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Church News

St. Mary Basilica damaged in storm, but nothing that cannot be repaired

NATCHEZ — Father Scott Thomas, pastor at St. Mary Basilica, said water damage in the church can be repaired and nothing historic seems to have ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, February 22, 2021 3:42 pm

Sports

Jackson State gives Deion Sanders shutout in coaching debut

JACKSON (AP) — Jalon Jones threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Jackson State rolled past NAIA Edward Waters 53-0 in Deion Sanders’ ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, February 21, 2021 7:07 pm

News

No in-person classes for Natchez or Concordia Parish on Monday; ACCS and Cathedral will hold classes

NATCHEZ — Natchez Adams School District and Concordia Parish Schools will be closed to in-person learning on Monday. Adams County Christian School and Cathedral School ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, February 21, 2021 7:00 pm

News

Mayor: Natchez water situation greatly improved

NATCHEZ — Mayor Dan Gibson said Sunday morning the pressure in the city’s water system in greatly improved. “We appreciate everyone’s help in identifying leaks. ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, February 21, 2021 11:44 am

News

Thousands still without power in Adams County

NATCHEZ — Crews for Entergy and Southwest Mississippi Electric Cooperative are working diligently officials say to restore power to Adams County homes and businesses. Still, ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, February 21, 2021 11:16 am

Sports

Molinar scores 17 as State beats Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Iverson Molinar scored 17 points, Mississippi State picked up 36 in the paint, and the Bulldogs defeated in-state rival Ole Miss ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, February 20, 2021 7:59 pm

News

Hotels full amid winter storm that has left many without power and water

Hotels in Natchez and Vidalia, Louisiana — those that still have power — are doing brisk business amid the ongoing winter weather event. More than ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:43 pm

News

Roofs leaking all over town under stress of snow, ice, rain

NATCHEZ — Alfa Insurance Agency Owner John L. Sullivan was driving back from a client’s home after helping with his client’s roof leak on Wednesday ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:37 pm

News

Sheriff: Off-road vehicles on public roads will be ticketed, towed

Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten has a message for those riding off-road vehicles on city, county or state roadways: You will be ticketed and your ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 3:08 pm

Style feature

Natchez native documents exuberant New Orleans Mardi Gras house floats

Natchez native Will Smith Jr., a professional artist living in New Orleans, is at the center of that city’s effort to celebrate Mardi Gras during ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, February 13, 2021 9:00 am

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Time to consolidate city, county services is now

Now is the time for leaders in the city and the county to sit down together and make a plan for consolidating as many shared ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, February 5, 2021 9:27 pm

Sports

Former LSU TE Arick Gilbert chooses Florida as landing spot

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida landed one of the country’s most coveted transfers Sunday, a likely replacement for star tight end Kyle Pitts. Former LSU ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, January 31, 2021 11:11 pm

News

Mississippi debates quicker purge of voter rolls

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi residents who skip some elections would risk being purged from voter rolls, under bills being considered at the state Capitol. ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, January 31, 2021 11:08 pm

News

President Biden invites GOP lawmakers to White House to talk virus relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has agreed to meet a group of 10 Republican senators who have proposed spending about one-third of the $1.9 ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, January 31, 2021 10:45 pm

News

New COVID cases in state drop into triple digits

NATCHEZ — Mississippi’s new cases of COVID-19 dropped into triple digits — 811 — for the 24-hour period ending Saturday at 6 p.m. New COVID ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, January 31, 2021 10:40 pm

COVID-19

Merit Health offering new virus treatment

NATCHEZ — Merit Health Natchez recently began providing an antibody infusion therapy for COVID-19, known as monoclonal antibodies. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, January 30, 2021 1:00 pm

Opinion

Candlelight prayer vigil set for bluff on Friday, 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision

Today — Friday, Jan. 22 — marks the 47th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion in all 50 states. Since then, ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:54 pm

News

Former Natchez Mayor Butch Brown off of ventilator in Jackson ICU

NATCHEZ — Former Natchez Mayor Butch Brown is off of a ventilator and is responsive and his health improving at a Jackson intensive care unit ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, January 17, 2021 1:45 pm

News

Merit Health nurse of 23 years dies with COVID-19 complications

NATCHEZ — A Merit Health Natchez registered nurse, who worked in the hospital’s emergency department for 23 years, died Friday from complications related to COVID-19. ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, January 15, 2021 9:58 pm

News

Kevin Warren named publisher in Natchez, Brookhaven, Prentiss

NATCHEZ — Kevin Warren has been named publisher of The Natchez Democrat, Natchez the Magazine, Brookhaven Daily Leader, Brookhaven Magazine, the Prentiss Headlight and related ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:59 pm

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