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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

Big risk: Forecast calls for tornadoes, hurricane-force winds, hail

Severe weather is expected to hit the Warren County area Wednesday bringing with it heavy rain, high winds, hail and tornadoes. Some storms could hit ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 5:15 pm

Business

Uncertain future: Theatre group waiting to see if it can continue using Strand Theatre

For 80 years, the Strand Theatre has been a city landmark that provided a venue for Vicksburg residents to enjoy live plays and watch films ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:39 pm

Local

Military Park calls for volunteers for Saturday’s cemetery cleanup

The Vicksburg National Military Park is looking for volunteers to help remove tree limbs and branches in the National Cemetery. Participation for the cleanup, set ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:40 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

More than a decade in the making: City activates new auxiliary waterline

Vicksburg’s new auxiliary waterline is operational. “We cut it on today,” Public Works Director Garnet Van Norman told the Board of Mayor and Aldermen at ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:43 am

Faith

Vicksburg church helps Jackson community get bottled water

The House of Peace Worship Church International, last week, helped in getting fresh water to residents in Jackson during the midst of the city’s weeks-long ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, March 15, 2021 5:10 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

City considering cameras to protect historic cemetery, graves

Complaints involving problems at Cedar Hill Cemetery are prompting city officials to consider installing video cameras in the city-owned cemetery. “People are desecrating the cemetery,” ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, March 15, 2021 4:17 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Prepare now: High winds, tornadoes possible Wednesday

Warren County residents can expect severe weather beginning sometime Tuesday and continuing through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. “Things are a little more ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, March 15, 2021 3:47 pm

Business

Candidate survey: Primary candidates address economic development issues

In a time of shrinking revenue and increasing costs to provide services to taxpayers, government officials are now more than ever discussing economic development strategies ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, March 13, 2021 9:00 am

Local

Burn ban looming?: Below normal rainfall drying out county

Dry weather over the past 12 days in Warren County has raised possible concerns about whether the Mississippi State Forestry Commission may issue a burn ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, March 13, 2021 8:00 am

Business

Mayor lifts some COVID-19 restrictions, mask mandate stays

Vicksburg’s mask mandate remains in effect, while some COVID-19 restrictions are now lifted under a new emergency order announced Friday by Mayor George Flaggs Jr. ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, March 12, 2021 6:17 pm

Columnists

The quest for Gold Bricks resumes

Easter is only a few weeks away and my quest is underway. For those of you who are reading this column for the first time ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:19 pm

Faith

Gibson Memorial ‘egg factory’ back in business after a year away

After a one-year absence, they’re back. March 22, as it has happened every year but one since 1981, the church fellowship hall at Gibson Memorial ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:56 am

Local

Eagle Lake porches to be decorated for St. Patrick’s Day

The Eagle Lake community will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Mardi Gras flair when the Krewe of Porches holds its holiday observance Saturday from ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:47 am

Local

City to get bids for Civil Rights, Sherman Avenue parks

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Friday took a step toward completing two projects, authorizing City Clerk Walter Osborne to advertise for bids for work ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:32 pm

Local

City hires Texas firm to study site, design animal shelter

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen has hired a company for $19,250 to study and design a 6,000-square-foot animal shelter for the city. The board ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, March 5, 2021 7:00 pm

Columnists

‘Wounds’ from Saturday’s assignment are healing nicely

Last Saturday, I was covering an assault on the old Mercy Hospital when I was wounded by gunfire. I took one round in the back ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:43 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

New Beginning Church in Christ distributes cases of water to residents

Cases of water were stacked in the parking area in front of the Vicksburg Auditorium and the members of New Beginning Church in Christ were ... Read more

by John Surratt, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:57 pm

Crime

Teenager charged as an adult in drive-by shooting

A Vicksburg teenager is facing multiple felony charges as an adult after being arrested late Monday in connection to a drive-by shooting on Feb. 26 ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:57 pm

Crime

Fourth suspect tied to Claiborne County murders arrested

PATTISON — Four men are being held in the Claiborne County Jail without bond and authorities have issued a warrant for a fourth in connection ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:07 am

Downtown Vicksburg

Profile 2021: The bricks on which part of Vicksburg is built

City Hall, the Mississippi River Commission, Christ Episcopal Church, Church of the Holy Trinity, the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad Depot.  Vicksburg is known for ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:00 am

Crime

Three held without bond in Claiborne County shooting, fourth man sought

PATTISON — Three men are being held in the Claiborne County Jail without bond and authorities have issued a warrant for a fourth in connection ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, March 1, 2021 2:02 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

City approves waivers for developers investing $4 million or more in projects

Developers looking to invest $4 million or more in construction in Vicksburg will get a break in their building fees under a new ordinance approved ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, March 1, 2021 1:46 pm

Local

Program at Mercy Hospital brings military-like experience to city

For two days this weekend, the old Mercy Hospital on Hildegard Terrace became a battleground. Friday and Saturday, the parking lot of the nearby Street ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:02 pm

Crime

Two dead, five injured in Claiborne County bar fight

A fight between two rival rap groups Saturday night at a Pattison bar resulted in the shooting death of two Claiborne County residents and injuries ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, February 27, 2021 5:32 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Jackson Street M.B. Church distributes food to city’s residents

Saturday morning, the members of Jackson Street M.B. Church delivered a blessing to more than 200 Vicksburg residents. For the past four years, on the ... Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, February 27, 2021 11:28 am

Downtown Vicksburg

City to borrow money to fix damage from 2020 rains

City officials anticipate getting a short-term loan of up to $4 million to cover the cost of repairing erosion damage to city streets and Riverfront ... Read more

by John Surratt, Friday, February 26, 2021 5:53 pm

Business

Developer eyes two downtown properties for condo development

A Ridgeland company is considering a $10 million to $11 million investment to build condominiums on two pieces of property in Vicksburg’s downtown district. The ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:31 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Massive investment: Condominium projects may locate downtown

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved the transfer of two pieces of city property for the possible construction of condominiums in the downtown ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:09 pm

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