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1595 Edward Winslow, Plymouth Colony founder (d. 1655) 1679 Ann Putnam, Jr., American accuser in the Salem witch trials (d. 1716) 1836 Frederick August Otto Schwarz, American entrepreneur (d. 1911) 1902 Miriam Hopkins, American actress (d. 1972) 1906 James Brooks, American painter (d. 1992) 1915 Victor Sen Yung, American actor (d. 1980) 1918 Bobby Troup, American musician (d. 1999) 1919 Anita O’Day, American singer (d. 2006) 1926 Chuck Berry, American musician 1927 George C. Scott, American actor (d. 1999) 1928 Keith Jackson, American football commentator 1929 Hillard Elkins, American theatre and film producer (d. 2010) 1933 Forrest Gregg, American football player 1935 Peter Boyle, American actor (d. 2006) 1938 Dawn Wells, American actress 1939 Mike Ditka, American football player, coach, and commentator 1939 Lee Harvey Oswald, American alleged assassin of John F. Kennedy (d. 1963) 1940 Cynthia Weil, American songwriter 1945 Huell Howser, American television personality 1946 James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter 1946 Frank Beamer, American college football coach 1947 Joe Morton, American actor 1947 Laura Nyro, American singer and songwriter (d. 1997) 1948 Ntozake Shange, American author 1949 George Hendrick, American baseball player 1949 Gary Richrath, American musician (REO Speedwagon) 1950 Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright (d. 2006) 1951 Mike Antonovich, American ice hockey player and executive 1951 Pam Dawber, American actress 1951 Terry McMillan, American author 1952 Chuck Lorre, American T.V. producer (two and a half men, the big bang theory…) 1952 Jerry Royster, American baseball player 1954 Arliss Howard, American actor 1958 Corinne Bohrer, American actress 1958 Thomas Hearns, American boxer 1959 John Nord, American pro wrestler 1959 Chris Russo, American sports talk show host 1960 Erin Moran, American actress 1961 Wynton Marsalis, American jazz musician 1961 Rick Moody, American author 1962 Vincent Spano, American actor 1964 Dan Lilker, American musician Anthrax, S.O.D., Nuclear Assault, and Brutal Truth 1965 Curtis Stigers, American jazz vocalist and saxophonist 1967 Eric Stuart, American voice actor and singer 1970 Doug Mirabelli, American baseball player 1977 David Vuillemin, pro motocross rider 1978 Jaime Koeppe, Canadian professional fitness expert and the first winner of the WWE Diva Search in the summer of 2003. 1978 Jake Farrow, American actor 1978 Wesley Jonathan, American actor 1979 Ne-Yo, American R&B singer 1980 Josh Gracin, American singer 1981 Greg Warren, American football player 1984 Lindsey Vonn, American alpine skier 1985 Derrick Tribbett, American musician (Twisted Method) 1987 Zac Efron, American actor 1989 Joy Lauren, American actress 1990 Bristol Palin, American daughter of Sarah and Todd Palin 1990 Carly Schroeder, American actress 1991 Tyler Posey, American actor]]]]> ]]>

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One person injured in crash on U.S. Highway 61 North

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(photo by David Day)

One person has been injured in a single vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 61 North near the intersection with Blake Drive.

At around 11:25 a.m. Friday, the driver of an SUV veered into the median and lost control.  The vehicle rolled over in the crash and the driver was injured as a result.

Thankfully, the driver appears to have suffered only minor injuries.

Traffic on U.S. Highway 61 North is flowing freely in both directions, but drivers should use caution in the area as first responders clear the scene.

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Two Vehicle Crash on Highway 465 near Leisure Lane

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Two Vehicle Crash on Highway 465
(photo by David Day)

Two commercial vehicles were involved in a motor vehicle collision on Highway 465 near its intersection with Leisure Lane at around 9:40 a.m. Friday.

No injuries were reported in the crash.

The United Parcel Service truck was overturned as a result of the impact.

Photo by David Day

Warren County Sheriff’s Sgt. Silento McMorris responded along with a trooper from the Mississippi Highway Patrol who will be in charge of investigating the accident.

The accident is not anticipated to impact traffic.

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Vicksburg recognizes VFD Capt. James Jones for 30 years of service

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Capt. James Jones
Capt. James Jones (photo courtesy VFD)

Vicksburg Fire Department Captain James Jones was recognized on October 23, 2020 at the Mayor and Alderman meeting for his 30 years of service to the fire department.

Jones joined the VFD at the age of 31 and has been with the department ever since. He was very excited to receive the recognition.

“I would like to thank the Chief and Mayor and Alderman for the recognition,” Jones said. “I thank God for allowing me to work here for 30 years and I also thank my wife and mother.”

Jones has been more than satisfied with his career choice where he was able to rise in the rankings.

“It’s been a very rewarding career and I’m happy to be a part of the Vicksburg Fire Department,” Jones said.

Jones started working for the VFD on Halloween in 1990. He is a 1978 graduate of Vicksburg High School and he also attended Hinds Community College.

Jones has proven himself as a great leader in helping to keep the community safe with all of his hard work and commitment to the Vicksburg Fire Department.

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