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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.

Faith

Windows from historic Vicksburg Jewish temple up for auction

Two artifacts from Vicksburg’s faith history hang in the window of Katzenmeyer’s Antique Store on Washington Street. The two 151-year-old stained glass windows, reminders of ... Read more

by John Surratt, Sunday, August 1, 2021 4:00 am

Crime

Bonds set for two sex offenders arrested in Warren County

Bond was set at $10,000 for an 81-year-old man accused of having sex with an underage child. Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said Justice Court ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, July 30, 2021 9:14 pm

Crime

Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies arrest ‘sexually violent predator’

Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies acting on a tip arrested Salvatore Quaglieri, 56, of Warminster, Penn., a registered sex offender in Pennsylvania, about 4:30 p.m. Thursday ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, July 30, 2021 1:19 pm

Crime

Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies arrest Vicksburg resident for sexual battery of a child

Warren County sheriff’s deputies Thursday arrested two men on charges involving sex offenses in separate and unrelated cases. Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said Marshall ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, July 30, 2021 1:18 pm

Columnists

SURRATT: College football is just around the corner

It seems the college football season is getting an early start with controversy and speculation. I normally write one or two sports-minded columns a year, ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, July 30, 2021 4:00 am

Local

Vicksburg Municipal Court holds second amnesty period

Vicksburg and Warren County residents who owe back fines to the city of Vicksburg have a second chance to pay them and avoid spending a ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:52 pm

Local

City of Vicksburg to get Natural Resources Conservation Services grant for erosion work

The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen is expected to receive a Natural Resources Conservation Services grant exceeding $550,000 to repair four severely eroded areas ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 5:51 pm

Business

City of Vicksburg seeks grant for project to build entrepreneurship

Vicksburg and Warren County economic development officials are hoping to land a $1.1 million grant that will be used to help area residents start high-tech ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:03 pm

Local

Wicker promotes Yazoo Backwater Pumps project at hearing

The devastating flooding in the South Delta region of Mississippi is a serious but often overlooked case of environmental injustice, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, July 26, 2021 4:10 pm

Faith

Vicksburg teens lead vacation Bible school at St. Aloysius

Tuesday morning, children gathered at the St. Aloysius gym to have fun and learn about God and their faith. The weeklong vacation Bible school was ... Read more

by John Surratt, Sunday, July 25, 2021 4:00 am

Columnists

SURRATT: Operation Blitz can be effective with the public’s help

Blitz — that’s an interesting word to use as a name for a law enforcement strategy. “That means we know where you are, we know ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:00 am

Local

City approaching halfway mark with sewer repairs

The rehabilitation and upgrades of Vicksburg’s aging sewer system are nearing its midway point, city officials said. “We’re approaching midway if we’re not already there,” ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 10:20 am

Local

Flaggs: City of Vicksburg department head evaluations will be tough

Some city employees have become too complacent in their jobs and could find themselves being assigned other duties, Mayor George Flaggs said last Wednesday. Flaggs ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 11:00 am

Downtown Vicksburg

Vicksburg’s sales tax revenue exceeds 2020 for third month

For the third consecutive month, Vicksburg’s sales tax revenue for the 2021 fiscal year exceeded collections for the same period in 2020. According to information ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, July 19, 2021 4:10 pm

Faith

Arkansas man carries cross for Christ

“And he said to them all, ‘If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow ... Read more

by John Surratt, Sunday, July 18, 2021 4:00 am

Local

Flaggs: Vicksburg to get tougher on crime with ‘Operation Blitz’

The New Orleans Saints defense has the blitz, and now so does the Vicksburg Police Department. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. introduced a new program for ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, July 16, 2021 2:02 pm

Columnists

SURRATT: Hey, Vicksburg Fire Department: Thanks for the help

Last week, I took a ride in an ambulance. It was not for a story. I pulled a stupid husband trick at home and wound ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, July 16, 2021 4:00 am

Local

Vicksburg hires Felicia Whittington Kent as director of $3 million health grant program

The city of Vicksburg has hired Felicia Whittington Kent as project director for the recently acquired $3 million grant from the Department of Health and ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, July 15, 2021 3:40 pm

Business

QuikTrip postpones variance hearing for proposed Vicksburg location

A zoning hearing on a variance for QuikTrip has been postponed at the request of the company, city of Vicksburg zoning assistant Paula Wright said. ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 3:10 pm

Local

Fire damages room at Agape Montessori in Vicksburg

An afternoon fire damaged one room of the Agape Montessori Christian Academy on Monroe Street on Tuesday. Firefighters received the call at 2:54 p.m. Vicksburg ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 5:33 pm

Business

Proposed QuikTrip project facing opposition from Vicksburg residents

The signs along East Clay Street call on Vicksburg residents to “Stop the truck stop,” referring to a proposed QuikTrip fueling station to be built ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 4:57 pm

Local

Qualifying set for special election for county prosecutor

Qualifying for the Nov. 2 special election for county prosecuting attorney is Aug. 4 through Sept. 3 at the Warren County Circuit Clerk’s office. The ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 3:04 pm

COVID-19

Vicksburg part of $3 million health care initiative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health

Jackson State University, the city of Vicksburg and Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health have received a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 11:55 am

Local

Vicksburg Mayor sets ‘open mic’ meeting for first 100 days of new term

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. will hold an open mic question-and-answer session on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the boardroom at the Robert M. Walker Building, ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 9:41 am

Faith

Christ Church scene of Civil War protest by women who were later banished from city

Sitting on a quiet spot at the corner of Main and Locust streets, Christ Episcopal Church looks pretty much the same as it may have ... Read more

by John Surratt, Sunday, July 11, 2021 4:00 am

Downtown Vicksburg

Reported overturned boat turns out to be log in Yazoo Diversion Canal

Warren County authorities took to the water Friday afternoon after receiving a 911 call from a person standing on Washington Street who reported seeing what ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, July 9, 2021 8:47 pm

Business

Convenience store company QuikTrip seeks to build facility on East Clay Street in Vicksburg

A major convenience store company with stores in multiple states is planning to build a store and fueling station capable of serving 18-wheelers and cars ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, July 9, 2021 5:31 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Vicksburg’s June sales tax, gaming revenue up from 2020

Vicksburg’s sales tax revenue has exceeded collections from the 2020 fiscal year for the second month, according to information from the city’s accounting department. The ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, July 9, 2021 3:21 pm

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