Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Washington DC 2014Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. joined more than 60 other Mississippi River Mayors who have united to form the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, a coalition that represents all 10 states bordering the river. In their policy platform, the mayors outlined the need to address everything from river navigation to environmental issues, the creation of a National Drought Council to funding the existing Pre-Disaster Mitigation program. The group wants federal resources to focus on improving the locks and dams, improving water quality and fighting the aquatic invasive species that threaten the river.

The scholarship competition is open to any high school senior in Mississippi who plans to att end an accredited community college, college or university in Mississippi.

The $2,000 MML General Scholarship is open to all high school seniors and is co-sponsored by Mississippi Power Company. It is open to children or grandchildren of employees and 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.

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Loft Tours of VicksburgVicksburg Main Street will host the Lofts of Vicksburg, a fundraiser showcasing the residential side of Vicksburg's historic downtown, March 29th from 2 to 7 p.m. The event will feature a tour of about a dozen living spaces, including newly renovated luxury lofts and apartments.

The Lofts at First National, The Aeolian Senior Apartments and The Warehouse, all new additions to Vicksburg's bustling downtown residential landscape, will be included on the tour. The Lofts of Vicksburg will offer sneak peeks at these new additions to the highly touted historic district.

warningThe Vicksburg Water department has announced that they will be closing Cherry Street from South Street to Belmont Street for through traffic on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Because of water line construction, the street will remain closed for most of the day.
wifi2The free Wi-Fi service operated by the City of Vicksburg, and serving users in the 1100 through 1600 blocks of Washington Street has been redesigned and refurbished. New equipment was installed in late 2013 after several months of planning and testing. While the downtown Wi-Fi is designed to cover only the outdoor areas, it hosted over 250 users who accessed 45 Gigabytes of information during the month of February.


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