Tuesday, May 18, 2010
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Arkansas military brothers riding against war By David Hopper firstname.lastname@example.org Brothers who have served in the military, yet protest war, are riding bicycles across the country to promote their cause. They stopped Monday in Vicksburg on their way to New Orleans. Vowing not to stop riding until the fighting ends, Arkansas natives Jacob George, 28, and brother Jordan, 19, began their trek in Fayetteville May 1 after selling nearly everything they owned to help finance the trip. “We’re kind of going city to city and speaking to whoever will listen about our experience in the war,” said Jacob, an Army veteran who served three tours in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2004. Jordan is in the Arkansas National Guard Reserve. Jacob dropped out of the University of Arkansas and quit his job so he could carry out what he’s calling “A Ride Till the End.” “This felt like something that I needed to do,” he said, “and I’m prepared to do it for as long as it takes.” The brothers alternate between biking — as far as 90 miles a day — and driving a van loaded with camping sup-
Hopper will write for Post this summer David Hopper has joined The Vicksburg Post news staff for the summer. Hopper is a graduate student at the University of Mississippi, where he is majoring in David journalism. Hopper At Ole Miss, he is a staff writer and copy editor for the student paper, The Daily Mississippian. Hopper is from Ocean Springs.
Jordan George reorganizes items in the van.
Online For more on the George brothers’ cause, visit their website, www.operationawareness.org. plies and food, much of which was donated. To raise money, the brothers have been playing music and Jacob has been selling books of his anti-war poetry. The response has been mostly positive, he said: “We really haven’t come across a lot of opposition.” Jordan said he chose to participate because he supports peace — and it was an opportunity to travel: “I really haven’t seen a lot of this country.” The War in Afghanistan is
Lights back on at LeTourneau
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Jacob George stands beside his and his brother’s bicycles and van on Washington Street Monday. an ongoing conflict that began in 2001. The Iraq War, a con-
tinuing military campaign, began in 2003.
TVs, weapons reported missing in city, county Televisions and weapons were among items reported missing from homes Monday in the city and county. In the 2900 block of East Main Street, at 7:51 p.m., an 18-inch Vizio flat-screen TV valued at $250 and a Magnavox DVD player valued at $25 were reported stolen, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. In the 3000 block of Drummond Street, at 11:12 a.m., a 32-inch Envision HD TV valued at $800 was reported stolen. In the county, in the 3000 block of Redwood Road, reported missing at 1:45 p.m. was a 12-gauge Browning semi-automatic, two 12-gauge Remington pump shotguns, a .22-caliber Remington rifle, a .22-caliber Remington bolt action rifle, a Marlin 30-30 rifle, a Marlin .22-caliber automatic rifle and a .22-caliber Ranger rifle.
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One injured in wreck at Clay and Mission A Vicksburg woman was injured in a two-vehicle wreck Monday at Clay Street and Mission 66. At about 3:40 p.m., a 2007 Toyota Rav 4 driven by Lynette Ervin, 43, 11630 Oak Ridge Road, and a 2002 Chrysler LTD driven by Jane Brown, 57, of Morton, were stopped at the traffic light at Clay and Mission, Vicksburg police Sgt. Larry Burns said. Irvin, who was behind Brown, took her foot off the brake prematurely causing the SUV to hit Brown’s car, Burns said. A passenger with Brown, Estelle Moore, 71, 603 Kersh Drive, Flowood, was taken to River Region Medical Center where she was treated and released, hospital spokesman
Leigh White said.
Car reported missing on St. Patrick Street A car was reported missing Monday morning in Warren County, records showed. At 11:40, a 1995 Ford Probe, Mississippi tag WBC621, valued at $1,500 was reported stolen in the 100 block of St. Patrick Street.
Probation violations land two behind bars Two Vicksburg people were in the Warren County Jail today on probation violations, records showed. Leonda S. Buchanon, 30, 4806 Benard Drive, and Reginald Gaines, 23, 2928 E. Main St., were booked into the jail at 1 p.m. by the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Both were being held without bond.
