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KEEPING OUR EYE ON — Vicksburg's Kristi Hall

Vicksburg native Kristi Hall combines her dual passion for wetlands and geographic information systems (GIS) every day with her work as an ecologist and environmental consultant. Hall’s company specializes in wetlands, GIS analysis, threatened and endangered species surveys and National Environmental Policy Act documents. “We work with a network of small businesses throughout the Southeast to tackle any project, finding ...

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José E. Sánchez promoted at Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory

José E. Sánchez was recently promoted to the Senior Executive Service and appointed director of the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg. Sánchez served as deputy director of CHL from November 2009 to April 2013, at which time he was selected as the laboratory’s acting director. His experience includes ...

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Jennifer Fryar Mallard named chief of permit section by U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps) recently selected Jennifer Fryar Mallard as chief of the permit section in the regulatory branch. Mallard joined the Corps in 2001 as a park ranger at Lake Greeson in Murfreesboro, Ark. After deploying to Mississippi for Hurricane Katrina emergency operations in 2005, she accepted a position in the regulatory branch ...

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staffers win awards

Robert Cory Winders, hydraulic engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Modeling, Mapping, Consequences, and Production Center (MMC), recently received a Commander’s Award for Civilian Service at the. Winders received the award for his exceptional performance as a hydraulic engineering national technical expert during the national implementation of the Corps Water Management System (CWMS). He successfully executed ...

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Billy’s Italian Restaurant finds success in outlet mall

Many people discover Billy’s Italian Restaurant not with their eyes, but rather with their nose. After all, who expects to see a fine Italian eatery in an outlet mall anyway? But, for the last 12 years now Billy’s Italian Restaurant has been filling the air with delicious aromas at the Outlets at Vicksburg, the patrons enjoying the interaction with the ...

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Vicksburg casino hotel sold to Gulf Coast developer

VICKSBURG, Mississippi — The former Grand Station Hotel, closed since gambling ceased at Vicksburg’s waterfront when a casino left 16 months ago, has been sold to a Gulf Coast developer. Vicksburg Hotel LLC, a Biloxi-based entity led by businessman Charles Lambert, purchased the 117-room hotel this month from Great Southern Investment Group Inc., according to land transaction records. The Vicksburg ...

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Ex-mayor's attorney asks for more time in kickback trial

VICKSBURG — A lawyer for former Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield has asked a federal judge to postpone his trial because negotiations are ongoing with prosecutors to resolve the case. Winfield is charged in U.S. District Court in Jackson with seeking $10,000 in cash in exchange for a city contract. He has pleaded not guilty. Attorney Terris Harris mentioned the negotiations ...

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DiamondJacks creditors approve bankruptcy exit for Vicksburg casino

VICKSBURG, Mississippi — Having failed in an attempt to sell the two DiamondJacks casinos to an Oklahoma Indian tribe, creditors are bringing the Bossier City, La., and Vicksburg gambling halls out of bankruptcy themselves, hiring Gulfport’s Foundation Gambling Group to try to improve operations. Creditors approved the reorganization plan in June, although an official date to exit bankruptcy hasn’t been ...

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It's pageant week in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG — The 35 contestants vying for the crown at the 56th Miss Mississippi Pageant have arrived in Vicksburg. Down from 42 contestants last year, the pageant will end Saturday with one contestant being chosen to represent the state in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City in September. This year the Miss Mississippi Pageant will feature music from the ...

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