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American Queen to dock in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG — For the first time in three years, the sounds of an authentic Mississippi River steamboat calliope will be heard when the American Queen docks at City Front in Vicksburg. The Queen was to arrive at 8 a.m. Tuesday and dock until 4 p.m. on its maiden journey since being acquired last year by Great American Steamboat Company of ...

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Small fire reported at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station

PORT GIBSON — A small fire shut down work in a portion of Entergy’s Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson Wednesday. Grand Gulf spokeswoman Suzanne Anderson tells the Vicksburg Post that there was no danger to workers or the public. Anderson says an unknown number of workers were forced to exit when a fire broke out in the condenser ...

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Vicksburg’s old river bridge most-struck on Mississippi River

Since March 2011, the old Mississippi River bridge in Vicksburg has been struck by barge traffic on the Mississippi River five times. That many impacts explain why the bridge is the most-impacted on the Mississippi River, according to figures from the U.S. Coast Guard. Since the 1970s, when statistics started being kept, the bridge has been struck 76 times. Before ...

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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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Panel sides with EPA over Yazoo Pump; board mulls another appeal

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court panel sided yesterday with the Environmental Protection Agency over its 2008 veto of a $220 million flood control project near the Yazoo River in the south Mississippi Delta. >> RELATED: EPA admits it has no experts on Yazoo Pump Project. The Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners sued the EPA in 2009 after the ...

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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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History's hand-written love letters still meaningful

Are hand written expressions of love a thing of the past? Even in this age of e-mails, tweets and texted “I luv u’s” surely there is still a place for a real note from the heart. A real love letter will touch the recipient in a way an electronic message never could. It will also be saved and re-read many ...

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MDOT promotes McConnell

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has appointed Mark McConnell to the position of deputy executive director-chief engineer. McConnell, a 24-year employee of MDOT, will oversee highway and bridge construction projects as well as MDOT’s maintenance program throughout Mississippi. He will also oversee MDOT’s divisions and districts. McConnell started his MDOT career in construction in the Vicksburg project in 1988. ...

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Sales tax collections rise in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG — For a second straight month, sales tax collections in Vicksburg were up, with August receipts running 9.54 percent over 2010. Revenue to the city lags actual sales tax collections by two months. For example, receipts for April reflect taxes collected on sales in February. So far, total disbursements for the 2011 fiscal year total $6.62 million, or .49 ...

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District names winners

The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently held its annual awards ceremony to recognize some of the outstanding employees who excelled and demonstrated leadership qualities on projects throughout the district and the nation. Recipients were presented the awards by Col. Jeff Eckstein, Commander of the Vicksburg District. Award categories and recipients were: Engineer Award – Joey ...

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