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1600 – Charles I king of England (1625-49); executed by Parliament 1752 – George Rogers Clark frontier military leader in Revolutionary War 1831 – James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States (d. 1881) 1895 – Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (d. 1989) 1897 – Quentin Roosevelt, son of United States President Theodore Roosevelt (d. 1918) 1905 – Tommy Dorsey, American bandleader (d. 1956) 1917 – Indira Gandhi Allahabad India, Indian PM (1966-77, 1980-84) 1917 – Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (d. 1984) 1919 – Alan Young, actor (Time Machine, Wilbur Post-Mr Ed) 1919 – George Fenneman, TV announcer (You Bet Your Life) 1920 – Gene Tierney, American actress (d. 1991) 1921 – Roy Campanella Brooklyn Dodger catcher (NL MVP 1951/53/55) 1926 – Jeane J Kirkpatrick US ambassador to UN (R) 1933 – Larry King, American TV personality 1936 – Dick Cavett, American talk show host’s Cup 1938 – Ted Turner, Media mogul (Turner Broadcasting, CNN, TBS, TNT) 1939 – Garrick Utley, newscaster (1st Tuesday, NBC Weekend) 1939 – Tom Harkin, American politician 1941 – Dan Haggerty, actor (Grizzly Adams) 1941 – Tommy Thompson, 42nd U.S. Governor of Wisconsin and 19th Secretary of Health and Human Services 1942 – Calvin Klein, American clothing designer 1947 – Lamar S. Smith, American politician 1949 – Ahmad Rashad (Bobby Moore) NFL receiver (Minnesota Vikings)/sportscaster 1953 – Robert Beltran, American actor 1953 – Tom Villard, American actor (d. 1994) 1954 – Kathleen Quinlan, actress (Rose Garden, Twilight Zone) 1956 – Ann Curry, American journalist and television anchor 1956 – Eileen Collins, American astronaut 1956 – Glynis O’Connor, actress (California Dreaming, Ode to Billy Joe) 1957 – Otis J Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants, 1990 Superbowl MVP) 1958 – Michael Wilbon, sports analyst 1958 – Terrence “T.C.” Carson, American actor 1960 – Elizabeth Hulette, American professional wrestling manager (d. 2003) 1960 – Matt Sorum, American musician (The Cult, Guns ‘N Roses, Velvet Revolver) 1961 – Jim L. Mora, American football coach 1961 – Meg Ryan, actress (When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle) 1962 – Jodie Foster, actress (Taxi Driver, Accused) 1963 – Terry Farrell, actress (Star Trek: DS9, Becker) 1966 – Jason Scott Lee, American actor 1969 – Erika Alexander, American actress 1973 – Billy Currington, American singer and songwriter 1977 – Kerri Strug, American gymnast]]]]> ]]>

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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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VPD reports auto theft and business burglary for Tuesday

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The Vicksburg Police Department reports an auto theft and a business burglary occurred Tuesday, Oct. 13.

At 5:34 a.m. officers responded to a residence in the 3100 block of Washington Street in reference to a stolen vehicle. The complainant reported that someone stole a 2015 Chrysler 200.

The Days Inn at 90 Warrenton Road was the site of a business burglary Tuesday. Officers responded to the motel at 9:09 a.m. where the victims stated that someone kicked a room door in and stole a Dewalt paint sprayer, two Magnavox paint sprayers, a Minolta hand sander and a Milwaukee reciprocating saw. Two other saws of unknown brands were also taken. The total value of the missing equipment is estimated at $5,500.

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

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