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Grand jury returns indictment against former circuit clerk

VICKSBURG — A Warren County Grand Jury has returned a three-count indictment against Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley Palmertree. State Auditor Stacey Pickering says Palmertree was arrested yesterday by sheriff’s deputies. Pickering says in a news release that Palmertree was indicted on three felony counts of embezzlement. A previous indictment from August 2013 was dismissed due to a processing technicality. In ...

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Julie Ford named sales, marketing manager at Vicksburg Convention Center

Julie Ford has been named the sales and marketing manager at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Ford has over 14 years of sales and marketing experience and 12-plus years in the tourism and hospitality industry. She was previously a part of the Vicksburg Convention Center team from 2002-2006. Ford most recently was the sales manager for the Jackson Convention Complex.

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Limited ferry service to island draws complaints

VICKSBURG — Warren County officials are getting complaints about the short staffing and limited hours for a ferry to Kings Point Island. Hunting and tree farming dominate activity on Kings Point Island, which was cut off from mainland Warren County when the Mississippi River changed course in the late 19th century. Warren County officials said Monday the ferry is running ...

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Commission awards contract extension for port operations

VICKSBURG — The Port of Vicksburg has given a Texas company another year to operate the port under current terms. The Vicksburg Post reports that Kinder Morgan of Houston, Texas, had been operating the port on a month-to-month arrangement since its contract expired June 30. Terms approved this past week call for the company to pay $135,000 in base rent ...

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Eight counties report damage from storm system

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of damage from eight counties as a result of severe weather that moved through the state yesterday. MEMA says minor street flooding was reported in Hinds, Rankin, Washington and Yazoo counties. Trees were reported down in Jones and Scott counties. There was street flooding reported in Warren County and ...

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Pickering petitioning for change to fee system

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Every year, the Mississippi auditor’s office cites a handful of circuit and chancery clerks for overpaying themselves. Now, as lawyers for Auditor Stacey Pickering and Warren County fight in court with Warren County Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley-Palmertree, the Republican Pickering says he wants to meet with clerks and county supervisors statewide to discuss changes to the ...

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Choctaws petition for work stoppage on road project

VICKSBURG — The Choctaw Nation is asking Warren County to stop work on the local China Grove Road if any historic artifacts traced to Choctaw settlements centuries ago are found. The action was requested in a letter sent to the county in June asking work to be halted if any significant archaeological materials, such as stone arrowheads, ceramics or foundations ...

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SBA seminar set for April 12 in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG — The Small Business Administration and partners in the Vicksburg area will present a seminar on SBA loans and business planning on April. 12. The program is offered in collaboration with the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce and the Hinds Community College Small Business Development Center. The free session is set for 2 p.m. at the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber ...

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Corps takes stock of needed flood-protection repairs

The Army Corps of Engineers says it will begin notifying communities along the Mississippi River this month whether damage from last year’s historic flood poses a further threat should the river reach flood levels again this year. The corps has been doing assessments in recent months of damages to levees, structures and navigation channels, said spokesman Bob Anderson in the ...

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