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New cruise ship to stop in Vicksburg on first voyage

The paddle wheeler America is expected to stop in Vicksburg Tuesday as it makes its maiden voyage for owner Connecticut-based American Cruise Lines. The Vicksburg Post reports the boat is the newest in the company’s fleet of eight boats that cruise American rivers and the East Coast. It is one of the company’s two boats cruising the Mississippi River. During ...

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Thomas wins science honor

Dr. Catherine Thomas of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg has been selected as the 2016 Minority in Research Science Emerald Honoree Most Promising Scientist Award at the 30th Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards in Philadelphia, Penn. Thomas grew up in Port Gibson. She first joined ERDC in 2006 as a graduate student at ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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