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There is a resurgence, but we are not there yet

Much has been said and written about the weeks-long shut down of the local, state and national economy due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

And sadly, there is far more to be written and told.

As the revenue figures from March, April and May — the months where much of the economy was shuttered — are being reported, we have seen both good things and bad things.

In recent days, we have learned the city of Vicksburg may not make the decision to drastically cut employees or their earnings, but Monday we learned Ameristar Casino is set to lay off 150 employees beginning in August.

The story is not yet written.

And while we start to feel the positive impacts of our local economy reopening, the best may be yet to come.

As an economy heavily dependent on tourism, we have yet to feel the resurgence of visitors to our parks, our museums and our riverfront — but it is coming.

We continue to believe that while the first part of 2020 will be known for how we as a society got knocked down, we fully expect and believe the latter half of the year will be known for how we stood back up.

COVID-19

Flaggs wants compliance officer to make sure COVID-19 guidelines are followed

Local

Lloyd remembered as a friend, ‘super individual’

Crime

Tallulah woman pleads guilty to embezzling from Vicksburg law firm

Local

Vicksburg family finds honeybee colony living within their home

Clairborne County

Alcorn, Mississippi National Guard partner to create Braves Free Tuition Program

Business

Brown named chair of Mississippi State Personnel Board

Crime

Suspects damage Clear Creek golf carts, drive three into pond

Local

Mississippi’s now-former state flag retired to Museum of Mississippi History

BREAKING NEWS

One killed in wreck on Washington Street

Downtown Vicksburg

Downtown Vicksburg’s Old Depot Museum reopens

COVID-19

Watch: Gov. Tate Reeves addresses the media Wednesday afternoon

BREAKING NEWS

Body of second missing boater found; victims identified

BREAKING NEWS

Search of Eagle Lake for second missing boater continues

BREAKING NEWS

Search and rescue effort on Eagle Lake turns into recovery after one body found

BREAKING NEWS

Reeves signs legislation retiring state’s flag to history

BREAKING NEWS

Reeves: We can move on, and with God’s help, we will

News

Watch: Reeves set to sign legislation removing state’s flag

Local

Varner named Rotarian of the Year

Downtown Vicksburg

Looking Back: The history of the ‘elegant’ C.O. Willis home

Downtown Vicksburg

Structural assessments on the city’s downtown parking garages expected soon

Local

Drawdown of water levels in Eagle Lake to be accelerated

News

Reeves to sign legislation retiring state’s flag

Crime

Six indicted in 2019 running gun battle on Drummond Street

Business

Entergy: Warren County’s Ceres Industrial Park ready to compete for jobs, growth