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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...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 15, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Sept. 9, 2021. Editorial: Response Chilly To Gunn’s Tax Swap Philip Gunn is convinced that if Mississippi would swap its personal income tax for higher sales taxes on most things people in this state purchase, new residents...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 01, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Aug. 31, 2021. Editorial: Ida’s toll could have been worse When a hurricane packing 150-miles-per-hour winds and torrential rain hits, it’s difficult to look for a silver lining amid the destruction. ...

Vicksburg will require security cameras outside businesses

Aug. 22, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city will require many businesses and shopping centers to install video cameras to help law enforcement officers identify people who commit crimes. The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen last week approved an ordinance mandating...

Mississippi mayor proposes raises for city employees

Aug. 21, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A mayor in western Mississippi wants to raise the pay for the city's employees, including its firefighters and police officers. At a budget meeting Thursday, Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said he has a plan that would give firefighters and...

Vicksburg hires collection firm: $1.8M in ambulance bills

Aug. 15, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A city in Mississippi has hired a firm to collect more than $1.8 million in ambulance bills unpaid since as early as 2013. The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Tuesday to retain Franklin Collection Services Inc. of Tupelo to reduce or...