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Out And About: Vicksburg Warren Chamber of Commerce welcomes Sand Lot of Vicksburg

On Thursday, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Sandlot of Vicksburg, a new indoor sports facility located at 3422 Wisconsin Ave. The Sandlot offers ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

A legacy of service: Rocket Taxi Cab Company marks 70 years in business

It was a different time when Joseph E. Williams, Sr. returned to Vicksburg as a veteran of World War II after being honorably discharged. Therefore, ... Read more

5 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Bootcamp Business Plan Competition winner announced

Participants of the Spring graduating class of the Vicksburg Entrepreneur Bootcamp presented in the second Business Plan Competition (organized by the Vicksburg Warren Chamber of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Strand Theatre signs new lease, books new programs

It’s been more than a year since the last curtain call at the Strand Theatre on Clay Street in downtown Vicksburg, but the silver screen ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

Gumbo Pot opening second location on Washington Street in Vicksburg

A Vicksburg eatery is expanding and will offer a second location on Washington Street. Perry Boyd, owner of the Gumbo Pot, said he is “in ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Historic Cedar Grove Mansion on the market

Although repairs were underway, the current owners of the Cedar Grove Mansion have decided to put the historic home on the market. On Sept. 21, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Local businesses facing shortage of applicants for jobs

As fear over the COVID-19 pandemic begins subsiding, and as the number of cases dwindle, many businesses are loosening restrictions and reopening their doors to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by John Surratt.

International Paper Vicksburg Mill Sponsors Redwood Earth Day Drawing Contest

Redwood Elementary students in grades K-6 had the opportunity to demonstrate their artistic abilities while celebrating Earth Day – a day focused on promoting clean ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Rural Health Care Clinic opens doors to serve Vicksburg

Rural communities often lack primary care settings, especially for those with limited financial resources. This shortage can also affect people who are enrolled in Medicaid ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Zach Bergman joins Curb Appeals Real Estate LLC as Real Estate Agent

Curb Appeals Real Estate LLC announces that Zach Bergman has joined their team as a Real Estate Agent. Originally from New Mexico, Bergman is an ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Barbara Willingham to retire; sells building to developer Tim Cantwell

Willingham’s has been a mainstay on Washington Street. With its candles, jewelry, clothing and housewares, shoppers can find a variety of items to fit their ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

USACE Vicksburg District announces new Contracting chief

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has selected Davita Baloue as chief of Contracting. Baloue will serve as the district’s principal procurement ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Maritime officials: Investments in inland waterways would benefit Vicksburg

While Democrats and Republicans negotiate the extent of a national infrastructure bill, one sector of the nation’s economy has projects ready to go. In a ... Read more

2 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Downtown Vicksburg business, Peterson’s, reaches milestone

When Bobbie Marascalco set out to open a shop along Washington Street she had no prior experience in the retail business. But through the years, ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

After 100 years, the tradition of service continues at Peoples Drug Store

When Wendy Trevilion bought Peoples Drug Store in 2017, she acquired more than a business, she acquired a legacy of service that continues as the ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

Vicksburg Entrepreneur Bootcamp graduates second class

Participants in the second class of the Vicksburg Entrepreneur Bootcamp — a program of the Vicksburg Warren Chamber of Commerce and Hinds Community College — ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Lorelei Books, Toys for Tots partner to take on ‘summer slide’

Educators have long recognized the risk of a “summer slide” when students lose some of the knowledge they gained the previous year during their months ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Entergy plans outage at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station

PORT GIBSON — Entergy Nuclear has scheduled a planned outage for its Grand Gulf Nuclear Station to prepare the plant for reliable operations throughout the ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Profile 2021: A glimpse of the ‘grande’ Hotel Vicksburg

She was the “grande dame” of the city. Standing taller than any other building between Memphis and New Orleans, at 11 stories and 149 feet, ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Grand Gulf VP: ‘There’s a lot of pride in what we’re doing’

PORT GIBSON — Bob Franssen, site vice president at Entergy’s Grand Gulf nuclear plant, can pinpoint the exact moment he learned the most powerful lesson ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

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 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago by John Surratt.

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