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Man’s 12-year-old red Dachshund stolen from vehicle in Dollar General parking lot Monday

NATCHEZ — Last year, Billy Hall, 63, lost his wife, Barbara. Since that time, Hall has grown close to his sole companion, his 12-year-old, nearly ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, August 9, 2022 5:52 pm

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City OKs funds to complete North Natchez Youth Center renovations

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Board of Aldermen approved accepting the low bid of $476,000 from Smith Painting for completion of the interior renovation work at ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, August 9, 2022 5:24 pm

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Dog caught and bucket removed from its head, but gets loose and flees captors

NATCHEZ — A number of travelers on U.S. 61 north of town near Atkins Lumber were witness to a frightening sight on Saturday. They saw ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, August 8, 2022 7:31 pm

Business

Preservation Commission holding public hearing on proposed mural guidelines Wednesday at 5:15 p.m.

NATCHEZ — The City of Natchez Preservation Commission plans a public hearing on Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. to review guidelines for outdoor murals in the ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, August 8, 2022 6:42 pm

Business

Saratoga Gaming hopes to close on Magnolia Bluffs Casino purchase in last quarter of this year, official tells Rotarians

NATCHEZ — Skip Carlson, vice president of external affairs at Saratoga Gaming, introduced himself and his company to members of The Rotary Club of Natchez ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, August 3, 2022 1:41 pm

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Mostly sunny, but 60 percent chance of storms this afternoon: Your forecast for Aug. 2, 2022

NATCHEZ — It’s the second day of August, which means the countdown has begun for college football fans. Most of us are a month and ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, August 2, 2022 1:00 am

BREAKING NEWS

Former Natchez city clerk, deputy clerk arrested; each charged with two counts of embezzlement

NATCHEZ — Former Natchez City Clerk Servia Fortenberry and deputy clerk Sevetrius Dillon were arrested Monday morning by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office after being ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, August 1, 2022 12:56 pm

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Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit! Your weather for Aug. 1, 2022

When first you rise to August light say ‘rabbit’ thrice, and enjoy a month of luck full bright. NATCHEZ — The exact rules for the ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, August 1, 2022 1:00 am

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Sunny skies on last day of July: Your weather forecast

NATCHEZ — Today is the last day of July — July 31, 2022. Times flies when you’re having fun. Just ask Natchez-Adams School District students, ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, July 31, 2022 1:00 am

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Community celebrates Minorville with 32nd Jubilee

By MAIA BRONFMAN/The Natchez Democrat NATCHEZ — About 500 gallons of water from the back of the firetruck rained onto Minor Street on Saturday afternoon ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:14 pm

Business

Natchez-Adams County Airport secures coveted federal grant to help bring commercial air service here

NATCHEZ — A huge piece of the puzzle needed to secure a commercial air service for Natchez fell in place on Friday evening. City, county ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, July 29, 2022 6:47 pm

Business

Syrah gets $102.1 million loan from Department of Energy to help expand its Vidalia operation

NATCHEZ — The U.S. Department of Energy Loan Programs Office announced Wednesday it closed a $102.1 million loan to Syrah Technologies LLC to be used ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, July 29, 2022 11:45 am

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It’s official! Patti LaBelle, CeeLo Green and Kool & the Gang coming to Natchez Oct. 7-8 for the Blues and Soul Super Bowl

NATCHEZ — It’s official! Kool and the Gang, Patti LaBelle and CeeLo Green are coming to Natchez. It’s been a rumor since Patti LaBelle left ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Thursday, July 28, 2022 5:07 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Sixth Circuit Court District Judge Lillie Blackmon Sanders withdraws from race; governor re-opens candidate qualifying for Nov. 8 election

JACKSON — Gov. Tate Reeves has re-opened candidate qualifying for the Nov. 8 election for the position of Circuit Judge in the Sixth Circuit Court ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, July 27, 2022 6:01 pm

Business

Southern Airways executive tells city and county officials he thinks Natchez is a good fit for airline

NATCHEZ — Southern Airways Chief Commercial Officer Mark Cestari was scheduled to be in Natchez today to tour the market and meet with city, county ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, July 27, 2022 5:17 pm

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Coca-Cola United to close Natchez facility in 2024

NATCHEZ — Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United Inc. said Wednesday afternoon in a press release it would close its Natchez sales and distribution center in 2024. ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, July 27, 2022 4:55 pm

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Y’all Means All gearing up for 2022 The Weekend, Oct. 20-22

NATCHEZ — Leslie Jordan wanted to come back to Natchez to host the Battle of the Belles and Beaus events again this year, but he ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, July 27, 2022 9:00 am

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City says no alcohol period at pool or on pool property, or it will replace its appointed pool commissioners

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Mayor and Board of Aldermen want the city’s appointees to the Natchez Community Pool Commission to support a no alcohol policy ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, July 26, 2022 10:09 pm

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Aldermen approve first steps to issue bonds to fund a variety of improvements in city

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Board of Aldermen took its first step toward issuing three separate bonds totaling about $14 million for a plethora of projects ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, July 26, 2022 9:09 pm

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UPDATE: New location for City, County to meet Wednesday with Southern Airways executives; will also discuss E-911 in joint meeting

NATCHEZ — Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson announced at this State of the City address last week that executives from Southern Airways would be in town ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, July 25, 2022 12:54 pm

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