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Governor ‘easing the brakes’ for some businesses while extending shelter-in-place order

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Gov. Tate Reeves during April 17 new conference.

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves extended the state’s shelter-in-place order Friday morning until Monday, April 27.

“I wanted to announce that we can all ease up and re-open today, but we can’t,” Reeves said. “We are still in the eye of the storm,”

The governor also said he would be “easing the brakes” for some non-essential businesses starting Monday, April 20 at 8 a.m.

“We are going to allow drive-thru, curbside or delivery sales by ‘non-essential’ businesses. Clothing stores, florists or athletic goods can do safe sales. If a salon or other business wants to safely sell their excess supplies to stay afloat, they can do that. Call ahead, or order online, then safely pick it up,” Reeves said.

Stores and other non-essential businesses will not be allowed to fully reopen for at least another week.

Reeves did say that some boat ramps at recreational fishing areas, such as the Ross Barnett Reservoir, will be re-opened but with social distancing rules in place. For boats, that means only half the manufacturer-recommended number of people will be allowed on board.

The governor is leaving water recreation up to the counties and municipalities. If they feel they cannot provide the personnel required to enforce social distancing, for example, they do not have to re-open.

Mississippians have been under the shelter-in-place order since Friday, April 3. During that time, unemployment claims have risen by 14,000% in the state. “This is insane—the bleeding has to stop,” Reeves said in a Facebook post on Thursday.

“I have a fundamental problem with the government making it illegal for people to fend for themselves in a crisis like this. This situation truly goes against all of my instincts,” Reeves said Friday. “I cannot sit by while Mississippians are driven into poverty, without doing everything in my power to give them some greater ability to take care of themselves.”

“We are headed toward reopening.” Reeves added. “It is coming soon. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Please stay strong. Please stay smart. Use common sense. That’s the single most important thing you can do.”

Watch the entire press conference on the Vicksburg Daily News Facebook page.

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Vicksburg Firefighters quickly extinguish apartment fire

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Firefighters at the Shadow Cliff Apartment fire. (Photo by Tommy Parker)

Vicksburg firefighters quickly extinguished a stove top fire at the Shadow Cliff Apartments on Alcorn Drive Monday Night.

 

At 10:08 p.m. a fire was reported at the apartments that sit between the New Main apartments and Greater Grove Missionary Church. Alcorn Drive was shut down as firefighters worked to supply water to the fire.

The resident, who is visually impaired, smelled smoke and did exactly what firefighters and Chief Danczyk recommend – if you smell smoke call 911.

The resident had left something on the stove and it burned, creating the smoke.

“I always take fire calls seriously. Several years ago I answered a call where there were children still in a house. I had to put them out of a window then follow them out. This one turned out well in that no one was injured. Don’t hesitate if you think you have a fire. Dial 911 and get out!” explained a passionate Eric Paymon, Adam 3 with the Vicksburg Police Department.

Battalion 1, Platform 1, Ladder 3, Rescue, Fire Medics and numerous Vicksburg police officers including Adam 3, responded to the fire.

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China Grove temporarily closed due to an accident

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The Kia Forte and utility pole. (photo by Tommy Parker)

At 9:06 p.m. Monday night, a call came into the 911 call center of a single vehicle accident at 2060 China Grove Road. The impact took out power to the area and created a hazardous situation with power lines on the ground.

 

The area between Gibson Road and Nine Mile Cutoff will be closed while the wreck is cleaned up.

A utility pole was knocked down by the impact of the vehicle that ended up on its roof. Power to the immediate area is out and there are power lines on the ground. About 10 homes are without power according to Entergy.

The Kia Forte with full air bag deployment with electric wires on it. (Photo by Tommy Parker)

The driver of the grey Kia Forte suffered only minor injuries. He was checked out by first responders and released at the scene.

Daniel Thomas is working the accident for the Warren County Sheriff’s Office being assisted by Deputies Cordell Watkins and Thomas McBride . Responding to the accident were Fire Boss Jerry Briggs, Fisher Ferry Chief Mitch Lange along with Tim Wood and Robin Knighton of the Fisher Ferry fire department who worked the accident scene from Engine 303.

First responders and Warren County Fire Boss Jerry Briggs are requesting you avoid the area until the accident scene is deemed safe.

 

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City says gas smell poses no danger

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(Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay)

Numerous Vicksburg residents have reported a strong odor similar to natural gas in the city.

City officials say the smell is apparently due to a release on the harbor, and that it poses no danger.

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