Posts Tagged ‘George Flaggs Jr.’

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 […] [...]

Flaggs wants to see city restore its bond rating

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 […] [...]

One House seat won; two others await runoff election

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — One Mississippi House seat was decided in yesterday’s special elections, but two more seats will await a runoff. Oscar Denton, who worked 39 years for AT&T, won yesterday’s special election in House District 55. Complete, but unofficial returns, show Denton received 55 percent of the vote to defeat four other candidates for […] [...]

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. […] [...]

Three special elections for House seats set for today

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Special elections are scheduled today to select people to serve the remaining terms in three Mississippi House districts. Polls will open at 7 a.m. today and close at 7 p.m. Only those living in the legislative districts can vote. The elections are being held in House District 110 located entirely in Jackson […] [...]

Five candidates qualify to run for Flaggs’ old House seat

WARREN COUNTY  — Five people have qualified to run in a special election to succeed Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. in the Mississippi House of Representatives. The election is Nov. 5. A runoff, if needed, will be Nov. 26. The Vicksburg Post reports that the candidates are Marie Thompson, Oscar Denton, Andrew W. Harrell, Joseph […] [...]

City trims personnel expenses, but mayor wants deeper cuts

VICKSBURG — Projected personnel expenses in the city of Vicksburg will be reduced by about 3 percent for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 but are still too high for Mayor George Flaggs Jr., who wants to lower employee costs more. The Vicksburg Post reports that a public hearing on the budget is 7 […] [...]

Mayor concerned about management of convention center

VICKSBURG — The city of Vicksburg will hold VenuWorks more accountable about its management of the Vicksburg Convention Center and Auditorium, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. says. The Vicksburg Post reports the mayor is threatening to find a new management company if a better working relationship can’t be achieved. Flaggs, in office a little more than […] [...]

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