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$108,000 reward offered for information in fatal shooting of off-duty state trooper

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A $108,000 reward has been offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of any person related to the Friday ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, August 7, 2020 8:56 pm

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Vidalia mayor breaks tie to allow billboard to stay on Carter Street

One Vidalia billboard seems to be garnering as much attention in City Hall as it does on Carter Street. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, August 7, 2020 8:39 pm

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Officials: Now is time to register to vote

Although absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election will not be ready until the middle of September, local election officials said now is the ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:45 pm

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More than half choose virtual learning for Concordia Parish schools

The Concordia Parish School District has moved the start of the school year to Aug. 24. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:25 pm

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Balloons will fly; music events, other festivities canceled for balloon fest 2020

The Miss-Lou skies may be filled with hot-air balloons this October, but the festival grounds will be empty. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, July 31, 2020 7:50 pm

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Donations sought for Gayrage Sale encore

If you missed the good deals at this year’s annual Gayrage Sale, you are in luck. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, July 31, 2020 7:43 pm

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Someone to look up to: Merrill sworn in for second term as Vidalia police chief

Photos of the swearing-in of Vidalia Police Chief Joey Merrill and Vidalia Alderman Brent Smith.  Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, July 31, 2020 6:48 pm

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Unknown seeds from China end up in Natchez couple’s mailbox

Rebecca and Shot Gwin were immediately suspicious when a small package of unknown seeds were delivered to their Natchez house last month. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 8:15 pm

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Dan Gibson becomes new mayor of Natchez

Images from Friday's inauguration ceremony at the Natchez bluff.  Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, July 24, 2020 12:57 pm

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Inauguration day is today for new mayor, city aldermen, municipal judge

NATCHEZ — Natchez will celebrate the beginning of a new era this morning. At 10 a.m. on the Natchez bluff, Mayor-elect Dan Gibson, the Natchez ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, July 24, 2020 8:58 am

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Natchez man helps farmers bring Trump tribute to soybean field

If Air Force One happens to fly across east central Louisiana this summer, President Donald Trump might see something that would make him give his ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, July 17, 2020 9:08 pm

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New mayor, aldermen take oaths at ceremony Friday

NATCHEZ — Three words will be at the center of Mayor-elect Dan Gibson’s administration after he is inaugurated Friday. Gibson revealed part of his message ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, July 17, 2020 8:47 pm

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Owner hopes artwork disappearance spurs conversation about mural ordinance

The appearance and mysterious disappearance of a downtown mural demonstrate the need for a serious conversation about the role of public art in Natchez, one ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:38 pm

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Coroner: DNA collected from remains found in boot, optimistic ID will be made

Adams County Coroner James Lee said he is hopeful DNA collected from human remains found inside a boot at Anna’s Bottom earlier this week will ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:06 pm

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GoFundMe account set up for restoration of Turning Angel monument

Making a donation to the restoration and repair of the Turning Angel monument is now just a mouse click away.  Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:33 pm

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Fourth of July Fireworks light up Mississippi River night sky

A video and photos of some highlights from Saturday night's fireworks over the Mississippi River Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:00 pm

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Lake St. John Flotilla filled with Fourth of July fun

Red, white and a slue of boats decorated in the spirit of the holiday slowly made their way down Lake St. John during Saturday's annual ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:44 pm

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Tiger King, Minecraft, Corn-tine and more: A look at boats from Lake St. John Flotilla

A look at some of the boats featured in this year’s Lake St. John Flotilla. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:28 pm

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The Dart: Natchez woman enjoys gardening outdoors

In a calm and quiet Downtown neighborhood amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, a Natchez woman found a new way to entertain herself. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:44 pm

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Natchez artist selling Turning Angel prints to raise money for statue’s restoration

Natchez artist Mary Flach knows when it is time to sit down and paint. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:32 pm

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