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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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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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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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Some flooding expected next month along Mississippi River

VICKSBURG — Rains upriver are heading south, and the Mississippi River is rising. January may see street flooding in some communities near Vicksburg, but northeast Louisiana is not expecting problems, officials said. “We are looking at a significant flooding event,” Warren County Emergency Management Director John Elfer told The Vicksburg Post . “The National Weather Service is predicting the Mississippi ...

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State to receive $3.5 million for AmeriCorps program

VICKSBURG — Grants totaling $3.5 million will support 522 AmeriCorps members who will serve across Mississippi through 14 sponsoring organizations. Volunteer Mississippi is the lead agency for disbursing the funds. The Vicksburg Post reports that the city has two AmeriCorps’ programs: America Reads-Mississippi and Northtown CDC. America Reads-Mississippi has 87 members who will tutor a total of 1,280 students per ...

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Kudzu bugs spread into DC area, southern Delaware, Arkansas

NEW ORLEANS — The pea-sized bugs look a bit like ticks, can suck one-fifth of the yield out of a soybean field, and travel by highway. In the 5 1/2 years since they were first spotted in Georgia, kudzu bugs have spread 400 to 500 miles west and north — as far as Louisiana, Arkansas, Washington, D.C., and its suburbs, ...

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Brothers retire after long careers with Corps

VICKSBURG — Brothers Bobby and Billy Stokes have a combined total of 80 years of service with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg. Now, the two Vicksburg natives are retiring. WLBT-TV reports that the Stokes brothers are retiring from the River Operations Branch of the Corps’ Vicksburg district. Bobby Stokes first worked with the Corps as a tying ...

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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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Ex-circuit clerk Palmertree gets 10 years for embezzlement

VICKSBURG — A former Warren County circuit clerk has been sentenced for embezzlement while in office, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Shelly Palmertree was sentenced today after pleading guilty before Circuit Court Judge Henry Lackey. Lackey sentenced Palmertree to 10 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, five to serve, five suspended per count, to run ...

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