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DAR rings in Constitution Week at Old Courthouse Museum



On Tuesday, Sept. 17, chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution across the nation will ring bells to usher in Constitution Week in the U.S., celebrated from Sept. 17 through Sept. 23.

In Vicksburg, the Ashmead DAR Chapter and the Sarah Randolph Boone Society Children of the American Revolution will host the annual event on the steps of the Old Courthouse Museum.

“We will have Alderman Michael Mayfield representing Mayor George Flaggs’ office, Lt. Col. Adrienne Ruggles Eckstein (Ret.) representing our veterans, Lorelei Bookstore owner, Kelle Banks Barfield, and State Insurance Commissioner and Fire Marshall Mike Chaney each speak briefly,” wrote Janis Koestler, Ashmead Chapter DAR Constitution Week co-chair, in an email.

“We gather at 3:30 p.m. on the 17th, Tuesday next, to commemorate this wonderful document that allows us to have the freedoms we so greatly cherish,” Koestler wrote.

Across the country DAR members will ring bells at 4 p.m.

Constitution Week was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1955, DAR petitioned Congress to set aside Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the resolution into law Aug. 2, 1956.

The aims of the Constitution Week celebration are to:

  • Emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.
  • Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life.
  • Encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.

For more information, visit the DAR national website or email the Vicksburg Ashmead Chapter.


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Thanks to you, we had more than 3 million hits this month



Photo by Leslie Smith Hollowell

When we say we are the largest, most read paper in town, we mean it, and we’ve got the numbers to prove it. But before we do that, let me take a moment to thank you for putting us over the 3 million mark for the month of January.

A screenshot of a total of 3 million hits in January as of 6 p.m.

Our website got over 3 million hits in the month of January. We can break that number down to any demographic you want to see, but know this: Vicksburg obviously loves local news done by a locally owned company that is invested in the community.

We live, work and play here. We own property here. We are invested in our community and committed to providing the news—the good and the bad.

If anyone else wants you to advertise with them, make them show you their numbers.

The hard work of Ronni Mott, Keith Phillips, Kami May, Gabrielle Terret, Gordon Cotton, Thomas Parker and Chris Tankesly are greatly appreciated. This team of reporters, interviewers and news hounds/junkies make work fun and help to keep the focus on providing Vicksburg with the most accurate news delivered quickly and with compassion.

We love providing you with the news and we love that you love seeing it.

2020 is going to be even bigger and better. Vicksburg, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

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Eagle Lake community meeting announced for Feb. 1



Eagle Lake Shore Road before and after the 2019 flooding.

Earl Wallace, chief of the Eagle Lake Fire Department, has announced a meeting to discuss the potential of flooding on the lake in 2020 and to organize a community effort in the event flooding occurs again this year.

The meeting will be held at the Eagle Lake Methodist Church (16785 state Route 465) on Saturday, Feb. 1, starting at 1 p.m.

Wallace says all members of the Eagle Lake community are invited, whether they live there full or part-time, as well as interested stakeholders in the South Delta. Various area agencies have been contacted to have representatives at the meeting.

In 2019, more than 550,000 acres in the South Delta were underwater for months, and most of the houses at Eagle Lake took on water, which caused devastating damage to many structures. Roads were closed, and some folks used boats to get to their homes. Cleanup, demolition and repairs, which began in August, are ongoing.

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