Connect with us

News

First Vicksburg Board of Mayor & Aldermen Meeting of 2012

]]>

Published

on

News

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

Published

on

larry walker jr
Larry Walker Jr. (photo credit)

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.

Continue Reading

News

Riverwalk donates more than $37,000 to Children’s of Mississippi

Published

on

Riverwalk Casino Hotel in Vicksburg believes in being involved in the community. They also encourage their guests to do the same, and their guests have certainly responded.

With Riverwalk’s Sharing Is Caring program, they have collected an amazing $37,390 from their guests for Children’s of Mississippi. Riverwalk will present the donation to the hospital at 11 a.m. Friday.

“We are excited to make this donation to Children’s of Mississippi on behalf of our guests,” Ginny Tzotzolas, Riverwalk Casino General Manager, said. “It speaks volumes about their generosity. People in the area always seem to step up for their community, and this cause is no exception.”

Children’s of Mississippi is the pediatric arm of the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. It includes the state’s only children’s hospital as well as clinics around the state.

“We are so grateful to receive this donation from Riverwalk and their guests,” said Jen Hospodor, director of community partnerships for UMMC.  “We are constantly amazed by the generosity of the people in this area. It is truly inspiring for all of us at Children’s of Mississippi, as well as for our patients and their families.”

Continue Reading

COVID-19

Mayor to hold news conference Friday on COVID-19

Published

on

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. at a news conference Oct. 8. (photo via video screen grab/Video by Thomas Parker)

 Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. will hold a news conference Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Robert M. Walker Building Board Room regarding COVID-19.

The current proclamation expires Monday, Nov. 2 at 8 a.m.

Look for updated information and plan to watch the news conference live on the Vicksburg Daily News Facebook page.

Continue Reading

Vicksburg
52°
Partly Cloudy
7:19am6:14pm CDT
Feels like: 46°F
Wind: 11mph N
Humidity: 75%
Pressure: 30.28"Hg
UV index: 2
FriSatSun
63/41°F
70/46°F
68/39°F

Categories

Categories

Trending

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!