Author Archives: Tommy Parker

William Thomas Barner

William T. “Wild Bill” Barner died Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at his home. He was 93. Mr. Barner was born in Princeton, AR to the late Frank L. and Henrietta Walsh Barner. He attended Henderson College and served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He had been a resident of Vicksburg for the past ...

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Ricky Austin Smith

Ricky Smith

Funeral services for Ricky Austin Smith will be Thursday, Jan. 26,at Greater Grove Street M. B. Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James C. Archer officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery under the direction of W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home. There will be a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home Wednesday. Rickey Austin Smith passed away ...

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Cathy Ann Wilson

Cathy Wilson

Cathy Ann Wilson died Tuesday January 24, 2017 at Merit – River Region Medical Center she was 60 years old. Cathy was born in Natchez,MS. Cathy has been a resident of Vicksburg since 1989. She was a long time employee of Ergon-Marine as an Administrative Manager. She is survived by her husband Kerry Wilson of Vicksburg, 2 daughters Amy Andreatta-Golbe(Scott) ...

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The Mississippi Department of Corrections will not have enough operating money in FY 2018, if the Legislative Budget Office’s recommendation for the agency is adopted, Commissioner Marshall Fisher said. Commissioner Fisher told House and Senate Appropriation members in separate meetings on Wednesday that MDOC considers the recommendation “a threat to public safety.” “We are already understaffed,” Commissioner Fisher said. “We ...

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57th Annual Lebanese Dinner,Febuary 13th.

Ms. Sue Thomas

As you grow older you look back on certain events with a fondness that I really can’t explain. I grew up being friends with Gary Thomas. His parents,Mr Johnny and Ms. Sue had a houseful of kids and adopted all of their friends as their own. One of our biggest treats was to go to Gary’s house after school on ...

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Christmas Caroling Contest Finalists


V105 CAROLING Finals 2016 Divsion 5 1. Harrison Speed. Santa Clause Is Coming on a Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train 2. Abby Grace Matthews Hallaluah Christmas 3. Lee Denton. That Spirit of Christmas 4. Mary Robinson Coco. Ugly Christmas Sweater 5. Aaron Graves. O Holy Night Division 7 6. Eminence. Mary did you know 7. Rogers Wesley and Erika Collins. ...

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Kimberly Karyl Couse

Kimberly Karyl Couse died Saturday, December 3, 2016, at her residence in Vicksburg. She was 55. Born and raised in Vicksburg she lived a number of years in South Texas. For past five years, she had made her home in Vicksurg where she was a sales director for Lady Luck Casino Hotel. She was a member of several civic organizations ...

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Complete Football Bowl Schedule

ncaa football

Dec. 17 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl North Carolina Central vs. Grambling 12 p.m., ABC Georgia Dome, Atlanta Gildan New Mexico Bowl New Mexico vs. UTSA 2 p.m., ESPN University Stadium, Albuquerque, N.M. Las Vegas Bowl Presented by Geico Houston vs. San Diego State 3:30 p.m., ABC Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Appalachian State vs. Toledo ...

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Mississippi to Consider “Blue Lives Matter” Legislation


Adding Mississippi law enforcement officers as a protected class under the state’s hate-crime law is one of the judicial/legal issues the Legislature is expected to debate in 2017. Targeting law enforcement officers for assault would lead to enhanced penalties under Mississippi’s hate crime law if it passes, says Senate Judiciary A Chairman Sean Tindell, R-Gulfport. A person who kills a law ...

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Lady Elaine Miles

Lady Elaine Miles, 87, Delta, La. passed away November 27, 2016 at her home. Born in Sharkey County, Ms., Lived in Vicksburg, Ms., for many years but lived in Delta, La., since 1991. She is preceded in death by her husband William H. Miles, daughter Pam McGreevy, son Charles E. Miles, three grandchildren Deitch Jackson, Missy Jackson Hocutt and Adam ...

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