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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.

Reduce speed and stay alert to help avoid animal collisions

For drivers in Mississippi, there is a 1 in 59 chance of being involved in a collision with a deer or other animal according to ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

City’s COVID-19 order amended for Thanksgiving holidays

For a five-day period, from midnight Nov. 25 to midnight Nov. 30, masks will be mandatory in Vicksburg. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said Tuesday he ... Read more

6 days ago by John Surratt.

A state flag is flying over Vicksburg after more than two decades

For the first time since 1997, a Mississippi state flag has been raised over government buildings in Vicksburg. Tuesday, city employees raised the “In God ... Read more

6 days ago by Tim Reeves.

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.

Vicksburg Entrepreneur Bootcamp’s first class graduates

Participants in the first class of the Vicksburg Entrepreneur Bootcamp graduated from the program Nov. 10 at Hinds Community College Campus. For six weeks, 12 ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

Rippy steps away from Vicksburg Fire Department after 29 years

In May 1991, Randy Rippy joined the Vicksburg Fire Department as a firefighter. Monday, 29 years later, Capt. Rippy was honored by his fellow firefighters ... Read more

7 days ago by John Surratt.

Spring registration underway at Hinds

RAYMOND – Registration for the spring 2021 semester is now open for current and prospective students at Hinds Community College. Classes are offered on-campus and ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Reports.

Election officials certify historic turnout and results in Warren County

Nearly two weeks after the polls closed on the Nov. 3 general election, the final votes in Warren County have been counted and the election ... Read more

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

Reeves proposes phasing out state income tax

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that the state should phase out its individual income tax by 2030 to attract new residents ... Read more

1 week ago by The Associated Press.

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.

Reeves adds seven counties to mask mandate

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is adding seven counties to his list of counties under a mask mandate, bringing the total to 22. ... Read more

1 week ago by The Associated Press.

Vicksburg Police personnel test positive for COVID-19

The Vicksburg Police Department reported Monday a spike in COVID-19 cases among members of the department. Chief Milton Moore announced that three members of the ... Read more

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

Crime reports: Suspect who assaulted officer and kidnapping suspect appear in court

Undrier Cage, 42, charged in the Friday night incident that injured a Vicksburg police officer, made an initial court appearance Monday. During his appearance in ... Read more

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

Future riverfront redevelopment has its first partner with Viking Cruise Lines

Viking Cruise Lines is leasing a 600-foot section of Vicksburg’s riverfront along the Yazoo Diversion Canal to build a facility for its cruise boats expected ... Read more

1 week ago by John Surratt.

AAA: Fewer Americans traveling this Thanksgiving amid pandemic

In its travel forecast for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend — traditionally the busiest travel time of the year — officials with AAA are saying ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Alabama man carjacks vehicle in Vicksburg, kidnaps two people

Two people are safe tonight following a harrowing event Sunday afternoon. Just after 3 p.m. Sunday, officers with the Vicksburg Police Department were dispatched to ... Read more

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

Analysis: Mississippi pump proposal evokes strong reactions

Farmers, rural shopkeepers and Mississippi politicians from both major parties are speaking out to support a proposed flood control project that would pump water from ... Read more

1 week ago by The Associated Press.

Visitors and retailers in downtown Vicksburg continue to enjoy Second Saturday

As shoppers strolled down Washington Street Saturday, they got an added treat; live music was being provided by Victor Eckler and Cheyenne Coulter. The musicians ... Read more

1 week ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

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.

Vicksburg police officer assaulted during traffic stop Friday night

A Vicksburg police officer was assaulted Friday night during a traffic stop on Speed Street. Just after 9 p.m., Officer Hunter Anderson stopped a Cadillac ... Read more

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

School district begins distributing thousands of Chromebooks

At a time when students and teachers alike are becoming more dependent on technology because of distance learning, the Vicksburg Warren School District reinforced its ... Read more

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

Contract to build pickleball complex awarded to Louisiana company

Construction on the pickleball courts at Halls Ferry Park could soon get underway. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday awarded a contract to Quality ... Read more

1 week ago by John Surratt.

VenuWorks agrees to cut fees as convention center works to rebuild business

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved an agreement with VenuWorks that will reduce its monthly management fee for the Vicksburg Convention Center. VenuWorks ... Read more

1 week ago by John Surratt.

Crime reports: Vicksburg man faces one count of statutory rape

A report filed in October has resulted in the arrest of a Vicksburg man and a statutory rape charge. Friday, 35-year-old Carlos Tremaine Griffin, of ... Read more

1 week ago by Tim Reeves.

County still waiting on direction from Attorney General’s office regarding Harper

For local court officials and members of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, it is simply a waiting game. Supervisors are still awaiting direction from ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

Donated building, property moving closer to becoming city’s new animal shelter

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said Thursday that the city of Vicksburg is still on track to take possession of a piece of property that it ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tim Reeves.

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.

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