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Coach Dellie Robinson’s legacy lives on

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Dellie Robinson (Photo by Cedric Tillman)

When the talk of basketball comes up around the city of Vicksburg, it’s practically guaranteed that a coach by the name of Dellie Robinson will come up in the conversation.

Being a winner has been in Robinson’s blood since his playing days at Alcorn State University where he was an All-American basketball player. He played at Alcorn from 1972 to 1976.

In nearly 30 years of coaching at Canton and Vicksburg high schools, Robinson won nearly 700 games. He became VHS head coach in 1992, where he paved the way for many young athletes to play on the next level and helped young men secure their future outside of basketball.

He led VHS to a championship season in 2003 after the Gators defeated Starkville 61-54 in overtime. Before retirement, Robinson led VHS to two more appearances in the state championships, in 2011 and 2014.

The stands were always full when Robinson led the Gators out on the court. Many people can’t recall a time where Robinson didn’t lead his team to a successful season.

Robinson delayed retiring as long as he could, and he continued to coach the team into his 60s. In 2017, his time as head coach came to an end as he left at halftime during a game with an illness that forced him to retire from the game he loved.

Kelvin Carter, Robinson’s longtime assistant, took over as head coach after that season, and Carter has kept Robinson’s winning tradition alive.

Robinson has a long list of great players he coached over the years such as former Dandy Dozen Mychal Ammons and Johnathan Phelps who both averaged at least 20 points per game during their time at VHS. He remains a mentor to many of his former players who went on to become coaches including Troy Stewart who is now the girl’s basketball coach at VHS.

Robinson is married to Hazel Robinson and they have three kids: Delmon Robinson, Deatra Robinson Caples and Teadra Robinson Sudds.

He is now fully retired from coaching, but his legacy lives on.

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Reeves puts seven more counties under mask mandates

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Gov. Tate Reeves providing a COVID-19 update from home Nov. 12 (image from video screen capture)

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced Monday that seven additional counties have qualified to be under more restrictive conditions due to rising COVID-19 cases.

The conditions, listed under his “Safe Recovery” executive order in effect through Dec. 11, include wearing masks in almost all public places.

Counties added to the list Monday are Hinds, Madison, Pontotoc, Tate, Winston, Itawamba and Montgomery. Added to the 15 counties already under more restrictive conditions, Mississippi now has 22 of its 82 counties included in the executive order.

“Let’s keep fighting COVID. Let’s protect ourselves and protect our neighbors,” Reeves said in a statement. “Let’s also keep praying. I believe if we work together, we can make a difference. We can slow the spread and bridge the gap between now and when this vaccine becomes readily available and protect the integrity of our health care system.”

The seven-day average of new cases in Mississippi is currently over 1,000. The state is part of a nationwide surge that is averaging more than 150,000 new cases daily from coast to coast.

Two vaccines have recently shown great promise in early testing. Neither is expected to be available to the general public until the spring of 2021.

The governor and his family are self-isolating after his youngest daughter tested positive for the virus.

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Three Vicksburg police officers test positive for COVID-19

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Three officers of the Vicksburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division have tested positive for COVID-19.

Monday, the department announced the results of tests completed earlier in the day.

The officers, who will not be named, will be quarantined for up to 14 days.

The department reminds the public to wear masks when conducting business at the police station.

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VIDEO – Capt. Randy Rippy honored at his retirement from the Vicksburg Fire Department

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Left to right: Pat “PatMan” Scallions, Doris Rippy, Capt. Rippy, Brittany Eaves, Cooper Eaves, Daniel Eaves and Colton Eaves (photo by Thomas Parker)

The Vicksburg Fire Department honored retiring Capt. Randy Rippy Monday.

Family and current and former co-workers gathered at Station 3 to honor Rippy, whose retirement becomes official at the end of his shift Tuesday morning.

Rippy has been a member of the department for 29 years. Chief Craig Danczyk spoke about working with Rippy as a young firefighter and how Rippy set the standard for public service with his work ethic.

Although Rippy is retiring from the Vicksburg department, he will continue to work with the fire department at Continental Tire where he has been working part time since March.

He becomes the third Vicksburg firefighter to retire and accept a position with Continental.

Left to right: Chief Craig Danczyk, Captian Rippy, Deputy Chief Trey Martin, Deputy Chief Derrick Stamps and Battalion Chief Carl Carson (photo by Thomas Parker)

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