Flaggs announces he will run for reelection as mayor of Vicksburg

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From Mayor George Flaggs Jr.: “It’s my honor to share with you that I will officially qualify for reelection as Mayor of Vicksburg at noon Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. I believe I’ve proven my leadership ability through my honesty, commitment and experience, and have created a pathway to the future for our City that can […]

Two Mississippi lawmakers test positive for COVID-19

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At least two Mississippi lawmakers have tested positive for COVID-19. One state representative and one state senator have returned home after receiving positive results for the virus, The Clarion Ledger reports. Neither legislator has been identified; however, those who may have had contact with the representative have been sent home “just as a precaution,” said […]

Vicksburg police respond to numerous thefts

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The Vicksburg Police Department reports that officers responded to the following thefts from Friday, Jan. 15, through Monday, Jan. 18. On Friday at 12:07 p.m. officers responded to a residence on Pittman Road in reference to grand larceny. The resident reported that someone stole his $1,200.00 stimulus check from his mailbox. Friday, at 8:09 p.m., […]

VPD extradites Louisiana man to face stolen firearm charge

The Vicksburg Police Department extradited a man from Louisiana to face charges of possessing a stolen firearm in connection with an August incident. On Saturday, August 22, 2020, Jaylon Gray, 23, was arrested after he allegedly pointed a firearm at other vehicles on Interstate 20. Since then, police determined the weapon in his possession had […]

Vicksburg man arrested for drug possession

Vicksburg police arrested a man on drug charges after a traffic stop Tuesday. Officers arrested Alexander Brent Thomas, 25, of Vicksburg, Tuesday at 1:40 a.m. after stopping his speeding vehicle on Highway 61 South. Officers detected a strong odor of marijuana inside the vehicle and subsequently searched the car and its occupants. Thomas was found […]

Richard Cleveland Atkins Jr., 1956-2021

Richard Cleveland Atkins Jr. passed away on Jan. 8, 2021, at his home. He was born Dec. 17,1956 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Rick attended Mississippi Baptist High School where he ran track and played football. He then graduated from Warren Central High School with honors. Rick worked as a delivery truck driver at Film Transit Inc. […]

McMillin appointed interim Warren County prosecutor

Tuesday, Stephen McMillin was appointed interim county prosecutor by the Warren County Board of Supervisors. McMillin will serve until a new prosecutor is elected in a Nov. 2 special election. He was one of three people who ran for the position in 2019. McMillin, 38, is a graduate of the Vicksburg Catholic Schools, Mississippi State […]

Mississippi experiences its first earthquake of 2021

Mississippi experienced its first earthquake of 2021 Wednesday. The mild tremblor about 2 miles east of Collins, Mississippi, in Covington County, registered 2.1 on the Richter scale. The quake was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey around 1:30 a.m. local time. It’s unlikely that anyone felt the earthquake, especially as Mississippi’s quakes tend to occur […]

Biden and Harris sworn in as the nation’s new president and vice president

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took their oaths of office Wednesday to become president and vice president of the United States. Biden and Harris take office at a time when the nation is facing one of the largest crises in modern history: a global pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 Americans and put millions […]

Warren County reports its 100th COVID-19 death Wednesday

Wednesday, Warren County reported its 100th COVID-19 death and the 22nd death in January. With 11 more days left in the month, the county has already set a record for monthly deaths, exceeding the tied records set in December and August of 21 deaths. Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. announced Tuesday that the Vicksburg-Warren Family […]