Saturday, March 28, 2015

Newsflash

alertDue to emergency repairs of underground utilities near the intersection of Bowmar Avenue and Letitia Street, Bowmar Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Washington and Bowmar at least over the weekend. Residents of Bowmar west of Letitia will access their homes from Washington Street, those east of Letitia from Drummond Street.

Malcolm Butler Parade Press Release(VICKSBURG, MISS.) February 17, 2015: The City of Vicksburg will host a parade and ceremony for Vicksburg native and Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler on Saturday, February 21 beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Malcolm Butler, a cornerback for the New England Patriots, made the winning play at this year's Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1 when he intercepted the ball in the last 20 seconds of the game to seal the victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Butler is a 2009 graduate of Vicksburg High School. He earned a scholarship to Hinds Community College and later played at the University of West Alabama. On May 19, 2014, he signed with the New England Patriots after going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft and made his first start on December 14, where he made two tackles.

mardigrasDowntown Vicksburg's 14th Annual Mardi Gras Parade will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. in Downtown Vicksburg. All area clubs, churches, organizations, schools,  and businesses are invited to take part in this community parade. The deadline to submit an application is no later than 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 28, 2015. The fee is $25 for non-profit and civic groups and $50 for businesses. After Wednesday, January 28th, the fee is $50 for non-profit and civic groups and $100 for businesses.

"The City of Vicksburg is proud to recognize Malcolm Butler on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. with a parade in his honor through downtown Vicksburg. A ceremony will follow the parade at 4:00 p.m. at the Vicksburg Convention Center. We salute Malcolm for never giving up on his dreams and proving that through hard work and a strong faith in God, anything in life can be accomplished. His dedication and determination has guided him to be the successful individual that he is today. He is truly an inspiration for all of us. Again, congratulations to our Hometown Hero, Malcolm Butler." -- Mayor George Flaggs
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, February 16, 2015, in observance of Presidents' day.

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.

Files:
Vicksburg 2014 Comprehensive Plan HOT
The purpose of this Comprehensive Plan is to serve as a general and long-range policy guide to decision-making for the City of Vicksburg. The Plan is "comprehensive" in that it includes all of the city's geographical areas and service functions that sustain or support the city's physical development. 

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City offices will be closed Monday, January, 19, 2015 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
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.
mayor-with-flag2Mayor George Flaggs will hold a televised question and answer session on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Annex Board Room to discuss his first 1½ years in office as Mayor of the City of Vicksburg. All constituents and members of the business community are invited to join him on this day as he discusses past accomplishments and future goals of this administration.
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.

Craig DanczykCraig Danczyk was appointed Deputy Chief of Fire Suppression December 1, 2014. He began his career with the Vicksburg Fire Department May 10, 1995, as a firefighter and was promoted through the ranks of lieutenant, captain and assistant chief during his 19.5 years with the department prior to his appointment as deputy chief.

He has logged more than 2,000 hours of training during his career, and is a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician, certified Mississippi State Fire Academy Smoke Diver, Certified Advanced Rescue Specialist, Fire Service Instructor, and a Fire And Life Safety Educator.

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