Vicksburg Post has revamped website

According to the story in the post, the website allows readers to comment on certain stories. Congratulations are due the Post. Citizen input is needed at every level of economic, political, and social activity in the community.

Published in: on August 31, 2008 at 6:10 pm  Comments (2)  

Entergy blocking access to fuel costs

A story in the Vicksburg Post Friday indicated that Entergy is refusing to disclose to Attorney General Jim Hood information related to its fuel purchase operations, fuel price adjustments, and fuel cost recovery practices. Since this information is the basis for the fuel adjustments that have been responsible for higher bills, what do you suppose Entergy is hiding? Do you wonder if a part of those higher profits that Entergy has been bragging about may be a result of their “fuel adjustments?”

Published in: on August 29, 2008 at 9:34 pm  Comments (8)  

Are any members of the VPD online?

If there are any present or former members of the Vicksburg police force who read or contribute to this blog online, we would like to hear your opinions about the operations of the Vicksburg Police Department. We do not want character assassinations, rumors, persons with an ax to grind, etc., just facts or well-thought-out opinions and recommendations. If you prefer not to use your true identity, pick a screen ID; your identity will never be revealed to others unless you want it revealed.


The people of Vicksburg read the words of the Chief or Assistant Chief of Police regularly in the Vicksburg Post, but never hear from those in the ranks. Enlighten us. For example, the Holmans, who just decided to move from their house on Oak Street due to criminal activity, charged that the police were slow to respond and unconcerned about their welfare. Is that true? What can be done about the crime in the Oak/Speed Street area? The force has only 57 members out of an approved number of over ninety. Why? Why is there such a tremendous personnel turnover? Is it true that there has been over a 100% turnover in the ranks in the past year? Why all the resignations? How do you feel about the sheriff’s department? Would combining police and sheriff’s department improve law enforcement? Are you using the automated crime reporting system effectively? How can the public help you to better do your job? What would you like to say to the public?


Your comments will contribute to a better understanding of the problems facing the department, and to an appreciation for the job that you are doing. Your input is sincerely requested. Others who wish to thank the VPD for its work, or who have another message or recommendation for them, are also invited to comment.

Published in: on August 24, 2008 at 8:23 am  Comments (33)  

Rummage sale to benefit animal rescue

Southern Paws Rescue, a local animal rescue organization, will have its annual rummage sale beginning at 7AM on Saturday, September 6, 2008, at its shelter location at 1200 Openwood Street. In order to help them in their continuing effort to save abused and unwanted animals, please consider donating salable items to them. They are accepting goods Wednesday through Friday between the hours of 9AM and 5PM at the Openwood location. Please plan on attending the sale and help to save our companions, who cannot save themselves. All proceeds will go toward medical care for the animals. For more information, call Debbie at 601-661-0502.

Published in: on August 23, 2008 at 6:29 pm  Comments (1)  

Is the FDA your friend or your enemy?

Certainly, some feel they are your enemy, as can be concluded by reading this article by Mike Adams…

What’s your reaction?

Published in: on August 22, 2008 at 11:48 am  Comments (2)  

Oak Street homeowners leaving town

Nate Holman and Nonie Jones, who bought their “dream home” in the 2500 block of Oak Street back in 2006, are packing to leave after gunshots outside their home late Sunday evening. The couple had been featured on the front page of the Vicksburg Post’s Sunday morning edition in a story regarding their love of the house, and their fear of the neighborhood. They accuse the police of being slow to respond to their calls (200 911 calls over the past year), and unconcerned about their predicament, though others in the area have praise for the police. Several factors contribute to the high incidence of crime in the area, and to the VPD’s failure to control it. Give us your opinion: Why is crime so rife along Oak and Speed Streets? What can be done to make the areas safe?

