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Southwest returning to Jackson airport in 2021

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Southwest Airlines will be returning to the Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport after more than six years.

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority announced Thursday that Southwest intends to restore its legendary service to Jackson in 2021. The airline previously served JAN from 1997 until 2014.

Southwest Airlines is the largest domestic carrier with an impressive international route network as well.

“It’s great news for our city and great news for travelers throughout the region who have been missing access to Southwest’s accessible flights and low fares,” said Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba in a statement. “I want to applaud the JMAA Board of Commissioners and CEO for their hard work and vision. JAN has become a strong regional competitor and Southwest’s return is the most recent evidence of their efforts.”

“The JMAA is thrilled to welcome back Southwest Airlines,” said JMAA Board Chairman Robert E. Martin, “and I feel sure that the citizens of Jackson and central Mississippi will find this news very exciting. As U.S. travel recovers in 2021, we look forward to hosting more and more passengers at JAN.”

More details regarding startup dates, fares and routes will be released as they become available.

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Flaggs to hold COVID-19 news conference Wednesday

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Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. during a live session May 20.

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. will hold a COVID-19 news conference Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 2:30 p.m.

The news conference will be held in the Robert M. Walker Building Board Room at 1415 Walnut St.

The Vicksburg Daily News will be on hand to provide live coverage streaming on our Facebook page.

 

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ERDC brings home eight awards from virtual national ceremony

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Dr. Rebekah Wilson of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) was honored with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Researcher of the Year Award at a virtual ceremony held Nov. 12, 2020. (photo courtesy ERDC)

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center brought home eight awards from the annual U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Awards Ceremony, held virtually Nov. 12.

Employees of the ERDC Construction Research and Engineering Laboratory claimed two of the top honors at the ceremony. Dr. Rebekah Wilson was named USACE Researcher of the Year and Joseph Bush won USACE Mechanical Engineer of the Year.

“You are the best of our best,” said Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, 55th Chief of Engineers and USACE Commanding General, to the crowd gathered virtually. “You have stepped up to our vision by engineering solutions to our nation’s toughest challenges, and I want to thank all of you. You stepped up and proved that innovation is the key to success. You have demonstrated to the world the Corps’ leadership, technical capabilities, integrity and steadfastness.”

As the leader of the research and development program for the USACE Paint Technology Center at CERL, Wilson conceives, develops, leads and performs research and development on new and innovative coating technologies to address the most pressing needs of the Department of Defense and USACE. From corrosion prevention to camouflage, energy efficiency and other related areas, Wilson’s work ranges from fundamental basic research to demonstration and validation of new coatings for use by USACE and the military.

Bush, a mechanical engineer at CERL, is a subject-matter expert in the area of heating, ventilation and air conditioning controls and cybersecurity. He was recognized at the National Awards Ceremony for professional commitment, technical excellence and exceptional leadership for his contributions to a variety of mechanical engineering efforts.

“It is engineers and critical thinkers like the people we honored today whose work exemplifies the mission of this WORLD-CLASS organization. Thinking outside the box to engineer solutions for all Americans,” Spellmon said. “Each of you honored today exemplify what a leader looks like.”

In addition to Wilson and Bush, six other ERDC teams and employees were recognized for their outstanding performance. The ERDC contracting office was the winner of the 2020 Excellence in Contracting Award, while the USACE Sustainability Hero Award went to Dr. Guillermo Riveros of the Information Technology Laboratory. ERDC teams earned two USACE Innovation of the Year Awards, with one going to the COVID-19 Model and Analysis Team, made up of researchers from the Environmental Laboratory and the Information Technology Laboratory, and another to the Harmful Algal Bloom Interception, Treatment and Transformation System Team at CERL. The Environmental Laboratory’s Horseshoe Bend Delivery Team was recognized with the Green Innovation Award.

An individual award for USACE Innovators of the Year was also presented to Lyle Seethaler of the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory for his work as Civil Works Business Intelligence Technical Lead.

“These awards are yet another example of ERDC’s commitment to taking the problem to the next level and thinking outside the box to solve the toughest challenges faced by our nation and military today,” said ERDC Director Dr. David Pittman. “As the great Henry Ford once said, ‘If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.’”

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Lucy Derrossette is the newest member of the Vicksburg-Warren County Board of Realtors

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Vicksburg resident Lucy Derrossette is the newest member of the Vicksburg-Warren County Board of Realtors.

Derrossette, who has worked for the Vicksburg-Warren School District for the past 30 years as a teacher and at the central office as the Director of Innovation, is ready to start her new side job of helping individuals find a home.

“I am super excited because interest rates are so low that people can get houses for a lot less and loans will be available for them,” Derrossette said.

The Board of Realtors members are all certified and licensed to sell homes. For someone to become a realtor, they must pass a state and national exam.

Derrossette began taking classes in June while the COVID-19 pandemic was interrupting her job at the school district when everyone, including students, was sent home, so she was able to finish three months later. This is her second time to become a realtor; she first started 20 years ago.

Derrossette always had a passion for houses so being a realtor with Keller-Williams is a calling and not just a job.

“I always loved houses and people,” Derrossette said. “I think it is a great investment for anyone, especially teachers because they can get special loans up to $6,000 for teaching in the Vicksburg area for three years without having to pay the money back.”

Derrossette will continue working for the Vicksburg-Warren School District while also working as a realtor. She will be doing two things that she loves: selling houses and helping children.

To contact Derrossette concerning real estate in Vicksburg, call 601-301-0623.

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