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Division over Warren-Vicksburg consolidation idea

VICKSBURG — Officials in Vicksburg and Warren County are divided over whether the city and county governments should be consolidated. The Vicksburg Post reports that 74 percent of people attending a planning forum in October said they would support a unified county-city government. But some officials, including Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. say they are against consolidation. “What purpose would ...

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Jon-Paul Croom made CEO

Jon-Paul Croom is the new chief executive officer at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital. The Vicksburg native comes to Crossgates River Oaks with over 10 years of executive experience in the healthcare industry. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer for Central Mississippi Medical Center (CMMC), in Jackson. Prior to joining CMMC, Croom held management positions at healthcare organizations located ...

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Cochran's Vicksburg park bill before Senate

JACKSON — Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran is expecting a vote in the Senate as early as this week on legislation to allow the Vicksburg National Military Park to add 10,000 acres to protect historic Civil War battlefield sites in Claiborne and Hinds counties. Cochran and Sen. Roger Wicker, both R-Miss., co-sponsored the bill. It passed the U.S. House this past ...

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Ergon to restart the ethanol facility in Vicksburg

Ergon BioFuels LLC, a subsidiary of Flowood-based Ergon, Inc., announced Monday plans to restart the ethanol facility in Vicksburg in May. With nearly 60 million gallons of annual production capacity, Ergon BioFuels is one of the largest ethanol producers in the Southeast. The facility will purchase feedstock from local suppliers, providing substantial new market opportunities for the region, the company said ...

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Patricia Sullivan named associate director for U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Dr. Jeffery P. Holland, director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, has appointed Patricia M. Sullivan to replace Alice Duke as ERDC associate director. Duke retired at the end of April, capping off a career that spanned 31 years of service. Sullivan began her career with the ERDC in 1984 as a research civil ...

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Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Main Street Association has designated cities as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Corinth, Pascagoula, Amory, Greenville, Philadelphia, Baldwyn, Greenwood, Picayune, Batesville, Gulfport, Pontotoc, Belhaven, Hattiesburg, Ripley, Biloxi, Hernando, Senatobia, Booneville, Indianola, Starkville, Canton, Kosciusko, Tunica, Carthage, ...

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TanTec Leather to locate tannery operations in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG, Mississippi — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from ISA TanTec announce the company is locating its first U.S. tannery operations in Vicksburg. The project, which will be known as Mississippi TanTec Leather, Inc., represents a $10.1 million corporate investment and will create 366 new jobs. German-owned TanTec is recognized by the world’s top footwear brands as a supplier of ...

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Rosati, Goerger make news for U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

Dr. Julie Dean Rosati, Coastal Inlets Research Program (CIRP) manager for the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, was recently presented the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) Presidential Award for her work on behalf of America’s coasts. The nomination cites Rosati as “an exceptional public servant with a strong ...

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Alton J. Walters retires from Army Corps of Engineers

Alton J. Walters, chief engineer on the U.S. Army Corps-Vicksburg District’s Motor Vessel Benyaurd, has retired with over 39 years of service. Walters first began working for the Corps in 1974 as a tying tool mechanic on the Mat Sinking Unit where he also served as a diesel electric striker and a tying tool repairer leader. He then held the ...

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Fulbright promoted to executive chef at Ameristar

VICKSBURG, Mississippi – Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg announced Monday the promotion of Chef William Fulbright to Executive Chef. Chef Fulbright takes more than 24 years of culinary experience to his new role. He formerly worked at Ameristar Casino Kansas City, Mo., where he was chef at Horizon Buffet, Bugatti’s Italian Cafe and Roadhouse Restaurant. He also trained under celebrity chef, ...

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