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Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 16, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Sept. 15 The Dispatch on remembering the importance of unity ahead of a historic presidential election: Americans are nervously awaiting November in anticipation of what many feel may be the most consequential presidential election of our lifetime, whose outcome...

Mississippi county's top prosecutor resigns

Sep. 15, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A county in the Mississippi Delta is now without a top prosecutor. Warren County Prosecuting Attorney Ken Harper resigned Monday in a letter to the county Board of Supervisors President Dr. Jeff Holland. As county prosecuting attorney, Harper served as prosecutor for criminal cases...

Mississippi city restores juvenile curfew after crime spike

Sep. 11, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A recent spike in juvenile crime has prompted a Mississippi city to reinstate a juvenile curfew effective immediately. The City of Vicksburg moved Thursday to re-emphasize the curfew that has been in place as part of the city's shelter-in-place COVID-19 civil emergency, which is set...

This photo provided by the Mississippi Department of Corrections shows John Travis Ross. Ross is one of two people arrested in connection with flying a drone carrying marijuana, cigarette lighters and other contraband over the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, in Pearl, Miss., in an effort to smuggle the items to friends in the facility. (Mississippi Department of Corrections via AP)

Contraband-laden drone snags in prison net; 2 arrested

Sep. 10, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A drone carrying marijuana, cigarette lighters and cellphones got caught in a net above a Mississippi prison fence, resulting in the arrest of two men, state corrections officials said. John Travis Ross, 33, of Vicksburg and Joshua Ray Corban, 18, of Utica, made initial court...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 9, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Sept. 8 The Vicksburg Post on the fatal shooting of two teenagers in Mississippi: Tell us how many more. What’s the number? Tell us how many more teenagers, children, must die — rather be murdered — before it’s over? Tell us how...

Electric scooters set to roll in Mississippi city

Sep. 5, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Electric scooters are just days away from being available in a Mississippi city. Blue Duck, a San Antonio, Texas-based company, announced Friday it will begin rolling out an electric scooter service in downtown Vicksburg on Sept. 17, The Vicksburg Post reported. It will be the...

Months of work goes into 40 seconds of play calling

Sep. 5, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The situation seems simple enough. It’s second-and-2 from the 35-yard line, early in the second quarter. The next play will try to keep the chains moving, not win the game or even score a touchdown. In a span of 40 seconds, however, a carefully orchestrated ballet is set in...

Military park: Historical accuracy is goal of cannon update

Aug. 30, 2020 10:17 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A national park on a Civil War battlefield in Mississippi is replacing the carriages of several cannons to make them more historically accurate. One of the new pieces was installed last week at the Vicksburg National Military Park, the Vicksburg Post reported. The new ones are...

Couple paddling: 'There' so much good in the world'

Aug. 29, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — It’s the challenge of a lifetime for Nate Denofre. “I’m pretty tough, but this is pushing my limits,” Denofre, a double amputee, said as he and his wife, Christa, prepared to launch their canoe at Vicksburg’s riverfront. The Denofres stopped in...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Aug. 26, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Aug. 25 The Commercial Dispatch on school bus drivers in Mississippi who recently walked off the job: For many reasons, most of them beyond our control, this school year promises to be a stressful one. The COVID-19 pandemic casts a frightful shadow of leaning....