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Vicksburg mayor considering 2019 run for Mississippi lt. gov

A Democratic mayor says he is considering running for Mississippi lieutenant governor, and he might cross party lines. Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said Tuesday that he will decide in the next six months whether to seek the state’s second-highest office in 2019. Flaggs told The Associated Press that he has not ruled out running as a Republican. He served ...

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Rural hospital in north Mississippi sold to new owner

A rural hospital in the Mississippi Delta has been sold by one Tennessee company to another. Northwest Mississippi Medical Center, in Clarksdale, has 181 beds. Community Health Systems, Inc., based in Franklin, Tennessee, said in a news release that one of its subsidiaries completed the sale of the hospital Nov. 1 to Curea (CURE-a) Health, based in Clinton, Tennessee. Curea ...

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Vicksburg trims health expenses with clinic for city workers

A Mississippi mayor says his city is reducing its health care expenses by running a clinic for municipal employees. Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs says the city expects to save almost $611,000 this year. He tells the Vicksburg Post that savings could increase if the city expands the clinic’s hours to make it more convenient. Since the clinic opened in November, more than ...

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Armstrong Flooring to close Mississippi plant, laying off 93

Armstrong Flooring will close its Mississippi plant in October, laying off 93 workers. The company, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, says closing the Vicksburg plant and one in Jackson, Tennessee, will save it more than $8 million a year. Armstrong cites declining sales, and says improved productivity among factories means customers can be served from fewer plants. The Vicksburg plant produced ...

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JACK WEATHERLY: A trip to Vicksburg in the 200th, or so, anniversary of statehood

This city is, of course, best known for the 47-day Civil War military siege that led to its capitulation on July 4, 1863. Mississippians are marking the state’s 200th anniversary in 2017, overlooking the four secession years. Mississippi’s state motto ought to be left to Mr. Faulkner, arguably its most famous native son, who wrote: “The past is never dead. ...

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Corps to improve Mississippi River monitoring in Vicksburg

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is soon going to be able to better monitor the stages of the Mississippi River using information gleaned from a Vicksburg bridge. The Vicksburg Post reports that Warren County and the Corps signed an agreement Monday to allow the engineers to upgrade the equipment it has on the old bridge on U.S. Route 80. ...

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Portofino owners: plans for old hotel in mid-February

The owners of a shuttered Vicksburg hotel say they’ll announce their plans for it by mid-February. Company representative Greg Stewart won’t say what Vicksburg Hotel LLC plans for the Portofino Hotel, but tells the Vicksburg Post that it won’t include a casino. Harrah’s Casino owned the hotel and associated riverboat casino from 1993 until 2003. It was a Horizon casino ...

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Long term acute care facilities fill vital role in insurance crisis

By BECKY GILLETTE Government and private health insurance programs limit the number of days that patients can be hospitalized in an acute care hospital. For critically ill patients who need care longer, the answer can be staying in a “hospital within a hospital” that might even be managed by a different company specializing in long term acute care (LTAC). Two ...

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Vicksburg chamber, city team up on new website

The city of Vicksburg has launched a website providing a one-stop shop for people interested in visiting or moving to Vicksburg. The Vicksburg Post reports the site, www.livevicksburg.com, provides access to 13 different websites operated by local organizations, including the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg Warren School District, Vicksburg-Warren County Board of Realtors and ...

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Mayor: Vicksburg sports complex study delayed

Vicksburg officials are expected to present the latest feasibility report on the proposed sports complex with an artist’s conception of the facility in early 2017, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said The Vicksburg Post reports the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on May 25 approved a $50,000 contract with Canton, Georgia-based The Sports Force to do a feasibility study for a ...

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