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Hurricane Ida

Mayor, local officials give press conference on Hurricane Ida, local curfew and when to expect worst effects of storm

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by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, August 29, 2021 6:17 pm

News

Happy Fourth of July! Annual fireworks at lake puts exclamation point on holiday celebration

What started as a family fireworks show more than 10 years ago has turned into an annual Fourth of July tradition for people on Lake ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, July 4, 2021 7:06 am

News

Lady B wows overflowing crowd at free Stanton Hall concert Friday night

Singer Victoria Baker — also known as Lady B in social media circles — invited the community to a free concert of music classics and ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, July 3, 2021 11:06 am

News

Natchez Festival cools off hot 2021 season with cool jazz concert

The Natchez Festival of Music ended this year’s festival with a Sunday afternoon of cool jazz from one of the music genre’s masters. Music lovers ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Monday, June 28, 2021 12:20 pm

News

Riverboats are back: Natchez welcomes crew, passengers with enthusiasm

The boats are back. Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson and other officials from the city and Adams County welcomed the American Duchess, its crew and passengers ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:15 am

Style feature

Photo gallery: Parade of houses takes place of traditional Miss-Lou Mardi Gras celebration

Houses in Natchez were on parade, decorated to celebrate the Mardi Gras holiday when traditional parades are not possible during the pandemic. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:00 am

News

Photos: Work crews demolish old A&P grocery on Franklin Street; make way for Recovery Enterprises

Work crews from the City of Natchez and Adams County started the demolition of the old A&P grocery store on Franklin Street Tuesday. After the ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:50 pm

News

Photos: Sunday night snow turns downtown into winter wonderland

Picture from downtown Natchez in the snow Sunday night. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:47 pm

News

Miss-Lou celebrates New Year with fireworks over river

Residents on both sides of the river celebrated the new year by watching the fireworks over the Mississippi River. Here are some photos from Friday ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, January 1, 2021 8:47 pm

News

Merit Health doctors, nurses receive first doses of new COVID-19 vaccine

What was the best part of being the first doctor at Merit Health Natchez to receive the Pfizer version of the COVID-19 vaccine? For Dr. ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Monday, December 21, 2020 4:50 pm

News

Video: Balloons take off for Saturday afternoon flight

Video of Saturday afternoon’s take off behind Natchez Mall. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, October 17, 2020 5:33 pm

News

Scenes for psychological thriller filmed in local coffee shop

Movie magic thrills and chills percolated inside the Natchez Coffee Company Saturday. Late afternoon customers sipped cups of coffee as they watched a Baton Rouge ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, October 4, 2020 7:43 pm

Obituaries

Norma Lynne Willey

Graveside services for Norma Lynne Willey, 73, of Natchez, who dropped her body on September 19, 2020, will be at noon on Wednesday, October 7, ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, October 4, 2020 4:25 pm

Obituaries

Debra Marie Martin

Funeral arrangements for Debra Marie Martin, 64 of Natchez who died Saturday, Oct.3, 2020, in Natchez are incomplete at West Gate Funeral Home. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, October 4, 2020 10:03 am

News

Natchez bluff bustling with activity Saturday — cancer walk, bikers’ weekend and more

The Natchez bluff was busy with a variety of activities Saturday from Rosalie to Learned’s Mill, from dawn to dusk. Monica’s Hope hosted its annual ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, October 3, 2020 9:18 pm

Business

Natchez Chevy, Nissan dealerships get new owner

NATCHEZ — The local car dealership landscape recently changed with the sale of the Great River Nissan and Chevrolet GMC dealerships on D’Evereux Drive. The ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, October 2, 2020 6:56 pm

News

High on the hog: Couple plans to reopen popular barbecue restaurant

Forget fine dining. A Natchez couple is bringing swine dining back to the Miss-Lou. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:43 pm

News

Preliminary report issued in plane crash that killed Natchez veterinarian

Weather, fatigue and other contributing factors may have played a significant role in a Sept. 1 plane crash that killed a Natchez veterinarian in a ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:05 pm

News

Petition organized in support of parish schools superintendent

More than 1,300 people have signed an online petition imploring the Concordia Parish School Board to reconsider its recent vote to not renew the contract ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:11 pm

News

Nationally renowned conservationist to conduct free workshop at cemetery Tuesday

The man who helped restore the oldest gravestone in America will offer a free class on headstone preservation and repair at the Natchez City Cemetery ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, September 18, 2020 8:37 pm

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