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It's not kid's play; it's serious LEGO competition

A children’s toy will take center stage in Vicksburg this weekend during a new statewide building competition. Teams of Mississippi students, ages 9-14, will compete in the Inaugural 2013 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League tournament on Nov.16 at the Vicksburg Convention Center. FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an annual high-energy robotics competition. The focus ...

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Kirklin replacing Thorn as director of convention center

VICKSBURG — The Vicksburg Convention Center is getting a new executive director. The Vicksburg Post reports that Annette Kirklin’s hiring was announced Friday by VenuWorks, an Iowa-based company that manages the convention center under a city contract. Kirklin has served as director of the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation and Center for the past six years. She is scheduled to start ...

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Convention center director reassigned; praised by company president

VICKSBURG — The operator of the Vicksburg Convention Center is moving VCC executive director Troy Thorn to another post and will begin looking for new leader. The Vicksburg Post reports that Thorn came to the VCC in January 2012 replacing Larry Gawronski, who left to accept a similar position managing the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, Iowa. During Thorn’s tenure ...

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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 a month, says he became ...

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