Author Archives: Tommy Parker

April 1 Municipal Primary Voter Registration Deadline Fast-Approaching

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New Mississippi voters hoping to cast a ballot in the upcoming municipal primary elections have about two weeks to send in their voter registration application.   Additionally, Mississippians who are already registered to vote, but have recently moved or changed their name, must update their registration information in order to cast a ballot in the correct precinct on Primary Election ...

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Two Charged In Gaines Murder

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The Vicksburg Police Department has arrested and charged Byron Reynolds and Christopher Brown in the murder of Reginald Gaines stemming from a shooting that occurred on March 7, 2017.     Name: Byron Martez Reynolds Age: 31 Charges: 2nd Degree Murder, Shooting Into Occupied Vehicle, Weapon by Felon Bond: $300,000   Name: Christopher Brown Age: 24 Charges: 2nd Degree Murder, ...

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Jim Ellis To Retire From Calling Football, Basketball; Will Continue as Voice of Baseball


March 02, 2017 Story Links Photo Gallery STARKVILLE, Miss. — Learfield announced today that Mississippi State alum and veteran broadcaster Jim Ellis will be retiring from calling football and men’s basketball at the conclusion of the 2017 basketball season. Ellis, an integral member of the Bulldogs’ broadcast team for nearly 40 years, will however continue his role with baseball as “Voice ...

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March events at Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library


Storytime to the public is held on Wednesdays, at 10:30 am. Tuesdays and Thursdays are reserved for daycare centers. Please call the library for more information. Literary Movie Event: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 10:00 am. This movie is based on the 1955 novel by Sloan Wilson. This film is not rated. The running time is 2 hours and 32 ...

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Florence Bingham Green

Florence Bingham Green died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at her home following a lengthy illness.  She was 103.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete with W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home in charge.

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William D. Smith Sr.

William D. Smith Sr. died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Merit Health River Region. He was 78. A lifelong resident of Warren County, he retired from Anderson-Tully Lumber Co. after 30 years of service. He later owned and operated Smitty’s Furniture in Vicksburg for 15 years. He attended Wayside Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. ...

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Betty Lee Leist


Betty Lee Leist passed away Sunday February 26,2017 she was 77 years old. Betty was born in Warren County,MS and had lived in Vicksburg most of her life. She was of the Methodist faith. She is preceded in death by her father Ernest Watkins and mother Helen Sink her step-father Clyde Sink and a daughter Darla Leist Sanders. She enjoyed ...

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Mellow Mondays in March and May


The Vicksburg Convention Center and VenuWorks of Vicksburg are pleased to bring back Mellow Mondays in March and May. It allow us to demonstrate a special way to say “we appreciation you” #WAY and to celebrate 20 years of the VCC serving Vicksburg. The dates are Monday, March 13 and Monday, May 22 from 5pm-6:30. There will be wonderful musical offerings each Monday, ...

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