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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

Work on power line causes brief outage

Power went out briefly in several areas of Vicksburg Wednesday while a contractor for Entergy was working to upgrade a power line. Entergy Customer Representative ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:55 pm

Obits

Shirley Marie Dart

Mrs. Shirley Marie Dart passed away on Jan. 15, 2021, at Merit Health River Region. She was 71. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. on ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:41 pm

Columnists

2021 needs to be a better year

We’re almost finished with the first month of the New Year and things are still strange, almost like 2020 is making one last gasp before ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:01 pm

Crime

Tallulah man charged with having a stolen gun

A Tallulah, La., man was being held in the Warren County Jail Thursday in lieu of $25,000 bond after his arrest on a charge of ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:48 pm

Obits

David E. Tyler

A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, David E. Tyler went to be with Jesus, his Lord and Savior on Jan. 21, 2021, at the age of ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:29 pm

Local

Vickie Bailey seeks South Ward Alderman seat

South Ward Alderman Alex Monsour has a second challenger. Vickie Bailey qualified Friday to run for South Ward Alderman, according to records at the city ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:52 pm

Obits

Charles Clifford Calhoun Jr.

Charles Clifford Calhoun Jr., 79, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. He was born April 1, 1941, at the old Baptist Hospital in Jackson, the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:18 am

Local

City to cover cost of NRoute to take senior citizens, handicapped for vaccinations

Senior citizens and the handicapped in Vicksburg will be able to use NRoute, the city’s public transportation system, at no charge to get vaccinated for ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:11 pm

Obits

Charles Curtis Trahan

Charles Curtis Trahan, 88, of Vicksburg passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. He was born Feb. 23, 1932, in Lafayette Parish La., son of ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:21 pm

Obits

Tommy Lee “Buck” Caston

Mr. Tommy Lee “Buck” Caston passed Jan. 12, 2021, at Merit Health River Region. He was 80. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. on Thursday, ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:08 pm

Obits

Rev. Father John W. Morris

The Very Rev. Father John W. Morris (Warren B. Morris, Jr. in secular life) passed away suddenly on the evening of Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:31 pm

Obits

Elvin Daniel “Danny” Key

Elvin Daniel “Danny”  Key, 84, died on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. Graveside services will be Saturday, Jan. 23, at 11 ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:19 pm

COVID-19

Despite evidence, doctors concerned public isn’t taking COVID-19 seriously

With the number of COVID-19 cases in Warren County exceeding 3,500 and the county’s death toll from the disease approaching 100, city and county officials ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, January 18, 2021 7:20 pm

Obits

Victoria Caldwell Thomas

Graveside services for Victoria Caldwell Thomas will be Saturday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W. H. Jefferson ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:25 pm

Crime

Teen sought in shooting incident

Vicksburg police are looking for a teenager wanted in connection with a Thursday incident in which shots were fired at a car in the 2100 ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, January 15, 2021 6:48 pm

Local

Mayfield and Monsour qualify for re-election; Mayfield’s son to challenge Monsour

Vicksburg’s two incumbent aldermen qualified Thursday for re-election to their seats on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield is seeking ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:18 pm

Columnists

COVID-19 is destroying my best time of the year

One of my favorite times of the year is being altered — or eliminated — this year because of COVID-19. With the exception of possibly ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, January 14, 2021 5:14 pm

Local

Sheriff recommends new county jail be a one-story facility

When they get ready to design a new county jail, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace is asking supervisors to avoid building a multi-story facility. “Any ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, January 14, 2021 5:14 pm

Faith

Churches preparing to address Ash Wednesday service during pandemic

Concerns over COVID-19 are causing some local pastors to consider how to safely continue their church’s Ash Wednesday traditions. Ash Wednesday, which is Feb. 17, ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:39 pm

Local

Southerland seeks permanent youth court prosecutor

Warren County Judge Marcie Southerland would like to see a separately appointed prosecutor for the county’s Youth Court. Southerland in December signed a court order ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:49 am

Local

Organizers change annual MLK scholarship breakfast to a virtual event

Alpha Phi Alpha’s 32nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Breakfast will be a virtual event Monday out of concern over COVID-19. The breakfast, sponsored ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:37 am

Crime

Vicksburg man, one of state’s 10 most wanted, in custody

A Vicksburg man on the Mississippi Department of Public Safety’s 10 most wanted list is back in jail. According to Warren County Sheriff’s Office reports, ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:17 pm

Local

Snow comes, leaves without causing major problems

Despite receiving more than three inches of snow and two nights of well-below freezing temperatures, city and county officials reported few problems. Only a handful ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, January 11, 2021 5:35 pm

Local

Vicksburg District commander: Pumps project will take four years to complete

Once the funding becomes available for the Yazoo Backwater Pumps project, it would take about four years to complete the work, the commander of the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, January 11, 2021 2:11 pm

Local

Searchers continue to scour the Mississippi River in search for missing hunters

The search for two duck hunters reported missing Dec. 3 continues as authorities scour the Mississippi River in hopes of finding the young men. “We ... Read more

by John Surratt, Sunday, January 10, 2021 5:28 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Warren County placed under winter storm warning ahead of expected snow

The National Weather Service Office in Jackson has issued a winter weather warning with the possibility of snow and some sleet for Warren County and ... Read more

by John Surratt, Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:01 pm

Local

Weather officials: ‘We can expect accumulation’

Warren County residents can expect 2 to 3 inches of snow starting Sunday night and into Monday, a National Weather Service meteorologist said Saturday. David ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, January 9, 2021 2:01 pm

Local

Manufacturing of ‘Welcome to Vicksburg’ interstate signs approved

A move Friday by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen clears the way for the creation and installation of “Welcome to Vicksburg” signs along Interstate ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, January 8, 2021 3:51 pm

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