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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

Mayor believes city budget will survive COVID-19 economic slowdown

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. believes the city should be able to stay within its operating budget without layoffs and drastic pay reductions. “I’m cautiously optimistic ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, June 15, 2020 9:49 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Deputies, search teams looking for missing man

Warren County authorities are looking for a 63-year-old black man whose truck was found abandoned on Ring Road Friday morning. Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, June 13, 2020 4:31 pm

COVID-19

Flaggs loosens restrictions on restaurants and bars

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. on Friday loosened the regulations on restaurants and bars, allowing them to remain open past 10 p.m. “This is a change ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, June 12, 2020 5:51 pm

Business

Number of factors being weighed on when, how to open Vicksburg National Military Park

Access to the state’s biggest tourist attraction has been limited since officials with the Vicksburg National Military Park scaled back public access weeks after the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, June 12, 2020 4:44 pm

Crime

More details made public on search for man wanted for ‘crimes against nature’

OUACHITA PARISH, La. — Law enforcement officials in Ouachita Parish are continuing to look for a man they say was last seen in Vicksburg on ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, June 12, 2020 2:51 pm

Clairborne County

Protest honoring George Floyd planned for Port Gibson

Port Gibson residents will hold a peaceful protest in honor of George Floyd Saturday, starting with a march at noon and ending with a program ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, June 11, 2020 1:19 pm

Faith

First Baptist bringing vacation Bible school to the children

For many church families, the summer months mean vacation Bible school. It’s a time when children strengthen their faith through a program of scripture-related activities ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, June 11, 2020 1:08 pm

Columnists

Americans died for the rights we squabble about today

Last week, I missed something. In the midst of the start of hurricane season and all the news surrounding the protest march for George Floyd ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:37 am

Local

National Park Service director gets close look at park damage

“Devastating.” That was how National Park Service Director David Vela described the road damage he saw during a visit to the Vicksburg National Military Park ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:44 pm

Business

City gets right of way to build road near future Starbucks

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved a right of way dedication to build a road off of Halls Ferry Road just south of ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 4:20 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Flaggs says he stands behind Vicksburg Fire Chief Danczyk

Vicksburg Fire Chief Craig Danczyk still has the support of Mayor George Flaggs Jr. amidst a controversy over the chief’s recent comments made on social ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:34 am

Local

Vicksburg Police Department strengthens body-worn camera policy

Officers with the Vicksburg Police Department who are required to wear body cameras now have something else to think about when turning them on and ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:20 am

Local

Hundreds take part in annual hazardous waste collection day

Regardless if you were heading north or south on U.S. Highway 61 North Saturday, the line was long, real long as hundreds of area residents ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:53 am

Local

FEMA to begin evaluating county road damage

Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be evaluating weather-damaged roads in Warren County, the county’s engineer said. “We are going through the project ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:01 pm

Local

Jacques’ allowed to reopen after meeting with mayor, chief

Jacques’ Bar, 1306 Washington St., has been allowed to reopen following a Sunday morning disturbance that led to shots being fired outside the business on ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:51 pm

Local

City to review social media policy following questionable Facebook posts

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will look to amend the city’s social media policy after being made aware of Facebook posts published by Vicksburg ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, June 8, 2020 5:17 pm

Local

Oak Ridge Road reopened after storm damage cleaned up

Oak Ridge Road has reopened, but as of 3 p.m. county road crews are still removing debris. Caution is advised and there are flagmen on ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, June 8, 2020 3:42 pm

Education

PHOTO GALLERY: Graduation services held for St. Aloysius’ Class of 2020

The St. Aloysius High School Class of 2020 had an opportunity not many other classes had this year. They had the opportunity to graduate together, ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, June 8, 2020 9:38 am

Crime

Steward pleads guilty in wife’s death; sentenced to life in prision

A Vicksburg man accused of murdering his wife in 2018 has pleaded guilty in Circuit Court to first-degree murder. Ninth Circuit District Attorney Ricky Smith ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, June 5, 2020 2:52 pm

Local

Warren County should expect heavy rain, wind from Cristobal

Area residents can expect heavy rain and gusty winds to start the week as the remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal will hit Warren County sometime ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, June 5, 2020 2:09 pm

Local

Overheated brakes lead to traffic issue along I-20 westbound

Traffic along Interstate 20 westbound near the 8-mile marker was slowed Thursday afternoon when the brakes of a tanker truck reportedly began to smoke. Units ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:20 pm

Faith

COVID-19 forces cancellation of WinShape Camp at Crossway

Camp WinShape, a faith-based summer program sponsored by Chick-fil-A and held at Crossway Church for the last six years, has been canceled this year out ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:10 pm

Columnists

Hurricane season is upon us; don’t get caught

We observe all kinds of seasons during the year. There are, of course, the four seasons that bring with them changes in temperature and our ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:10 am

BREAKING NEWS

Second woman arrested in beating video case

A Vicksburg woman is the second person arrested in the reported beating of a handicapped woman that was captured on video in mid-May. Warren County ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 5:13 pm

Education

Silver lining: Some school construction projects get ahead with students away

When Vicksburg Warren School District officials closed the schools in mid-March out of concern for the COVID-19 virus, the contractors working on the district’s $131.5 ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:58 pm

Local

City prepares for another round of street paving

A total of 11 streets in Vicksburg’s North and South wards are expected to be resurfaced under another round of paving approved by the Board ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:14 pm

News

Fire consumes car, mobile home on Oak Ridge Road

A noontime fire heavily damaged a car and a nearby mobile home at the intersection of Oak Ridge and Tucker roads Tuesday. Sheriff Martin Pace ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:12 pm

Local

March planned to protest death of George Floyd

A large turnout is expected Friday for a march to protest the death of George Floyd. The protest starts at 3 p.m. at the Vicksburg ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, June 1, 2020 5:49 pm

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