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Vicksburg mayor facing federal bribery charge

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. […]


Port Gibson bicyclist killed when hit by truck

A Port Gibson bicyclist died in the predawn hours Friday after being struck by a truck in Claiborne County.

County Coroner J.W. Mallet tells the Vicksburg Post that 53-year-old Delecta Collins was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sheriff Marvin Lucas says the accident occurred about 2:40 a.m. as Collins rode his bike on Mississippi Highway 18 in the area of the Natchez Trace Parkway. […]