Clinton welcomes movie crew to town

The neighboring city of Clinton, Mississippi, is welcoming a movie crew to town beginning Monday. The city beat out several locations in the Magnolia State and even more in the state of Washington to be the site of a new Lifetime movie. The film, “Teacher’s Watching,” is a biopic about a woman, Izzy Fletcher, struggling […]

COVID-19 seven-day average and hospitalizations continue to fall in Mississippi

COVID-19 vaccinations A total of 165,875 Mississippians have been vaccinated for COVID-19 as of Jan. 22, including 15,089 who have received both of the required shots to achieve full immunization. For information about vaccines, how and where to get vaccinated and vaccine distribution in Mississippi, please visit the MSDH website. About 16.2 million Americans received […]

Broadcast journalist Larry King dead at 87

Broadcast journalist Larry King has died at the age of 87. In announcing his death Saturday, Ora Media, the company King co-founded, did not mention the cause of death; however, CNN reported earlier his month that he was fighting COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/x0Hl0X6vqU — Larry King (@kingsthings) January 23, 2021 King spent more than 60 years on […]

Mississippi’s casino revenues took at $406 million hit in 2020

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Mississippi’s casino revenues took a big hit in 2020 because of COVID-19. Casinos were closed for over two months last year, from March 16 to May 21, and operations have been limited since reopening to comply with statewide COVID-19 restrictions. 2020’s year-end gross revenues were down more than $406 million for all casinos, about 18.5% […]

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1 billion

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The Mega Millions jackpot is now valued at $1 billion, with a drawing Friday at 10 p.m. The Power Ball jackpot is $20 million with the next drawing Saturday at 9:59 p.m. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation completed its December transfer Jan. 19 of $9,828,078.61 in net proceeds to the Lottery Proceeds Fund in the Mississippi […]

Mississippi sees more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases Friday, 30 in Warren County

During a news conference Thursday, health officials from the Mississippi State Department of Health clarified that the state is receiving 37,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines every week. About 30,000 doses are distributed to the 19 drive-thru vaccination sites around the state, with the balance distributed to hospitals and private clinics who have signed up with […]

Vicksburg Warren Schools report 12 new COVID-19 cases and 87 quarantined

The Vicksburg Warren School District reported 12 new COVID-19 cases among students, teachers and staff during the week of Jan. 11 to Jan. 15. In addition, 87 individuals are newly quarantined due to possible exposure during the same time period. Cases and quarantines were reported in the following schools: Academy of Innovation 1 new positive […]

MSDH clarifies COVID-19 vaccine availability and distribution

Officials with the Mississippi State Department of Health clarified how the state receives COVID-19 vaccines from the federal government and how they then allocate vaccines across Mississippi. In a Zoom conference call Thursday with reporters, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs, State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers and Director of Health Protection Jim Craig made brief […]

VPD reports two burglaries occurred Wednesday in the city

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The Vicksburg Police Department reports that the following burglaries occurred Wednesday, Jan. 20: The Quality Inn, 3975 South Frontage Road, was the site of an auto burglary called in around 1:13 p.m. The victim told responding officers that a black LG Phoenix cellphone with a charger, clothing and a brown wallet were missing from his […]

Mississippi reports 2,290 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, 50 in Warren County

Among President Joe Biden’s national strategy for COVID-19 is his goal of having 100 million Americans vaccinated within the first 100 days of his presidency. It’s an ambitious goal given the track record of vaccine distribution and administration so far. The federal government said last week it has delivered some 31.2 million doses of vaccine […]