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BREAKING – Vicksburg-Warren schools will not open Friday

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After a specially called board meeting, the Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees announced it will not open schools for in-person classes Friday as scheduled.

Superintendent Chad Shealy cited a shortage of janitorial staff due to COVID-19. “The cleaning has not been up to the standard we needed it to be,” he said. “We [also] had a shortage of PPEs.”

Shealy went on to indicate that construction was also not on schedule adding to the issues facing the in-person opening of the schools.

The board is discussing the opening date and how best to handle it.

Monday, Aug. 17, is the new date to open schools for the fall semester.

Stay tuned to the Vicksburg Daily News for the latest information.

 

 

 

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Two vehicle accident on 61 South – use caution

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There is a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 61 South at Dana Road with injuries.

The roadway is blocked at this time. The Vicksburg Police and other first responders are working to treat the injured and maintain the safety of the roadway.

Please use caution in the area and if possible, take another route for the next few minutes.

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SWAC to announce football cancellation Monday

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(photo courtesy of Alcorn athletics)

The Southwestern Athletic Conference will announce the cancellation of the 2020 football season Monday.

Brett McMurphy with Stadium announced the news Friday on Twitter.

The cancellation of fall sports is due to rising COVID-19 cases that have been affecting sports nationwide.

The SWAC Conference  is close to home in Mississippi where teams from historically black colleges and universities fight for the championship each year. Mississippi SWAC teams include Alcorn State University, Jackson State University and Mississippi Valley State University.

The cancellation will include the big ASU versus JSU game  played each year.

Alcorn won the SWAC Championship last season

There is no official word on whether the SWAC Conference will try to play its games in the Spring of next year.

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