Mayor George Flaggs would like to once again congratulate Malcolm Butler and salute his performance in Super Bowl XLIX. The City of Vicksburg will honor Malcolm very soon. Mayor Flaggs has been in contact with Malcolm's family and as soon as logistics can be worked out on his return back to Vicksburg, a celebration will take place. We look forward to honoring Malcolm, and we are proud of all his accomplishments. The City of Vicksburg will announce more details when plans are finalized.
Mardi Gras Parade
Downtown Vicksburg's 14th Annual Mardi Gras Parade will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. in Downtown Vicksburg. All area clubs, churches, organizations, schools, and businesses are invited to take part in this community parade.
The parade begins at Washington and Belmont streets and will travel north on Washington Street to Jackson Street.
For more information, contact the Vicksburg Main Street Program at 601-634-4527, email Kim Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Downtown Vicksburg.
Alderman Thompson to Speak at Black History Program
Alderman Thompson has been invited to speak at a Black History Program that is being hosted by Alcorn State University. He has been asked as a guest speaker to sit on a panel to address the topic pertaining to "Saving Black Males in the Community; Problems and Solutions." This address will take place at the Alcorn State University Vicksburg Extension Campus on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in Classroom 1. If you are interested in hearing this address and/or would like to ask questions, please feel free to attend.
Vicksburg PD Improves Efficiency with e-Citation Solution
The City of Vicksburg IT Department in conjunction with the Vicksburg Police Department, has just completed the initial phase of a new e-Citation solution from Application Data Systems Inc. out of Southaven MS. This solution utilizes pedestal mounted ruggedized laptop computers to streamline the citation process. The system improves accuracy and efficiency by allowing the officer to scan a driver license, lookup related warrant information, print the ticket and upload citation information directly to the police department database servers. Before the automated system was implemented, all citations were handwritten and turned over to Court Services data entry clerks for processing. In addition to the citation, the new system gives police officers the ability to lookup information directly, write related reports, and start the booking process all from their patrol car.
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The Vicksburg Fire Department hired nine probationary firefighters January 7, 2015. New recruits are Jacob Artman, John Chase, DeShaundra Eatmon, Jeffrey Hearn, ShaFreta Kelly, Daniel Moulder, Andrew Rodgers II, Joseph Strait, and Andrew Thornton.
Four firefighters were promoted January 21, 2015. Those promoted are Assistant Chief Darrell Flaggs, Captain Sam Brocato, Captain Aaron Greer, and Lieutenant Nathaniel Williams.
The Vicksburg Fire Department is mourning the loss of Lieutenant Drue Randolph, who was killed in an off-duty vehicle accident in Delhi, Louisiana, January 1, 2015. Lieutenant Randolph had served nearly 25 years with the department as a firefighter. He was also a paramedic, hazardous materials technician, and a member of the dive rescue team.
Vicksburg Municipal Court Announces Amnesty Period
If you owe past due fines and a contempt of court warrant has been issued for your arrest, you can avoid being arrested and have your warrant dismissed if you will voluntarily come to the Municipal Court Clerk's office and pay the fine in full. The amnesty period will run from February 2, 2015 through April 3, 2015.
For more information call Court Services at 601-631-3742.
Monday: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The clinics are free of charge and are held at the Halls Ferry tennis courts. Contact Rick Shields at 601-618-4757 for more information.
Upcoming Board Meetings
February 10, 2015
February 17, 2015
February 25, 2015
March 2, 2015
March 10, 2015
March 17, 2015
March 25, 2015
April 6, 2015
All regularly scheduled board meetings are at 10:00 a.m. in the City Hall Annex building located at 1415 Walnut Street, Vicksburg, MS. Meetings are broadcast live on Vicksburg Video channel 23, U-Verse channel 99 and live on our website at www.vicksburg.org
City offices will be closed February 16, 2015, for Presidents Day.