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New program offsets costs for museum field trips for Title I schools

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The Mississippi Department of Archives and History will begin offering scholarships to offset costs for Title I schools to visit the Two Mississippi Museums—the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

“Our goal is to make sure that every student in this state has an opportunity to see these world-class museums,” said Katie Blount, MDAH director, in a statement. “We are thankful to our partners, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Cline Tours, Inc., for helping make this vision a reality.”

MDAH is offering the following:

  • Students who attend the Biloxi Public School District, Jackson Public School District, or Sunflower Consolidated School District are eligible for free admission to the museums. These admission grants are funded through an endowment established by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
  • MDAH is also partnering with Cline Tours to provide free transportation for students in Mississippi school districts that are located within a fifty-mile radius of Cline Tours’ bus hubs in Ridgeland, Oxford, Starkville, Hattiesburg, McComb, and Memphis. Vicksburg is 48 miles from Ridgeland.
  • MDAH has limited additional funds available for other Title I schools. Eligible schools should contact MDAH school visits coordinator Stephanie King for more information.

“We are excited to work with school districts and administrators to bring their students to the Two Mississippi Museums,” said Stephanie King, MDAH student visits coordinator. “It’s not too late to book your field trip for the 2019-2020 school year.”

For more information about this program or to schedule your visit, contact Stephanie King at 601-576-6795 or sking@mdah.ms.gov.

 

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Valentine’s Day Cards & Raffle!

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Show your love with a special digital Valentine’s Day Card.

Choose your design, type your special message, and upload a photo (for options B & C).

All Valentine’s Day Cards will be featured on Vicksburg Daily News.

 

Win you & your valentine an extra special Valentine’s Day with prizes from 10 South, Southern Beauty, and Helen’s Florist. The winner will also be interviewed and featured on Vicksburg Daily News.

To be eligible to win, make sure you like Vicksburg Daily News on Facebook & purchase a Valentine’s Day Card

Every dollar spent is equal to one raffle ticket (i.e. 1 Option C & 2 Option A’s = $12 = 12 Chances To Win).

 

Design Options:

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Thanks to you, we had more than 3 million hits this month

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Photo by Leslie Smith Hollowell

When we say we are the largest, most read paper in town, we mean it, and we’ve got the numbers to prove it. But before we do that, let me take a moment to thank you for putting us over the 3 million mark for the month of January.

A screenshot of a total of 3 million hits in January as of 6 p.m.

Our website got over 3 million hits in the month of January. We can break that number down to any demographic you want to see, but know this: Vicksburg obviously loves local news done by a locally owned company that is invested in the community.

We live, work and play here. We own property here. We are invested in our community and committed to providing the news—the good and the bad.

If anyone else wants you to advertise with them, make them show you their numbers.

The hard work of Ronni Mott, Keith Phillips, Kami May, Gabrielle Terret, Gordon Cotton, Thomas Parker and Chris Tankesly are greatly appreciated. This team of reporters, interviewers and news hounds/junkies make work fun and help to keep the focus on providing Vicksburg with the most accurate news delivered quickly and with compassion.

We love providing you with the news and we love that you love seeing it.

2020 is going to be even bigger and better. Vicksburg, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

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Eagle Lake community meeting announced for Feb. 1

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Eagle Lake Shore Road before and after the 2019 flooding.

Earl Wallace, chief of the Eagle Lake Fire Department, has announced a meeting to discuss the potential of flooding on the lake in 2020 and to organize a community effort in the event flooding occurs again this year.

The meeting will be held at the Eagle Lake Methodist Church (16785 state Route 465) on Saturday, Feb. 1, starting at 1 p.m.

Wallace says all members of the Eagle Lake community are invited, whether they live there full or part-time, as well as interested stakeholders in the South Delta. Various area agencies have been contacted to have representatives at the meeting.

In 2019, more than 550,000 acres in the South Delta were underwater for months, and most of the houses at Eagle Lake took on water, which caused devastating damage to many structures. Roads were closed, and some folks used boats to get to their homes. Cleanup, demolition and repairs, which began in August, are ongoing.

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