Two injured in Warren County shooting
WARREN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Two people were injured during a shooting in Warren County. The shooting happened around 3:00 a.m. on Friday, November 24 in the parking lot of K&B Lounge on Green Hill Road. Vicksburg Daily News reported the incident started at another establishment and ended at the lounge in the county. The […]
NE Thief Steals $15,000 of Fire Department Gear
Someone stole $15,230 worth of Raymond Fire Department gear from a storage unit on Sunday. The victim called police to the storage unit in Northwest Lincoln near North First and West Charleston streets on Saturday at 4 p.m., KLKN TV reports. Turnout gear and clothing was stolen, as well as...
GALLERY: Hundreds join in fun at Christmas tree lighting
Vicksburg officially kicked off the Christmas season Friday with its fifth annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Washington Street Park. “We had about 250-300 attend,” said Main Street Vicksburg Executive Director Kim Hopkins. “We had a lot of people show up as the tree was being lit, and the children enjoyed riding the Sports Force […]
Drive Thru Baby Shower is a gift to local Mothers
The Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health will host a Drive Thru Baby Shower from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, December 9, 2023, at Word and Worship Church. Word and Worship is located at 6286 Hanging Moss Road, Jackson, MS. New and expectant mothers will receive diapers, onesies, and a...
Beloved Mississippi educator, prinicipal remembered for faith, dedication to teachers and students
Joyful. Faithful. Encouraging. Inspirational. All those words and more describe Rick Tillotson, the long-time educator who lost his battle with cancer this week. “He always looked for the good in everybody,” said Debbie Freeman, who taught at Bowmar Avenue Elementary School in Vicksburg while Tillotson was a principal there.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.69 and $2.79 in Raymond as of 2023-11-28. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.295 , according to AAA.
ARF planning move to new Hinds County facility
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Animal Rescue Fund of Mississippi (ARF) is planning to move and build a new facility. The current ARF location is on Mayes Street in Jackson. Leaders announced the Capital Campaign for the new facility will start on January 1, 2024. ARF was able to purchase a tract of land, consisting […]
Public Service Commissioner ballot review underway a day before MS General Election Runoff
After nearly three weeks following the Nov. 7 election night, results are pending in two nearby races: Central District Public Service Commissioner and District 2 Hinds County Election Commissioner. The central district PSC race is under a recount after incumbent Central District Public Service Commissioner Brent Bailey pushed for an...
Local dance talents from Vicksburg shine at prestigious Dance Teachers United Competition
Students from the Debra Franco School of Dance along with owner and instructor Debra Franco, received awards at the Dance Teachers United’s fall competition, which was held Nov. 4 and 5 at the Vicksburg Convention Center. After delivering outstanding performances during the competition, Vicksburg residents Cambria Fuller, Charlotte Amborn, and Helena Wallace were honored with […]
Strength Roofing and Siding holding toy drive to help children in Hinds County
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Strength Roofing and Siding is holding a toy drive. All of the donated items benefit children in Hinds County. Toys are needed for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. You can drop off toys at Strength Roofing and Siding in Byram at 6016 I-55. Want more...
UPDATE: City workers restore water service in Holly Street area
City officials were in the process Monday afternoon of restoring water service to residents living in the area around Holly Street who were affected by a broken 12-inch waterline. “We still have some work to do but we are in the process of getting water back to the residents,” Dane Lovell, interim public works director, […]
Runoffs set for Tuesday in seven Mississippi counties
Election commissioner and school board races to be determined in runoff elections in Claiborne, Grenada, Hinds, Montgomery, Pontotoc, Sharkey, and Tate counties. Voters in seven Mississippi counties are encouraged to return to the polls on Tuesday, November 28 for runoff elections. The runoffs come after the General Election on November 7, 2023, did not determine a winner.
UPDATE: City officials say waterline repairs underway, no boil water notice issued
City of Vicksburg Water Department crews are working to find the source of a leak in the Holly Street area near International House of Peace Worship Church. City officials issued a citywide alert about the problem about 6 p.m. Sunday through its emergency communications system. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said workers will be able to […]
Weekly Safety Report: Domestic Violence, Escaped Prisoner, and Fugitive Arrested in Vicksburg
This week in Vicksburg, Mississippi, there were three notable incidents. A woman was shot and killed in her car in what is believed to be an act of domestic violence. An escaped prisoner from Louisiana was captured in Vicksburg. And a fugitive returned from Texas is being held on a $4 million bond for a murder that occurred in July.
Reynolds learned to volunteer from his mother, now serves the community
Johnny Lee Reynolds, Sr. is a native son of Vicksburg and a lifelong advocate for his hometown. Reynolds has been in the healthcare industry for almost 30 years as a patient advocate. He has worked as a patient care representative of Vicksburg Saint Joseph Hospice since 2019 and serves on the Merit Health River Region Hospital […]
A festive tribute: Vicksburg unveils first O’ Christmas Tree event this December
Mahala Roach, who was a Vicksburg resident, is credited for bringing the first Christmas tree to Mississippi in 1851. As a nod to Mrs. Roach’s spirit, another first will take place. For two consecutive weekends in December, 12 historic homes in Vicksburg will be showcased during O’ Christmas Tree, an inaugural event, sponsored by Vicksburg […]