Friday, April 25, 2014
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VPD Welcomes Seven New Officers PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:50
NewOfficers2014aEven as crime rates continue to show significant decline in Vicksburg, the Vicksburg Police Department is doing everything in their power to provide the best possible protection to the citizens and visitors of Vicksburg. Inasmuch, we are proud to announce the addition of seven new officers to the Patrol division. The officers graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer Training Academy (MLEOTA) in early April.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:59
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Entry Level Police Officer Test to be Given in May 3rd PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:49
The Vicksburg Police Department has announced May 3, 2014, as the test date for the entry level police officer position. There will be an agility test and written exam. Applicants must pass the agility test to qualify to take the written exam. 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:04
 
Mayor Flaggs Joins River Mayors in Washington DC PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 April 2014 13:37
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.
Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 15:15
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MML Scholarship Program for High School Seniors PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 April 2014 06:25
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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Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014 06:30
 
Street Closure for April 1, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 March 2014 11:58
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.
Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014 12:12
 
Walk against Crime...Stop the Violence PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 07:54
In support of "National Crime Victims Rights Week", the Vicksburg Police Department will be sponsoring their 5th annual "Walk against Crime...Stop the Violence" Walk/Rally on Saturday April 12, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The public is asked to meet on the steps of City Hall to walk and show their support for victims of crimes such as home invasions, assault, rape, child abuse, elderly abuse, bullying, domestic violence, etc.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 07:56
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Boil Water Notice, North Washington and Hwy 61 Area * LIFTED* PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 12:13
warningDue to a broken six inch water main in your area the Vicksburg Water department has issued a boil water notice for the Hwy 61 North, North Washington St and Wells Rd area. Until further notice, please boil your water before consumption. * * * LIFTED * * * 
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 14:06
 
American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:57
swimminglessonsRegistration for Vicksburg City Pool's popular American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program will be held Wednesday, May 14, thru Friday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the facility located at 900 Lee Street.

Offerings include three and four year old Preschool Aquatics, Beginning Adult Swimming, Intermediate Adult Swimming, and the respected Learn to Swim Levels classes for students age 5 and up.
Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014 08:12
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Main Street to Host the Lofts of Vicksburg PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 March 2014 11:36
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.
Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 11:43
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2014 Adult Softball Registration PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 March 2014 09:58
adult-softball-leagueAdult Softball registration will begin March 3, 2014 and run through April 11, 2014. Registration packets can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation offices at 100 Army-Navy Drive from 8:00 .a.m till 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost per team is $175.00 with a $10.00 fee for non-city residents and a $20.00 fee for residents from Sharkey-Issaquena and Claiborn counties. A mandatory coaches meeting will be held on April 9, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Parks and Recreation offices. All teams must have a representative at this meeting. For more information call Joseph Graves at 601-634-4514.
Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 10:40
 
Downtown Wi-Fi Refurbished PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 March 2014 09:45
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.
Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014 08:21
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Ambulance Service Goes Paperless PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 13:43
ems paperlessVicksburg, Mississippi – Today it was announced by South Ward Alderman Willis Thompson that Emergency Medical Service in the Vicksburg Fire Department has been upgraded and enhanced to more effectively meet the growing needs of local residents. EMS staff will be able to instantly transmit patient care information to the State EMS office and hospitals in an efficient and timely manner. River Region Medical Center expressed interest in the system to help with their chest pain accreditation. The University Medical Center ER Director will use the system for their stroke and chest pain center.

The system consists of a toughbook laptop, document scanner and Wi-Fi hotspot on each of the ambulances. The laptops are capable of linking to the state's system through the use of a permanently mounted Wi-Fi hotspot. The patient reports are transmitted wirelessly to the state and the hospital.
Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014 08:11
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River Region Breaks Ground on New Medical Clinic PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 February 2014 10:43
Mayor George Flaggs Speaks at the River Region groundbreakingMayor George Flaggs spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for River Region Hospital's new 63,000 square-foot Medical Clinic building. The clinic will be built adjacent to the medical center on Highway 61 by-pass. Construction is set to begin March 1, 2014, and should be completed by May 2015. Lt. Governor, Tate Reeves, State Senator Briggs Hopson III, Mayor George Flaggs Jr., Representative Oscar Denton, Representative Alex Monsour, Supervisor Bill Lauderdale, and River Region Hospital officials participated in the ceremony.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014 07:55
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Harris, Firefighter of the Year PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 February 2014 07:09
harris charlesFire Lieutenant Charles Harris was recently honored by the Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club as Firefighter of the Year. He began his firefighting career with the Vicksburg Fire Department almost 22 years ago, in March 1992. He attained Emergency Medical Technician certification through training at Hinds Community College. Lieutenant Harris has attended numerous courses at the Mississippi Fire Academy including Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter, Rope Rescue I and II, Confined Space training, and Hazardous Materials training.

