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Debra Franco Preparatory School of Dance prepares for ‘The Nutcracker’

Madelyn and Farrah McNeal are excited about being gold angels this year in the Debra Franco Preparatory School of Dance’s upcoming production of “The Nutcracker.” ... Read more

1 day ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Extension: Christmas tree demand is pandemic-proof

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted countless traditions in 2020, but it will not keep living rooms across Mississippi from featuring Christmas decor, nor will it ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

Local restaurateur shares tips preparing a ‘Cajun’ turkey

Thanksgiving is approaching, and while many will be roasting the traditional holiday turkey, one local caterer will be frying the birds. Perry Boyd, owner of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Vicksburg eatery helping doctoral student with her bears research

Everybody knows bears like honey, but it seems they like donuts, too. Several weeks ago, Mississippi State University doctoral student Lacy Dolan made a stop ... Read more

1 month ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Family comes together to celebrate Mia Calnan’s victories over cancer

Hearing a diagnosis of cancer is life-altering. It is also life-changing to hear the words cancer-free. But what does a person do if diagnosed with ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Fulcher honored to be among finalists to decorate Governor’s Mansion

Mississippi’s First Lady Elee Reeves wanted to honor first responders and frontline workers, and in doing so decided to hold a competition to decorate the ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Robyn Lea and her mother have a ‘patchwork partnership’

Robyn Lea’s love for quilting began only 10 years ago, but this family tradition dates back to the 1930s with her grandmother, Zaidee Dickinson.   Robyn ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg comes close to making Mississippi history

Nearly 3,000 submissions were presented to the Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag and when it got down to the final nine, Vicksburg resident ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Pool and pool house: Just a few more reasons for the Waring family to get together

Just ask Belynda Waring about her grandchildren and she begins talking 90 to nothing. While her husband, Howard, is a bit slower to speak when ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Watch: Vicksburg Theatre Guild set to perform ‘The Sound of Music’

Alaina Fordice was jumping around her house after learning she was chosen as the lead in the Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s upcoming production. Fordice, who started ... Read more

3 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Kolb was truly a great ambassador for the city of Vicksburg

Bertha R. Kolb was a woman who loved life, traveling, soaking up the scenery and trying new things. “My grandmother was also so gracious with ... Read more

4 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Funnel cake fries are a unique treat at Sports Force Parks

When it comes to the five senses, sight and sound are certainly recognizable at a baseball park. There is the ping of bats making contact ... Read more

4 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Raccoons are as big a fan of ripe peaches as any of us

For the first summer in a while, I am proudly picking and pigging out on peaches. Growing peaches at home is a test of the ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Reports.

Plants in Mississippi thrive in the heat ‘up to a point’

I was a full-grown young adult when I first lived where cotton was grown. Cotton wasn’t part of my job at the time, but it ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

How the periodic table and your yard’s soil go hand-in-hand

Out of curiosity, I checked to see how many chemical elements are now in the periodic table. That list of the elements was the scorn ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

More information about a ‘pigsty’ than you likely ever would want to know

About the only time I ever use the term “pig sty” or “pigsty” is when it’s the right answer in a crossword puzzle. We Southerners ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Vicksburg Living Cookin’: The perfect seafood and salad combination

This recipe for “Shrimp and Crab Salad with Ginger Dressing” by Vicksburg chef William Furlong was featured in the May/June 2020 edition of Vicksburg Living. ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Don’t wait until the ground is dry to water your yard, garden

There are just a couple of weeks left before we’re beset with the worst weather of the year. That’s my opinion of course, but the ... Read more

5 months ago by Guest Columnist.

The reason behind the sticker shock of buying a ribeye lately

I’ve experienced two mild cases of sticker shock in the past six months. First, the pickup truck cost less than what I had expected. A ... Read more

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Escape the everyday with these library reads

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. This week’s column features new adult fiction in the sci-fi/fantasy category. Why ... Read more

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Reasons to appreciate just how easy daylilies are

Of all the plants we grow primarily for their colorful blooms, daylilies are the easiest in my humble opinion. My roses take some maintenance. The ... Read more

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Kick off summer with these new fiction, large print and RBdigital reads

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. This week’s selections include new fiction titles from the new fiction, ... Read more

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Vicksburg Theatre Guild set to return with ‘The Sound of Music’

As sheltering in place restrictions are lifted and businesses begin to open back up, the Vicksburg Theatre Guild is also ready to get the show ... Read more

6 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Here’s how some plants are done in by ‘mutual suffering’

I once possessed but did not own the neatest book on tomato diseases, complete with really good photos and taxonomic fungus names. The book stayed ... Read more

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Library book picks: AudioBookCloud reads

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. This week’s column features titles from AudioBookCloud. Don’t forget that you ... Read more

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Virginia creeper has ‘leaves of five, let it thrive’

A mistake people without much experience outdoors can make is to not recognize Virginia creeper. The woody stem perennial vine is sometimes mistaken as poison ... Read more

6 months ago by Guest Columnist.

Children talk about what makes their moms so special

Whether it’s her smile, the way she gives hugs or the meals she cooks, mothers are special in the eyes of their children. Megan Holman ... Read more

7 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

History of pesticides includes a healthy dose of ‘tobacco tea’

Simply put, they are all pesticides: insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, algaecides, miticides and so forth with all the “cides.” The term “cide” is defined as ... Read more

7 months ago by Guest Columnist.

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