With the Mighty Mississippi finally receding from its historic crest, it will take some time for 2,168 residents in Vicksburg and Warren County to get back into their homes. According to MEMA, 4,800 people have been displaced statewide. Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said, "Even if you see a drop of an inch or two, you can't tell the difference." He also commented that, "In the areas affected by the flood, inches are academic when you have water in your attic." They are still watching the levees because of several sand boils but it's under control by sandbagging. It will be another month or so above flood stage. All or part of 20 roads outside Vicksburg and 27 inside have been closed to traffic until further notice. Homeland Security deputy boss, Leslie Davis toured our city this past Tuesday with city and county officials. She tour the Redwood area and Kings community by boat north of Vicksburg. It will take awhile for Vicksburg to get back on its feet but we are a close-knit community and with the help of assistance and coming together we will come back stronger than ever!
A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.