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A powerful, memorable story from history to similar stories of today

Five years ago, in 2015, a black Mississippi judge, Judge Carlton Reeves, read aloud in his courtroom. To three men he was about to sentence ... Read more

Letter to the editor: Peaceful protest is a tribute to all involved

The recent protest march in downtown Vicksburg is a tribute to the citizens who organized it and to the city leaders and law enforcement officials, ... Read more

Organizers of Friday’s march did the memory of George Floyd justice

To those who organized Friday’s march and protest of George Floyd’s despicable death at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, Minn. last week, you ... Read more

The COVID-19 virus remains and we must remain vigilant

Over the past week or so, you can feel the fear surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus begins to weaken. At the same time, ... Read more

A person, who can ‘become love,’ can make a difference

I would be lying if I said I did not have a prejudice bone in my body. I shamefully admit there have been times in ... Read more

Hurricane season is upon us; don’t get caught

We observe all kinds of seasons during the year. There are, of course, the four seasons that bring with them changes in temperature and our ... Read more

Our decisions and our faith are what will solve our community’s ills

Over the past few days and weeks, we have reported on murders, aggravated assaults, property crimes, and on Tuesday, a suspicious fire that destroyed both ... Read more

Opinion: It’s not your right to risk the lives of others

Recently my adult son, whose car was not working, asked me to take him to Walmart to pick up prescriptions. I gave him a ride ... Read more

Vicksburg native hopes for a better impression on return visit

Dear editor, For the past several years my wife and I, who live in Madison, have been frequent visitors to Vicksburg. I was born there ... Read more

With restrictions going away, what is left is personal responsibility

When all of the excuses are removed, there’s no one left to blame but yourself. Since restrictions, curfews and shutdowns started being ordered in mid-March ... Read more

It has been a joy watching nature do its thing

I so enjoyed watching the birds gather at the feeder I put out a few months ago and have since decided to add two more. ... Read more

Make Facebook and Google pay for local news, just like you

If you are a newspaper subscriber or you pick up a copy of the paper at a local retailer, you pay for the news and ... Read more

In just a short time, we have come to expect deliberate, thoughtful decisions

In their first few months in office, the current Warren County Board of Supervisors has faced their challenges. Just as they were getting their footings, ... Read more

State Auditor: It’s time non-adjudication started working for the taxpayers

In 2011, Roger Liddell, the principal of Hollandale High School, pled guilty to embezzling over $100,000 from Mississippi taxpayers. Yet, instead of being held accountable, ... Read more

Learning things gives life a lot of meaning

In 1961 I was a junior in college, still a full year away from a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. But I was very ... Read more

Letter to the editor: Gene, we will miss you, but you still live within us

I wanted to submit a comment about Gene Presley that you all failed to report. I remember Gene when I was 17 years old and ... Read more

Now more than ever, allow cottage food operators to earn as much as they can

The cottage food industry is a popular and growing slice of Mississippi’s economy. But as is usually the case, the state has not kept up ... Read more

Return of youth sports is far more important than who wins the game

For many, they simply could not wait any longer. For many, a decision had to be made. Yet, thankfully for the youth in Vicksburg and ... Read more

When next times comes around, how will we react?

When it comes to the COVID-19 virus, it is not a matter of if but when. When you hear from anyone who steps in front ... Read more

All our attractions are great, but there’s just something about the river

For the past few months, The Vicksburg Post has published a question and answer feature in the newspaper where we pose a new question to ... Read more

Memorial Day is more than parades

His Bronze Star and its accompanying citation hang framed in my living room. Not far from it are pictures of two young men, one in ... Read more

Two months in, we have been scared, shocked and frustrated

For two months now we have waited for our daily update. In the beginning, we sat back and just waited for the first case. After ... Read more

Jacqueline House — like other museums — is a place where people talk

On Mothers’ Day, The Jacqueline House Museum of African American History in Vicksburg turned 25. It was on Mothers’ Day in 1995, the first since ... Read more

Wicker: China should face consequences for global outbreak

When the first cases of COVID-19 emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December, local doctors tried to sound the alarm. Unfortunately, they were ... Read more

It’s nice to have something on our calendar

Each day has brought a new headline. It has brought a new problem and a new change to what we think as “normal.” Each day, ... Read more

Watson: Discussions ongoing on how best to prepare for November election

During these unprecedented times, I am grateful for all of the essential workers and volunteers who are providing access to food, healthcare, and supplies. The ... Read more

Do as much as you can to keep yourself and everyone safe

I don’t know about you, but I am struggling with what I want to do about the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of me thinks we should ... Read more

The mask has become the symbol of the pandemic

If there has become one symbol that characterizes the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s the facemask. They’re everywhere. You see them in the stores, on the streets, ... Read more

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