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New owner reveals strategy to upgrade Vicksburg’s only movie house

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By JACK WEATHERLY Vicksburg reminds Brock Bagby of another river city – Hannibal, Mo. Bagby is director of programming and business development for Kansas City-based B&B Theatres. The sense of history pervades both towns, said Bagby. “It felt similar to us and has similar demographics,” he said of Vicksburg. B&B built a theater near the banks of the Mississippi at ...

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Vicksburg Mall sheds old name and image problem

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By JACK WEATHERLY Some still call Vicksburg Mall by its old name, Pemberton Square. But soon after RockStep Capital of Houston bought it in October 2010 from CBL Associates Properties of Chattanooga, good things started to happen. In the years before the new ownership, the mall built in 1985 had its share of problems, as any will. Though some more ...

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Consultants to help Vicksburg attract more retail business

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VICKSBURG — A Tupelo company has been hired by the city of Vicksburg to help develop a strategy to recruit and keep retail businesses. The Vicksburg Post reports  that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Friday approved a $42,000 contract with The Retail Coach, a national consulting, market research and development firm. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said the company ...

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Philip Hite named chief of budget

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently announced the selection of Philip Hite as chief of the budget, manpower, and management branch of the Resource Management Office. Hite will be responsible for preparing, coordinating and developing budgetary data used in financial schedule estimates for the District’s current year and budget year civil works programs. In addition, he ...

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Some flooding expected next month along Mississippi River

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VICKSBURG — Rains upriver are heading south, and the Mississippi River is rising. January may see street flooding in some communities near Vicksburg, but northeast Louisiana is not expecting problems, officials said. “We are looking at a significant flooding event,” Warren County Emergency Management Director John Elfer told The Vicksburg Post . “The National Weather Service is predicting the Mississippi ...

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Elliott Flaggs joins Cornerstone

Elliott Flaggs as joined Cornerstone Government Affairs as Vice President to its Jackson, Mississippi office. Flaggs, a native of Vicksburg, most recently served as a special assistant attorney general with the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office in the capacity of legislative liaison for Attorney General Jim Hood and director of the Child Desertion Unit. His responsibilities included analyzing and advocating legislation ...

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State to receive $3.5 million for AmeriCorps program

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VICKSBURG — Grants totaling $3.5 million will support 522 AmeriCorps members who will serve across Mississippi through 14 sponsoring organizations. Volunteer Mississippi is the lead agency for disbursing the funds. The Vicksburg Post reports that the city has two AmeriCorps’ programs: America Reads-Mississippi and Northtown CDC. America Reads-Mississippi has 87 members who will tutor a total of 1,280 students per ...

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Vicksburg military park: Little impact from flag proposal

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JACKSON — Congress is arguing over a proposal to ban Confederate flags on rebel graves in cemeteries run by the National Park Service. But even if the plan survives the Senate and becomes law, it would have little effect in the only Park Service cemetery in Mississippi. Only two Confederate soldiers are buried at the Vicksburg National Military Park. The ...

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Hannah Roberts crowned Miss Mississippi 2015

Miss University of Southern Mississippi Hannah Roberts, walks past the judges during the evening gown portion of the Miss Mississippi Pageant 2015, Saturday, June 27, 2015 in Vicksburg, Miss. Roberts was later crowned Miss Mississippi. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

VICKSBURG — Hannah Roberts has won the Miss Mississippi pageant and will compete for the crown of Miss America in September. The Clarion-Ledger reports the 21-year-old winner represented Miss University of Southern Mississippi in the competition Saturday night in Vicksburg and earned a $10,000 scholarship. Roberts plans to attend the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Miss Riverland Laura Lee Lewis was ...

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Former Vicksburg mayor released from federal prison

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VICKSBURG — Former Vicksburg Mayor Paul E. Winfield, who pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges in 2013, is living at a halfway house and working in a Jackson law office. A Bureau of Prisons spokesman tells The Vicksburg Post that Winfield, who was an inmate at the federal prison in Montgomery, Alabama, was transferred to the halfway house Feb. 25. ...

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