- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Vicksburg residents who owe back fines for traffic and other misdemeanor offenses have the opportunity to pay them off in full and avoid a visit by police during an amnesty period.

The Vicksburg Post (https://bit.ly/20uHEZG ) reports the Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the program Monday in an effort to collect past due money. Last year’s amnesty period netted the city $64,412.85 in back fines.

This year’s amnesty period goes through April 1.

Municipal Judge Toni Terrett says people who owe past due fines can pay them off and avoid the embarrassment of a police visit.

She says the city benefits because the collected fines go into the city’s general fund.


Information from: The Vicksburg Post, https://www.vicksburgpost.com

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