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Winter Storm Warning from NWS

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WINTER STORM WARNING 1032 am CST Thursday, February 3, 2011 Winter storm warning in effect until noon CST friday The winter storm warning is now in effect until noon CST friday. The storm will affect the following areas. Madison LA – Franklin LA – Catahoula – Tensas – Concordia – Warren – Claiborne – Jefferson – Adams Including the cities of Tallulah, Winnsboro, Jonesville, Harrisonburg, Newellton, St. Joseph, Waterproof, Vidalia, Ferriday, West Ferriday, Vicksburg, Port Gibson, Fayette, Natchez * Main Impact: a mixture of freezing rain and sleep will continue to develop over the area thorugh afternoon. Anywhere from a quarter to three quarters of an inch of accumulation is possible, especially on elevated surfaces. * Other Impacts: temperatures will be between 29 and 33 degrees during this time period. The small difference in a temperature of 31 degrees versus 33 degrees will make a major difference in how much impact occurs from this winter storm. In the worst case scenario, up to three quarters of an inch of ice could result in power interruptions along with hazardous travel conditions. Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:  A winter storm warning for sleet and freezing rain means that a winter storm system is impacting the area with significant amounts of ice. Travel is likely to be severely impacted.

HARD FREEZE WARNING

A hard freeze warning remains in effect until noon CST today. * Temperature: readings will remain below freezing through noon   thursday…continuing an extended period of sub freezing conditions. * Impacts: these conditions may result in the freezing and possible  bursting of water pipes this morning. Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:  A hard freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.]]]]> ]]>

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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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