Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Newsflash

Friends of Vicksburg National military Park and Campaign is partnering with four Seasons of the Arts, Vicksburg National Military Park and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra to provide a Pops Concert at no charge on the hallowed grounds of Vicksburg National Military Park to commemorate Memorial Day Weekend. The concert will be Saturday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. on the grounds of the park in front of the VNMP Visitor Center.

There will be a tiny home driving thru the Vicksburg area and we want to let everyone know about it! Thursday May 19th from 5pm to 7pm at the Gazebo in front of the Blue Room Blues Marker (close to 601 Clay street by Catfish Park) AND then Friday May 20th from 10am to 2pm at the Vicksburg Home Depot, the "Just a Tiny Drop in the Bucket" Tour will be making a stop in Vicksburg.

mayor with flag 125x143Vicksburg, MS - City of Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. will hold an open microphone question and answer session on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 5:30pm in the City Hall Annex Board Room. The event is open to the public, and citizens are invited to come out, ask questions, and express any concerns they may have regarding the City of Vicksburg.

The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg are accepting job applications from qualified applicants to work in the 2016 City of Vicksburg Transportation Enhancement Urban Youth Corps Program, June 13-July 22, 2016. The 6-week summer employment and life skills training program will employ up to thirteen (13) youth, ages 16-25.

MSWIN LOGOThe City of Vicksburg and Warren County have signed agreements to join the Mississippi Wireless Information Network or MSWIN. MSWIN is a statewide radio system for First Responders and other government operations.

We're Drumming Up Some Fun!

Party In The Park Is Back!

Come rock out with us, Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. 

Vicksburg Christmas Parade 2015The Vicksburg Main Street Program is ready to have you Jingle All the Way through Downtown Vicksburg in the 2015 Downtown Vicksburg Christmas Parade of Lights. The parade will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m. You can expect to see anything from Rocking Around the Christmas Tree to seeing all the little ones Christmas joy and more with the parade theme being "The Music and Magic of Christmas". All area Clubs, Churches, Organizations, Schools, Drill Teams, and Businesses are encouraged to take place in this community family-oriented parade.

downtown Vicksburg was named #1 in the top 10 main streets of Mississippi in the "2016 Great American Main Street Awards".

Quoted from onlyinyourstate.com:

"Last year, the city of Vicksburg entered the “2016 Great American Main Street Awards” contest and placed in the top 10 – a huge honor, especially since most first time entrants do not place at all.

TrollyLogoThe NRoute Trolley Express Vicksburg starts transporting visitors to Vicksburg’s accommodations, attractions, shopping, dining and convention center on Friday, December 4, 2015. There will be a ribbon cutting at 10:00 a.m. at the south entrance of The Old Depot Museum, 1010 Levee Street.

Billy Gordon RetirementAfter 32 years of selfless, dedicated service to the City of Vicksburg, Information Technology Director Billy Gordon retired on January 29, 2016.

In a surprise ceremony held in the City of Vicksburg Board Room, Billy was honored for his decades –long tenure with the town’s local government. Hearty laughs were shared and tears flowed freely as many in the packed to capacity Board Room paid tribute to their longtime co-worker, mentor, and friend on his last official day of work.

City offices will be closed November 26, 2015 and November 27, 2015 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

mardigrasDowntown Vicksburg's 15th Annual Mardi Gras Parade will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. in Downtown Vicksburg. Come join in the celebration as area clubs, churches, organizations, schools, and businesses take part in this community parade.

notice smallOn Tuesday, November 17, 2015, the west bound lane of Rifle Range Road near Smokey Lane with be closed due to routine maintenance on a gas line in that area. City crews will be directing traffic while the road is down to one lane travel. Please drive with caution when in that area.