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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.

Downtown Vicksburg

Banquet honoring police officers, firefighters of the year postponed

The Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club’s annual Officer/Fire Person of the Year Banquet has been postponed. “We decided to postpone it because of everything that’s been ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, February 19, 2021 5:09 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Interior leaks in closed buildings contributing to water problem

With all of the ice on the ground and in the trees, it seems strange that water is a problem. But, it has become a ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, February 19, 2021 1:46 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

911 calls exceed 2,000 during winter storm

For the five-day period from 12:01 a.m. Monday through 12:01 a.m. Friday, dispatcher for Vicksburg-Warren 911 received 2,339 calls for assistance as two winter storms ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, February 19, 2021 12:48 pm

Columnists

Sending dispatches from the ice planet Hoth — I mean, Vicksburg

Greetings from Hoth. Hoth, as Star Wars aficionados are well-aware, is the ice planet where the Rebel Alliance was at the opening of “The Empire ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, February 19, 2021 7:17 am

Downtown Vicksburg

‘Everything is iced over’: Road conditions continue to be dangerous

Local streets and roads remained treacherous as Warren County shivered through the fourth day of extreme cold weather. “It’s very dangerous,” Warren County Emergency Management ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, February 18, 2021 9:39 am

Downtown Vicksburg

Storm adds to already treacherous conditions, causes power outages

The area’s second consecutive winter storm front hit Warren County about noon Wednesday covering the area with freezing rain and sleet and making an already ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5:28 pm

Local

Broken waterlines in Sky Farm leave about 200 without water

Utility crews with the city of Vicksburg are working on two broken waterlines in the Sky Farm Avenue area. Water and gas superintendent Dane Lovell ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:42 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Ice storm forecast: ‘Vicksburg is going to be in the worst of it’

Warren County can expect another frigid assault as a new weather system is expected to bring additional ice and snow to the area. “It’s going ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:40 am

Downtown Vicksburg

Here we go again: Warren County under winter storm warning

Warren County is under a winter storm warning from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday as the area braces for another round of severe ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:20 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Local churches suspend, modify Ash Wednesday services

The lingering ice and snow, combined with cold temperatures, has forced some local churches to suspend, postpone or modify their traditional Ash Wednesday services that ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:40 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

911 inundated with calls during severe winter storm

The winter storm hit Warren County late Sunday night and, since then, Vicksburg-Warren 911 has received more than 500 calls for help from county residents.  ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 11:59 am

Downtown Vicksburg

Not over yet: Snow falls as county braces for another round of winter weather

After experiencing a winter storm that dumped up to 4 inches of a wintry mix on Warren County, residents in some areas of the county ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:38 am

Crime

Vicksburg teenager indicted on multiple felonies from April shooting

A Vicksburg man has been indicted by the Warren County grand jury on multiple counts involving a shooting incident at the New Main Apartments, 2727 ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, February 15, 2021 12:55 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Vicksburg and Warren County remain in the grip of cold weather

Frozen precipitation followed by snow mixed with sleet is expected to continue in the Warren County area through this afternoon before the weather system carrying ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, February 15, 2021 9:40 am

Downtown Vicksburg

Officials: Roads are deteriorating minute-by-minute

Warren County residents can expect to see a wintry mix starting at midnight and continuing through early Tuesday morning, a meteorologist for the National Weather ... Read more

by John Surratt, Sunday, February 14, 2021 4:59 pm

Local

Vicksburg Fire Department responds to multiple fires Sunday afternoon

An early afternoon fire damaged a home at 604 Hossley St. Sunday. The fire was one of two Vicksburg firefighters have responded to thus far ... Read more

by John Surratt, Sunday, February 14, 2021 3:22 pm

Local

Prepare for the worst: Officials urge residents to get ready for winter weather

Warren County residents can expect periods of frozen precipitation and frigid temperatures as a winter weather system approaches the area, a meteorologist with the National ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, February 12, 2021 5:20 pm

COVID-19

Flaggs: COVID-19 orders are working, virus numbers declining

For the first time since Dec. 13, Warren County is below the threshold to be considered a COVID-19 hot spot in Mississippi, Vicksburg Mayor George ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, February 12, 2021 1:39 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Historic perspective: New downtown Civil War museum under development

Charles Pendleton hopes people who visit his Vicksburg Civil War Museum will be inspired to learn more about the conflict and its effect on not ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:51 pm

Faith

Church of the Holy Trinity gives schedule of Lenten programs, services

A Lenten tradition has been interrupted by concerns for the COVID-19 virus. Dorothy Braswell, coordinator for the Lenten Fine Arts Series at Church of the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:43 pm

Columnists

Vicksburg voters have a big responsibility

The qualifying period for the municipal elections is over, the candidates are in the starting gate and the race is on. The field this election ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:40 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Warren County under winter weather advisory as cold, precipitation move in

Warren County residents can expect frigid temperatures with the chance of some sort of frozen precipitation Monday. The National Weather Service Thursday afternoon issued a ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:33 pm

Local

Catfish Row Museum exhibit honors Culkin and black schools in county

John Culkin, who served as Warren County superintendent of schools from 1912 to 1926, is the centerpiece of a Black History Month exhibit at the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:36 pm

Crime

Grand jury indicts Vicksburg man in the shooting death of his grandmother

A Vicksburg man accused in the shooting death of his grandmother has been indicted by a Warren County grand jury for murder. The indictment for ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:55 am

Downtown Vicksburg

Marker to honor city’s first black police officers

The city of Vicksburg will honor the legacy of seven trailblazers Feb. 24 with the dedication of a marker at the Vicksburg Police Station remembering ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:30 pm

Local

Officials: Get prepared for ‘coldest temperatures … in years’

Warren County residents can expect daytime temperatures below freezing with the possibility of frozen precipitation Sunday and Monday, as a cold front moves through the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:25 pm

Local

Aldermen target 30 streets for extensive paving project

Aldermen Michael Mayfield and Alex Monsour presented street paving lists totaling 28 streets — 15 in the South Ward and 13 in the North Ward ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, February 8, 2021 12:37 pm

Local

Weather still affecting ongoing search for hunters

Weather is causing problems for authorities as they continue their search for two duck hunters who went missing Dec. 3. The search for Zeb Hughes, ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, February 6, 2021 2:53 pm

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