Vicksburg mayor facing federal bribery charge

February 26, 2013 in Top Stories

Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield was granted bond Thursday after being arraigned on a federal bribery charge that says he was caught in an FBI investigation while seeking a $10,000 bribe for a city contract.

The 39-year-old Democrat wore an orange jail jumpsuit and shackles during his arraignment in U.S. District Court in Jackson. Magistrate Judge Keith Ball ordered Winfield to be released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.

Winfield answered the judge’s questions in a strong, clear voice during the brief hearing but did not address the allegations against him. He did not enter a plea.

Vicksburg named top place to travel in 2013

January 28, 2013 in Education, Entertainment, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Vicksburg has been named by AAA Southern Traveler and AAA Midwest Traveler as one of the top 13 places to visit in 2013. Other destinations named include Christchurch, New Zealand, the Dominican Republic, Ireland, Mexico, Orlando, Panama, San Francisco, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Las Vegas.

This year brings lots of excitement to Vicksburg with Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration events. Events start in April with Tapestry: The Pilgrimage to Vicksburg and the Vicksburg Heritage Fair and continue until July 4, the anniversary of the Siege of Vicksburg’s surrender, the Delta Business Journal reported.

Spielberg to speak at 'Gettysburg Address' event

November 16, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News

Director Steven Spielberg will deliver the keynote address at an observance commemorating the 149th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.”

Park officials in central Pennsylvania noted that Spielberg’s remarks will come days after the release of his film “Lincoln,” which stars Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role.

US honors black federal law officer killed in 1883

May 17, 2012 in News, Statewide News

WASHINGTON – (AP) William Henderson Foote was a black federal law enforcement official in America’s Deep South at a time of heightened racial tensions, tasked with collecting liquor tax revenue […]