Author Archives: Tommy Parker

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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4th Annual Ritz on the River


VCC VICKSBURG, MS : On Thursday, July 13th, Vicksburg will celebrate the Golden Age of Glitz, The Roaring 20th Anniversary of the Vicksburg Convention Center (VCC). We will welcome the Downtown Band from Nashville, TN. The Downtown Band is an award winning high energy 10-piece, dance-driven band, which delivers top quality live entertainment. Dinner will begin at 6:30pm /Show will ...

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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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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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