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Warren County Library announces closure

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From the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library:

The Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library is closed until further notice due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus.  The health and well-being of our patrons and staff are extremely important to us.  The Library Board of Trustees will confer shortly to discuss further action.

Patrons will not be charged late fees for any items checked out during the Library’s closure.  Please do not return items in the book drop until the Library reopens.  Please monitor the Library’s Facebook page and the local news outlets for further announcements.

We encourage our patrons to try out our digital services, which can be found on our catalog site:  https://wcvpl.biblionix.com.  Look for the Electronic Resources section.  These services include downloadable audiobooks, eBooks, digital magazines and graphic novels and streaming video.

The Library Staff wish our patrons the best and we hope to reopen soon.

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Shooting reported on Grove Street in Vicksburg

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One of the two vehicles apparently hit in Friday's shooting. (photo by David Day)

An argument, apparently over a parking spot, turned into a shooting Friday in Vicksburg.

Vicksburg police and Warren County deputies responded to the 2200 block of Grove Street to the apartments near Cross Street around 3:30 p.m. Friday initially on a report of a loud argument.

No one was injured, but police are continuing to investigate the incident. At least two vehicles show evidence of being shot.

Police have taken one person into custody in connection with the incident, and they confiscated two weapons.

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Fun Lanes bowling alley has reopened

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(photo by David Day)

Fun Lanes bowling alley in the Uptown Vicksburg mall has reopened.

The bowling alley closed earlier this year after former General Manager Patrick Belden unexpectedly died as a result of a car crash. While the bowling alley has the same owners, they have made some improvements. A statement on the Uptown Vicksburg Facebook page explained:

“Fun Lanes Bowling has made renovations and is now under new management. Fun Lanes wants to let everyone know that they have a renewed goal of being a family-friendly, safe location for the people of Vicksburg and the surrounding area to come out and enjoy the sport of bowling. Fun Lanes at Uptown Vicksburg, come on out and check us out. You will be glad you did.”

(photo by David Day)

The bowling alley had become a hotspot for police activity due to the large crowds that gathered there for late-night, weekend DJ parties. While the parties were a major success and there were almost no problems reported inside the bowling alley, the large crowds outside sometimes became disruptive.

Tony Lemus, Fun Lanes acting general manager (photo by David Day)

“We are committed to a family friendly atmosphere and look forward to providing Vicksburg with a great, fun and family friendly atmosphere” said acting General Manager Tony Lemus.

The hours of operation have changed. Fun Lanes is now open Mondays through Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays from noon to midnight, and Sundays from noon until 9 p.m.

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Wingstop coming to Vicksburg

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A job listing on an internet job site indicates a Wingstop will be coming to Vicksburg soon.

Indeed.com has listing for all positions, including a general manager, for a local store.

Wingstop is a chicken wing restaurant with a wide selection of side items including VooDoo fries. It was started in Garland, Texas, in 1994 and has expanded to over 1,500 restaurants according to the website. The chain has locations worldwide including in the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Panama, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.

The closest Wingstop to Vicksburg is in Clinton. The Starkville location is owned by a franchise called Boss Wings. The staff at that location could not confirm the Vicksburg location and calls to corporate management were not returned.

Jeff Richardson, city planning director, confirmed Wingstop had applied for a building permit earlier this week.

“I believe it was Tuesday,” he said. “It seems like they are going into an existing structure.”

Richardson did not disclose the location but indicated the new Wingstop would be in a strip mall area. There is no indication of the opening date but the job listings would indicate in the next three to five months.

 

 

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