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The Week in Pictures – October 27, 2019

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Saturday night’s shooting scene on Ethel Avenue. Things had been quiet for a while. Let’s hope this is an isolated incident.

Africa Hunter is recognized for her 10 years on the Vicksburg Police Ddepartment. Thank you for your service.

This accident on Iowa Boulevard and 61 South looks a lot worse than it was.

Warren County Fire Fighters.

The scene of a motorcycle accident where Old 27 meets Clay Street.

Fisher Ferry Fire Chief Mitch Lange listens intently during a training session Thursday night.

Donnie Heggins, Mario Grady and Jeff Merritt work hard every day to make Vicksburg a safer place to live.

This home on Dewitt was spooked out to discover bones under the porch.

The bones look very human. They were later determined to be ….


pig bones.

A city worker makes it look easy as they operate that rather heavy piece of equipment and tamp the fill.

Zach Hearn is the youngest firefighter in Warren County. He works hard to earn his place on the team.

This suspect was from Hinds County and fled from law enforcement when they attempted to pull him over.

Dedrick Hall carries one of the flashing lights to be installed. Those lights a lot bigger than they appear.

The massive amount of damage to this vehicle led to no injuries. Amazing how far we’ve come.

The truck his the car that hit the 18 wheeler that cause the car to hit a different truck. All four of the vehicles involved were towed away from the scene. No one was injured.

The scene on Wisconsin where one vehicle rolled over and the other was totaled. Two women were transported to the hospital with injuries.

The driver left the car running as they ran inside for a quick minute. When he came back out the car was on fire.

This accident happened about 10:30 p.m. There were two more accidents before daylight and nearly a dozen before this one on a rainy Monday.

This photo still awes me. The heat was so intense from the fire it shut down my camera.

A water leak from in front of Walnut Hills was handled by the city water department.

Mayor George Flaggs shows off his boots prior to marching in support of domestic violence victims and their families.

Sgt. Bobby Jones is everywhere, all the time and rocks some high heels in support as newly promoted Deputy Chief Penny Jones looks on from the left and County Prosecutor candidate Ken Harper from the right.

And one more…

Judge Carpenter is interviewed by Marcus James of Channel 12 in Jackson. We had way too much fun pointing out the college ad in the background (highlighted by the arrow). A much younger version of James is featured in the ad. He was a good sport.

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MDOT announces I-20 lane closures near Clinton

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If your commute regularly takes you to and from Clinton, Miss., be advised that you will likely be dealing with slow traffic for a couple of months starting next week.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation announced today that it would be closing the inside lanes of both eastbound and westbound Interstate 20 at Norrell Road (exit 31) starting Monday, Jan. 27, at 7 a.m.

The work, which will make repairs to bridges over Norrell Road in Hinds County, is expected to take about 60 days.

Please use caution in the area and expect delays.

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Corps’ mat sinking unit suspended revetment season due to flooding

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit suspended its 2019 revetment season Jan. 21. The season was suspended due to adverse river conditions caused by flooded riverbanks and high velocity flows. The unit will remain on standby for approximately one month as district engineers and technical experts monitor river conditions for the opportunity to complete scheduled work. If conditions are favorable, the unit will potentially resume work in late February. (photo courtesy USACE)

From the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit suspended its 2019 revetment season Jan. 21.

The season was suspended due to adverse river conditions caused by flooded riverbanks and high-velocity flows. The unit will remain on standby for approximately one month as district engineers and technical experts monitor river conditions for the opportunity to complete scheduled work. If conditions are favorable, the unit will potentially resume work in late February.

During the 2019 season, the unit has placed approximately 170,000 squares of articulated concrete mattress along the banks of the Mississippi River to prevent erosion, protect key areas of the riverbank and flood control works and provide a safe, reliable channel for navigation.

“For more than 70 years, the Mat Sinking Unit has taken on the unique and important task of preventing erosion and maintaining navigation up and down the Mississippi River,” said Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert Hilliard in a statement. “The Mississippi River serves as a vital commercial waterway and drainage system for the nation, and the hard work of the unit allows it to perform those crucial functions.”

Unparalleled across the world, the Mat Sinking Unit is a feat of skilled labor and technological innovation. A mat sinking barge, a mat supply barge, quarter barges, spar barges, gantry cranes, bulldozers and motor vessels are among the equipment used by the unit to help maintain the Mississippi River’s stabilization and navigation. Each season, approximately 50 full-time and 220 seasonal or temporary employees live on quarter boats and work 10-hour shifts and 12-consecutive-day work periods to execute the mission. The unit typically operates when river stages are at their lowest and conducts work that spans the jurisdictions of the Memphis, Vicksburg and New Orleans districts.

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Warrenton Road blocked due to accidents

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Warrenton Road is blocked from U.S. Highway 61 South to near Lady Luck Casino due to two accidents reportedly caused by a vehicle pulled over due to a medical incident.

Plan on taking another route until about 4:30 p.m.

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