Study: Mississippi Among the Worst States for Working Dads

With Father’s Day coming up, it may be discouraging to learn Mississippi comes in at a dismal #49 in a new study ranking the best and worst states to be a working father. The study, released Wednesday by Wallet Hub, looked at 22 criteria in four categories: economic and social well being, work life balance, […]

City Provides Opportunities for Students

Vicksburg’s Summer Youth Employment Program started up this week. The eight-week program offers young people 16 years of age and above a variety of jobs with the city, both indoors and outdoors. Placement depends on experience or training the city states on its website, and applicants must be enrolled in high school or college. Each […]

Moore: ‘Someone could’ve got killed’ over ‘foolishness’

Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore is urging citizens to lock their cars and keep weapons and other valuables out of sight. As the weather warms and schools are out, crime can spike simply because kids are bored. Moore responded to a call Monday that three juveniles were breaking into cars at a nearby parking garage. […]

Corps Honors Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District hosted its annual Engineer’s Day awards ceremony at the district’s headquarters building in Vicksburg, Mississippi, June 5. During the ceremony, employees were recognized with a variety of honorary team and individual awards. The following employees were recognized with individual awards: Colby Bankston, Real Estate Division, received […]

New Port Possible for Vicksburg

Vicksburg has hired a engineering firm to complete a feasibility study examining the possibility of building a new $125 million port on the southern Mississippi River, the Associated Press reports. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. says the firm will determine whether Vicksburg and Warren County should expand its existing port on the Yazoo Diversion Canal that […]

Drive By Shooting Suspect Sought

Vicksburg police are searching for a third suspect after making two arrests for a May 13 drive by shooting at Drummond and Forrest streets, reports WLBT. At large is suspect Dequarius Smith (aka “Quell”), 21,  of Utica, Ms., on charges of drive by shooting and shooting into an occupied dwelling. Police consider Smith armed and dangerous. Jshon […]

Charter School Closer to Opening in Vicksburg

Mississippi’s Charter School Authorizer Board met this week where members approved an application from the Randy J. Naylor Memorial Foundation to move forward in opening a charter school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The school, Memorial Preparatory Academy, will be for children in grades K-6. In all, the board approved five applications to move […]

Classics in the Courtyard Celebrates SCHF 25th Anniversary

This Thursday, the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation (SCHF) is is kicking off its 25th anniversary with a summer version of its monthly concert series, Classics in the Courtyard’s “Happy Hour.” The series is held once a month in June, July, August and September, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm and will include a free concert, […]

Flood Longest Since 1927

Mississippi River flooding at the old train depot last May. If you think the flooding in Vicksburg has been going on a long, long time, you’re right. USA Today reports that the current flood conditions in Vicksburg are the longest since the epic flood of 1927. Although not as devastating as that historic flood, this […]