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Vicksburg implements energy saving measures to cut costs

A Mississippi city is implementing energy efficiency measures that are estimated to save it more than $60,000 a year on utility bills. The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a $2.4 million contract with Jackson-based Path Co. LLC this month to look into ways the city could improve its energy efficiency, The Vicksburg posted reported on Monday. The program will focus ...

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Vicksburg-Warren works to increase high school grad rate

A school district in western Mississippi has been working to boost its graduation rate by revising the focus of its high schools, paying attention to students who might drop out and engaging students in a leadership program. The graduation rate for the Vicksburg Warren School District has gone from 58.5% for the class of 2013 to more than 80% for ...

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New county leaders to decide on flood debris hauling payment

New leaders will decide how a Mississippi county will pay to haul away flood debris. The Vicksburg Post reports that Warren County supervisors voted to delay a decision on debris hauling, which could cost the county more than $100,000. A total of 24 homes at Eagle Lake have been demolished by volunteers following flooding. The delay means the next board of ...

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Golding Barge Line upping its Vicksburg stakes by $20M

» New boats, barges and hires coming to family-owned company By TED CARTER Sustained growth in moving both raw crude oil and refined petroleum along America’s inland waterways has led Vicksburg’s Golding Barge Line to invest $20 million in new boats, barges and vessel hands. The investment is expected to gain Golding Barge Line 25 workers. Some will work from ...

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Golding Barge invests $20 million, adds 25 jobs

  MBJ staff Golding Barge Line is expanding operations in Vicksburg with a $20 million corporate investment and creation of 25 jobs. Golding Barge Line transports refined petroleum products, petrochemicals and chemical products throughout the U.S. inland waterway system. “We are excited about this opportunity to grow our business. This expansion will provide more employment opportunities, as well as increased ...

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Mississippi board sells porcelain princess to draw interest

A Mississippi board working to build an arts pavilion is hoping to raise awareness for the plan by selling a princess — or at least a replica of one. The board of directors of the proposed Mississippi International Arts Pavilion in Vicksburg is selling reproductions of the Porcelain Princess, a statue featured in the Porcelain Room of the Royal Palace ...

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Mississippi transfers former rubber plant site to Vicksburg

Mississippi’s Secretary of State’s Office has transferred ownership of a shuttered, large-scale rubber recycling property to the city of Vicksburg for future development. The state turned over the 12.6-acre (5-hectare) property once home to U.S. Rubber Reclaiming Inc. to Vicksburg last week, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s Office announced on Tuesday. Mississippi code allows the state to transfer tax-forfeited land ...

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GOOD TOWNS — Vicksburg, Mississippi

This Mississippi River hotspot is known for history, haunts and a 20th Century phenomenon. By Doug Segrest » Spotlighting special towns across Mississippi, Good Towns, presented by Regions Bank, is about the character, the history, the people and the unique things that make a town a special place. High above downtown Vicksburg, overlooking the Yazoo River as it snakes its ...

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Company may soon bring scooters to Mississippi city

A new mode of transportation could soon be available in downtown Vicksburg The Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday approved discussions with San Antonio, Texas-based Blue Duck Express that could lead to a pilot program using scooters as alternative transportation downtown, The Vicksburg Post reported. Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said company representatives are expected in Vicksburg within the next few ...

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