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New owner of Vicksburg lumber mill to reopen, hire 125

By JACK WEATHERLY Vicksburg Forest Products is reopening a lumber mill in Vicksburg it purchased from Anderson-Tully Co. in March. After significant upgrades and modifications are complete, the multi-million dollar corporate investment will create 125 jobs and expects to begin operations late next month, according to news release from the governor’s office. Anderson-Tully, which had operated in Vicksburg since 1889, ...

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Mississippi city approves increases to water and sewer rates

Officials in a Mississippi city have increased how much customers of its water and sewer systems will pay for the services. The Vicksburg Post reports Vicksburg’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved an ordinance Monday, setting the new rates. Half of the increases will be levied in October, and the other half in October 2019. The least a residential water customer will ...

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Chicken company plans $20M in upgrades to Mississippi plant

A chicken company plans $20 million in upgrades to a central Mississippi plant. The Vicksburg Post reports that Tyson Foods discussed its plans for its Bovina plant recently with Warren County supervisors. The county is considering tax abatements worth $2.2 million for work already done at the plant. Tyson’s Charlie Terrell says the company is upgrading hot water for two manufacturing ...

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Wood products company to open plant in Mississippi, hire 50

A company that remanufactures lumber for pallets, crates and siding will open a plant in Mississippi, investing $2 million and hiring 50 people over four years. Industrial Wood Products of Climax, North Carolina, announced Vicksburg location Wednesday — its first in Mississippi. In addition to remanufacturing lumber for shippers, the company plans to make pre-stained shiplap siding that will be ...

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Mississippi mayor to leave Democratic Party, be Independent

The Democratic mayor of Vicksburg thinks he’s figured out a way to straddle the partisan divide in politics: He’s going to declare himself an independent, so that in the future he’ll only have to run in general elections, not primaries. The Vicksburg Post reported Tuesday that Mayor George Flaggs Jr. says he’ll formally leave the Democratic Party by March 20. Flaggs says ...

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Reno-based Eldorado selling 2 casinos to Churchill Downs

Eldorado Resorts has entered agreements to sell two of its casino properties to Churchill Downs in Kentucky. The Reno-based company announced Wednesday Churchill Downs has agreed to acquire Presque Isle Downs & Casinos in Erie, Pennsylvania and Lady Luck Casino Vicksburg in Mississippi for a total of $229.5 million. As part of the agreement, Eldorado Resorts will sell Presque Isle ...

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Robotics team building, programming robot in lab

For six weeks it is pedal to the metal. Starting from scratch with a manual outlining the challenge and the parameters of the base, the 456 Siege Robotics team has six weeks to build and program a robot from scratch. The 25 member team is made up high school students from throughout the area and they spend hours a day ...

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Group aims to bring international art museum to Vicksburg

The wonders of Spain, the majesty of Russia and some of the greatest works of art from throughout the world may soon have a home in Vicksburg. The Mississippi Commission for International Cultural Exchange, which previously organized four international exhibitions in Jackson, is working to bring a permanent museum focusing on international art to downtown Vicksburg. The Mississippi International Arts ...

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Vicksburg mayor considering 2019 run for Mississippi lt. gov

A Democratic mayor says he is considering running for Mississippi lieutenant governor, and he might cross party lines. Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said Tuesday that he will decide in the next six months whether to seek the state’s second-highest office in 2019. Flaggs told The Associated Press that he has not ruled out running as a Republican. He served ...

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Vicksburg trims health expenses with clinic for city workers

A Mississippi mayor says his city is reducing its health care expenses by running a clinic for municipal employees. Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs says the city expects to save almost $611,000 this year. He tells the Vicksburg Post that savings could increase if the city expands the clinic’s hours to make it more convenient. Since the clinic opened in November, more than ...

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