August 2012 Newsletter

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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Lower Mississippi River Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Center Grand Opening

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District and the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold a grand opening ceremony of the Lower Mississippi River Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Site (LMRM) at 9:00 a.m. on 24 August 2012. The main building of the museum, which will house interactive displays about the Mississippi River and the Corps, is set to open August 24, 2012 at 9:00 am. 

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Did you know that TV23 is on the web? All City Board meetings are streamed live from our website. We also stream events such as parades, community meetings and informational programming.

Did you miss a special recognition at one of our Board meetings? No problem. We also provide video on demand. All On-Demand board meeting videos include a searchable agenda that allows skipping to indexed areas of the video.

For more info see the TV23 page on our website.

Public Hearing for Proposed I-20 Work

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has scheduled an open forum public hearing to discuss proposed improvements to Interstate 20 between the Louisiana State Line and the US Highway 61 North/State Route 27 Interchange in Warren County.

The hearing will be held Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Vicksburg Convention Center and Auditorium, 1600 Mulberry Street, Vicksburg, Miss.
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Pool Back To School Schedule


Beginning August 6, 2012 the "Back To School" pool hours will be:

9:00-11:00 - Senior citizen swim
11:00-1:00 - Lap swim
2:00-4:00 – High school swim team practice
4:00-6:00 – Recreation swim
6:00-8:00 – Swim team practice

Saturday and Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. through August 26, 2012

Price is $4:00 for adults $2.00 for children under 13

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3rd Annual Bricks and Spokes

The Vicksburg Main Street Program is excited to announce registration for the 3rd Annual Bricks and Spokes bicycle ride is now online! Main Street hosted bricks and spokesthe 2nd Annual bike ride last year and it was truly a great success! The ride will take place on Saturday, October 6th beginning at 8:00 a.m. There will be a 10 mile, 30 mile, and 50 mile route option. All of the routes will start and end in Downtown Vicksburg with great food, musical entertainment, and children activities galore! To register for the ride visit The fee is $30 for early bird registration til August 17th, $35 from the August 17th til September 7th and after September 7th $40. All early bird registrants will receive an official 3rd Annual Bricks and Spokes shirt. Bricks and Spokes serves as the major fundraiser for the Main Street Program.
Stay tuned for some exciting news as we reveal the course for this year's ride!


The Treasury Department is phasing out paper check payments and requiring federal benefit recipients to get their money electronically. You can choose to get your payments by direct deposit to a bank or credit union account or to a Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card account.

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Love and Laughter at the Vicksburg Auditorium, featuring Dave Hollister, Shirley Murdock and comedian D Ellis. Tickets $25 in advance and $35 at the door.

Old Depot Museum Now Open

We are very excited for the Old Depot Museum to become a part of Downtown Vicksburg. The museum will be a great addition to the tourism attractions and industry in Vicksburg, with both education and entertainment value for all audiences. Become a friend of the museum and receive free admission, special discounts, etc...visit


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