Published in: on August 21, 2008 at 8:54 pm  Comments (50)  

Vicksburg’s panhandlers

They’re alternately called panhandlers, bums, mentally ill, or homeless, and they inhabit most if not all of our larger cities. They also sit on the benches alongside Vicksburg’s downtown streets, sometimes singly, sometimes in groups. Some have been known to the local shopowners for years, some just appear from nowhere. Some have been known walk the streets intoxicated and belligerent, others merely sit and stare at passersby, or lie quietly sleeping. But at some point, each will stop a passing stranger or shopowner or one of the many residents of the downtown apartments and ask for a handout. When approached, many people are intimidated or fearful, while others choose nonrecognition. Some contribute, others don’t. For your discussion are the following questions: Should we try to change the behaviour of these people? Are they negatively affecting the quality of life in downtown Vicksburg? Are they affecting trade? Should ordinances or laws be enforced or crafted to prevent such activity? Should churches and like organizations such as the Salvation Army be more actively involved in trying to better the lives of these individuals? Many more questions come to mind – comment as you like.

Published in: on August 17, 2008 at 10:34 am  Comments (14)  

Rick Warren’s McCain/Obama interviews

Saturday night saw the first of the two candidates “interviews” within the bounds of a religious forum. The event, conducted by Rev. Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, California, exposed a sharp contrast in the candidates’ styles and positions. What were your impressions of the two?

Published in: on August 17, 2008 at 8:44 am  Comments (7)  

Mississippi unemployment rate hits 7.9%

Have you been laid off? If not, how secure is your job? Are any local companies hiring? Firing? Comments please.

Published in: on August 16, 2008 at 10:11 am  Comments (3)  

Will there be a Warren County tax increase?

The Board of Supervisors is pondering whether to cut expenditures or initiate a county property tax increase. What would you advise them?

Published in: on August 14, 2008 at 9:09 am  Comments (11)  

Viewer comment: Is Obama the Anti-Christ?

This will make you re-think : A Trivia question in Sunday School :
How long is the beast allowed to have authority in Revelations ?

Guess the Answer?

Revelations Chapter 13 tells us it is 42 months, and you know what that is.
Almost a four-year term to a Presidency.

All I can say is Lord Have Mercy on us.!!!!!!
According to The Book of Revelations the anti-Christ is: The anti-Christ will
be a man, in his 40’s, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations with
persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal….the prophecy says
that people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace,
and when he is in power, will destroy everything ..

Is it OBAMA??
I STRONGLY URGE each one of you to post this as many times as
you can!  Each opportunity that you have to send it to a friend or media outlet…do it!
I refuse to take a chance on this unknown candidate who came out of nowhere.
From: Dr. John Tisdale

Published in: on August 14, 2008 at 9:07 am  Comments (170)  

The ill effects of Obama? – in Vicksburg

This email from Anna received today:

I went to see the Air Force Band at the city auditorium tonight.  They were really great.  They started the program with the National Anthem.  I was amazed to see almost every black person in the audience stand with their hands  by their sides. They would not put their hand over their heart as did everyone else in the audience.  Maybe the film clip of Obama standing with the other candidates during the playing of the National Anthem and failing to put his hand over his heart is a black thing.  It would be pretty sad to have a president that wouldn’t pledge his allegiance to his country.

Indeed, this seems to be a sad commentary on Obama’s ill effect on the citizens of our country, black and white. Will the USA survive as a viable nation? Only time will tell. Your comments are solicited.

Published in: on August 12, 2008 at 9:09 am  Comments (10)  

A black Minister with a message

Take a listen…

Published in: on August 10, 2008 at 12:57 pm  Comments (1)  

Even China has problems with Islam

A Chinese Islamic group is threatening to bomb and otherwise disrupt the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The “Turkistan Islamic Party” recently attacked and killed 16 policemen in the province of Xinjiang, and is making plans to place explosives on trains, planes, and buses. Has the time come for the world to recognize the threat that Islam, described by some former Muslims as archaic and barbaric, poses to the civilized world? Has the time come for “non-violent” Muslims to disavow the actions of those of their religion who will not live peacefully with their non-Muslim neighbors? What’s your opinion?

Published in: on August 9, 2008 at 8:46 am  Leave a Comment  

Club XXL closed for good?

“We’re operating as a kids’ nightclub. Well, I wouldn’t say it was a kids’ nightclub…” So said Anthony Chiplin, operator of “Family Entertainment Center,” better known through its fliers as “Club XXL.” Chiplin has ten days to file an appeal to the zoning board’s decision to deny him an exemption.

Published in: on August 8, 2008 at 9:55 am  Comments (52)