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Two Vehicle Crash on Highway 465 near Leisure Lane

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Two Vehicle Crash on Highway 465
(photo by David Day)

Two commercial vehicles were involved in a motor vehicle collision on Highway 465 near its intersection with Leisure Lane at around 9:40 a.m. Friday.

No injuries were reported in the crash.

The United Parcel Service truck was overturned as a result of the impact.

Photo by David Day

Warren County Sheriff’s Sgt. Silento McMorris responded along with a trooper from the Mississippi Highway Patrol who will be in charge of investigating the accident.

The accident is not anticipated to impact traffic.

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Vicksburg recognizes VFD Capt. James Jones for 30 years of service

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Capt. James Jones (photo courtesy VFD)

Vicksburg Fire Department Captain James Jones was recognized on October 23, 2020 at the Mayor and Alderman meeting for his 30 years of service to the fire department.

Jones joined the VFD at the age of 31 and has been with the department ever since. He was very excited to receive the recognition.

“I would like to thank the Chief and Mayor and Alderman for the recognition,” Jones said. “I thank God for allowing me to work here for 30 years and I also thank my wife and mother.”

Jones has been more than satisfied with his career choice where he was able to rise in the rankings.

“It’s been a very rewarding career and I’m happy to be a part of the Vicksburg Fire Department,” Jones said.

Jones started working for the VFD on Halloween in 1990. He is a 1978 graduate of Vicksburg High School and he also attended Hinds Community College.

Jones has proven himself as a great leader in helping to keep the community safe with all of his hard work and commitment to the Vicksburg Fire Department.

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Vicksburg native Larry Walker Jr. captures effects of pandemic in his first book

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Vicksburg native Larry Walker Jr. released his new book this year titled “Through The Eyes of COVID-19”.

Walker began collecting images for his book in March 2020 when most of the city of Vicksburg was shutdown due to COVID-19. He created the book, which is filled with mostly images, as a visualization project recording the societal impact of the pandemic in full affect.

“I did the book for history purposes,” Walker said. “I wanted people to see the effects of COVID-19 on the visual side.”

“Through The Eyes of COVID-19″ showcases about two months worth of images that were all taken by Walker right here in Vicksburg.

Walker’s book contains photos of masked public officials in socially distanced meetings, meals being delivered to remote students by the Vicksburg-Warren School District buses, and many more images that illustrate how the pandemic has changed the way people live and work in our small town.

Many people lined up to get a copy of his book at the book signing he held in June at the Glam House in Vicksburg. “I had a great turnout,” Walker said. “Plenty of city officials came to show their support and I was completely sold out.”

Walker’s book is now in every school in the Vicksburg-Warren School District and in the public library for residents to see. He is now working with schools in Madison and Lexington, Mississippi to have his book on the shelves for those students as well.

Walker is currently working on a second edition, which will be titled “Life after COVID-19”. As the name suggests, the new book will contain images portraying life after reopening businesses and public gatherings following months of being shut down.

If anyone wishes to buy a copy of Walker’s book, you can message him on Facebook or travel downtown to Lorelei Books and purchase a copy.

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