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Bowmar students raise money for child battling cancer

Sweet treats made it possible for students at Bowmar Avenue Elementary School to help a child and family in need. For two weeks the Lighthouse ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Community outreach program feeds first responders on Christmas

After learning about a special holiday outreach program started by a friend in Starkville, Erin Hern decided to do something similar in Vicksburg. For the ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Hudson uses law degree to give back

Josie Mayfield Hudson is using her career to help make a difference in people’s lives and help the community. The Vicksburg lawyer participates in the ... Read more

2 years ago by John Surratt.

Couple who received help gives back

When Justin and Brandi Aldridge needed help in 2014, they reached out to Lifting Live Ministries director Joel Dimmette. Four years later, they’re returning the ... Read more

2 years ago by John Surratt.

Nosser combines passion for horses with service to others

Leigh Ann Nosser’s passion for horses has led her to provide a unique service. Nosser owns, operates and is the executive director of Rainbow Farms ... Read more

2 years ago by John Surratt.

Making a difference: Lehman enjoys working with young people

Rodney Lehman is continuing a legacy from his younger years with a dedication for helping youth. “I have a passion for juveniles and young people,” ... Read more

2 years ago by John Surratt.

New United Way board member says she’s ready to serve others

Charlene Mosley is looking to serve. “I’m ready to go,” the new United Way of West Central Mississippi board member said. “I’m ready to serve ... Read more

2 years ago by John Surratt.

Making a difference: For Bailey, it’s ‘Get them while they’re young’

  For Vickie Bailey, it’s all about helping the city’s young people. As director of youth development for the city of Vicksburg, she works with people ... Read more

2 years ago by John Surratt.

Lanford-Ferguson shatters glass ceiling of Rotary Club of Vicksburg

Tuesday the Rotary Club of Vicksburg will celebrate its 100th anniversary will a gala at The Vicksburg Convention Center. The members in attendance will include ... Read more

2 years ago by Brandon O'Connor.

Smith working to continue to grow as new director of Mountain of Faith

It was a case of being in the right place at the right time. Kimberly Smith had been back in Vicksburg about 14 months and ... Read more

2 years ago by John Surratt.

One phone made all the difference for Burrell

It all began with a telephone call from then-United Way of West Central Mississippi executive director Barbara Tolliver. Heidi Burrell, United Way’s director of resource ... Read more

2 years ago by John Surratt.

Judge Terrett raises awareness for victims of domestic violence

Toni Terrett has always wanted to help people. That’s why, she said, she became a lawyer. It’s why she’s an advocate against domestic violence and ... Read more

2 years ago by John Surratt.

Osburns make giving back a family affair

When it comes to community service, Tom and Donna Osburn make an effective team. Together, they are active members of the Vicksburg Kiwanis Club, involved ... Read more

2 years ago by John Surratt.

Prentiss volunteers to serve as city rep for United Way

As administrative assistant for North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield, Regina Prentiss keeps his calendar, answers calls and keeps her boss up-to-date on the problems in ... Read more

2 years ago by John Surratt.

Engineer works with Corps to support Hurricane victims

As soon as Hurricane Irma hit Florida, Jose Mattei jumped at the opportunity to help those in need. A research chemical engineer at the U.S. ... Read more

2 years ago by Brandon O'Connor.

Wong continues giving back even in retirement

Thirty-five years ago, Ed Wong, then a young and still new teacher at Vicksburg High School, was given an additional duty — he became the faculty ... Read more

2 years ago by John Surratt.

Workers in public service are there to help even on holidays

For more than 100 years, people in the United States have been observing Labor Day, a time set aside to honor the contributions of the ... Read more

3 years ago by John Surratt.

Hugh Green was recently honored for volunteerism

When the Global Leadership Summit met Aug. 10 in Jackson, a Vicksburg resident was honored as a local leader for his volunteer work in the ... Read more

3 years ago by John Surratt.

Veteran crossing guard cherishes her time with children

It’s about 3:20 p.m. on Friday. A beige Kia Soul pulls onto a gravel drive off Rosa A. Temple Boulevard and a familiar face emerges as ... Read more

3 years ago by John Surratt.

Miller has enjoyed her career of helping students

It was only supposed to be for a short time. When the Rev. Tommy Miller, director of Good Shepherd Community Center, called his wife, Debby, to ... Read more

3 years ago by John Surratt.

Scott enjoying the second of his ‘fulfilling careers’

Wayne Scott grew up at the Vicksburg YMCA. He started by riding his bike there daily before he was even old enough to start school. ... Read more

3 years ago by Brandon O'Connor.

Work with CAP Center leads to advocacy

Not long after returning to Vicksburg to begin her law practice, Kim Nailor had a first-hand experience with the CAP Center —Child and Parent Center ... Read more

3 years ago by John Surratt.

Honeycutt works to give back to the community

Greg Honeycutt knows first-hand how a community helps its own. “I was raised in a single parent family, and now that my kids are grown, I ... Read more

3 years ago by John Surratt.

Bagby: VCC’s first impression

For many people, their first experience with the Vicksburg Convention Center begins with a cheery voice answering the phone. “Vicksburg Convention Center, this is Sue.” Read more

3 years ago by John Surratt.

Sensory room a ‘wish’ come true

It’s a special room for a special girl. A sensory room is a place full of pleasant features — special sounds, light displays, pictures, pretty scents ... Read more

3 years ago by John Surratt.

Departments team up to protect Miss Mississippi contestants

While the organizers, staff, and contestants and their families and friends go through the experience that is the Miss Mississippi Pageant, a team of individuals ... Read more

3 years ago by John Surratt.

Flagg, Jones are the city’s first line of contact for many

Tucked in a small room off the stairs on the first floor of City Hall, two women — Katrina Flagg and Ola Jones — are ... Read more

3 years ago by John Surratt.

Long-time volunteer has no plans to slow down

Trudy James-Brown is a member of an army for good. The Vicksburg native is in her second year as president of the Salvation Army Auxiliary, ... Read more

3 years ago by John Surratt.

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