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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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FAA grant to help repair Vicksburg airport drainage problems

Officials plan to apply for a Federal Aviation Administration Grant to assess and repair drainage problems at the Vicksburg Municipal Airport. The Vicksburg Post reports the Board of Mayor and Aldermen has approved filing a pre-application for the grant, which will cover 90 percent, or nearly $300, of the project’s $333,000 cost with the city and the Mississippi Department of ...

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New deal could increase business at Vicksburg port

Officials are working on a deal that could bring new equipment and business to the Port of Vicksburg. State Rep. Alex Monsour was quoted by The Vicksburg Post on Monday as saying that the deal could increase the amount of business at the port fivefold. Terminal manager Chris Maxwell of Watco Terminal and Port Services, which manages Vicksburg’s port, says ...

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Vicksburg to file lawsuit to acquire abandoned hospital

The city of Vicksburg plans to file an eminent domain lawsuit to take ownership of the unused Kuhn Memorial Hospital. The city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen Thursday approved plans to file the suit, which allows the city to covert property to public use on paying its market value. Owners have abandoned the property and city officials have been trying ...

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Cities gain national accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting standards set by the National Main Street Center: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, Louisville/Noxapater, Macon, Meridian, New Albany, Ocean Springs, ...

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