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Ash, where did you go?

The following is an “exclusive” interview with Ash, the Old Court House Museum cat, talking about his days-long disappearance back in February.   Ash, before ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Crear knew early on his life would be focused on service

Robert Crear has never forgotten the lessons of his youth. The Vicksburg native vividly recalls seeing the blood on his mother’s work-worn hands after she ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ernest Bowker.

Downtown Vicksburg monument honors the lives lost by Louisiana soilders

In 1877, Vicksburg’s residents and a large contingent of residents and Civil War Confederate veterans from Louisiana and Mississippi gathered at a site at the ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Barkley’s love affair with art is as dynamic and interesting as ever

Walking through Lenore Barkley’s home is a celebration of her artwork, her colorful artwork.   She jokes about not liking blank walls, blank spaces and ... Read more

2 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Loosa Yokena plantation has a deep, rich history and a legacy of loving owners

A patriot, a determined woman and a Native American burial ground are all pieces of Loosa Yokena Plantation’s history.    Acquired by James Hyland as ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Traveling west with Mack Varner is a diversion from the ordinary

Whenever Mack Varner plans a weekend camping getaway, he does it right.   He assembles a small crew of friends. He gathers supplies, plots out ... Read more

2 months ago by Ernest Bowker.

Frazier named editor of Vicksburg Living magazine

When Vicksburg Living was launched in 2014, its mission was to feature the people, the places and the stories that make Vicksburg such an amazing ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg women have turned dyeing fabric into works of art

A table is set up in the corner of the room and holds several steam pans. Another is adjacent holding plastic containers of fiber reactive ... Read more

4 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

The long, storied history of The Mary Harwood House

As the Civil War raged on, John and Mary Harwood picked up and left their home.   With its proximity to the Mississippi River, it ... Read more

4 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Henry relishes her chance to share the benefits of a healthy lifestyle

Everywhere she looks, Bonnie Henry sees opportunities to learn and grow.   Whether it’s pursuing a master’s degree in nutrition, in the group exercise classes ... Read more

4 months ago by Ernest Bowker.

President McKinley’s visit in 1901 marked a first for Vicksburg

While on a tour of the United States, President William McKinley made a two-hour stop in Vicksburg on May 1, 1901. At the time, McKinley, ... Read more

6 months ago by John Surratt.

For the Windhams, Christmas is all about the little things

Stately is how most would describe the home of Al and Cindy Windham.   With its symmetrical design and classic proportions, the Georgian-style home is ... Read more

6 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Tales from decades of hunting around Vicksburg shared in new book

In the mid-20th century, hunting was all around Vicksburg. Every fall hunters flocked to the woods and lakes surrounding the city in their quest for ... Read more

6 months ago by Ernest Bowker.

Sisters continue cherished family traditions

“Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. The past is never dead, it is not even past.” — William Faulkner   This ... Read more

6 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Harris has a unique view of art, and a vibrant vision for Vicksburg

There was something about his drawings and other artwork as early as age 4 that led Drew Harris’ parents to encourage his talent. Through workshops ... Read more

8 months ago by Tim Reeves.

The Vicksburg Orchestral Society has brought their love of music for more than a decade

Holding her cello case, Lee Byrne stood just outside the door listening to the orchestra practice.   Although in her 80s, Byrne was a beginner ... Read more

8 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Adam Cook has transformed his body, his life

Walt Disney World is sometimes called “The most magical place on Earth.” A visit there is a bucket list item for some people, and synonymous ... Read more

9 months ago by Ernest Bowker.

The right way to make, enjoy a Coke float

The Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum is a world of wonder and fascination for anyone who loves history, especially those historians who have an appreciation for the ... Read more

9 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Couple thought about it, but just couldn’t leave Vicksburg

So what does a couple do if they are at the juncture of their life where they want to downsize, but the location of their ... Read more

9 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Beekeeper Gregg Logan finds bees interesting and loves the hunt for swarms

Honeybees are essential to our ecosystem. Without them, food production would not take place due to lack of pollination.   ///   So, while one ... Read more

1 year ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

GREY OAKS: Ron White has genuine love for Vicksburg

Antiques, art and antebellum homes fascinated Ron White at an early age. So much so, he remembers his first visit to the historical River City. “My ... Read more

1 year ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

CELEBRATING: Sampler Antique Club has been around for 40 years

Appreciating history and treasuring the past is the backbone of the Sampler Antique Club.  It is uncertain when the club first began, but certainly for ... Read more

1 year ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

TARA WILDLIFE: People have been enjoying this outdoor treasure for generations

Within the Eagle Lake Community in Warren County sits Tara Wildlife, one of the nation’s ultimate outdoor destinations.  Tara Wildlife, with more than 9,000 acres ... Read more

1 year ago by Rob Sigler.

BATTLEFIELD BICYCLE: Leo Turnipseed turns his tinkering into a profitable business

Leo Turnipseed got his first bicycle when he was 6 years old, as a Christmas gift from his grandmother. It didn’t take long for him ... Read more

1 year ago by Ernest Bowker.

HUNT TRIAL: West Mississippi Hunting Retriever Club tests dogs with annual event

The West Mississippi Hunting Retriever Club held their annual spring hunt trial, drawing 100 participants and more than 195 dogs to Mahanah Wildlife Management Area. ... Read more

1 year ago by Courtland Wells.

PAGE TURNERS: Reading suggestions from Lorelei Books

• How We Came to Be By Johnnie Bernhard This novel features a 50-year woman and her adopted daughter, who are inspired by strangers and ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Reports.

OUR HERITAGE: The ’27 Flood

In his book “Rising Tide” about the 1927 Great Mississippi River Flood, author John M. Barry describes the Mississippi River in flood.  “There is no ... Read more

1 year ago by John Surratt.

WELCOME HOME: Local realtor falls in love with historic Polk Home

Realtor Mary Jane Wooten is well known for her ability to buy, renovate and restore and flip, or resell, older buildings and homes in Vicksburg. ... Read more

1 year ago by John Surratt.

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