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1760 John Breckinridge, American politician and 5th United States Attorney General (d. 1806) 1863 Charles Ringling, American circus owner (d. 1926) 1893 William Gaxton San Francisco CA, actor (Destry, Convoy) 1894 Warren William [Krech] Aitkin MN, actor (Cæsar-Cleopatra, Morgan-Go West Young Man) 1899 Ray Morehart, American baseball player (d. 1989) 1906 Peter Carl Goldmark developed color TV & LP records 1908 Robert F Simon Mansfield OH, actor (Custer, MASH, Man Who Shot Liberty Valance) 1910 Russell Lynes, American art historian, photographer, author and managing editor of Harper’s Magazine (d. 1991) 1914 Bill Erwin, American actor (d. 2010) 1914 Ray Walston, American actor (d. 2001) 1924 Alexander Haig, American Soldier & Civil servant, 7th Supreme Allied Commander Europe, 5th White House Chief of Staff and 59th United States Secretary of State (d. 2010) 1924 Jonathan Frid actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows) 1925 Julie Harris Grosse Pt MI, actress (Bell Jar, East of Eden) 1931 Edwin Meese, American jurist and 75th United States Attorney General 1934 Andre Rodgers, baseball player (d. 2004) 1937 Brian Lumley England, author (Compleat Crow, Psychomech, Beneath the Moors) 1938 Michael Levin Minneapolis MN, actor (Ryan’s Hope) 1939 Harry Reid, American politician 1940 Willie Brown NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders) 1941 Tom McGuiness rocker (McGuiness-Flint) 1942 Ted Bluechel San Pedro CA, rock vocalist/drummer (Association) 1943 David Munden rocker 1944 Cathy Lee Crosby Los Angeles CA, actress (Coach, That’s Incredible) 1946 Gianni Versace fashion designer (Versace) 1951 Adrian Devine, American baseball pitcher 1952 Michael McDonald St Louis MO, rock keyboardist/vocals (Doobie Brothers) 1954 Dan Butler actor (Bob “Bulldog” Briscoe-Frasier) 1954 Dan Butler, American actor 1954 Danielle Alexander Fort Worth TX, country music pianist 1954 Stone Phillips news host (NBC Dateline) 1955 Dennis Christopher Philadelphia PA, actor (Breaking Away, California Dreaming) 1956 Steven Bauer Havana Cuba, actor (Scarface, Thief of Hearts) 1960 Rick Savage bass player (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages) 1963 Dan Gauthier, American actor 1964 Brian Habib NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32) 1964 Chip Hale Santa Clara CA, infielder (Minnesota Twins) 1968 Darryl Kile Garden Grove CA, pitcher (Houston Astros) 1968 Rena Sofer actress (Eve-Melrose Place, Rocky-Loving, Lois Cerullo-General Hospital) 1968 Nate Mendel, American bassist (Foo Fighters) 1968 Lucy Liu, American actress 1969 Lewis Bush NFL outside linebacker (San Diego Chargers) 1969 O J McDuffie NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins) 1970 Treach, American rapper (Naughty by Nature) 1970 Joe Lo Truglio, American actor, writer and comedian 1971 Wilson Jermaine Heredia, American actor 1972 Alan Henderson NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks) 1972 James Willis linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles) 1972 Zack Crockett NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts) 1973 Kevin Feighery NFL/WLAF punter (New York Giants, Panthers, Galaxy) 1975 Mark Kotsay Whittier CA, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96) 1978 Jarron Collins, American basketball player 1978 Jason Collins, American basketball player 1979 Melissa Archer, American actress 1981 Britney Jean Spears Kentwood, LA, singer (Baby One More Time, You Drive Me Crazy, Oops I Did It Again) 1982 Pizon, American rapper/producer 1982 Matt Ware, American football player 1983 Jana Kramer, American actress 1983 Aaron Rodgers, American football player 1985 Dorell Wright, American basketball player 1987 Teairra Mari, American R&B singer 1991 Brandon Knight, American basketball player]]]]> ]]>

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USACE temporarily closes part of Arkabutla Lake campground

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(Photo by Thomas R Machnitzki - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12730385)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has temporarily closed part of the South Abutment Campground at Arkabutla Lake due to a power outage.

A total of 57 campsites are affected, and repairs to the electrical system are expected to continue into next week. Current campers may move from their original sites during this time. The impacted sites will remain closed to reservations until repairs are completed.

The remainder of South Abutment Campground is open for reservations, as well as Dub Patton Campground. Campsites can be reserved online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777.

For more information, contact the Arkabutla Lake Field Office at 662-562-6261.

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Robber uses a gun to steal bike from 13-year-old

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The Vicksburg Police Department reports the following incidents occurred Monday, Oct. 26, and Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Monday at 5:52 p.m. officers with the Vicksburg Police Department responded to the area of Fairground Street in reference to a strong-arm robbery. The complainant stated that an unknown black male pushed his 13-year-old son off his bike, and when his son tried to retrieve his bike, the unknown male pointed a gun at him.

On Tuesday at 8:11 p.m. officers responded to the 400 block of Cain Ridge Road in reference to shots fired. According to witnesses, subjects in a maroon sedan fired six shots. One 9-mm shell casing was recovered at the scene. An hour later, officers were dispatched to Domino’s Pizza, 725 Highway 61 South, where one of the delivery drivers reported someone had shot at his car while he was stopped at the intersection of Cain Ridge Road and Columbia Avenue. A bullet hole was found in the trunk of the vehicle.

Tuesday at 8:41 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of Fort Hill Drive in reference to an auto burglary. The victim stated that an unknown black male entered his 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe and took less than $10 in loose change.

If you have information on any of these incidents, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

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Women leaders invited to Empower Hour on Thursday

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Justice Court Judge Gay Polk-Payton

Women leaders in Vicksburg and Warren County are invited to Empower Hour at noon Thursday at the Warren County Courthouse on the Jackson Street side.

The event is sponsored by Circuit Court Judge Toni Walker Terrett of Mississippi’s Ninth Judicial District, and features Justice Court Judge Gay Polk-Payton from Forrest County as well as trailblazers Gertrude Young and Patricia “Petesy” Peterson Smith.

Seating will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions and be sure to wear your mask.

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