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JACKSON – Mississippi’s white-tailed deer hunting season with guns opens November 19 and runs through December 1. Hunting with dogs is allowed during this season. Legal deer include antlerless deer and legal bucks on private lands and legal bucks only on open public lands. For Deer Management Zone and legal buck descriptions, antler criteria, and information on how to estimate inside spread and main beam length see the Mississippi Outdoor Digest or www.mdwfp.com/deer. For more information on hunting seasons and regulations visit the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks web site at www.mdwfp.com or call 601-432-2400. We at Vicksburg Daily News and our family at Listen to the Eagle encourage each and every one of you who is planning on hitting the woods this weekend, to think about your safety and the safety of everyone else in the woods with you.  Keep your gun unloaded while you are walking to and from your spot.  Wear your hunter orange at all times.  Keep the safety on until you are ready to fire.  Wear a safety harness if you’re in a tree stand. There need not be any loss of life this hunting season.  Minor injuries (scrapes, bumps, sprains, etc…) are expected but we don’t need any broken bones or worse because you fell out of your tree stand. Make sure you are safe in the woods and enjoy your time hunting.  If you happen to bag one, think about someone who is less fortunate and pass along some meat to that family! Oh… by the way… we’re overloaded with does around here.  Think about taking one out before you aim for that four point.  Chances are, if you let that four point walk this year, he’ll be bigger and better next year!]]]]> ]]>

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18-wheeler in wreck on 61 South in Warren County

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(photo by Thomas Parker)

An 18-wheeler was involved in a single vehicle crash around 6 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 61 South approximately 1 mile north of the Claiborne-Warren County line.

The truck left the roadway on the northbound side of the highway for unknown reasons.

The driver was transported to Claiborne County Hospital by private vehicle before law enforcement arrived on the scene. His condition is not known at this time.

Traffic has not been affected, but use caution in the area to allow investigators to do their jobs safely.

Warren County deputies Daniel Thomas and Ron Kinard are on the scene, and a trooper from the Mississippi State Police is on the way and will be in charge of the investigation.

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Vicksburg named Water Treatment Plant of the Year for second consecutive year

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For the second year in a row, the City of Vicksburg has received the 2020 Water Treatment Plant of the Year Award from the American Water Works Association. The award cites overall water quality, plant improvements, energy efficiency and regulatory conformance as criteria for the selection.

“Having the best water treatment plant in the State of Mississippi for two years in a row is just one more reason why people should move to Vicksburg,” said Mayor George Flaggs Jr. in a statement. “Our philosophy is to provide the best quality service at the least cost to the taxpayers. Today, we’re continuing to deliver on that promise.”

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen hired ESG Operations, Inc. in 2016 to manage and operate the city’s water treatment plant on Haining Road. The plant has received a five-star rating from the State Department of Health for the past four years and has been in 100% compliance with all regulatory agencies.

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VPD reports auto theft and business burglary for Tuesday

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The Vicksburg Police Department reports an auto theft and a business burglary occurred Tuesday, Oct. 13.

At 5:34 a.m. officers responded to a residence in the 3100 block of Washington Street in reference to a stolen vehicle. The complainant reported that someone stole a 2015 Chrysler 200.

The Days Inn at 90 Warrenton Road was the site of a business burglary Tuesday. Officers responded to the motel at 9:09 a.m. where the victims stated that someone kicked a room door in and stole a Dewalt paint sprayer, two Magnavox paint sprayers, a Minolta hand sander and a Milwaukee reciprocating saw. Two other saws of unknown brands were also taken. The total value of the missing equipment is estimated at $5,500.

If you have information on either of these incidents, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

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