Vicksburg National Military Park Newswire

Vicksburg National Military Park Newswire

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  1. It's time to study our infrastructureRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Vicksburg Post

    A water leak Thursday on North Washington Street near the Fort Hill National Cemetery had city officials thinking the worst - the city's 36-inch main waterline sprung a leak, bringing with it fears the city may have to shut the whole water system down for repairs. Fortunately, the problem was an old 8-inch line serving the Vicksburg National Military Park - a line one knew existed until Thursday, because it wasn't on any of the city's infrastructure maps.

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  2. New Leak caused by 8-inch water line; fixedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 28 | Vicksburg Post

    A severe water leak on North Washington Street was caused by a hole in an 8-inch line running to the Vicksburg National Military Park, Public Works Director Garnet Van Norman said Thursday. He said the leak has been repaired and city officials anticipated reopening three of the four lanes on North Washington Thursday afternoon.

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  3. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 20 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    It is National Park Week and that has implications right here in Mississippi. Not only in Mississippi but all across the nation, admission is free thru Sunday at all 400-plus National Park and Monument sites, including the one right in our back yard, the Vicksburg National Military Park.

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  4. NPS CentennialRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 20 | Vicksburg National Military Park

    ... rk Service's blueprint for the future, outlining the innovative work we want to accomplish. Vicksburg National Military Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!

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  5. Visitors to the Cairo and its museum try to capture a photo of the boat with their smart phones.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 19 | Vicksburg Post

    Nestled among the many monuments and memorials to Union and Confederate generals, units and troops at the Vicksburg National Military Park is a one-of-a-kind exhibit. "There are three sites people should see when they visit the park," said park ranger David Slay, site supervisor for the ironclad gunship USS Cairo and its museum, "The Illinois Monument, Fort Hill and the Cairo."

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  6. City's layout, facilities help keep us in shapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 19 | Vicksburg Post

    ... What could be considered as the "granddaddy of them all" in regards to this topic is the Vicksburg National Military Park. It's filled with runners, joggers and bikers taking in history while looking to stay in shape. Its curvy roads, inclines and ...

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  7. Add your commentRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 16 | Vicksburg Post

    Vicksburg is home to the Vicksburg National Military Park, and this week is National Park week, a presidentially proclaimed celebration to recognize America's National Parks. Through April 24, the VNMP along with 127 other national parks across the country will be waiving all entrance fees as part of the celebration.

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  8. New Sections of city without powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 11 | Vicksburg Post

    The outage began about 5:15 p.m. and covered an section of the eastern part of the city from north of Interstate 20 and east of the Vicksburg National Military Park south to Halls Ferry Road affecting 1,172, according to the power outage map on Entergy's website. The cause was not given.

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  9. New Meeting gives residents chance to include Vicksburg on tourism mapRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 8 | Vicksburg Post

    ... call up the map, click on a specific location and see a photo of an attraction, like the Vicksburg National Military Park, Beulah Cemetery or another site. "We need to get the word out to the people in the community, chamber members and non-members ...

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  10. New Gardens vying to win $20K; your votes neededRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 5 | Vicksburg Post

    The Vicksburg Community Garden and the Vicksburg National Military Park Heritage Demonstration Garden have entered the Seeds of Change Grant Program for an opportunity to win either a $20,000 or $10,000 grant and are asking the community to get out and vote for their applications. "The purpose of the community garden is to make a positive impact on the city's obesity issues," said Linda Fondren, executive director and founder of Shape Up Mississippi.

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  11. Earth Day doesn't have the glitter of other observances, but it shouldRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 5 | Vicksburg Post

    ... avenue for commerce that serves the Port of Vicksburg and in turn provides tax revenue. The Vicksburg National Military Park with its points of interest that can provide scenic views. The forests and stands of hardwoods and pines are a habitat for ...

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  12. Military park lives up to its reputationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 4 | Vicksburg Post

    I went to Vicksburg National Military Park Saturday morning to talk to some people giving back to the park by volunteering their day painting cannon carriages. The day of maintenance to monuments and landmarks was planned for the Civil War Trust's Park Day and about 16 people, including visitor services manager for the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau Rick Martin and Circuit Court Judge M. James Chaney, took the time to get up early on a Saturday and lend a hand.

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  13. New Volunteers needed for park cleanupRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | Vicksburg Post

    Vicksburg National Military Park is asking for the community's help in sprucing up property and landmarks many have come to know Vicksburg by during its annual Park Day. The park's cleanup day will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, and the park encourages anyone who would like to give back to the park to show up and lend a hand.

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  14. New website features top Delta attractionsRead the original story

    Mar 26, 2016 | The Bolivar Commercial

    ... birthplace of internationally renowned actor James Earl Jones; Baptist Town in Greenwood; Vicksburg National Military Park; Cotesworth Mansion in North Carrollton; St. Paul Church of God in Christ in Lexington; and unique local eateries like Blue ...

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    Mar 21, 2016 | Vicksburg Post

    March 31, Jim Jacobs, will make his farewells to the staff at the Vicksburg National Military Park and move into retirement after 30 years with the National Park Service, three of those in Vicksburg as facility manager and chief of maintenance, where he oversees the care and maintenance of the parks grounds, its monuments and memorials and facilities. "Actually, facility manager is a job title," he said with a grin.

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  16. New Churches plan for Holy WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2016 | Vicksburg Post

    ... to break bread and talk about Jesus," Palmer said. The Vicksburg YMCA along with the Vicksburg National Military Park is planning an Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. Sunday, March 27 at the top of Fort Hill. The service has been a tradition in ...

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  17. New PROFILE 2016: Make a run for itRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | Vicksburg Post

    ... Run Thru History. The latter is a 10-kilometer race that takes place in March in the Vicksburg National Military Park. From 1983-88 the Red Carpet Run followed a similar, but shorter, 4 A1 2-mile path through the Park. It shifted venues to the Old ...

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  18. Union Avenue in Military Park reopenedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2016 | Vicksburg Post

    Vicksburg National Military Park officials have reopened Union Avenue in the park after maintenance workers made temporary repairs to a possible sinkhole in the road, Park Superintendent William Justice said.

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  19. Murder suspect who escaped jail killed after holding familyRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2016 | KHQ-TV Spokane

    ... of the ridge looks out toward the Mississippi River, while the other looks onto part of the Vicksburg National Military Park, marking the site of a key Civil War battle. McCloud escaped the Warren County Jail on March 2 when he overcame an officer ...

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  20. Top StoryMurder suspect who escaped jail killed after holding familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2016 | 13WHAM

    ... of the ridge looks out toward the Mississippi River, while the other looks onto part of the Vicksburg National Military Park, marking the site of a key Civil War battle. McCloud escaped the Warren County Jail on March 2 when he overcame an officer ...

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