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2016 Downtown Christmas Parade of Lights

 

The 2016 Downtown Christmas Parade of Lights will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The parade will begin at 5:00 p.m. The theme of the parade is "Christmas Trees & Memories" All area clubs, churches, organizations, schools, drill teams, and businesses are encouraged to take place in this community family-oriented parade. Applications are due in by November 23rd! Parade rules, regulations, and applications can be downloaded from the Main Street website here or contact the Main Street Program at 601-634-4527.

 

 

 

 

22nd Annual Downtown Fall Festival

Vicksburg Main Street is hosting the 22nd Annual Downtown Vicksburg Fall Festival beginning Saturday, October 1st  from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The downtown Vicksburg Fall Festival will consist of live entertainment by Lonnie George, Mickey Rodger and Nellie Mack, children activities galore, and caricature drawings by Ricky Noble, daytime entertainment including the Petting Zoo with Percy King, Antique Tractors, fabulous sidewalk sales, alligators and other endangered species from the Natural Science Museum, Vicksburg Farmers Market Fall Market, and much more! 

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Downtown tax district renewed

Published 9:57 am Monday, August 29, 2016 - The Vicksburg Post

 

 

In the past three to five years, approximately $40 million has been invested in downtown Vicksburg, according to Vicksburg Main Street chairman Daryl Hollingsworth.
During a meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen Thursday to approve renewal of downtown’s taxing district, Hollingsworth connected that growth to the main street program, which the tax funds, by reminding the board of Vicksburg Main Street’s mission: “to encourage and promote the economic growth and welfare of the community through planning, beautification and preservation of our central business district, thus providing a competitive local and regional business area while serving our growing tourism industry.”

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Local uses gym to change lives

Published 10:01 am Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - The Vicksburg Post

 

 

Downtown Vicksburg is decorated with quaint shops and restaurants, but nestled along Washington Street sits an establishment unbeknownst to much of the public.

Vicksburg firefighter and paramedic Courtney Reed – who is certified through the National Association of Sports and Science and stands at a stocky build of 5-foot-6, 295 pounds – has owned Fix Fitness at 3456 Washington St. for a year, offering aerobic, step, muscle toning and weightlifting classes in addition to an array of specialty sessions.

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Thriving downtown draws many to city

Published 9:30 am Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - The Vicksburg Post

 

 

Vicksburg’s downtown is what drew me to this city.

Walking back to my car after dinner the weekend I interviewed for a position with The Post, I looked at the bricks below me, turned on their sides for horse-drawn transportation — at least that’s what I was told — and I realized how special this city’s combination of history and potential is.

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Color run registration now open

Published 9:56 am Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - The Vicksburg Post

 

 

The United Way of West Central Mississippi is preparing to paint the town once again during its second annual 5K True Color Run.

The race is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, and is the official kickoff event to the organization’s campaign year.

As the United Way works to plan the race, one of the main things needed are volunteers to make the event a success. People are needed to pass water to the runners, stand at each intersection, help direct traffic and much more.

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United Way welcomes new hire

Published 10:07 pm Friday, August 12, 2016 - The Vicksburg Post

 

 

As the newest member of the United Way of West Central Mississippi’s staff, Kami May sees herself as a bridge, a link between the community, partnering agencies, those in need and those in the organization’s office

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Teacher renovating downtown building

Published 9:44 am Thursday, August 11, 2016 - The Vicksburg Post

 

 

Sitting vacant since the early 2000s, 1507 Washington St. was a long-standing gap in the storefronts on Vicksburg’s main thoroughfare.

Built in the late 1800s, the building has seen several restaurants and a furniture store close up shop, leaving a for sale sign in one of its windows, but it has finally found a new owner in Rachael Walker, a local special education teacher with a flare for fixer uppers.

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10 Historical Landmarks You Absolutely Must Visit In Mississippi

Posted in Mississippi
April 23, 2016by 

 

 

 

One of the greatest aspects about Mississippi is the measures that are taken to preserve the state’s rich history. As a result of these conservation efforts, the state is filled with amazing structures and sites of yesteryear that are just waiting to be explored. From an unusual antebellum home to one of the most renowned prehistoric Native American sites in this region of the country, these significant Mississippi landmarks must be visited at least once.

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These 13 Incredible Farmers Markets In Mississippi Are A Must Visit

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April 10, 2016by 

 

 

 

When it comes to food, it doesn’t get any better than fresh, locally produced products. Luckily, there’s never a shortage of such items in Mississippi. From one of the largest farmers markets in the state to those that are located on actual farms, these 13 Mississippi farmers markets are a must visit.

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