City offices will be closed Tuesday, November 11, 2014, for Veterans Day.
Flaggs Gets Visit from State Treasurer Lynn Fitch

In an effort to improve the State's financial literacy, Mississippi State Treasurer Flynn Fitch, visited Vicksburg and Mayor George Flaggs this week to promote her new program. 

According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Mississippi is the least financially capable state in the country. Since taking office in 2012, improving Mississippi's financial literacy has been one of Treasurer Fitch's highest priorities. She is building a TEAM of partners who agree that financial literacy is vital for our workforce and our consumers with a vision of providing financial literacy education statewide.

alertRoad construction on Warrenton Road scheduled for 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from the second entrance of Lady Luck Casino to Kemp Bottom Rd may cause traffic delays.
ChristmasParade2The Vicksburg Main Street Program has announced its 2014 Downtown Vicksburg Christmas Parade of Lights. The parade will take place on Saturday, December 6, 2014, beginning at 5:00 p.m. This year's parade theme is "Christmas on the River". All area Clubs, Churches, Organizations, Schools, Dance/Drill Teams, and Businesses are encouraged to take place in this community parade.

City Offices will be closed Monday, September 1, 2014, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
pumpkin1Halloween in Vicksburg/Warren County will be observed Friday, October 31, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Trick-or-Treating should be one of the great adventures of Halloween for kids! It should be a fun time, without trouble and pain, so following some easy tips can keep your child safe every Halloween.

Ice Bucket ChallengeDressed in his business attire, Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs took the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 21, 2014. Just before being soaked with ice water the Mayor challenged local elected officials, schools officials and State officials including Governor Phil Bryant and Attorney General Jim Hood to take part in the challenge in support of Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

alertThe board meeting scheduled for Friday, October 10, 2014, has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 9, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.
Red Carpet BowlCelebrating the 52nd Edition of the Red Carpet Bowl Classic. Friday August 22, 2014, at Vicksburg High School Memorial Stadium.

Game 1: Porters Chapel Eagles -vs- Union Christian at 3:30 p.m.
Game 2: Warren Central Vikings -vs- Terry at 6:30 p.m.
Game 3: Vicksburg Gators -vs- McComb at 8:00 p.m.

National Night OutLocal National Night Out locations have beeen set. The event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch, and other anti-crime efforts.

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The Board meeting scheduled for Friday, August 8 has been rescheduled to Thursday August 7 at 9:00 a.m.
alertAn accident at Pemberton Blvd and Hwy 61 South has damaged traffic signals. Traffic will be at a near standstill most of the evening. Please use an alternate route if possible.
alertWarrenton Road will be closed to thru traffic for roadwork beginning Monday, July 21, 2014, through Monday, July 28, 2014. The schedule may be altered some depending on the weather.

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