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John Surratt, Author at The Vicksburg Post

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

Local

City expected to award pickleball court contract after bids opened

A Baton Rouge, La., contractor is the apparent bidder to build eight pickleball courts at Halls Ferry Park. The $253,676 bid from Quality Court Industries ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, October 23, 2020 10:31 pm

Local

School district’s bus drivers promote safety throughout year

Friday afternoon, Vicksburg Warren School District buses left the school district’s vehicle maintenance area behind Beechwood Elementary and traveled in a convoy to Sherman Avenue ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, October 23, 2020 10:22 pm

Local

VPD to participate in drug take-back program

Vicksburg police will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back day Saturday. Officers will be in the Walgreens parking lot ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, October 23, 2020 8:09 pm

Local

MDA supports Vicksburg Forest Products’ expansion with $300K grant

A major expansion project at Vicksburg Forest Products is getting a financial boost through a grant totaling more than $300,000 from the state of Mississippi. ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, October 23, 2020 6:24 pm

Local

City honors fire department personnel for reaching career milestones

The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen Friday honored three members of the Vicksburg Fire Department for reaching significant career milestones. Each member was recognized ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, October 23, 2020 1:49 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Adolph Rose Antiques to close; building to be sold

Malcolm Allred and his wife Karen walked through the collection of antiques and collectibles on the first floor of their business, Adolph Rose Antiques. “We ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:05 pm

Faith

Church of the Holy Trinity to continue annual turkey dinner

The Church of the Holy Trinity will continue a 116-year-old tradition with some new twists when it holds its annual turkey dinner on Nov. 19. ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, October 22, 2020 4:58 pm

Health

Sheriff’s Office to take outdated prescription drugs Saturday

Deputies with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office will be in the parking lot of the former Outlets at Vicksburg Mall on South Frontage Road Saturday ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, October 22, 2020 4:33 pm

Crime

Man injured in fiery crash on North Washington Street

A Vicksburg man was severely injured in an early morning wreck Wednesday at the intersection of North Washington Street and U.S. 61 North. The man ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:04 pm

Crime

Assault rifle found near the river, turned over to police

An SKS assault rifle, found along the banks of the Mississippi River, is now in the hands of the Vicksburg Police Department. Police were called ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:11 pm

Local

City leaders honor Jones on two decades of service

The Mayor of Board and Aldermen Monday honored a member of the Vicksburg Police Department as he reached a career milestone. Sgt. Bobby Jones, was ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:21 pm

Local

Entergy infuses money into Hennessey Bayou repair project

Entergy has agreed to contribute $76,137 toward the cost of repairing erosion problems at Hennessey Bayou. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday approved an ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, October 19, 2020 12:41 pm

Local

MHP Trooper injured in one-car crash on U.S. 61 South

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a one-car wreck Saturday morning on U.S. 61 South near Yokena in which an MHP trooper was injured. The ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, October 17, 2020 8:40 pm

Local

Large crowd turns out for ‘Warbirds, Wings & Wheels’

MOUND, La. — Wrapped with double blankets against a cold morning wind, 94-year-old Foster Story sat in a chair near the runway at the Vicksburg-Tallulah ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, October 17, 2020 5:35 pm

Local

Warbirds, Wings & Wheels set for Saturday

The Southern Heritage Air Foundation’s “Warbirds, Wings & Wheels” show is going on Saturday as planned at the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport in Mound, La., foundation ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, October 15, 2020 5:40 pm

Crime

Man wounded in early morning shooting Thursday

A Warren County man was shot in the leg early Thursday morning at an apartment complex in the 4900 block of Halls Ferry Road. Warren ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:52 pm

Columnists

After more than four decades, I am Hildy Johnson

I am Hildy Johnson. For those of you out there scratching your heads wondering about that statement, I’ll explain. Hildy Johnson is a character in ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:32 am

Business

Port Commission accepts $256,500 grant from Delta Regional Authority

The Warren County Port Commission recently accepted a $256,500 Delta Regional Authority grant to help cover the extension of Ceres Boulevard in the Ceres Industrial ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:24 pm

Faith

St. Alban’s offering services to help those grieving over loss

For many, the seasonal transition from fall to winter is a time of celebration and joy as families and friends gather to enjoy the holidays ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:41 pm

Local

Local judges support idea of enhanced electronic monitoring

In a letter to area judges, Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. asked for additional monitoring and restrictions be placed on those individuals facing firearm-related charges ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 7:04 pm

Business

City, engineering firm begin process of narrowing down sites for new port

Vicksburg officials have approved a $45,000 contract with Neel-Schaffer Engineering to handle the first phase of the proposed port development project. The port oversight committee ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:26 am

Crime

Vehicle stolen off dealership’s showroom floor

A 2020 Dodge Challenger R/T, 2020 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup and a gray 2011 Dodge Charger were reportedly stolen from Blackburn Motors, 1890 North Frontage ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, October 12, 2020 5:22 pm

Crime

Teen wounded after gun goes off

A 16-year-old boy was wounded Saturday in what Vicksburg police have called an accidental shooting. The shooting was one of two reported Saturday night. According ... Read more

by John Surratt, Sunday, October 11, 2020 11:34 am

Local

Saturday evening fire damages home on Sherwood Drive

An early evening fire damaged the kitchen of a home at 126 Sherwood Drive Saturday. Vicksburg Fire Chief Craig Danczyk said the fire call was ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, October 10, 2020 8:27 pm

Local

Warren County avoids heavy damage as Delta moves on

Warren County managed to avoid a major disaster as Hurricane Delta passed. John Moore, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Jackson, said ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:32 pm

Local

Flaggs declares emergency, sets curfew ahead of Delta’s arrival

Mayor George Flaggs has declared an emergency and set a midnight to 7 a.m. curfew for the city of Vicksburg in anticipation of Hurricane Delta. ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, October 9, 2020 1:28 pm

Local

Claiborne and Warren counties stand ready for Delta’s arrival

Area emergency management officials are continuing their preparations in advance of Hurricane Delta’s arrival on the Louisiana Gulf coast Friday. Delta is expected to make ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:08 pm

Columnists

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

by John Surratt, Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:24 pm

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