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Vicksburg, MS – Pemberton Square Blvd Site of Injury-Causing Accident

The accident occurred at about 12:30 p.m. on Pemberton Square Boulevard in Vicksburg. Police and emergency medics were on the scene to assist with traffic control and provide medical care and transportation to at least one person. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time....

Man arrested after knife fight at Sanderson Farms

FLOWOOD, Miss. (WJTV) – A man was arrested following a knife fight at Sanderson Farms that left one employee with critical injuries on Saturday, July 2. Flowood police said they were called about the incident around 5:00 a.m. They were informed that two employees had gotten into an altercation that involved a knife. By the […]

Preparations begin for Mississippi’s longest fireworks show

Preparations have begun for Vicksburg’s Independence Day fireworks display. The event will be hosted at the Depot Stage at 1010 Levee Street. Music will begin at 7 p.m., featuring The Chill. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m. The Fireworks Extravaganza event is Mississippi’s longest fireworks show.

Vicksburg man arrested for loading pistol at Boston Logan Airport

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A Vicksburg man is facing several charges after loading ammunition in his gun while curbside at an airport in Boston, Massachusetts. According to Massachusetts State Police Lieutenant Paul Sullivan, 22-year-old Zachary Carden was arrested on Thursday, June 30 for taking his pistol out of a previously checked luggage bag and loading […]
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Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club announces scholarship awardees

The Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent club is gathering this weekend for the first time in two years for its 2022 Scholarship Banquet. As part of the event, 10 scholarships will be awarded to local graduates and five junior-high students will be recognized for their oratorical and essay-writing skills. The honorees are:
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Library director retires, begins new chapter in life

NATCHEZ — A year after Judge George W. Armstrong Library Director Pamela Plummer planned to retire, she is finally doing it. First a pandemic and then a personal fight with cancer put off Plummer’s retirement plans a bit, she said. She wanted to leave things in a good place for the next director and has worked tirelessly to do so. While her last official day has passed, Plummer said she still plans to return over the next couple of weeks to get things ready for Michael Strawberry, who will soon be filling her director’s seat.
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OUTLOOK: Mitchell’s celebrates nearly 60 years of fireworks fun

The whistling sound of fireworks signals to spectators that the show is about to begin. And then with a loud boom; the wait is over. A spectacular spray of colors explodes into the night sky, and the crowd responds with oohs and aahs. Fireworks have been around since China’s Han...

Two-vehicle crash on Halls Ferry near I-20

Two vehicles crashed on Halls Ferry Road near its intersection with North Frontage Road Friday evening. At around 9 p.m., two vehicles traveling northbound on Halls Ferry Road made contact when a dark-colored Mustang reportedly merged into the right lane without enough room. The Mustang came to a stop in the grass in front of the Burger King and a white Chevy sedan spun out and hit a city pole.

From the Archives: Old City Hall

Until 1903, this building, in the middle of Monroe Street, served as Vicksburg’s City Hall and housed the city court, city clerk and city tax accessor on the second floor and a market on the first floor. Built in 1834. In February 1834, the state legislature amended the act...
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VOLUNTEER OF THE WEEK: Carole Byram making a difference at River Region

This week’s Vicksburg Post Volunteer of the Week is Carole Byram, who volunteers at Merit Health River Region. Byram is a graduate of Louisiana Tech with a degree in education. She taught in the Vicksburg-Warren County area for 40 years. Byram also has two granddaughters and two great-grandsons. The...
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Nailor honored as state’s AD of the Year

Preston Nailor’s name went on the plaque. The honor, he insists, belongs to everyone else. Nailor, the Vicksburg Warren School District athletics director, was honored earlier this year as the 2021 Class 4A/5A/6A Mississippi Athletic Administrators Athletic Director of the Year. The award honors an athletic administrator across a...

Gas under $4? Where to fuel up this weekend

Prices at the pump are weighing heavy on the minds and wallets of drivers across the Magnolia State, despite a slight decline in the last couple of weeks. According to GasBuddy, prices in Vicksburg range from $4.36 to $4.59 per gallon. GasBuddy lists Love’s Travel Stop, located at 700 Ceres...
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ON THE SHELF: Adult nonfiction for the introspective mind

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Local History Librarian at the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library. This week’s column features New Adult Nonfiction. Author Gregory Scott Brown brings us “The Self-Healing Mind: An Essential Five-Step Practice for Overcoming Anxiety and Depression and Revitalizing Your Life.” Studies have shown that self-care is a powerful medicine for the mind. Mental health is the primary force behind every decision we make. It affects how we live, work and love. Those of us who suffer from depression and anxiety find ourselves unsure of our choices and quality of life. Though mental health drugs abound, the number of people across the globe who suffer is on the rise. Practicing psychiatrist Gregory Scott Brown offers a path of self-care that goes beyond drugs and talk therapy. This holistic approach to emotional and psychological healing focuses on how evidence-based self-care strategies can be used to improve and sustain mental health. While he agrees that prescription drugs and talk therapy in many cases are important for healing, he has come to the conclusion that lifestyle interventions are also important to help us sustain our mental health. He outlines what he calls the Five Pillars of Self-Care: breathing mindfully, sleep, spirituality, nutrition and movement. These purposeful lifestyle practices — that have been backed by science — can be adopted by everyone.