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Vicksburg Municipal Airport to receive $30,000 grant under CARES Act

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Rep. Bennie Thompson in 2016. Photo from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The Vicksburg Municipal Airport will receive a $30,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration.

U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District, a Democrat, announced the grants in his district today. The award is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020, also known as the CARES Act, which has allocated approximately $10 billion to commercial and general aviation airports.

Other awards in the district are as follows:

  • County of Tunica & Tunica County Airport Commission/Tunica Municipal Airport – $69,000
  • City of Lexington/CA Moore – $20,000
  • County of Yazoo/Yazoo County Airport – $20,000

 

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Governor’s sign-language interpreter arrested

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(Photo source: WAPT)

Gregory Goldman, 52, was arrested Sunday in Madison County for aggravated domestic violence, WAPT reports.

Goldman, who frequently provides sign language interpretation for Gov. Tate Reeves during his news conferences, has also signed for Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. during major press events.

Goldman is employed by the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services.

There are few details available about the allegations that led to his arrest. Goldman was released on $1,000 bond Monday.

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Huge pothole closes down I-20 on-ramp

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(photo by Sean Wright)

Numerous vehicles were damaged Friday night after hitting a pothole on the Interstate 20 eastbound ramp from Indiana Avenue.

Apparently, the pothole expanded Friday due to the rain. One victim of the pothole estimated at least 10 vehicles were damaged in a short time.

Vicksburg police have closed the ramp to allow crews to fill in the pothole.

The repairs may take several hours. Please take an alternate route.

 

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At least four accidents reported on Vicksburg’s rain-slick roads in an hour

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Rollover accident at Gibson and China Grove roads Friday night (photo by David Day)

With Friday’s rainy weather making roads slick, Vicksburg has seen a rash of accidents since around 5 p.m.

A wreck on Porter’s Chapel Road near the intersection of Halls Ferry Road is at least the third accident reported.

Result of a wreck on Porter’s Chapel Road Friday. (photo by David Day)

There are reportedly some very minor injuries to the occupants of the vehicle involved.

Other accidents have been reported on Fisher Ferry Road, and near the intersection of U.S. Highway 80 and U.S Highway 61 North. The Highway 80 accident also had minor injuries.

A fourth accident on Gibson and China Grove roads involved a rollover, but no injuries have been reported.

Slow down, folks. The life you save could be your own.

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