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Vicksburg residents say property owner creating dangerous situation for children

For several months, residents say they expressed concern for the children who have to stand on the busy highway and they said, it's just a matter of time before something tragic happens.

WJTV.COM - 2018-08-14 21:32:54

Splash pad back open at the Art Park - The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg’s new splash pad at the Art Park at Catfish Row came a live Tuesday night with a ribbon cutting, 60s and 70s rock music and the giggles of children playing in the water.The ceremony and the pad’s opening was attended by about 100 people, including a large number of children, who sat along

VICKSBURG POST - 2018-08-15 15:35:08

MDA delegation learns more about Vicksburg during visit - The Vicksburg Post

A state delegation of economic development officials recently had the opportunity to learn more about Vicksburg and what Warren County has to offer.The Vicksburg Warren Economic Development Partnership hosted the state and executive team of the Mississippi Development Authority for what local offici

VICKSBURG POST - 2018-08-15 01:55:02

Man indicted in Christmas Eve lounge shooting that wounded 5

Denzell Watts, a 22-year-old Utica resident, was indicted last week in Warren County on five counts of aggravated assault.

WJTV.COM - 2018-08-15 22:47:59

Utica man facing 5 counts of aggravated assault in L.D.'s shooting - The Vicksburg Post

A Utica man has been indicted on five counts of aggravated assault-extreme indifference in a Christmas Eve shooting at L.D.’s Lounge.A Warren County grand jury handed down the indictment against Denzell Lee Watts, 22, 1496 Lee S. Davis Circle, Utica. He is accused of wounding five people during the

VICKSBURG POST - 2018-08-15 01:51:44

After tearing his ACL, Vikings RB Wilson back to running hard - The Vicksburg Post

On the first play of Warren Central’s preseason jamboree, Corey Wilson, Jr., came in motion from the left side of the formation. He took a handoff in stride, carefully picked his way through his blockers, and gracefully loped down the field for a 16-yard gain.For the Vikings and their fans, seeing l

VICKSBURG POST - 2018-08-15 13:00:45

Supervisor George says taxpayers will see a 3.7 mil increase - The Vicksburg Post

He said taxpayers should expect a 3.79 mil increase for 2019, which means a tax increase of $37.90 on a $100,000 home.

VICKSBURG POST - 2018-08-16 02:14:25

Thank you for your support - The Vicksburg Post

To the editor:What a success! On behalf of the Young Xecutives, I want to extend a heart-felt thank you for your commitment to our third annual back to school drive as well as being a generous sponsor for this worthy cause. Your support opens new opportunities for the youth within our community. Stu

VICKSBURG POST - 2018-08-15 01:37:23

Carjacking suspect arrested; faces 2 counts of murder

From the Vicksburg PostVICKSBURG — A Jackson man, who had been hospitalized in critical condition at University of Mississippi Medical Center, was arrested around 1 p.m. Sunday by Vicksburg police and charged with killing two men when the pickup he was driving collided head-on with another car, kill


Hinds County deputies seize marijuana, THC oil, make arrest

JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) - Hinds County Deputies in partnership with Richland Police seized a sizeable cache of Marijuana and THC oil Tuesday.Jeremey Ward of Madison has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.Major Pete Luke said, There are 240 individually pack

WJTV.COM - 2018-08-14 22:01:40

FBI: Sheriff was bribed to shelter drug dealer for 15 years

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Mississippi sheriff gave protection for years to a drug dealer who robbed other dealers and kicked back stolen money and drug profits to the lawman.The illegal partnership began about 15 years ago when Tallahatchie County Sheriff William Brewer — who r

AP - 2018-08-14 22:12:23

New music, dance teachers excited about school year - The Vicksburg Post

With the start of the school year, teachers Janet Sims and Elizabeth Ogle are taking on new assignments at Sherman Avenue Elementary School.Sims is the school’s music teacher, who will also teach piano to students interested in learning the instrument. Ogle, will teach dance in special classes.


AP News - FBI: Sheriff was bribed to shelter drug dealer for 15 years

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal officials allege a former Mississippi Delta sheriff protected an illegal drug dealer for 15 years in exchange for bribes.The accusations were unsealed Monday as Tallahatchie County Sheriff William Brewer resigned before an appearance in federal court in Oxford. He was a

TOWNHALL - 2018-08-14 16:15:00

Metrocenter Mall will be no more as of Wednesday

JACKSON, Miss. —The long-struggling Metrocenter Mall will be no more as of Wednesday.Mall management saidin Januarythat the mall was closing and tenants' leases were not being renewed. One of the final occupants,the Mississippi Highway Patrol Driver Services, is also closing Wednesday.AdvertisementB

WAPT - 2018-08-14 16:52:00

Mississippi hospital worker fired after video shows him using racial slur repeatedly

The man works as a radiology technician at the hospital in Jackson, Miss., and its corporate offices are in Memphis.


Hinds County gives Clinton $1.5M for road paving

“It is a tremendous impact. It cleans up neighborhoods. People say, ‘Look how nice my street is. Let’s get some planting that makes my yard look better.’ It helps the whole neighborhood,” Clinton Mayor Phil Fisher said.

WAPT - 2018-08-14 15:18:00

Man killed after hit by car on I-20

According to Jackson police, the identity of the pedestrian is unknown, but he is a white male.


Kyle Thomas: Man Fired by Mississippi Hospital After Racist Donut Shop Rant

Kyle Thomas,a radiology tech from Mississippi, has been fired from his job at a local hospital after he wascaught on videousing the n-word multiple times while screaming at a black woman at a donut shop. Video of the incident at Donut Palace in Flowood, near Jackson, Mississippi, went viral this wee


Nothing is more important that helping our children get to and from school safely - The Vicksburg Post

School is back in session and that means much more than just football games on Friday night, homework during the week and waking up earlier than students did during the summer.It means school buses are back on our roadways in Warren County and Vicksburg and drivers should be more mindful of that fac


Witness reports seeing SUV, trailer, body, sheriff says

A resident called 911 about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and reported seeing people in a neighbor’s driveway standing around an SUV and utility trailer, Sheriff Martin Pace said. The caller said when they pulled into their driveway, the driver of the SUV pulled off with the trailer, Pace said. The caller sa