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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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Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau cancels city lease

The Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau has received the city’s permission to leave the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Depot. The Vicksburg Post reports that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday authorized Mayor George Flaggs Jr. to cancel the VCVB’s 20-year lease at the depot. The city will reimburse the $116,250 that has been unused of the $150,000 ...

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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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