Two others treated in Monday wreck Details of an early Monday morning wreck were released today. About 2:21 a.m., Danielle Cooper, 29, 108 University St., Tallulah, told police she had stopped on Cherry Street the 2006 Buick LaCrosse she was driving to allow a pedestrian to cross, said Vicksburg police Sgt. Jackie Johnson. The Buick was hit from behind by a 2001 Hyundai XG300 driven by Candice Presson, 25, 2765 Bird Song Road, Johnson said. Cooper and passengers Michelle Lowe, 30, 1501 East Ave., and Nadia Middleton, 33, 2102 Washington St., were taken to River Region Medical Center, where they were treated and released, said hospital spokesman Leigh White.
Electricity to LeTourneau Technologies in south Warren County was restored Monday afternoon. The facility was one of 750 Entergy customers that lost power after a tree fell on power lines during a storm Sunday night. LeTourneau was without electricity from about 11 p.m. Sunday to 2 p.m. Monday. About 500 employees were sent home, resulting in about nine hours of lost production time, LeTourneau General Manager Bo-D Massey said. Other Entergy customers’ power had been restored by Monday morning, Mara Hartmann, an Entergy spokesman, said.
Hinds County shooting goes to grand jury JACKSON (AP) — Hinds County Judge Bill Barnett has sent to a grand jury the case against a man charged in a local shooting. David Waits has been charged with murder in the April death of Waivous McGee. McGee died of gunshot wounds outside a Jackson gas station, authorities said. The two men had argued previously and renewed the argument when they met at the station, authorities said.
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PUBLIC PROGRams Can’t Stop Singing! show choir camp — 8 a.m.-noon, June 7-11 and June 14-18; $90; register by May 28, late fee after; Nancy Robertson, 601-529-7171. Senior Center — Wednesday: 10 a.m., chair exercises; 1 p.m., bingo, sponsored by Deaconess Home Health; 1:30, knitting class; 2:30, canasta. Bovina Elementary Art Exhibit — On display until Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; next to Billy’s Italian Restaurant; Outlets at Vicksburg. Vicksburg Al-anon — 8 p.m. Wednesday; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, room 102C; 601-638-0011. Buck’s Country Playhouse
— Feed in the Chicken Coop with potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. Friday; music by Magnolia and Moonshine; donations accepted; 601-638-3193. Summer Reading Program — June 7-July 2; Little People’s Learning Center; 601-6388120. Elementary Basketball League — June 12-July 17; first-fifth grade, boys and girls; registration today-June 4; Kings Community Empowerment Center; 601-634-4478 or 601-634-4756. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601415-1742; evening, Jackie G., 601-638-8456 or 601-4153345.
clubs Lions — No Wednesday meeting; Spring Fling, 6 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church; Lions All-State Band. Vicksburg Toastmasters 2052 — Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Information Technology Lab on Porters Chapel Road;
Jeff Hensley, 601-634-4596. MVSU Alumni Chapter — 6 p.m. Thursday; Jackson Street Community Center. 150th Anniversary of Catholic Education in Vicksburg — 11 a.m. June 14, planning meeting; Courtyard Marriott meeting room; RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHURCHES House of Peace — Graduating high school seniors RSVP by Friday for Sunday baccalaureate service; 601-630-3362. Temple of Christ — Fellowship service, 6 p.m. Friday;
Delphine Taylor, pastor; 1922 Pearl St. Cedar Grove M.B. — Movie and refreshments, “Saving God,” 7 p.m. Friday; 3300 Grange Hall Road. Greater Mount Lebanon M.B. — Choir program, 6 p.m. Saturday; various soloists; the Rev. Michael Wesley, master of ceremonies; 339 Alpine St.
BENEFITS Bowl Benefit and Ice Cream Social — 3-6 p.m. Saturday; tickets must be pre-purchased; large bowl $20, small bowl $15; ice cream addition-
al $3; purchase at St. Aloysius office or from any Ceramics II student; benefits Emily Henry’s fight against cancer and Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital; 601-636-2256.
clarification Keith Garcia, 28, 900 Bell Botom Road, was arrested Friday on a drug court sanction. A misleading headline topped Saturday’s crime report. •
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