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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

3 months 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

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