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Free Drug Give Away This Saturday

Their goal is to get area residents to clean out their medicine cabinets and around their homes and properly dispose of any unused medications.

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Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace wants your drugs.  So does Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore.

What they really want is to make sure your medicine cabinets are clear of unused and outdated medications.

This Saturday the Warren County Sheriff’s Department will have their Mobile Command Center set up at the Outlets of Vicksburg from 10 am to 2 pm. The Vicksburg Police Department will be set up at Walgreen’s during the same hours.

Their goal is to get area residents to clean out their medicine cabinets and around their homes and properly dispose of any unused medications. This annual program is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The agency will pick up and properly dispose of the narcotics in an environmentally friendly incinerator.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace reminds citizens that those who are unable to make it to either location, that both departments have drop containers in the respective lobbies of their departments. These containers are available to the public during normal business hours year round. He encourages citizens to take advantage of this opportunity to rid their residences of substances which could potentially fall into the wrong hands. There is no charge for this service and you will not have to answer any questions, nor identify yourself.

Anyone with any questions can contact the Sheriff’s Office at 601-636-1761 or the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511. Please take this chance to rid your home of substances that could prove deadly in the wrong
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Vicksburg teenager faces multiple charges after Sunday night incident

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Staci Foster (photo courtesy VPD)

A Vicksburg teenager faces multiple charges in connection with an incident that occurred Sunday night.

Police arrested Staci Foster, 18, after the car Foster was driving struck a 21-year-old woman on Grange Hall Road around 11:41 p.m. Sunday. The victim was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for treatment.

Foster was charged with one count of aggravated assault domestic violence, one count of leaving the scene of an accident with injury and one count of reckless driving.

She appeared in Vicksburg Municipal Court Monday before Judge Angela Carpenter who set her bond at $105,000 and bound her over to the Warren County grand jury.

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Education

MS treasurer announces Black Friday giveaway to encourage saving for college

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Monday, Mississippi Treasurer David McRae announced a $1,000 Black Friday siveaway to encourage Mississippians to begin saving for college.

College Savings Mississippi, a division of the State Treasury, will be giving one lucky family a $1,000 scholarship when they open a Mississippi Affordable College Savings account between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

“With Black Friday as the traditional kick-off to holiday shopping, we’re hoping to remind Mississippians that the gift of a college degree is a gift that will keep on giving,” McRae said in a news release. “Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, consider making a contribution to a loved one’s college savings plan this gift-giving season.”

A tax-advantaged MACS account, which can be opened for as little as $25, offers families maximum flexibility. The money contributed to this account can be used for tuition, books, supplies, and certain room and board expenses, as well as elementary and secondary tuition expenses for younger students.

For the Black Friday Giveaway, any family who opens a new MACS account between Nov. 27 (“Black Friday”) and Nov. 30 (“Cyber Monday”) will be entered to win the $1,000 scholarship. The winner will be drawn at random.

To open an account, visit Treasury.MS.gov/CollegeSavings. For complete rules for the giveaway, download this document (PDF).

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Two-vehicle crash on Sherman Avenue

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(photo by Thomas Parker)

Warren County Sheriff’s officials responded to a two-car crash on Sherman Avenue at the entrance to Sherman Avenue Elementary Monday around 3:16 p.m.

Initial reports indicated there were injuries, but occupants of both vehicles declined to be transported to a medical facility.

The accident should be cleared by 4:15 p.m.

Culkin Engine 205, Rescue, Fire Medic 30 all responded along with Vicksburg Deputy Fire Chief Trey Martin (FD-2) and Warren County Fire Coordinator Jerry Briggs. Sgt. Silento McMorris, Investigator Stacy Rollison and Deputy Ronnie Fuller from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene as well.

Sgt. McMorris is conducting the investigation into this accident.

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