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Today's Birthdays – January 1, 2012

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Notable Birthdays

1735 – Paul Revere, American patriot (d. 1818) 1745 – “Mad” Anthony Wayne, American general and statesman (d. 1796) 1752 – Betsy (Elizabeth Griscom) Ross, American seamstress / Flag Maker (d. 1836) 1881 – Richard Kean, British actor (Story of Will Rogers, Ten Commandments) 1884 – George W Meyer, American composer/lyricist (Bells of St. Mary’s, Broadway Babies) 1889 – Charles Bickford, American actor (The Virginian, Days of Wine & Roses) (d. 1967) 1895 – J Edgar Hoover, Director of US Fedreal Bureau of Investigation 1900 – Xavier Cugat [Francisco de Asís Javier Cugat Mingall de Brue y Deulofeo], Spanish bandleader (married Abbe Lane, Charo) 1909 – Barry Goldwater (Senator-R-AZ, 1953-65, 69- )/Presidential candidate (R) 1964) 1909 – [Carver] Dana Andrews (Collins MS), American actor (Battle of the Bulge, Laura) 1911 – “Hammerin'” Hank Greenberg, American baseball player (d. 1986) (Detroit Tigers) 1919 – J. D. Salinger, American novelist (d. 2010) (Catcher in the Rye) 1919 – Rocky Graziano, American boxer (d. 1990) 1925 – Matthew “Stymie” Beard, American actor (d. 1981) (The Little Rascals) 1927 – Barbara Baxley, American actress (Norma Rae, Countdown) 1929 – Joseph Lombardo, American mafioso 1938 – Frank Langella, American actor (Dracula, Diary of a Mad Housewife, 12 Chairs) 1942 – Country Joe McDonald, American musician (Country Joe and the Fish) 1943 – Don Novello [Father Guido Sarducci], American comedian (Saturday Night Live) 1944 – Jimmy Hart, American wrestling manager (The Mouth of the South) 1953 – Gary Johnson, American politician and 29th Governor of New Mexico, Current Libertarian Presidential Candidate 1953 – Greg Carmichael, British guitarist (Acoustic Alchemy) 1958 – Grandmaster Flash [Joseph Saddler], Barbadian musician 1961 – Marcia Cross, American actress (Melrose Place) 1969 – Verne Troyer, American actor (Mini Me-Austin Powers Saga) 1970 – Kimberly Page, American wrestling manager, model and actress (Wife of Diamond Dallas Page) 1980 – Elin Nordegren, Swedish model, ex-wife of Tiger Woods 1986 – Alexa Ray Joel daughter of Billy Joel & Christie Brinkley 1998 – Marlene Lawston, American child actress (Flight Plan, Dan in Real Life)]]]]> ]]>

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Overnight shooting in Warren County

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Just after 1 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, a shooting victim arrived in the Emergency Room at Merit Health River Region, reportedly with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Warren County deputies are investigating the shooting that reportedly occurred at the Autumn Oak Townhouses at 4920 Halls Ferry Road. Deputies are on scene at the apartment complex and the emergency room at the time of this writing.

The Vicksburg Daily News will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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18-wheeler in wreck on 61 South in Warren County

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(photo by Thomas Parker)

An 18-wheeler was involved in a single vehicle crash around 6 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 61 South approximately 1 mile north of the Claiborne-Warren County line.

The truck left the roadway on the northbound side of the highway for unknown reasons.

The driver was transported to Claiborne County Hospital by private vehicle before law enforcement arrived on the scene. His condition is not known at this time.

Traffic has not been affected, but use caution in the area to allow investigators to do their jobs safely.

Warren County deputies Daniel Thomas and Ron Kinard are on the scene, and a trooper from the Mississippi State Police is on the way and will be in charge of the investigation.

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Vicksburg named Water Treatment Plant of the Year for second consecutive year

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For the second year in a row, the City of Vicksburg has received the 2020 Water Treatment Plant of the Year Award from the American Water Works Association. The award cites overall water quality, plant improvements, energy efficiency and regulatory conformance as criteria for the selection.

“Having the best water treatment plant in the State of Mississippi for two years in a row is just one more reason why people should move to Vicksburg,” said Mayor George Flaggs Jr. in a statement. “Our philosophy is to provide the best quality service at the least cost to the taxpayers. Today, we’re continuing to deliver on that promise.”

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen hired ESG Operations, Inc. in 2016 to manage and operate the city’s water treatment plant on Haining Road. The plant has received a five-star rating from the State Department of Health for the past four years and has been in 100% compliance with all regulatory agencies.

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