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Make sure you’re ready to vote in March 10 primaries; register or update by Monday



The deadline for registering to vote for the upcoming primary elections is Monday, Feb. 10.

Now is the time to ensure you are registered to vote for the primaries on March 10 and to make sure your registration is up to date.

Even if you believe you’re registered, it doesn’t hurt to check. Go to to confirm your registration.

If you are not registered in Mississippi or are registering for the first time, you can download a form online at, and mail it to the Circuit Clerk’s office. In Warren County, the mailing address is P.O. Box 351, Vicksburg, MS 39181. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked no later than Monday, Feb. 10.

You can also register in person at the Warren County Circuit Clerk, 1009 Cherry St., Vicksburg, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you have moved or changed your name since you last voted, you need to update your registration.

You can update your voter registration in various ways:

Online at

From the county website at, download, print and fill out the form, then mail it or bring it to the Warren County Courthouse (1009 Cherry St.) to update in person.

To see sample ballots for the primaries, go to

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Single vehicle crash sends local man to hospital



Photo by Thomas Parker

A local man was injured after crashing into a pole Sunday morning.

Vicksburg EMS/Fire and Police were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Mission 66 near its intersection with Military Avenue at around 7:30 Sunday morning.

The vehicle left the roadway striking a utility pole.

The driver was transported by Vicksburg Fire Medic 40 to UMMC for treatment.  His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The investigation into this accident is ongoing.

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Fire at Cato Fashions Saturday evening



(photo by Thomas Parker)

Vicksburg firefighters were called to a fire at Cato Fashions, 2184 Iowa Blvd., Saturday around 6:30 p.m. near the Walmart Supercenter.

Firefighter checks the HVAC vents. (photo by Thomas Parker)

First reports say smoke could be seen coming from the vents, and firefighters are checking the HVAC system for problems. The situation seems well under control.

The store has been evacuated as are staff and customers in nearby stores. There are no reports of injuries.

Numerous Vicksburg fire and police units have responded including Engines 7 and 8, Ladder 15, Rescue, Fire Medic 80 and Battalion 1 (Tim Love).

The Vicksburg Daily News will provide updates as we receive them.

See our live, on-the-scene report on our Facebook page.


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Mississippi native elected as Harvard student body president



(photo courtesy Noah Harris)

A Mississippi high school graduate has been elected as Harvard University’s student body president.

Noah Harris, a 2018 graduate of Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is the first African American to serve in the role at prestigious Harvard University in Massachusetts.

“I’m really grateful that the student body is entrusting me with such a historic and unprecedented moment,” Harris told WDAM. “To make the right moves and to really bring their voices to the forefront. I just never expected that I would be in a position to run for this.”

Harris is a junior and a political science major at Harvard. He served as treasurer on the finance committee in his first two years. His vice president and running mate is neuroscience major Jenny Gan. Both plan on making a difference at the university.

Harris and Gan will be sworn in Dec. 6.

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