Latest Vicksburg News

School's first seniors reflect on what they helped build

Sep. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — For 34 teenagers, they are first. They are the groundbreakers and the trendsetters. Those teenagers make up the first senior class for River City Early College High School and are establishing a legacy for others to follow; an opportunity few others have the chance to do and a...

Mississippi police dog dies after vehicle quits on hot day

Sep. 5, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police dog has died after it was left in a patrol vehicle and the engine quit on a hot day. The Vicksburg Post reports the 8-year-old German shepherd named Thor was in the vehicle outside the Vicksburg Police Department on Tuesday afternoon. Police Chief Milton Moore...

Mississippi sheriff: Man electrocuted by downed power line

Sep. 3, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say a man has died after falling on an exposed electrical line he'd installed himself, causing him to be electrocuted. The Vicksburg Post reports Warren County Sheriff's deputies discovered the body of 49-year-old Michael Slade Williams lying across a...

Bells toll to remember enslaved Africans in America

Aug. 24, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Bells will ring in a Civil War battleground in Mississippi to remember enslaved Africans who were brought to North America 400 years ago. A ceremony is taking place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Vicksburg National Military Park. It commemorates the 400th year that people of African descent...

Man sentenced after robbing jackpot winner at gunpoint

Aug. 21, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to armed robbery after prosecutors said he followed a woman who won a $5,000 casino jackpot and robbed her at gunpoint. Madison County District Attorney John K. Bramlett Jr. says in a news release that Thomas Ray Ball, Jr., of Clinton, pleaded...

Power plant tax change could hit Vicksburg, Warren budgets

Aug. 18, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Local officials in Warren County say the Mississippi Department of Revenue could decrease the tax assessment on a power plant there. The change would affect budgets for the county, the city of Vicksburg and the Vicksburg Warren School District. Entergy's Baxter Wilson power plant in...

Humane Society's permanent resident does as he pleases

Aug. 10, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Weighing in at nearly 300 pounds, the potbelly pig that took up residence at the Vicksburg Humane Society eight years ago pretty much has free run of the place. "When J.D. decides he wants to do something, you just can't stop him," Georgia Lynn, executive director of the Vicksburg...

The Latest: Taggart, Fitch in GOP attorney general runoff

Aug. 7, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi party primaries (all times local): 12:55 a.m. A longtime Republican figure will join state Treasurer Lynn Fitch in a runoff seeking the GOP nomination for Mississippi attorney general. Andy Taggart of Madison finished second in Tuesday's voting, trailing...

Mississippi city to remove EPA fee from some water bills

Aug. 3, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A special $5 Environmental Protection Agency fee in place since 2015 is coming off Vicksburg residential utility bills Oct. 1. The Vicksburg Post reports commercial water customers will still have to pay the $8 EPA fee. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. says they're removing the residential...

Sheriff: Mother charged after baby found dead in mom's bed

Jul. 25, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mother has been charged with manslaughter after investigators found her infant daughter dead in the mother's bed. Brandi Christine Reynolds was charged with culpable negligence manslaughter by Warren County sheriff's deputies after the July 19 death. Reynolds is...