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Best of the Best: Agency focuses on helping patients, growing ‘family’

It is not a coincidence Natasha Washington is flourishing in her line of work. It could be argued her success is divine. Washington, founder and ... Read more

1 day ago by Tim Reeves.

United Way organizes community diaper drive

One in three mothers struggles to provide diapers for their child. That was the driving statistic for the creation of a diaper drive organized by ... Read more

1 day ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Saturday’s COVID-19 vaccination appointments rescheduled

As roads begin to clear and temperatures warm up, state health officials felt it was important to wait just a few more days before resuming ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Monday’s COVID-19 vaccine appointments rescheduled

The estimated 400 people scheduled to get their COVID-19 vaccine Monday at the former Vicksburg Mall will need to make new plans. Warren County Emergency ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

As a COVID-19 hot spot, Warren County is starting to cool off

Warren County is inching closer to falling below the state threshold for being declared a COVID-19 hot spot. Thursday, the Mississippi State Department of Health ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Hundreds more appointments filled for county’s COVID-19 vaccine site

In a matter of days, Warren County has gone from being unsure it would be granted a COVID-19 vaccination site to now vaccinating nearly 800 ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Community rallies in prayer for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic

People of all ages, races and denominations gathered on the lawn of Merit Health River Region Hospital Sunday for a prayer movement to defeat COVID-19. ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Reeves: Goal is to up vaccine capacity to 100,000 per week

JACKSON (AP) — Gov. Tate Reeves said he wants to increase coronavirus vaccinations rapidly in the month of February, ramping up the state’s capacity for ... Read more

1 month ago by The Associated Press.

More COVID-19 vaccine appointments opened up for Warren County’s drive-thru site

Warren County officials confirmed that more appointments have been opened up for Warren County’s COVID-19 vaccination site beginning Monday. To receive an appointment, visit https://covidvaccine.umc.edu/. ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

COVID-19 vaccination site ‘should’ begin administering vaccines Feb. 1

COVID-19 vaccines “should” begin being administered at a drive-thru site in Warren County beginning Feb. 1. Warren County Emergency Management Agency Director John Elfer said ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

Warren County COVID-19 vaccine site one step closer to reality

From city and county leaders to those in the Legislature, Warren County’s advocacy to host a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site is becoming closer to reality. ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

Merit Health River Region welcomes new surgeon to its team

Merit Health River Region has announced the addition of Dr. Matthew Knight, general surgeon, to its staff.  Knight joins the group with certifications through the ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Weiland serves as Legislature’s Doctor of the Day

Vicksburg pediatrician Dr. Geri Weiland, with Merit Health River Region, served as the Legislative Doctor of the Day Wednesday at the Capitol in Jackson. In ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Pemberton Mall chosen as drive-thru vaccination site

Vicksburg is set to become a COVID vaccine drive-thru sight, but when that will occur is still unknown. This news was reported Thursday afternoon during ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Warren County reaches 100 deaths in COVID-19 pandemic

The January surge of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi carried Warren County to an unfortunate milestone on Wednesday. Two more deaths were reported in Warren County ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Vaccine arrives in Vicksburg, with more on the way

Editors Note: Due to the number of people who wanted to get on the list for the COVID vaccine, the Medical Associates of Vicksburg’s phone ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Despite evidence, doctors concerned public isn’t taking COVID-19 seriously

With the number of COVID-19 cases in Warren County exceeding 3,500 and the county’s death toll from the disease approaching 100, city and county officials ... Read more

1 month ago by John Surratt.

U.S. surgeon general acknowledges Black skepticism of vaccines

JACKSON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general on Thursday urged Black leaders in Mississippi to get COVID-19 vaccinations and to ask others in their communities ... Read more

2 months ago by The Associated Press.

COVID-19 vaccine shortage derails plans to establish distribution site in county

Wednesday afternoon, local officials announced that a COVID-19 vaccine site could be opened in Warren County as soon as next week. An hour later, state ... Read more

2 months ago by Tim Reeves.

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution increases, Warren County sits, waiting

Earlier this week, state government and health officials lamented the speed at which COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to health officials, first responders, nursing home ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Shape Up Sisters’ class a ‘fusion of different kinds of exercises’

No leotards or tutus are required for the barre classes offered at Shape Up Sisters, but the results one can get from working out like ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

COVID-19 vaccine available for those over 75 in Mississippi

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi residents 75 and older are now eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Mississippi health officials say they are looking to ramp ... Read more

2 months ago by The Associated Press.

Herring’s fight against cancer has been both painful and a blessing

Ed Herring is not the man he once was. There have been changes to his appearance; his head is now bare and he walks a ... Read more

2 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Vicksburg health officials begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Gloria Butler took off her jacket, pushed up the sleeve of her sweater and sat down. Seconds later, she became the first member of ... Read more

3 months ago by Tim Reeves.

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

3 months ago by The Associated Press.

Shape Up Mississippi receives International Paper Foundation grant

Shape Up Mississippi has been awarded a $5,000 grant from International Paper’s Vicksburg Mill and the International Paper Foundation. Jami Cameron, communications coordinator for International ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

Amid virus, Mississippi must set medical marijuana program

JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Health has been working around the clock to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the agency will be ... Read more

4 months ago by The Associated Press.

Anderson named recipient of Merit Health River Region’s Nursing Excellence Award

Merit Health River Region has announced Tammy Anderson, RN, Wound Care and Employee Health Nurse, has been selected to receive its Nursing Excellence Award. This ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

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