more prudent to talk about the weather, and ... Read more

4 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Fall in the South is here; time to get out and enjoy it

Wednesday morning as I opened the door and prepared to walk to go to work, a sudden chill hit me and sent me back inside ... Read more

4 months ago by John Surratt.

Local leaders show true leadership in extending mask mandates

Mahatma Gandhi, in describing an ineffective leader, once quoted that leader as saying “there goes my people, I must hurry to catch up with them ... Read more

4 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

Our history is far too valuable to let it crumble and whither away

Vicksburg is unbelievably blessed and challenged in so many ways when it comes to its history. While today our local economy flourishes off the tourism ... Read more

4 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

Here’s hoping for nothing but good news days

For the better part of three decades, I have sat at a keyboard and worked to share the stories of the communities in which I ... Read more

4 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Wicker: Action needed for small businesses, military and more

When the pandemic began, few could have imagined how hard it would hit our communities. Yet over the past six months, Americans have done a ... Read more

4 months ago by Guest Columnist.

I am more than fine with moving ahead to Christmas

Fall has arrived and with it has come the Christmas rush. Yes! That’s right. I couldn’t believe my ears on Thursday when I heard news ... Read more

4 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Park’s monuments help tell story of our nation’s history

Last week, after our old 27-inch monster TV gave up the ghost and we switched to the 31-inch flat-screen we inherited from my mother-in-law, I ... Read more

4 months ago by John Surratt.

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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

5 months ago by Vicksburg Post Editorial Board.

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