Jan Griffey, Author at Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper

News

Public Works employees get pay increase

NATCHEZ — City of Natchez Public Works hourly employees who have worked for the city for at least five years will soon get a pay ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, December 3, 2021 5:13 pm

Business

Sales tax revenues drop after five months of growth

NATCHEZ — The City of Natchez enjoyed five straight months of sales tax revenues that exceeded $500,000 at the end of the last fiscal year. ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, December 3, 2021 5:06 pm

News

Natchez city planner resigns

NATCHEZ — Natchez City Planner Riccardo Giani is leaving Natchez for Charleston, S.C., where he plans to take a job in the private sector. “It’s ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, December 3, 2021 9:13 am

Business

City, county, school board hire workforce development director

NATCHEZ — Adams County, the City of Natchez and the Natchez Adams School District have unanimously agreed to hire Tuwanna Williams as director of workforce ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:17 pm

News

VIDEO: Gibson says bridges will be ‘brought back to life’

NATCHEZ — Mayor Dan Gibson shared a video Tuesday night created by the city’s Director of Communications Dustin Hinkle, which will be used to lobby ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:44 pm

News

Mayor calls out alderwoman; claims comments aimed at causing division

NATCHEZ — Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson began his report to the city’s Board of Aldermen on Tuesday evening by saying he was going to call ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 9:42 pm

News

Auditor’s spokesman: No comment on Natchez investigation

NATCHEZ — A spokesman for Mississippi State Auditor Shad White’s office said he could not comment on an investigation sent to the auditor’s office by ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, November 22, 2021 3:22 pm

Business

Hotel Vue up and running, improving, new owner says

NATCHEZ — Red Oak Capital, which foreclosed on Hotel Vue and Super 8 Motel and took possession of the properties last week, said the hotels ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, November 22, 2021 3:18 pm

News

Courts reassign ownership of Hotel Vue, Super 8

NATCHEZ — Red Oak Capital III LLC has been granted possession of Hotel Vue and the Super 8 Motel in Natchez. Adams County Court Judge ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, November 19, 2021 1:49 pm

News

Fortenberry claims questioned funds transfer was her salary, vacation and comp time

NATCHEZ — A day after Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson released a statement about an investigation into a questionable transfer of city funds into an external ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Thursday, November 18, 2021 2:06 pm

BREAKING NEWS

City discovers money transferred out of accounts; investigation turned over to state auditor’s office

NATCHEZ—Mayor Dan Gibson said on late Friday he was made aware of a discrepancy in the city’s financial accounting system, which he has turned over ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:34 pm

COVID-19

Supervisors to end all COVID restrictions Dec. 1

NATCHEZ — At the recommendation of Emergency Management Director Robert Bradford, the Adams County Board of Supervisors agreed to let expire any remaining COVID requirements ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, November 15, 2021 5:22 pm

News

Colored Troops monument committee narrows potential sites to eight

NATCHEZ — A volunteer committee working to create a monument to the Natchez U.S. Colored Troops have narrow potential sites for the monument down to ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, November 12, 2021 1:32 pm

News

Aldermen vote to offer city clerk position to Megan McKenzie

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to offer the city clerk’s position to Megan McKenzie of Natchez. McKenzie, then known as Megan ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, November 9, 2021 5:59 pm

News

Frustrations, tempers flare at aldermen meeting

NATCHEZ — Officials shouted over each other and Mayor Dan Gibson banged his gavel numerous times in an effort to gain order as tempers flared ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, November 9, 2021 5:53 pm

News

‘A fun project,’ Renowned chef develops new gastropub menu

NATCHEZ — After a career in fine dining, renowned Chef Regina Charboneau of Natchez has taken her first foray into creating a casual dining menu. ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, November 7, 2021 7:24 am

Business

Natchez comes in 5th in USA Today’s Top 10 best historic small town contest

NATCHEZ — Natchez came in fifth in the USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice 2021 contest. The results were announced Friday. USA Today readers selected ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, November 5, 2021 4:26 pm

Editorials

The Democrat endorses Bailey for tax collector

Tuesday is the November general election. We urge you to take the time to vote. While the ballot is not a long one, it is ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, October 31, 2021 10:25 pm

News

What you don’t know can hurt you

Editor’s note: Dr. Kenneth Stubbs, a long-time Natchez physician and internal medicine specialist, has prepared this analysis of the risks of the use of medical ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, October 31, 2021 10:10 pm

COVID-19

Merit Health Natchez reaches zero COVID patient milestone

NATCHEZ — As of Tuesday, Merit Health Natchez had no admissions of patients suffering with COVID. That was the news Garett May, who has been ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 4:36 pm

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