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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...

Farmers' Market thriving in new location with new offerings

Jul. 14, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Farmers' markets encourage a sense of community. They are a gathering place for locals to catch up with friends and enjoy the outdoors while also taking advantage of buying fresh produce and homemade goods. A farmers' market has been offered in downtown Vicksburg for more than a...

Reno-based Eldorado selling casinos in Mississippi, Missouri

Jul. 12, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino company Eldorado Resorts Inc. says it is selling two of its 26 properties and will use the proceeds to help it buy Caesars Entertainment Corp. Reno-based Eldorado announced Thursday that Rhode Island-based Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. will buy the Lady Luck Casino in...

Applications for 4 Mississippi charter schools move forward

Jul. 8, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Groups seeking to open four charter schools in Mississippi are moving forward, while one group is being rejected. The state's Charter School Authorizer Board on Monday voted to accept four applications as complete and eligible for a final decision. Two schools are proposed for...

Oxford artist loves painting, but passionate about teaching

Jul. 7, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Throughout childhood in her native Vicksburg, Nancy Andrews Mitchell was a crafty kid. While her mom crocheted, Mitchell embroidered. "We'd sit in front of the TV and sew," she said. When she was 4 or 5, Mitchell began drawing "lady whales" whenever she had time on her young hands. "My...

Emergency repairs OKd for Vicksburg museum's collapsed wall

Jul. 5, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Officials have approved emergency repairs at a Mississippi museum where part of an exterior wall collapsed this week. The Warren County Board of Supervisors approved the emergency measures for the Old Courthouse Museum in Vicksburg. A section of outer wall collapsed Tuesday evening...