Sunday, January 21, 2018
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen welcomed Miss Mississippi Outstanding Teen, Anne Elizabeth Buys, to City Hall and presented her with a proclamation honoring "Anne Elizabeth Buys Day" in Vicksburg. "It is with great pride we note the accomplishments of this talented young Vicksburg resident" said Mayor Flaggs.

Anne Elizabeth is the first young lady to be a state titleholder in the Miss America and Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageants from Vicksburg in 32 years.
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The 1953 Vicksburg, Mississippi tornado outbreak was a deadly severe weather event that affected northeastern Louisiana, southeastern Arkansas, and western Mississippi on December 5, 1953. At least four confirmed tornadoes touched down. One of the tornadoes produced F5 damage as it moved through the city of Vicksburg, causing 38 deaths and injuring at least 270 along the seven mile path of devastation. The National Weather Service in Jackson remembered the 1953 tornado by creating a special web page with tornado details, images and stories from that. Click here for more info...
Governor Phil Bryant was in Vicksburg today to tour the facilities at the Engineer Research and Development Center. Mayor George Flaggs, Alderman Thompson, Victor Gray-Lewis and Brian Boykins all representing the City, accompanied the Governor on the tour. ERDC Director, Dr. Jeff Holland, hosted the group as they toured various ERDC facilities. ERDC officials took the opportunity to showcase some of their advanced technologies and capabilities.  {rsmediagallery tags="phil bryant", "ERDC" thumbnailwidth ="120" thumbnailheight="90" limit="1"}

This week Mayor Flaggs was invited to St. Francis Xavier Elementary School as the VIP guest of Carson Gleese, a kindergartener at the school. Mayor Flaggs fielded questions from the students at St. Francis about Christmas and answered questions about the job of a mayor.

Central District Transportation Commissioner, Dick Hall, stopped by City Hall today during his visit to Vicksburg. He and Mayor Flaggs took the opportunity to discuss the Frontage Road extension project around the Outlets of Vicksburg. As Commissioner of the Central District, Mr. Hall's constituency includes a population of almost one million people who reside in 22 counties. {rsmediagallery tags="Dick Hall" thumbnailwidth ="120" thumbnailheight="90" limit="1"}


Please join us immediately following the Christmas parade on December 7, on the steps of City Hall as we celebrate the illumination of the Christmas tree with Santa and carolers. For more information call 601-636-3411.

Mayor Flaggs was part of a discussion panel at the annual Mississippi Economic Council Hobnob event. Hobnob is an annual gathering where business people, educators and elected officials can mingle, listen to political speeches and share ideas. The event was moved from its usual location at the Agriculture and Forestry Museum to the Mississippi Coliseum on the state fairgrounds this year because of rain. Organizers said more than 1,800 people registered to attend. {rsmediagallery tags="hobnob" limit="1" thumbwidth="120" thumbheight="90"}

Mayor Flaggs and Alderman Mayfield spoke to about 30 children from the Dallas Public School District, sharing their personal experiences as African-American politicians. The students were participating in the Martin Luther King Educational Freedom Ride Tour. It is a commemoration of fifty years of "Dreaming" by continuing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, and civil rights.   {rsmediagallery tags="freedom ride", "ERDC" thumbnailwidth ="120" thumbnailheight="90" limit="1"}

gflaggs6a thumbnailThe Mississippi Minority Business Alliance Inc. (MMBA) lauded several of its members for their accomplishments and contributions to business in Mississippi at a gala event held at the Jackson Convention Center, Friday, October 11. The honorees at the celebratory dinner came from a variety of business areas.

The 2013 Old Fashioned Christmas Open House is scheduled for December 1, 2013 from 1:30 pm until 5:00 pm. Come experience the holiday spirit in historic downtown with over 25 stores offering terrific bargains on everything from furniture to fashion. Enjoy great shopping and dining in downtown Vicksburg. Simply, Uniquely, Southern
More than 900 runners from all over the southeast participated in the 2013 "Over the River Run". Sam Gearhart of Clinton won his second men's division championship with a time of 28:13. First time winner, K.K. McCarley, topped the women's field with a time of 34:15. Gearhart is a 17-year-old senior at Mt. Salus Christian School in Clinton. K.K. McCarley is a local runner who is a sophomore at Warren Central High School.

City offices will be closed November 28th & 29th, 2013 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
House Speaker Philip GunnSpeaker of the House, Philip Gunn visted the River City as part of his statewide listening tour. Education and economic development where just a few of the topics discussed by area residents during the forum with Rep. Gunn Wednesday at the Vicksburg Convention Center. More than 100 area residents and leaders, including Rep. Alex Monsour, state Sen. Briggs Hopson III, Aldermen Mayfield and Thompson, and Mayor Flaggs, attended the one-hour program to voice their thoughts and concerns on issues that affect Vicksburg and Warren County.


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