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Today's Birthdays – November 1, 2011

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1815 Crawford Williamson Long surgeon/pioneer (use of ether) 1906 Johnny Indrisano, American boxer and actor (d. 1968) 1907 Max “Slapsie Maxie” Rosenbloom, American boxer (d. 1976) 1917 Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American artist and writer (d. 2010) 1920 James J Kilpatrick Oklahoma City OK, columnist (60 Minutes) 1926 Lou Donaldson, American jazz alto saxophonist 1926 Betsy Palmer, American actress 1928 Emmaline Henry, American actress (d. 1979) 1930 A. R. Gurney, American playwright 1937 Bill Anderson, American country music singer and songwriter 1939 Barbara Bosson, American actress 1940 Barry Sadler, American singer (d. 1989) 1941 Robert Foxworth, American actor 1942 Larry Flynt, American adult magazine publisher 1942 Marcia Wallace, American actress 1944 Kinky Friedman, American musician and novelist 1944 Bobby Heenan, American professional wrestling manager and commentator 1947 Jim Steinman, American songwriter 1950 Mitch Kapor, American computer programmer and businessman 1950 Robert B. Laughlin, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate 1950 Dan Peek, American guitarist (America) (d. 2011) 1951 Ronald Bell, American singer and saxophonist (Kool & the Gang) 1951 Belita Moreno, American actress 1953 Jan Davis, American astronaut 1957 Lyle Lovett, American singer 1957 Peter Ostrum, American actor 1958 Joe DeRenzo, American musician 1958 Charlie Kaufman, American screenwriter 1958 Rachel Ticotin, American actress 1959 Eddie MacDonald rocker (The Alarm-Knocking on Heaven’s Door) 1960 Elizabeth Dennehy actress (Guiding Light) 1961 Mags Furuholmen Norway, rocker (Aha-Take on Me) 1961 Kim Krizan, American screenwriter 1962 Anthony Kiedis, American singer (Red Hot Chili Peppers) 1963 Rick Allen, British musician (Def Leppard) 1963 Kenny Alphin, American musician (Big & Rich) 1963 Monty Sopp, American professional wrestler 1964 Joe Leste San Diego Cal, rock vocalist (Bang Tango-Dancin’ on Coals)1966 Willie D, American hip hop singer (The Geto Boys) 1967 Sophie B. Hawkins, American musician 1972 Jenny McCarthy, American actress and model 1975 Bo Bice, American singer 1975 Scott “Skippy” Chapman, American musician 1976 Matt Chapman, American cartoonist and voice actor 1976 Logan Marshall-Green, American actor 1978 Mary Kate Schellhardt, American actress 1978 Jessica Valenti, American writer and blogger 1979 Coco Crisp, American baseball player 1983 Josh Wicks, American soccer player 1986 Penn Badgley, American actor]]]]> ]]>

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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 currently investigating the shooting that reportedly occurred at the Autumn Oak Townhouses at 4920 Halls Ferry Road.  Deputies are currently 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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