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Vicksburg leaders working to save state’s oldest bridge from demolition
VICKSBURG, MS (WLBT) - Vicksburg mayor George Flaggs and the board of aldermen are scrambling to find the funding to save the state’s oldest bridge from being demolished. City officials say the Fairground Street Bridge has become a mountain of blight and something must be done about it.
Vicksburg WIN Job Center might be moving
There are some changes taking place at the Vicksburg WIN Job Center, including the possibility of a new location. Tim Crudup, Mississippi Department of Employment Security director of the WIN Job Center in Vicksburg, met with the Warren County Board of Supervisors during their Monday work session to
Jammin’ For The Kids benefit Thursday night
For the past 20 years, local musicians have gathered together in an effort to lend their support to children in the Vicksburg and Warren County area who are less fortunate. This year will mark the 21st Annual Jammin’ For The Kids, which will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, at The Anthony Restaurant & Ba
Red Carpet basketball moved to WC
The Red Carpet Basketball Classic is moving across town. Because of a slew of concerns related to upcoming renovations at Vicksburg High School, ranging from parking to security, the Red Carpet Bowl committee on Monday voted to switch venues for the annual event from VHS to Warren Central.
Mississippi Delta mayor charged with embezzlement
Authorities arrested the mayor of Jonestown, Miss., Sunday for allegedly stealing water bill payments and a police firearm. The Coahoma County Sheriff's Department arrested Kenneth Lester on felony embezzlement charges following a Coahoma County grand jury indictment.
Watco wants to invest $440K at port, lease extension
Watco, which provides rail, barge and truck services at the Port of Vicksburg, is proposing to invest $440,000 in upgrades in return for a five-year extension on their existing lease and terminal contract.
Woman killed after crashing into tree on Natchez Trace Parkway identified
MADISON COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A woman who was killed Sunday afternoon in a single vehicle crash on the Natchez Trace Parkway has been identified. Twenty-eight-year-old Stephanie Washington of Vicksburg was pronounced dead at the scene by the Madison County coroner.
Holmes Central, Madison Central are Red Carpet Bowl foes for 2019 and 2020
For the first time in its 57-year history, the Red Carpet Bowl is going to have a rematch. Madison Central and Holmes County Central will be the opponents for Vicksburg High and Warren Central in the annual season-opening doubleheader for the next two years. However, in a unique arrangement, the two
Mississippi bridge built in 1895 could be demolished
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi bridge built more than 100 years ago could be demolished. The Vicksburg Post reports the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday approved two resolutions seeking money from the Mississippi Department of Transportation Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund to repla
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: T.H.R.I.V.E brings mentor programs together
Mentoring is a cornerstone to young people in this community. United Way, YMCA’s Prime-Time Program, Vicksburg Family Development’s Male Image and Girl’s Club, Vicksburg Warren School District and Vicksburg Catholic School’s Families First have joined forces to touch so many lives across our communi
More Tony's Tamales in the Jackson metro? Here are the details
Tony’s Tamales now has a location near the spillway at the reservoir. Tony’s Tamales Too opened Sept. 29 at 1139 Old Fannin Road in Brandon, next door to Hahi Nails and across the street from Pots and More.
OUR HERITAGE: Christmas Ball reenacted each December
Every December, Warren County residents, some in period costume, gather in the courtroom of the Old Court House Museum and for a while go back to Dec. 24, 1862, and recreate a moment in history when Vicksburg was almost invaded by the Union.
The Attic Gallery: Love of art creates unique Vicksburg venue
Walk up the stairs at 1101 Washington Street and enter a whole new world. Visiting The Attic Gallery atop the Highway 61 Coffee House allows someone to escape their worries for a while and indulge their senses with works of art lining the walls and adorning the floor.
USM Sigma Chi chapter at risk of closing
HATTIESBURG, Miss (WJTV) - The Theta Delta chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity faces multiple citations for various infractions. The chapter risks losing their house along with other potential penalties.
2 Mississippi children shot near hospital, suspect taken into custody: police
A Mississippi man has confessed to shooting two young children near a hospital late last month, Jackson police said on Monday. Alcantera Garner, 20, surrendered Monday evening and confessed to the Nov. 29 drive-by shooting near the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, The Clarion-Led
Lady Vikes hang on to beat Missy Gators
Warren Central played a little angry and drove the Vicksburg Missy Gators mad. Aniyah Sanders and Cabria Barnes each posted double-doubles, and Warren Central blew a 20-point lead before closing strong to beat its archrival 59-51 on Saturday.
Wet court brings early end to Warren Central-Vicksburg game
Lots of great rivalries have memorable installments that earn nicknames, and Vicksburg vs. Warren Central is no exception. The first meeting of the 2018-19 season between the schools’ boys basketball teams will forever be known as The Slip and Slide Game.
Ole Miss lineman, Vicksburg native Brown on Freshman All-SEC team
BIRMINGHAM — Oftentimes, an offensive lineman is mostly noticed when he allows a sack or gets called for a penalty. Ben Brown did not do the former this season, and rarely did the latter. As a result, he’s getting a different kind of recognition.
WARRIOR BONFIRE PROGRAM: Vicksburg organization for combat veterans began with a simple conversation
It was during an air show in 2012 that Dan Fordice happened to cross paths with a veteran who shared a secret with him on the flight back home. It was a secret so profound and yet so simple that it launched the Warrior Bonfire Program.
CCHS bowling teams win in Vicksburg
The Cleveland Central Wolves and Lady Wolves each picked up two wins in Vicksburg Wednesday afternoon. In the boys division, CCHS defeated Vicksburg 4-0 and Warren Central 4-0. CCHS’s total score was 2,426, followed by Vicksburg at 2,081 and Warren Central at 2,071.