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BancorpSouth, Texas bank merge

Officials with Tupelo-based BancorpSouth Bank and Cadence Bancorp in Houston, Texas, have issued a joint announcement that the companies are merging under an agreement involving ... Read more

2 days ago by John Surratt.

Vicksburg’s riverfront had plenty of company Thursday

Vicksburg’s riverfront was quite full Thursday, as two riverboats — the American Jazz and the American Countess — were docked behind the Old Depot Museum. ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

‘Once-in-a-generation project’: Port of Vicksburg expansion project moves forward

Talk of either building a new Port of Vicksburg or expanding current port facilities is no longer just talk. Action is being taken on what ... Read more

7 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Alcorn program works to assist farmers through soil conservation initiative

Soil conservation is an essential component of preserving cropping systems. It consists of a combination of practices used to protect the soil from degradation and ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Profile 2021: The secret behind Walnut Hills’ world-class fried chicken recipe

Recipes for fried chicken inundate the web. From crispy fried chicken to Classic Southern fried chicken to buttermilk fried chicken, the possibilities of finding a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Profile 2021: Iconic radio station’s history came to a close in 2020

A chapter in Vicksburg history came to a close once and for all in 2020 when the license for WQBC was surrendered to the Federal ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Mississippi row crop growers lock in 2021 planting intentions

Mississippi row crop growers are planning to plant more soybeans and corn in 2021 than they did last year but not as much cotton, rice ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Legislature allows city to provide crucial funding to MCITy project

The Thad Cochran Mississippi Center for Innovation and Technology, also known as MCITy, will be the beneficiary of $300,000 a year from the city of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Grab a passport and experience Vicksburg all over again

Visiting the many attractions Vicksburg has to offer has never been more fun. The Vicksburg Convention Center and Visitor’s Bureau has launched a unique concept ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

City approves levee project to protect waterline, facilitate Vicksburg Forest Products’ expansion

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen have accepted the bid of a Yazoo County contractor to extend the Haining Road Levee surrounding Vicksburg Forest Products. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Ceres Boulevard extension project a win-win for county, future industry

Despite delays brought about by rainy weather and a week-long snow and ice event in mid-February, the construction of a new road in Ceres Industrial ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Most COVID-19 restrictions lifted as life returns to ‘near normal’

As the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic comes to a close, officials in many states have removed most, if not all, of the restrictions ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Pandemic dealt local tourism industry a massive blow

Face masks. Social distancing. Crowd restrictions. Business closures. Travel restrictions. The COVID-19 pandemic affected Vicksburg and Warren County in many ways but caused serious harm ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Mississippi Lottery president to step down in June

JACKSON — The Mississippi Lottery Corporation President Tom Shaheen announced Wednesday he will retire on June 30. “This is a tough decision for me,” Shaheen ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Dufour earns Certified Economic Developer designation

Marcus Dufour, Senior Project Manager for the Warren County Port Commission, recently earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer, a national recognition that denotes a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Visit Mississippi: Officials tout the importance state’s tourism industry

JACKSON – Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, Speaker Philip Gunn and tourism professionals from the Mississippi Tourism Association gathered Wednesday at the Two Mississippi Museums in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg resident relishes her work as member of Entergy’s Grand Gulf team

JACKSON — Teamwork allows brainstorming opportunities for co-workers to exchange ideas, build collaborations and come up with solutions to overcome obstacles. Elizabeth Smith, an administrative ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Reeves proclaims Agriculture Day in Mississippi

JACKSON — Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson was joined by Tommy Stansell with Vicksburg Forest Products, as Gov. Tate Reeves signed a proclamation ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Watco, county agree to long-term Port of Vicksburg agreement

After months of meetings, negotiations and due diligence, the Port of Vicksburg has a new management agreement with a very familiar partner. Based on the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

American Countess christened, set to visit Vicksburg on maiden cruise

NEW ORLEANS — American Queen Steamboat Company christened the American Countess Sunday, adding the Countess to the fleet of riverboats the company operates. The christening follows ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Candidate survey: Primary candidates speak about addressing ongoing pandemic

At the start of 2020, Vicksburg and other cities across the country were faced with a new challenge, the COVID-19 pandemic. The serious conditions brought ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Volunteers needed: Organizers plan Day of Caring projects

A thriving community is a reflection of those willing to step in when needed and Vicksburg will have the opportunity to show they are up ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Video: Theme, charity and band for 8th annual Ritz on the River announced

The 7th annual Ritz on the River was delayed until September but brought about a return of major events to Vicksburg during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Riverboats make their return to Vicksburg

More than a year after it was the last riverboat to dock in Vicksburg before the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered the cruise industry, the American Duchess ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

City sales tax collections continue strong growth

Vicksburg’s sales tax figures for January increased by more than $42,000 over collections for same the period in fiscal 2020. Overall, state sales tax reimbursements ... Read more

4 weeks ago by John Surratt.

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

4 weeks ago by John Surratt.

IRS provides details and way to track stimulus payments

WASHINGTON — While some may have received their third round of Economic Impact Payments  — or stimulus checks — over the weekend, many Americans will ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

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

1 month ago by John Surratt.

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