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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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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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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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Nearly $1M being spent to fix historic bridge at Vicksburg

A government agency has declared a state of emergency to make nearly $1 million in repairs on a railroad bridge over the Mississippi River. Warren County Bridge Commission Superintendent Herman Smith tells The Vicksburg Post that a Missouri contractor will begin work on Dec. 9. The historic bridge parallels the newer Interstate 20 bridge across the river at Vicksburg. It carries the ...

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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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