Latest Vicksburg News

Dog shot twice in Louisiana is now recovering in Mississippi

Nov. 14, 2019 4:02 PM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A 2-year-old Great Dane shot twice in the head in Lafayette, Louisiana, is now recovering at a volunteer animal shelter in Mississippi. The Vicksburg Post reports the dog named Riley was shot about eight months ago and rushed to a veterinarian by a witness. Blind in one eye...

Ex-Mississippi bookkeeper pleads guilty to embezzlement

Nov. 12, 2019 6:31 PM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A former bookkeeper for a Mississippi county has pleaded guilty to embezzlement and was sentenced to eight years in prison. The Vicksburg Post reports state Auditor Shad White announced Tuesday that Warren County Circuit Judge James Chaney sentenced Paula Hunt and ordered her to...

Lock on Red River reopens after first draining since 1982

Nov. 11, 2019 3:39 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A navigation lock on the Red River in central Louisiana has reopened. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it reopened the John H. Overton Lock and Dam at Alexandria earlier this month. The Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District closed the lock in September, draining all the water...

Mississippi monument restored at Civil War battle site

Nov. 10, 2019 9:35 AM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi monument is being rededicated in a national park on a Civil War battlefield. A ceremony is taking place Monday in the Vicksburg National Military Park. The Vicksburg Post reports the Mississippi monument underwent a $75,000 restoration funded by the state and promoted...

Mississippi editorial roundup

Nov. 6, 2019 2:49 PM EST

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Nov. 6 The (Tupelo) Daily Journal on Mississippi test scores: While the latest scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, (NAEP) don't reflect well for the country's young readers as a whole, Mississippi ranked No. 1 for score gains in reading...

The Latest: GOP on track to keep legislative supermajorities

Nov. 6, 2019 12:50 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi's elections (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Republicans will expand their supermajority in the Mississippi state Senate and are on their way to retaining their supermajority in the state House. In the Senate, they had 23 candidates unopposed and are on track to...

Mississippi editorial roundup

Oct. 30, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Oct. 27 The (Tupelo) Daily Journal on candidate's "off the record" interviews with editorial boards: Before the general election, the Daily Journal editorial board invited each Republican and Democratic candidate for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney...

Emaciated, disoriented man rescued from Mississippi River

Oct. 7, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — First responders in Mississippi have rescued an emaciated man from the Mississippi River after he made an emergency call to say he could not see, did not know where he was and could not remember his own name. The Vicksburg Post reports officers identified 59-year-old Ricky Harrison...

Mississippi man arrested for arson at apartment complex

Sep. 27, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is facing two counts of first-degree arson for allegedly starting two fires at a closed apartment complex in Vicksburg. Authorities say 45-year-old Larry Jack Shoops, of Vicksburg, was arrested Thursday. He is accused of starting fires Tuesday at the Confederate...

FEMA opening 2 disaster recovery centers in Mississippi

Sep. 27, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — Two disaster recovery centers are opening in Mississippi to help people affected by storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that happened in February and March. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says the centers are opening Friday at the East Columbus gym in...