Join us for an evening of live music and fun in downtown Vickbsburg at "Downtown at Dusk" on Thursday October 22, 2015 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the River Stage Plaza (corner of Crawford & Washington Streets). The event is open to the public. Bring your own chairs. Live performances by Jessie Primer III (5:30 pm) and Jessie Robinson (7:00 pm).

Cick here for event details Downtown at Dusk.


Mississippi Secretary of State SealVicksburg, Miss.--Over $800,000 of tax-forfeited properties are now being offered for sale by public bid in Warren County. Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann are partnering to fight the epidemic of tax forfeited properties in Mississippi.

"Tax forfeited properties lying dormant with the State benefit no one-especially not the taxpayer," says Secretary Hosemann. "By purchasing these properties at drastically reduced rates, Mississippians perform a service to their communities by paying taxes on these parcels and rehabbing what is often a dilapidated property." 

4thofjulysquareVicksburg celebrates Independence Day with a weekend full of live music, living history presentations, a boat parade, shopping sales and a fireworks show over the Vicksburg riverfront.

The fireworks finale will be Saturday night following a 7:00 p.m. performance by Mustache The Band, a country/rock band from Oxford, Miss. The stage will be set up in front of the Old Depot Museum, 1010 Levee Street.


s5 logoVICKSBURG, MISS. (September 11, 2015): Vicksburg has been named as a Great American Main Street Association semi-finalist putting it in the Top 10 Main Streets in the United States.

The award from the National Main Street Center selects finalists based on their “overall strength of the Main Street in creating an exciting place to live, work, play and visit, commitment to historic preservation, active involvement of public and private sectors and participation of partnerships.”

Being excited and a bit nervous at the thought of buying a home is very common, especially if this is going to be your first home. Our goal is to take the uncertainty out of the home buying process. No matter what your concerns are about buying a home, this Homebuyer Fair will help you feel more confident as you undertake what will probably be the largest purchase of your life. The fair is scheduled for June 27, 2015 at the Vicksburg City Auditorium from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

For more info contact: Gertrude Young or Angela Turner at 601·634·4528

City offices will be closed Monday, September 7, 2015, in observance of Labor Day.


notice smallBeginning June 1, the cost of water and sewer service for Vicksburg residents is going up. The cost of residential and small commercial garbage collection will go down.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday adopted ordinances setting new increased water and sewer rates ranging from 5 percent to a maximum of 30 percent for residential and commercial customers based on water use and reducing the city's garbage rates by 5 percent. The new rates become effective June 1.

notice smallWater pressure has been restored to all areas affected by last night's outage. A Boil Water Alert remains in effect for all City customers until further notice.

notice smallSuncoast Infrastructure, a contactor working for the City, will begin tests of Vicksburg sanitary sewer system.

Testing will take place starting on approximately 8 June 2015 and will wrap up by the end of September.

Field personnel with the contractor will release a non-toxic and non-staining test smoke into the manholes, which will travel through the sanitary sewer system in order to detect and breaks or leaks in the city's system.

notice smallDue to street repairs, Washington Street from Clay Street to China Street will be closed to through traffic beginning Thursday, July 9, 2015. Businesses in that area will still be accessible.


Mayor and Miss Outstanding I had the opportunity to meet some of the contestants competing for the crown of Miss Mississippi Outstanding Teen. I'm looking forward to attending the pageant tonight here in Vicksburg and presenting flowers to the winners. These young ladies are extraordinary individuals who have excelled in the classroom and in their communities. They are all winners to me! I would also like to thank the staff of the Miss Mississippi Outstanding Teen Pageant who do a phenomenal job of planning and organizing the pageant each year. This is just another example of why people are saying great things about Vicksburg!

In observance of Independence Day, city offices will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015.


Professor EricC D. Pritchard of the University of Illinois is in process of writing a book on Vicksburg's own Patrick Kelly our own "global fashion phenomenon" and icon. And he is very eager to interview Patrick's family, friends, teachers, and classmates - all those who knew and remember him from Vicksburg.


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