Here are a few pictures I took yesterday at the MS Welcome Center at the bridges of the partially sunken barge on I-20 pier span. In yesterday's paper, The Vicksburg Post, the removal of the barge will resume this coming Wednesday. It will involve cutting the barge with a crane mounted chisel. The waterway will close to vessel traffic once work begins and they anticipate no problems. It involves the Coast Guard, state transportation officials from Louisiana and Mississippi, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Highway Adm, Vicksburg Bridge Commission and Marquette Transportation, which owned the vessel pushing the 30-barge tow that struck the piers on both river bridges here. There have been four barge strikes along the Lower MS River since March 20, including two at Vicksburg and one a Natchez. The river crested at 43.3 feet. The barges that struck the bridges were carrying soybeans.
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.