Tuesday, March 26, 2013


It's been quite a while since this site was actively used for a discussion of local issues, but with the importance of the upcoming elections for mayor and aldermen(women), perhaps it's time for a debate on the candidates and the issues. As far as I can tell, the potential candidates for mayor are

George Flaggs
Linda Fondren
John Ferguson
David Day
Daryl Hollingsworth
Present mayor Paul Winfield
Gertrude Young

I'm afraid I haven't paid much attention to the candidates for the various aldermen posts. Sid Beauman is retiring, so the south ward is up for grabs - Don Miller is one candidate for that position, though there are others. Michael Mayfield is running again for the north ward position, but he does face some challengers.

Let me know if you have any interest in contributing to or continuing the discussion.



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Have you written a "letter to the editor?"

"Letters to the Editor" at the Vicksburg Post are about the only means for the average Vicksburg/Warren citizen to publicly voice his or her opinion. They are effective if they are published, as many well-written letters have been. But despite the time and effort spent by concerned citizens in composing their letters, some are not published. That decision is made by the Post's administrative department. It's a form of censorship.

What has been your experience with the Post's policies regarding "letters to the editor?"

Bill Marcy vs. Bennie Thompson

October 26, 2010: A week from today the most important election of our lifetimes will take place. Voters will decide senate and house races that generally pit conservatives vs. liberals and far-left ideologues. Locally, the race of most interest is that of Representative Bennie Thompson (D) vs. Bill Marcy (R). Their websites are located here http://www.benniegthompson.com/db/ or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Congressman-Bennie-G-Thompson/99445089418, and here http://www.facebook.com/notes.php?id=131091683595164&notes_tab=app_2347471856 (Facebook).

Would you like to sound off on the candidates?

Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas at the Vicksburg Animal Shelter

Southern Paws Rescue is happy once again to be sponsoring Christmas at the Vicksburg City Animal Shelter. We are asking for donations of dog, puppy, cat and kitten food. Along with dog treats, dog toys/chew bones, cat treats, cat toys and cat litter. We are gladly accepting donations until Dec 23rd, 2009. The following businesses are donation drop off locations: Vicksburg City Animal Shelter, 100 Old Mill Road. Belvedere & Co at the Flower Center, 3150 S Frontage Road. Adolph Rose, 717 Clay Street. Warrenton Farm and Garden, Hwy 61 South. Southern Paws, 1200 Openwood Street. Hometown Medical, 814 Belmont Street. Please call Southern Paws or the Vicksburg City Animal Shelter if you have any questions. Please consider adopting a shelter animal. Debbie Lowery, Southern Paws Standard Poodle and Small Breed Rescue, Vicksburg,MS. http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/MS89.html

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Animal hoarding - Meridian MS

These videos depict the results of the inhumane treatment of dogs at a site near Meridian, Mississippi. The dogs were removed by rescuers. Locally, both Southern Paws Rescue and Paws Rescue are actively involved in rescuing and saving abandoned and mistreated animals.



Friday, July 31, 2009

Mississippi Tea Party

Several Vicksburgers have organized a Tea Party group. Join here, at the main Mississippi Tea Party site:


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bennie Thompson voted FOR cap and trade bill

Rep. Bennie Thompson, who represents Warren County in the U. S. House of Representatives, voted "aye" on the cap and trade bill, which has been described as the biggest tax increase in the history of the USA.

Property values in Warren County increase?

Property values nationwide have plummeted, yet property values in Warren County increased by 5.9% last year. So says the Warren County Tax Assessor. Can that be true? Do you believe it? Or is the Warren County Board of Supervisors so desperate for money that it will go to any lengths to get it?

Winfield, Mayfield & Beauman: Vicksburg's new leaders

Our new mayor and aldermen have been sworn in, and have held their first official meeting. What's your impression so far? Any predictions?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Warren County Board of Supervisors

There's been lots of attention given the mayor and aldermen, and the mayoral race. What about the county supervisors? What kind of job are they doing?

Monday, May 18, 2009

Race relations in Warren County

An editorial in Monday's Vicksburg Post on the subject of race relations in Warren County stated that "The numbers (of the various races) don't matter nearly as much as people's acts and attitudes about other races. Warren County has a pretty good score on the inclusiveness scale." This writer, having interacted for over thirty years with citizens of all races represented here, agrees. There is crime and finger-pointing, of course, but the criminals and the malcontents are certainly not confined to a single race. Neither are the compassionate and the unselfish, who outnumber the former by a hundred to one. With the nation facing an uncertain future, it is essential that all peoples of Vicksburg and Warren County continue to maintain their respect for one another and to work side by side to preserve our common interests.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Vicksburg Tea Party July 4

Read one story about upcoming plans for a July 4 "Tea Party" here:


We in Vicksburg should have one on July 4 as well. Get involved!