Author Archives: Tommy Parker

Delta Queen to Sail Again-(From The Times Free Press)


The wood frame of the Delta Queen steamboat creaks and groans as the old lady tugs passively against her moorings. Weather and time have taken their toll on the silent relic, which sits lashed to a storm-damaged quay along Chattanooga’s Coolidge Park. Workers have long since battened down her hatches and blocked off her decks. The only sign of life ...

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Hinds Comes Within Grasp Of National Championship

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The Hinds Community College Eagles came within inches of grasping the baseball program’s first national championship on Saturday, but ultimately came up just short, falling to Mesa (Ariz.) Community College, 9-7, in 11 innings in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) title game. Hinds finished the season 40-21 with the 11-inning defeat. The Eagles fell behind 5-0 heading into ...

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It Could Have Been Worse


 Carl James lost his life in Thursday’s accident at the Police Department. I spoke with North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield just after it happened. Mayfield said “this is a tragedy for our community and his friends and family.” As unfortunate an incident as this was, it could easily have been much worse.                 ...

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Huggers Leaving Verizon

A Verizon logo is seen during the International CTIA WIRELESS Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana

(Reuters) – Erik Huggers is leaving Verizon Communications Inc(VZ.N) just five months after joining the company via the acquisition of the Intel Corp (INTC.O) “OnCue” streaming service he developed, signaling the communications giant’s waning interest in providing an Internet-delivered TV service. The former BBC executive, who told Reuters on Friday he is departing the company, had worked on OnCue for Intel for more ...

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Oklahoma enacts new restrictions on abortions, Louisiana to follow

  BY KATHY FINN       (Reuters) – Oklahoma, soon to be followed by Louisiana, has joined other socially conservative states in adopting laws that place new restrictions on abortions, measures that critics say are aimed at shutting abortion clinics. Legislation in the two states require physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at an adequately equipped hospital ...

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No Racing Tomorrow Night,Double The Action Next Saturday

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2 NIGHTS OF RACING IN 1 NEXT SATURDAY NIGHT, JUNE 7TH AT JACKSON MOTOR SPEEDWAY…. THATS ALOT OF RACING FOR ONLY $10 BUCKS!!! JUST CONFIRMED: Jackson Motor Speedway will be in action Saturday night June 7th with 2 nights of racing in 1!!! Double Features for both Nesmith Crate Late Models and Nesmtih Street Stocks. Each Nesmith Crate Feature will ...

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City Government More Transparent With New Legislative Management Tools


The City of Vicksburg has partnered with Granicus, Inc., the industry-leading government transparency solutions provider, to make their legislative management process more efficient, transparent, and cost effective. This project is a significant step in the City’s budget reduction and open government initiatives. Vicksburg’s new solution will reduce the amount of staff time needed to introduce, manage, and track legislation through ...

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Corps of Engineers Facing Lawsuit Over River Operations

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) – Environmental groups sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Thursday over the agency’s use of man-made structures meant to keep the Mississippi River navigable, claiming the techniques provoke flooding as seen during historic inundations four times in the last two decades.The federal lawsuit asks the Army Corps to resist building more “river training ...

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Concert In The Park Saturday

Friends of Vicksburg National Military Park and Campaign is partnering with Four Seasons of the Arts, Vicksburg National Military Park and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra to provide a Pops Concert at no charge on the hallowed grounds of Vicksburg National Military Park to commemorate Memorial Day Weekend.The concert will be Saturday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. on the grounds of ...

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