Latest Vicksburg News

Company may soon bring scooters to Mississippi city

Nov. 30, 2019 12:55 PM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A new mode of transportation could soon be available in downtown Vicksburg The Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday approved discussions with San Antonio, Texas-based Blue Duck Express that could lead to a pilot program using scooters as alternative transportation downtown, The...

Man wanted on Mississippi murder charge arrested at church

Nov. 28, 2019 12:05 PM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a man wanted in a deadly shooting in Mississippi has been arrested after breaking into a church. Vicksburg Police said 28-year-old Jason Skinner was arrested about four hours after 38-year-old Courtney Anderson was found dead Wednesday afternoon. Investigators told...

Nearly $1M being spent to fix historic bridge at Vicksburg

Nov. 23, 2019 4:46 PM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A government agency has declared a state of emergency to make nearly $1 million in repairs on a railroad bridge over the Mississippi River. Warren County Bridge Commission Superintendent Herman Smith tells The Vicksburg Post that a Missouri contractor will begin work on Dec. 9. The...

Mississippi editorial roundup

Nov. 20, 2019 2:50 PM EST

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Nov. 19 The (Tupelo) Daily Journal on obesity: The latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show Mississippi at the top of the list again with the highest adult and youth obesity rates in the nation. Sunday’s (Nov. 17) front...

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...