Lieutenant Harris is a member of Cedar Grove M.B. Church and is a graduate of Warren Central High School. He is married to Etta C. Harris, and they have one daughter, one grandson, a goddaughter, a god granddaughter, and a god grandson.
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:04
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Moore Selected Officer of the Year PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 07:07
Milton Moore Officer of the YearOn Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Sergeant Milton Moore was honored as Officer of the Year by the Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolence Club. Being a recipient of this award, was a very humbling experience for Sergeant Moore. The award is named the "Artel Moore Award" after Sergeant Moore's deceased father.

Sergeant Moore was only 6 years old when his father joined the Vicksburg Police Department in 1975. Being around law enforcement all of his life, Sergeant Moore gained interest and respect for the duties of law enforcement. He knew that one day he would be able to wear the uniform and follow in his father's footsteps and become an officer at the Vicksburg Police Department. Most of the traits and values that Sergeant Moore's father instilled in him he still practices daily. These attributes have helped Sergeant Moore become a model officer.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:33
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Alderman Thompson Appointed to NLC Council on Youth, Education and Families PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 February 2014 12:58
Thompson flag_800x600South Ward Alderman, Willis Thompson, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2014 Council on Youth, Education and Families. This council (YEF Council) guides and oversees the YEF Institute's work. The membership of this Council, unlike any other NLC committee or council, is composed of not only local elected officials, but also youth members and representatives from major national organizations concerned about children and families. The appointment was announced by NLC President Chris Coleman, Mayor, St. Paul, Minnesota. 

"It is very important that we work to create opportunities for our youth. Being a part of this committee will connect us to resources and ideas that may be beneficial to this community. Building a stable, educated, and progressive workforce for tomorrow is essential if Vicksburg plans to be competitive in the future." said Alderman Thompson.
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 07:57
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Alderman Proclaims America Saves Week in Vicksburg PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 February 2014 12:21
AmericaSavesWeek1At a recent Board meeting, North Ward Alderman, Michael Mayfield, proclaimed the week of February 24 through March 1, 2014 as America Saves Week in Vicksburg. America Saves encourages all Americans to pledge to start or increase a savings fund for emergencies, for retirement, or other goals and take positive wealth building actions during America Saves Week and to sustain that savings during the entire year.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:38
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Tennis in the Park PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 February 2014 07:07
tennislessonsThe City of Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department and the Alcorn State University tennis team are pleased to announce their annual "Spring Break Tennis Camp". The camp is March 10-14, 2014, at the Halls Ferry tennis facility. The camp is open to all ages and experience levels. Registration runs through March 3, 2014. Camp times are 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. each day, and the cost is $25 person. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 601-634-4514. You can download the registration form here.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:39
 
Road Closure - South Frontage Road PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 08:54
warningDue to repairs to an eight inch water line, South Frontage Road from Porters Chapel to Highland Drive is closed.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 09:02
 
Boil Water Alert - Fort Hill Area * LIFTED * PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 08:43
Boil Water NoticeDue to a 6" water main break, the Vicksburg Water department has issued a boil water alert for water customers in the following areas: Fort Hill. Peal Street, Rosedale Street, Hugo Street and Dallas Street. Customers are asked to boil their water until further notice. * * * LIFTED * * * 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 15:18
 
Donation Made to Local Reading Tutor PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 11:24
AllAmericanCheckAll American Check Cashing made a donation to Independent Professional Tutor Mr. Tillman Whitley's local reading program for kids attending the Vicksburg Warren School District.

"The donation today from All American will provide us with additional resources to teach our kids the importance of reading." said George Flaggs, Mayor of Vicksburg. "The funding will help give the extra support to children that they have never had it before."
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 11:43
 
Boil Water Notice in Porters Chapel Area - *LIFTED* PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 February 2014 15:37
warningThe City of Vicksburg has issued a boil water notice for utility customers in the Porters Chapel, Indiana Ave. and South Frontage Rd area. Earlier today there was an 8 inch water main break. Please boil your water until further notice.  * * * LIFTED * * *
Last Updated on Sunday, 16 February 2014 08:59
 
Vicksburg/Warren Delegation Travels to Nation's Capital PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 February 2014 14:08
DC2Mayor George Flaggs led a group of Vicksburg and Warren County officials on a trip to Washington DC to meet with Mississippi's congressional representatives. Topics discussed during the meetings were funding for economic development projects for the City of Vicksburg, expansion of the Port of Vicksburg and an overhaul of the local education system. A total of seventeen local leaders and residents made the trip. "I thought it was a very productive trip and we got a renewed interest in Vicksburg and Warren County. They were glad to see a unified front." Flaggs said.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:38
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City Offices Closed Monday, February 17, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 05:07
warningCity offices will be closed February 17, 2014, in observance of Presidents Day.
Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 13:56
 
Purchasing Department Honored by National Organization PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 January 2014 08:31
NIGP 30 YearsThe National Institute of Governmental Purchasing honored the City of Vicksburg Purchasing Department for 30 years of continuous membership. NIGP is committed to excellence in public procurement and helping procurement organizations and professionals achieve this standard.
Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 15:21
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