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School’s first seniors reflect on what they helped build

By TIM REEVES / Vicksburg Post VICKSBURG — For 34 teenagers, they are first. They are the groundbreakers and the trendsetters. Those teenagers make up the first senior class for River City Early College High School and are establishing a legacy for others to follow; an opportunity few others have the chance to do and a responsibility they cherish. “The ...

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Ole Miss grad from Hattiesburg wins Miss Mississippi title

An Ole Miss graduate who promoted organ donation has won the Miss Mississippi competition. During a ceremony Saturday night in Vicksburg, local media report that Miss Riverbend Mary Margaret Hyer was crowned 2019 Miss Mississippi. This was her third time competing for the crown. Her social impact statement promoted organ donation. During the talent phase of the competition she sang ...

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Plans sought to redevelop site of long-abandoned hospital

Officials are seeking proposals to redevelop a demolished Mississippi hospital. The Vicksburg Post reports that the city’s mayor and aldermen released a call to developers interested in the 12.8-acre (5.2-hectare) site. Proposals will be opened Aug. 19. City attorney Nancy Thomas says a committee will review proposals and make a recommendation to elected officials. Developers would have to pay fair market ...

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Vicksburg hires firm to examine prospect of new port

A Mississippi city is examining the possibility of building a new $125 million port on the southern Mississippi River.The Vicksburg Post reports that the city of Vicksburg has hired an engineering firm to do a feasibility study. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. says the firm will look at whether Vicksburg and Warren County should expand the existing port on the Yazoo ...

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Fertilizer maker invests $20 million in Mississippi, hire 20

A liquid fertilizer manufacturer says it will invest $20 million to expand its Mississippi plant and hire 20 new employees over the next two to three years. Vicksburg Plant Food says it has won a new contract and is responding to increased customer demand. Mississippi Development Authority spokeswoman Tammy Craft says the state is providing $100,000 to the company for ...

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City buys eroding church to avert spending to fix waterway

A Mississippi city is buying an abandoned church, saying it’s cheaper than fixing erosion problems in a bordering waterway. The Vicksburg Post reports the city voted last week to buy the property, which is threatened by erosion from Sprouts Bayou. An appraisal will determine how much the city pays. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. says the church has been compromised by ...

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City seeks part-time officers to fill police shortage

A Mississippi city is seeking part-time police officers as it tries to fill a personnel shortage. WLBT-TV reports that the Vicksburg Police Department is now offering to hire part-time officers, paying $25 an hour. Part-time officers dominate police forces in many smaller Mississippi cities and towns, but many larger cities prefer to hire full-time officers. Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore ...

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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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Mississippi Communities Receive 2018 National Main Street Accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting performance standards set by the National Main Street Center and the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA): Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Carthage/Leake County, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, ...

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