Facebook page. The fine ladies over at Good Samaritan Physical Therapy were kind enough to, not only take notice, but start recommending us to all their friends. That started the ball rolling. On Monday morning, twenty-four hours after creating our “friends” page, we had reached 789 friends. Over the last two days, people all over the web have been finding us and requesting to be our friend. We cannot thank all of you enough. We are thrilled to reach this milestone and we hope all of you will continue to grow with us. Thank you again, for all that you have done for us Vicksburg. We will be here, day and night, to feed your news appetite.]]]]> ]]>
Vicksburg named Water Treatment Plant of the Year for second consecutive year
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.
Governor announces two MS Board of Ed appointments
Gov. Tate Reeves announced two Mississippi State Board of Education appointments Tuesday: Angela Bass from Jackson and Glen East from Gulfport. The appointees reflect the Governor’s commitment to continuous improvement in education.
“Mississippi’s children deserve our steadfast commitment to improving education. We must continue to improve outcomes for these students without fear of upsetting the status quo. I am confident that Angela and Glen will serve with honor and represent the interest of parents, teachers and — most importantly — students. Their achievement has to be our top priority,” Reeves said in a statement.
Dr. Angela Bass served as a Teach for America corps member and studied education policy and management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, later becoming a teacher in both the Tunica and Desoto County school districts and an administrator at the KIPP Memphis Collegiate High School. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Early Learning Alliance.
Mr. Glen East serves as the Superintendent of the Gulfport School District. The district represents 10 schools and approximately 5,800 students. It has been designated an Excellence for All School District.
Alcorn State University, IRS and USDA partner to provide webinar on Economic Impact Payment
Alcorn State University, the Internal Revenue Service and the USDA Ofﬁce of Partnerships and Public Engagement have partnered to provide a webinar on the upcoming Economic Impact Payment.
During this Zoom meeting, participants will discuss strategies to help eligible Mississippi residents get their Economic Impact Stimulus payments. Individuals who were excluded from automatic delivery of payments must sign up by Oct. 15 to get their stimulus check this year.
The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST) via Zoom.
Register for the meeting online.
Zoom Webinar ID: 851 3831 6826
Register by phone at 408-638-0968 | Code: 85138316826# or
646-876-9923 | Code: 85138316826#
For more information, contact Jacqueline A. Davis-Slay, deputy director, Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement, United States Department of Agriculture, 202-720-2032
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