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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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Chicken company plans $20M in upgrades to Mississippi plant

A chicken company plans $20 million in upgrades to a central Mississippi plant. The Vicksburg Post reports that Tyson Foods discussed its plans for its Bovina plant recently with Warren County supervisors. The county is considering tax abatements worth $2.2 million for work already done at the plant. Tyson’s Charlie Terrell says the company is upgrading hot water for two manufacturing ...

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Wood products company to open plant in Mississippi, hire 50

A company that remanufactures lumber for pallets, crates and siding will open a plant in Mississippi, investing $2 million and hiring 50 people over four years. Industrial Wood Products of Climax, North Carolina, announced Vicksburg location Wednesday — its first in Mississippi. In addition to remanufacturing lumber for shippers, the company plans to make pre-stained shiplap siding that will be ...

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Mississippi mayor to leave Democratic Party, be Independent

The Democratic mayor of Vicksburg thinks he’s figured out a way to straddle the partisan divide in politics: He’s going to declare himself an independent, so that in the future he’ll only have to run in general elections, not primaries. The Vicksburg Post reported Tuesday that Mayor George Flaggs Jr. says he’ll formally leave the Democratic Party by March 20. Flaggs says ...

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