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Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 24, 2021 13:36 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. Nov. 20, 2021. Editorial: Entergy’s Big Bet On Renewables It doesn’t seem all that long ago when Entergy had grand plans for nuclear power. But a recent announcement by the utility company shows how much things have...

Man denied bond after wife found slain at Vicksburg casino

Nov. 23, 2021 08:27 AM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A man accused of shooting his wife to death in a casino parking garage has been denied bond, authorities said. Cedrick L. Hubbard Jr. faces a murder charge in the killing of his wife, Oceanna Lee-Hubbard, The Vicksburg Post reported. ...

EPA overturns approval of Mississippi Yazoo Pumps Project

Nov. 17, 2021 20:49 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it has overturned the approval of a massive flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta that officials said was erroneously greenlit in the final days of the Trump administration. In...

School district offers $1,000 benefit to vaccinated workers

Nov. 02, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A central Mississippi school district is offering a $1,000 incentive for employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Vicksburg Warren School District's board of trustees approved an “inoculation incentive” program during a meeting last...

Police identify 3 shot to death in Mississippi nightclub

Oct. 18, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Police have released the names of three people who were shot to death during the weekend at a nightclub in Mississippi's capital city. The shootings happened early Sunday at Club Rain in west Jackson. ...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Oct. 06, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Sept. 30, 2021. Editorial: Lawmakers Trump Agency Heads Andy Gipson doesn’t want to have anything to do with Mississippi’s probable legalization of medical marijuana. The state’s agriculture...

Vicksburg mayor hires attorney as his new chief of staff

Oct. 06, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. has hired a local attorney as his new chief of staff, and she begins work Thursday. The Vicksburg Post reported that Tiffany R. Pendleton will succeed Sam Andrews, who had been Flaggs' top aide for three years....

Mississippi riverfront park needs expensive erosion repairs

Oct. 03, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A park next to the Mississippi River in Vicksburg remains closed indefinitely because erosion has created the need for expensive repairs. The city of Vicksburg and Warren County own part of Riverfront Park and split the cost of maintenance and...

Vicksburg mayor loses staffer to Reeves administration

Sep. 28, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A staffer in the mayor's office in the City of Vicksburg has resigned to take a post with Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves' administration. Sam Andrews announced his resignation Sunday as chief of staff and executive assistant to Mayor George Flaggs...

Vicksburg military park to sell digital entrance passes

Sep. 23, 2021 08:25 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Vicksburg National Military Park will soon sell digital entrance passes. It’s the first phase of the park’s new cashless system rollout, WJTV-TV reported. The passes will be available starting Oct. 3, 2021 through...