Posts Tagged ‘city of Vicksburg’

Grand jury returns indictment against former circuit clerk

VICKSBURG — A Warren County Grand Jury has returned a three-count indictment against Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley Palmertree. State Auditor Stacey Pickering says Palmertree was arrested yesterday by sheriff’s deputies. Pickering says in a news release that Palmertree was indicted on three felony counts of embezzlement. A previous indictment from August 2013 was dismissed due […] [...]

City cracking down on non-licensed taxicabs

VICKSBURG — Complaints from Vicksburg residents and taxi companies have moved police to crack down on bootleg cabs operating in violation of a local ordinance. Police Chief Walter Armstrong tells The Vicksburg Post that police have received calls from some city residents complaining about the cabs, adding one resident has made several complaints about the […] [...]

City wants return of auditorium ownership from state

VICKSBURG — The city of Vicksburg wants its auditorium back. The State of Mississippi currently owns the auditorium. The city deeded it to the state in 1985 to take advantage of $1.15 million in state bond money to upgrade the auditorium. The money had been earmarked in 1972 for the Sprague, which was destroyed by […] [...]

Ex-Vicksburg mayor reports to federal prison in Florida

by Associated Press Published: January 8,2014

Tags: bribery, Chris Burke, city government, city of Vicksburg, mayor, Paul Winfield, prison

VICKSBURG — Former Vicksburg mayor Paul Winfield has reported to a federal prison to begin serving about two years in a federal bribery case. Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke says the 40-year-old Winfield arrived Monday at a minimum security prison in Pensacola, Fla. Winfield, a Democrat, was arrested by the FBI at his […] [...]

Flaggs wants to see city restore its bond rating

by Associated Press Published: January 6,2014

Tags: bond, bond rating, city government, city of Vicksburg, credit, debt, finance, George Flaggs Jr., mayor

VICKSBURG — Mayor George Flaggs Jr. has said several times since taking office he wanted to get Vicksburg’s bond rating restored in January. He now says city officials may wait a bit longer. “Even though I think we’re ready, I’m told that you do not want to apply unless you are ready to borrow money,” […] [...]

Officials hand mayor projects list totaling $57.7M

VICKSBURG — Improvements to the city’s water and sewer system top a list of 12 proposed capital improvement projects over five years that would cost about $57.7 million. The Vicksburg Post reports the preliminary recommendations were prepared by city department heads for Mayor George Flaggs Jr. Water and sewer system upgrades alone total about $22 […] [...]

Company agrees to pay outstanding gas bill of former casino

VICKSBURG — Bally Technologies Inc. and the city of Vicksburg have agreed on a payment for the almost five years the city under-billed the former Rainbow Casino for natural gas service from 2005 to 2010. The Vicksburg Post reports Bally will pay the city $175,000, about 46 percent less than the $378,234 the city said […] [...]

Ex-mayor to be sentenced for bribery; faces up to 10 years in prison

by Associated Press Published: November 19,2013

Tags: bribe, bribery, bwench, city government, city of Vicksburg, court, crime, FBI, judge, justice, law, legal, mayor, Paul Winfield, sentencing

VICKSBURG — Former Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield is scheduled for sentencing today in a federal bribery case. Winfield pleaded guilty Sept. 16 in U.S. District Court in Natchez. He faces up to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors say he sought $10,000 in exchange for a city contract. Winfield, a Democrat, completed his first term as […] [...]

Cabbies facing board-ordered log-keeping

by Associated Press Published: November 17,2013

Tags: cab, city government, city of Vicksburg, log, Public Transportation Board, Rita Wyatt, Stan Colling, taxi, transportation

VICKSBURG — Taxi drivers could soon be required to keep log books chronicling their activities. The Vicksburg Post reported a meeting has been set for Dec. 9 involving the city’s Public Transportation Board and cab company owners. The board set the meeting Tuesday after member Stan Collins suggested the logs as a way to ensure […] [...]

City signs contract for emergency gas supply

VICKSBURG — Vicksburg Public Works director Garnet Van Norman says a new agreement between the City of Vicksburg and Southern Natural Gas Co. gives the city an alternate source of natural gas in case of emergency. The Board of Aldermen authorized Mayor George Flaggs Jr. to sign the agreement with the Birmingham-based gas service provider. […] [...]

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