Monday, October 23, 2017
Malcolm ButlerMayor George Flaggs would like to once again congratulate Malcolm Butler and salute his performance in Super Bowl XLIX. The City of Vicksburg will honor Malcolm very soon. Mayor Flaggs has been in contact with Malcolm's family and as soon as logistics can be worked out on his return back to Vicksburg, a celebration will take place. We look forward to honoring Malcolm, and we are proud of all his accomplishments. The City of Vicksburg will announce more details when plans are finalized.
scholarshipsSouth Ward Alderman Willis Thompson announced that the Mississippi Municipal League, of which the City of Vicksburg is a member, offers three (3) $2,000.00 scholarships to high school seniors.
  • The $2,000 MML General Scholarship is open to all high school seniors and is co-sponsored by Mississippi Power Company.
  • The $2,000 MML Limited Scholarship is open to children or grandchildren of employees or elected officials of Mississippi municipalities and to high school seniors working part-time for a member municipality of the Mississippi Municipal League and is co-sponsored by Phelps Dunbar.

Recently a group of Army helicopter pilots from Kentucky made a stop at the Vicksburg Municipal Airport while on their way to the Army base at Fort Polk, Louisiana. It's great to know that our airport is being utilized efficiently and is accommodating to those aircrafts and pilots from various locations. Vicksburg Municipal Airport Director, Mr. Sam Washington has made great improvements and continues his developments in making our Airport what it is and for all that visit. There will be more information to come about his changes and future endeavors for this location.

Thompson flag 350x410Alderman Thompson has been invited to speak at a Black History Program that is being hosted by Alcorn State University. He has been asked as a guest speaker to sit on a panel to address the topic pertaining to "Saving Black Males in the Community; Problems and Solutions." This address will take place at the Alcorn State University Vicksburg Extension Campus on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at 5:30 pm. in Classroom 1. If you are interested in hearing this address and/or would like to ask questions, please feel free to attend.
City offices will be closed Monday, January, 19, 2015 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.


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