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[email protected] to discuss your placement needs. 3 – ANY candidates for ANY office may submit a written statement to [email protected] at any point in time.  The submission will be reviewed by the editorial staff of Vicksburg Daily News and will either be posted, in it’s entirety, or the candidate will be sent a letter of rejection with the reason why the submission was rejected.  In order to keep fraudulent letters from appearing, candidates for office must contact a member of the Vicksburg Daily News Staff by telephone and complete our registration process.  The number to contact us is 601-618-6477. 4 – Vicksburg Daily News, LLC will NOT design advertising for ANY political candidate.  We have enlisted our sister company, Concrete Productions, to handle the creation of graphics, website design and audio/visual advertising for any interested political candidates.  If you are interested in the services of Concrete Productions, please call 601-415-4234 or 601-415-3267 or e-mail [email protected] 5 – Political candidates who are currently serving in office and are a direct representative of this area, and have been issued an open invitation to submit a “state of affairs” style report, must avoid campaigning within those reports.  We ask that all campaign statements be addressed to [email protected]. 6 – SEE RULE NUMBER 1 The quote below is from the official policy of Vicksburg Daily News, LLC

“This organization will decline to endorse any candidate for any political office, whatsoever.  It is in the best interest of the company and to our public to do this. Endorsement of candidates presents a bias to our readers and, thus, calls into question our objectivity when reporting on the news.  We, the founders of this company, pledged amongst ourselves that we would do everything humanly possible to represent ALL sides of a story and to avoid anything that would unfairly bias the news story. The members of this company are all United States citizens and, as such, have the “Right to Free Speech” and are allowed to editorialize  within a news item.  Such an editorial must be delivered from an objective and reasonable standpoint.  Editorials posted separately from news items must be defined as “Editorials.”  Even in the case of an editorial or opinion-editorial, it is still the policy of Vicksburg Daily News, LLC that our members may not deliver an endorsement to any candidate. We exist to serve the citizenry of Vicksburg, Warren County and other out-lying communities.  We will promote the importance of casting ballots, not influence the outcome of ballot counts.”
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Governor announces two MS Board of Ed appointments

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Gov. Tate Reeves announced two Mississippi State Board of Education appointments Tuesday: Angela Bass from Jackson and Glen East from Gulfport. The appointees reflect the Governor’s commitment to continuous improvement in education.

“Mississippi’s children deserve our steadfast commitment to improving education. We must continue to improve outcomes for these students without fear of upsetting the status quo. I am confident that Angela and Glen will serve with honor and represent the interest of parents, teachers and — most importantly — students. Their achievement has to be our top priority,” Reeves said in a statement.

Dr. Angela Bass served as a Teach for America corps member and studied education policy and management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, later becoming a teacher in both the Tunica and Desoto County school districts and an administrator at the KIPP Memphis Collegiate High School. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Early Learning Alliance.

Mr. Glen East serves as the Superintendent of the Gulfport School District. The district represents 10 schools and approximately 5,800 students. It has been designated an Excellence for All School District.

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Alcorn State University, IRS and USDA partner to provide webinar on Economic Impact Payment 

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Alcorn State University, the Internal Revenue Service and the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement have partnered to provide a webinar on the upcoming Economic Impact Payment.

During this Zoom meeting, participants will discuss strategies to help eligible Mississippi residents get their Economic Impact Stimulus payments. Individuals who were excluded from automatic delivery of payments must sign up by Oct. 15 to get their stimulus check this year.

The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST) via Zoom.

Register for the meeting online.
Zoom Webinar ID: 851 3831 6826
Passcode: 185598

Register by phone at 408-638-0968 | Code: 85138316826# or
646-876-9923 | Code: 85138316826#

For more information, contact Jacqueline A. Davis-Slay, deputy director, Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement, United States Department of Agriculture, 202-720-2032

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Seven VWSD students selected for state Student Advisory Council

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Seven students from the Vicksburg Warren School District have been selected to serve on the Mississippi Department of Education Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council.

  • Mary Katherine Archer – River City Early College
  • Riddhi Patel – River City Early College
  • Marquasia Smith – Vicksburg High School
  • Bobbie Sorrels – Vicksburg High School
  • Gregory Taylor – Vicksburg High School
  • Garrett Lee – Warren Central High School
  • Teyanna Monroe – Warren Central High School

The council includes students in grades 11 and 12 or in their first year of college to serve as members for a term of two school years.

More than 300 students from across the state applied for membership on the council and 163 were selected. They will join the more than 70 students who were selected in 2019.

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