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Charles Toney stepping up to offer necessities at cost to customers

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Charles Toney checks his costs. (Photo by David Day)

Charles Toney of Toney’s Grill and Seafood Market is a Vicksburg resident who is doing his best to assist fellow Vicksburgers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Toney saw that some basic necessities were being hoarded in a rash of panic buying, so he decided to do something about it.

“All I’ve heard for the last two weeks is that no one can get bread. No one can get milk. No one can get toilet paper,” he said. “I have access to it through my supplier.”

Toney is offering customers those items at cost.

Charles Toney’s stash of basics. (Photo by David Day)

“We’re not Walmart. We’re not Kroger,” he said, almost apologetic that his prices may be a bit higher than what you might find in those big stores. The reality is that by offering the items with zero markups, the prices are competitive.

“We not making anything. We’re doing a service to the community,” he said. “As long as we can break even and take care of the community, we’re fine.”

Some people on social media have accused Toney of profiteering, but he’s losing a few cents on every sale once taxes, credit card fees and other costs are factored in.

“We’re going to be here to help you if we can,” he said.

To see what’s available on the menu at Toney’s Grill, visit them on Facebook, or stop in at 710 U.S. Highway 61 North in Vicksburg.

Also, see our live interview with Charles Toney on our Facebook page.

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Church members took the opportunity to bless senior citizens Sunday morning

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Pastor White, far right, leads the group in prayer. (Photo by Thomas Parker)

Sunday morning, a group from St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, along with one member of Locust Grove Church, delivered much needed supplies to seniors in Vicksburg.

The group included Betty Noyel, Willie and Issabel Parsons, Lucille Holly, David Montgomery and Pastor Rhagi White from St. Peters, and Carolyn Brown from Locust Grove.

They spent the morning visiting senior citizens and dropping off items such as toilet paper, soft drinks, bottled water and other basics.

The group said they couldn’t hold services but that didn’t stop them from sharing the word of God and blessing others.

The Vicksburg Daily News caught up with them in the subdivision off Elizabeth Circle. Watch our live, on-the-scene video on our Facebook page.

 

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A dose of encouragement for April 6

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Rev. R.D. Bernard from King Solomon Baptist Church

Rev. R. D. Bernard has served as the pastor of the King Solomon Baptist Church for the past 15 years. He has served on various boards and committees throughout the City. He has been married to Valerie Bernard, a second-grade teacher at Dana Road Elementary, over 20 years. They have two children, David and Daniel.

Pastor Bernard has authored six books, the most recent being a history of King Solomon Baptist Church, the oldest Missionary Baptist Church in Vicksburg/Warren County. His religious writings have been published in the Vicksburg Post and other periodicals. He also co-hosts a weekly radio show, “The Preacher’s Corner,” broadcast live each Monday on Jackson radio station WMPR 90.1 FM.

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A dose of encouragement for April 1, 2020

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Rev. R.D. Bernard from King Solomon Baptist Church

Rev. R. D. Bernard has served as the pastor of the King Solomon Baptist Church for the past 15 years. He has served on various boards and committees throughout the City. He has been married to Valerie Bernard, a second-grade teacher at Dana Road Elementary, over 20 years. They have two children, David and Daniel.

Pastor Bernard has authored six books, the most recent being a history of King Solomon Baptist Church, the oldest Missionary Baptist Church in Vicksburg/Warren County. His religious writings have been published in the Vicksburg Post and other periodicals. He also co-hosts a weekly radio show, “The Preacher’s Corner,” broadcast live each Monday on Jackson radio station WMPR 90.1 FM.

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