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Today's Birthdays – October 15, 2011

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Celebrity Birthdays

1879 Jane Darwell, Academy Award-winning American actress (d. 1967) 1882 Charley O’Leary, American baseball player (d. 1941) 1884 Arch Hoxsey, pioneer aviator (d. 1910) 1917 Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., American historian and political commentator (d. 2007) 1919 Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist (d. 1985) 1920 Mario Puzo, American novelist (d. 1999) 1924 Lee Iacocca, American automotive executive 1924 Mark Lenard, American actor (d. 1996) 1925 Mickey Baker, American guitarist (Mickey & Sylvia) 1926 James E. Akins, American diplomat and adviser to Richard Nixon (d. 2010) 1935 Barry McGuire, American singer 1938 Marv Johnson, American singer (d. 1993) 1942 Penny Marshall, American actress and film director 1945 Jim Palmer, American baseball player 1946 Richard Carpenter, American musician (The Carpenters) 1946 John Getz, American actor 1953 Tito Jackson, American musician 1953 Larry Miller, American actor and comedian 1955 Tanya Roberts, American actress 1959 Emeril Lagasse, American chef 1959 Todd Solondz, American film director 1960 Daniel Mazur, American mountaineer 1969 Paige Davis, American television personality and actress 1969 Vanessa Marcil, American actress 1970 Eric Benét, American singer 1971 Jason Arhndt, American wrestler 1972 Fred Hoiberg, American basketball player 1972 Matt Keeslar, American actor 1973 Dax Riggs, American musician 1975 Ginuwine, American singer 1976 Christian Allen, American video game designer 1977 Erin McKeown, American musician 1979 Blue Adams, American Football Player 1981 Keyshia Cole, American R&B singer 1981 Abram Elam, American football player 1983 Holly Montag, American reality TV personality 1985 Arron Afflalo, American basketball player 1992 Vincent Martella, American actor 1999 Bailee Madison, American actress]]]]> ]]>

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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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