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Richard “Dickie” Martin Sr., 1951 – 2020

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Dickie was a life long resident of Vicksburg and a member of Triumph Church. He owned Martin Electric Inc. and retired as captain at the Vicksburg Fire Department. He was an avid outdoorsman, and he loved to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Martin; his two sons, Richard E. Martin Jr. (Ann) and Tony Cook (Kris); his three daughters, Hayley Dawn Martin, Monica Jenkins (Cliff) and Donna Suell; his brother, Harry L. Martin Jr.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held at Glenwood Funeral home Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at noon. A funeral service will immediately follow the visitation at 2 p.m. Burial will continue at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.

Special thanks to Southern Pipe employees, Solar Supply employees, Vicksburg Fire Department, and all past, present and future Martin Electric Inc. customers.

Pallbearers will include; Greg Pickering, Leon Dotson, David White, Jeff Wright, Tommy Runnels and Tank Wilson.

Honorary Pallbearers will include; Bill Libbey, Bobby Middleton, John Bell, Richard Cowart, Travis Vance, Pete Buford and Daryl Hollingsworth.

Pastor Mike Fields will be officiating the service.

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One struck by a car on MLK

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One person has been hit by a car near 1911 MLK Jr Boulevard.

 

At 10:30 p.m. Friday night, a call came into the E911 call center that a person had been struck by a vehicle at that location. The vehicle is still on scene and police, fire medic 20, rescue and Ladder 3 are all en route to the scene.

The injured party is complaining of leg pain.

We will update this story as more information becomes available. For now, please avoid the area and allow emergency responders plenty of room to do their job.

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One shot on 61 South

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At around 4:30 this afternoon an individual showed up at University Medical Center suffering from a gunshot wound that he claimed had happened on 61 South in Vicksburg.

Vicksburg Police Investigators were dispatched to UMC to follow up on the incident. Deputy Chief Bobby Stewart tells us that at around 7:25 p.m. three individuals were taken into custody on Fog Drive off of 61 South.

One is believed to be the shooter, the others have outstanding warrants through Municipal Court.

This is a fluid and developing story. We will release additional information as it becomes available to us.

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USDA approves waiver to allow SNAP beneficiaries time to report losses

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The federal government has approved a request from Mississippi to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program beneficiaries additional time to report food losses due to severe weather and flooding this month.

The approval waives the requirement that SNAP losses be reported within 10 days to receive replacement benefits, U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) announced today.

SNAP benefits are provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. With the waiver in place, families displaced by flooding will be eligible to get food replaced even if they can’t report the losses within the usual 10 days.

The waiver applies to Attala, Carroll, Chickasaw, Claiborne, Clay, Copiah, Greene, Grenada, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Leake, Leflore, Madison, Quitman, Rankin, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson and Yazoo counties.

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