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Video: Local officials talk to protesters at end of march

Natchez Police Chief Walter Armstrong, Natchez Fire Chief Ventris Green and Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten talk to protesters on Martin Luther King Jr. Street ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:31 pm

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Decision 2020: Live election results after polls close at 7 p.m.

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by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:44 pm

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Mayoral candidate: I did not authorize ‘bogus’ flyers found in Natchez neighborhoods

Independent candidate for Natchez Mayor Phillip West said flyers disseminated in his name are “bogus” and the work of “a very deceitful person.” Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Monday, June 1, 2020 10:14 pm

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Lifting spirits: Pilots fly hot-air balloons above Miss-Lou skies this weekend

A small group of balloonists who have flown in the Natchez Balloon Festival traveled to the Miss-Lou this Memorial Day holiday weekend to lift spirits ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:45 am

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Class of 2020 honored with motorcade down Broadway Street

Area seniors from Natchez High School, Natchez Early College Academy, Adams County Christian School and Cathedral School were honored with a motorcade down Broadway Street.  Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:30 am

News

AJFC students ride off into future in motorcade

The students of AJFC Head Start rode off into the future Friday morning as their teachers celebrated with balloons, cheers and a few gifts. Because ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, May 22, 2020 3:59 pm

COVID-19

City to start enforcing wearing of masks by business employers, employees

Natchez Mayor Darryl Grennell said the city will begin enforcing its order that masks be worn by all employees and employers of Natchez businesses doing ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Monday, May 18, 2020 12:42 pm

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Large crowd enjoys Saturday Farmer’s Market produce … staying 6 feet apart

The Broadway Street Farmer’s Market drew a large crowd looking for fresh produce and a chance to get outside. Long lines of people standing six-feet ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:12 pm

COVID-19

Health Care Heroes: Take a look at the virus battle on the front lines

On the second floor of Merit Health Natchez, local health care providers are answering the call to care for local COVID-19 positive patients. Local doctors, ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, May 16, 2020 11:18 am

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Health Care Heroes: Take a look at the virus battle on the front lines

On the second floor of Merit Health Natchez, local health care providers are answering the call to care for local COVID-19 positive patients. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, May 15, 2020 9:35 pm

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Senior surprise for Cathedral graduates

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by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:49 pm

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Democrat to sponsor election Q&A with mayoral candidates in primary

The Natchez Democrat and The Bluff City Post will host an online video Mayoral Candidates Q&A, featuring Democratic Party mayoral candidates Tony Fields and Dan ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:58 pm

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Adams County Christian School elementary celebrates with drive-by award, progression ceremony

Adams County Christian School students from the first through sixth grades celebrated the end of the school year with a drive-by awards and progression ceremony ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:50 pm

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Natchez resident spots otherworldly fireball streaking across the sky

For one Natchez resident, a late-night trip out of his house turned into an otherworldly experience when he spotted a bright orange fireball streak across ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Monday, May 11, 2020 4:18 pm

COVID-19

Pandemic leaves void in local places normally filled with people

Spaces normally filled with crowds of people have been left empty during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, May 8, 2020 10:22 pm

COVID-19

COVID-19 testing conducted at Adams County Safe Room Monday, Claiborne County on Tuesday.

Officials from the Univesity Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Mississippi National Guard conducted free COVID-19 testing site at ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Monday, May 4, 2020 2:05 pm

COVID-19

Ask an expert: The Natchez Democrat helps you find answers to your COVID-19 questions

Ask an expert is a new feature of The Natchez Democrat that asks local experts in health, finance and other fields to answer reader-submitted COVID-19 ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:30 pm

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Daughter: 28 years of memories destroyed in house fire; lightning suspected as cause

For one Natchez family, 28 years of memories were destroyed in a flash of lightning. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:39 am

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Fire guts historic house on North Union Street early Wednesday morning

A historic house on North Union Street was gutted by an early morning fire Wednesday. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:21 am

Alcorn sports

Former players remember Alcorn football coach Casem

Marino “The Godfather” Casem, former head football coach at Alcorn State University, died on April 25 in Baton Rouge. He was 85. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:45 pm

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