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Today's Birthdays – January 10, 2012

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Notable Birthdays

1738 – Ethan Allen, American military leader (d. 1789) 1836 – Charles Ingalls, father of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1902) 1843 – Frank James, American outlaw (d. 1915) (Brother of Jesse) 1865 – Mary Ingalls, sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1928) 1904 – Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (d. 1987) (Scarecrow-The Wizard of Oz) 1917 – Jerry Wexler, American record producer (d. 2008) (Aretha Franklin/Bob Dylan) 1927 – Lee Philips, American actor (d. 1999) (Ellery Queen) 1930 – Roy Edward Disney, American film executive (d. 2009) 1939 – David Horowitz, American author and political commentator 1943 – Jim Croce, American singer (d. 1973) (Time in a Bottle, Bad Bad Leroy Brown) 1944 – Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer (Maggie Mae, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy) 1946 – Aynsley Dunbar, rocker (Journey, Jefferson Starship) 1948 – Donald Fagen, American musician (Steely Dan) 1949 – Linda Lovelace, American pornographic actress turned Anti-Porn Activist (d. 2002) (Deep Throat) 1949 – George Foreman, American world heavyweight boxing champ (1973-74, 95) 1950 – Roy Blunt, American politician 1951 – Pez Whatley, American wrestler (d. 2005) 1951 – Kathleen Bradley, American model (Price is Right) 1952 – Scott Thurston, American musician (Motels-Only the Lonely) 1953 – Bobby Rahal, American Indy-car driver and team owner 1953 – Pat Benatar, American singer (Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Love is a Battlefield) 1955 – Michael Schenker, German rock guitarist (McAuley-Schenker Group) 1956 – Shawn Colvin, American singer (Sunny Came Home) 1961 – Evan Handler, American actor (Harry-Sex and the City, Charlie-Californication) 1961 – Janet Jones, American actress (The Flamingo Kid, A Chorus Line, American Anthem) (Wife of Wayne Gretzky) 1964 – Brad Roberts, Canadian singer (Crash Test Dummies) 1970 – Marcus “Buff” Bagwell, American wrestler 1972 – Brian Lawler, American wrestler (aka Grand Master Sexay, son of Jerry “the King” Lawler) 1973 – Félix Trinidad, Puerto Rican boxer 1975 – Jake Delhomme, American NFL Quarterback 1978 – Brent Smith, American singer (Shinedown) 1979 – Chris H E Smith [Daddy Mack],  American rapper (Kris Kross)]]]]> ]]>

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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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