John Surratt, The Vicksburg Post, Author at Magnolia State Live


Three Mississippi children discovered a dinosaur bone on their family’s property

While walking through a plowed area on their family’s property, three boys uncovered a relic from earth’s ancient history: the lower left jawbone of a ... Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, March 26, 2018 12:32 pm


For one Vicksburg woman, making a difference demands focusing on young people

For Vickie Bailey, it’s all about helping the city’s young people. Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, February 6, 2018 1:01 pm

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Jobs saved in Mississippi after company decides not to move production to Mexico

City and chamber officials said Friday they are happy Eaton will not be moving any jobs from its Vicksburg plant to Mexico. Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, January 29, 2018 11:04 am


Mississippi native retires as a brigadier general

Native Mississippian Donna Williams recently completed a 31-year military career that began as a JROTC cadet, retiring as a brigadier general Read more

by John Surratt, Monday, January 8, 2018 10:45 am

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What started as a part-time job for a Mississippi mom of two has evolved into 40 years of civic service

Forty years ago, Martha Sue Roberts, a Vicksburg native and at the time a young mother of two, came to work for the city of ... Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, January 2, 2018 11:00 am


28-year-old Mississippi man sentenced for killing 62-year-old girlfriend

A Vicksburg man accused of killing his 62-year-old girlfriend in May 2016 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty in Warren ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, December 21, 2017 6:01 am


Thanksgiving traditions change, but their purpose doesn't

I have to work the holiday, and because my daughter works in retail, she has to work the holiday. But for a brief period on ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:30 am


Hinds Community College to construct $13M academic/tech facility at Vicksburg campus

Hinds Community College’s Vicksburg-Warren Campus moved into the future Wednesday with groundbreaking ceremonies marking the start of construction for a new $13 million academic and ... Read more

by John Surratt, Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:06 am


Vicksburg will allow downtown customers to take their alcohol to the streets

Beginning Nov. 2, people will be able to buy an alcoholic beverage at a club or restaurant and take it to the street.  Read more

by John Surratt, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 9:04 am

Food & Drink

Late Mississippi restauranteur to be honored in upcoming Andrew Zimmern episode on Travel Channel

The memory of Mississippi restaurateur Rowdy Nosser will come to life on the Travel Channel’s “Delicious Destinations with Andrew Zimmern." Read more

by John Surratt, Saturday, September 30, 2017 2:50 pm