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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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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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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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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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