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Some projects for Mississippi district get ahead amid virus

Distance learning within a Mississippi school district has allowed construction workers to get ahead on several school renovation projects, according to the project’s manager. Vicksburg Warren School District buildings have been without students, teachers and staff since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Vicksburg Post reported. Work is ahead of schedule at both high schools and two middle schools, according to Gary Bailey, ...

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Vicksburg considers options as virus wreaks havoc on budget

Layoffs, pay cuts and a government reorganization are all on the table for a Mississippi city grappling with the financial impact of the coronavirus. Vicksburg is projected to lose about $3 million this year due to the pandemic, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. told news outlets Friday. The figure comes from lost gaming revenue, tax dollars from business closures, and the postponement of ...

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Mississippi city gets federal funds to tackle erosion issues

A Mississippi city got over $2 million from the federal government to fix erosion problems that contributed to bridge collapse in 2017. The damage began when river water that entered the Hennessey Bayou during the Mississippi River flood in 2011 quickly receded, The Vicksburg post reported. The federal funds, which were finalized on Monday, come over a year after the Kemp Bottom Road ...

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COVID-19 not seen as serious setback for Vicksburg’s ‘transformational’ innovation center

SOME DELAY IN PROJECT’S FIRST PHASE EXPECTED   By TED CARTER The emergence of the COVID-19-19 pandemic has so far caused only slight delays for a years-long public-private effort to transform high-tech ideas born in Vicksburg for military and homeland security purposes into job-creating commercial uses. The virus crisis could also create slowdowns or even funding losses of money pledged ...

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Innovation Center backers say pandemic could cause some funding holdups

By TED CARTER A mix of private-sector money, federal new market tax credits, historic preservation tax credits and a hefty contribution from the State of Mississippi make up the bulk of funding for the $22 million technology and innovation center scheduled to open next year in Vicksburg’s former Mississippi Hardware building. The $22 million represents $12 million in a combination ...

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VCVB’s Gatian Receives Tourism Marketing Certification

Ashley Gatian, sales manager at the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau (VCVB), has earned certification as a “Travel Marketing Professional” after completing the three-year program of the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College. Gatian has worked at the VCVB since February 2012 and is responsible for group tours, recruiting meetings and conventions, international sales, and facilitating travel media.

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Flaggs recognized by Southeast Tourism Society

The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) awarded Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. of the City of Vicksburg with the Shining Example Award for Governmental Tourism Leadership Award which honors an elected official whose support or influence greatly enhanced the tourism industry. Mayor Flaggs was nominated by Laura Beth Strickland, Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director, for his leadership in Vicksburg supporting ...

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Two Vicksburg researchers earn Black Engineer of the Year awards

LeKenya Walker and Cameron Thomas, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center employees in Vicksburg, are winners of the 2020 Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) for Modern Day Technology Leaders. The award recognizes African-American scientists and engineers around the country who are shaping the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as promoting diversity and ...

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Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum set for April 2-3 in Vicksburg

The 2020 Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum, which brings together leading entrepreneurs, economic developers, innovators and future business owners to learn more about the entrepreneurial climate and the future of entrepreneurship in Mississippi, will take place April 2-3 at the Vicksburg Convention Center. For the first time, the MEF will host a student business pitch competition on April 2. The competition is ...

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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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