Author Archives: Tommy Parker

Mayor Speaks On City’s Bond Rating

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In February 2012, Vicksburg’s credit rating was withdrawn by Moody’s Investors Service due to the city’s inability to produce annual financial audits in a timely manner. The city had fallen behind almost three (3) years in annual financial audits. The city now has rectified the problem, and has hired a Certified Public Accountant on staff to ensure that annual audits ...

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Goldman Retires

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Vicksburg, Miss…Ronald C. Goldman, director of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Modeling, Mapping and Consequences (MMC) Production Center retired on June 27, 2014. Goldman has had an extraordinary 37 year career. He has been a leader, mentor and friend to many throughout the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Vicksburg District. Goldman began his career with the ...

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Corps Encourages Safety During Holiday

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Vicksburg, Miss… The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is encouraging everyone to have fun during the Fourth of July holiday, but most importantly, stay safe. The Corps hosts 370 million visitors annually at its more than 400 lake and river projects where people enjoy fishing, boating, hiking and more. While outdoor recreation is fun and healthy, the Corps urges ...

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Corps “Blessing of The Fleet” Next Week

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Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) will leave the harbor for its annual revetment season on July 9, 2014. The District will host a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on July 9, 2014, 10:00 a.m., at City Front as the MSU departs. A tradition that dates back to medieval times, the Blessing of ...

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Could There Be a Challenge

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HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) survived the most intense challenge he’s ever faced in his 41-year political career, winning a runoff against conservative state Sen. Chris McDaniel. The Associated Press called the race for Cochran, who is up 6,880 votes with 99.9 percent of precincts reporting. A source close to McDaniel told Breitbart News that he is considering ...

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Rebels Advance with 6-4 Win over TCU

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Ole Miss To Face Virginia on Friday June 19, 2014 Box Score  | Photo Gallery | Notes | Quotes | Infographic: Ole Miss vs. TCU  Blog: Allen, Orvis Lift Rebels Past TCU OMAHA, Neb. – The Rebels got big, timely hits from the middle of the lineup Thursday night as Sikes Orvis and Will Allen combined to go 6-for-10 with five ...

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States with Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Deaths

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ShareThis Violence Policy Center Analysis Highlights Importance of State Legislation to Prevent Gun Violence Washington, DC — States with weak gun violence prevention laws and higher rates of gun ownership have the highest overall gun death rates in the nation, according to a Violence Policy Center (VPC) analysis of new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National ...

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U.S. Patent Office cancels trademarks of NFL’s Washington Redskins

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By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON Wed Jun 18, 2014  Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III scrambles against the Philadelphia Eagles’ defense during the second half of their NFL football game in Landover, Maryland in this file photo from September 9, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Gary Cameron/Files (Reuters) – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the federal trademarks for the National Football ...

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Public Corruption Update FBI Continues Efforts to Root Out Crooked Officials

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OP-Ed From The F.B.I. 06/17/14 The vast majority of public servants who work at the local, state, and federal levels of government are honest and dedicated folks who strive every day to do the right thing for their constituents, their communities, and their country. Unfortunately, there is a small subgroup of public servants who, whether elected, appointed, or contracted, are ...

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