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Annual Christmas Ball canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Concerns over COVID-19 have forced the cancellation of a Christmas season tradition in Vicksburg. “The Christmas ball will not be held this year,” said Jordan ... Read more

9 hours ago by John Surratt.

Weekly COVID-19 reporting among local schools shows active situation

Public and private schools have adjourned for the Thanksgiving holiday, but COVID-19 case reports from the schools Monday show a very active situation within Warren ... Read more

10 hours ago by Tim Reeves.

Additional restrictions being considered as COVID-19 cases increase

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said Sunday he is not sure the increase in COVID-19 numbers in Vicksburg and Warren County is a spike, but regardless ... Read more

2 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Local COVID-19 numbers appear to be surging

Warren County has now seen its worst week of the COVID-19 pandemic since late August. Over the past seven days, the county has reported 8.3 ... Read more

2 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Shutdown of municipal court to continue until at least Monday

Hearings at Vicksburg Municipal Court remain suspended until Monday out of an abundance of caution after more Vicksburg police investigators tested positive for COVID-19. Three ... Read more

4 days ago by John Surratt.

Space in hospital ICUs — locally and statewide — is growing more scarce

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi, like states across the country, is facing a surge in COVID-19 cases, forcing state leaders to take additional steps and causing ... Read more

5 days ago by The Associated Press.

Concern growing over upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and impact on pandemic

Local health officials are growing more concerned about the rise in COVID-19 cases in the state and the impact the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday will have ... Read more

6 days ago by Tim Reeves.

Pfizer: COVID-19 shot 95% effective, seeking clearance soon

Pfizer said Wednesday that new test results show its coronavirus vaccine is 95 percent effective, is safe and also protects older people most at risk ... Read more

6 days ago by The Associated Press.

Vicksburg Municipal Court shut down by COVID-19

Vicksburg Municipal Court has been suspended until Thursday after five police officers and one court services employee testing positive for COVID-19. Those employees have been ... Read more

6 days ago by John Surratt.

Area schools report an increase in COVID-19 activity

Four schools within the Vicksburg Warren School District reported new COVID-19 activity last week, with six positive cases confirmed. At Beechwood Elementary School, officials announced ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Porter’s Chapel Academy will reopen school Monday; daycare remains closed

After a thorough cleaning, students and faculty at Porter’s Chapel Academy will return to school on Monday. The school and the Porter’s Chapel Academy daycare ... Read more

1 week ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Dobbs: Vaccine may be available for some in Mississippi next month

A coronavirus vaccine could be available to health care workers and first responders in Mississippi as soon as next month, the state’s top health officials ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Porter’s Chapel to close for the week after student, family test positive for COVID-19

Porter’s Chapel Academy and its daycare will be closed for the remainder of the week following news that a student and family connected to the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Area schools report new COVID-19 cases, students and teachers quarantined

In Monday’s report to the Mississippi State Department of Health, local schools announced two new positive COVID-19 cases involving school personnel and 18 total students ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Local churches modify their annual meal fundraisers in the face of COVID-19

While many local churches and organizations have been forced to cancel or postpone events because of the coronavirus, two churches decided to modify their programs ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

New COVID-19 cases reported in Warren County; state seeks big spike

The number of COVID-19 cases reported in Warren County during the pandemic reached 1,600 on Thursday after state health officials announced nine new cases. It ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Number of COVID-19 cases falling in Vicksburg and Warren County

After a slight surge in mid-to-late October, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Warren County has fallen once again. Tuesday, officials from the Mississippi ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Officials: Halloween crowds noticeably smaller in the midst of pandemic

At a time when masks are required and residents urged to spend more time outdoors, Halloween and trick-or-treating could not have come at a better ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

City, county leaders urge residents to not let up as mask orders extended

The requirement to wear a mask or other face covering in public buildings and areas where social distancing is not possible has been extended until ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Annual report shows just how hard COVID-19 impacted the Vicksburg Convention Center

The motto for the Vicksburg Convention Center has long been “going beyond your expectations.” It has been that motto, that driving force, that helped push ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

District reports positive cases involving students and school personnel

The Vicksburg Warren School District Monday released details on positive COVID-19 cases involving students and personnel, as well as the number of students and personnel ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

State will not report COVID-19 cases until Monday

State health officials announced early Sunday they would not report COVID-19 numbers until Monday. “Our reporting of COVID-19 cases and deaths will resume on Monday. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Recent wave in local COVID-19 cases leveling off

Thursday will mark the seventh month anniversary of when the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Warren County. In that time, more than 1,500 ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

Vicksburg Warren School District reports new COVID-19 cases at five schools

The Vicksburg Warren School District Monday reported seven positive COVID-19 cases involving teachers and students for the week ending Oct. 16. Overall, there were three ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

Reeves places additional COVID-19 restrictions on nine counties including Claiborne

JACKSON — Gov. Tate Reeves announced Monday additional measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state, including placing more targeted restrictions on nine ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

City’s mask mandate likely to be extended into December following one-day spike

Where the numbers are coming from is not yet known, but the COVID-19 report Friday by the Mississippi State Department of Health has already had ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

School district announces better week involving COVID-19 cases

On Oct. 5, the Vicksburg Warren School District announced three confirmed COVID-19 cases involving students and staff and more than 50 quarantined due to possible ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

Officials: Mask mandate is effective, likely to be extended in Vicksburg

The COVID-19 pandemic in Mississippi has now surpassed seven months and, in that time, the emotions and response to this ongoing pandemic have run the ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

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