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COVID-19

Natchez High School reopens Tuesday after being closed as employee tested for COVID-19

NATCHEZ — Natchez High School was closed on Thursday and Monday after an employee was tested for COVID-19, a school administrator said. Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Monday, August 10, 2020 3:00 pm

COVID-19

Adams County Sheriff’s Office to reopen to public Tuesday

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Sheriff’s Office will reopen to the public Tuesday morning after being closed for more than two weeks after several staff ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Monday, August 10, 2020 2:49 pm

COVID-19

Mississippi has fourth highest COVID-19 infection rate in nation

NATCHEZ — Mississippi has the fourth highest per capita COVID-19 infection rate in the nation as of Aug. 8 with 2,375 cases per 100,000 people. Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Monday, August 10, 2020 2:20 pm

News

Updated 2:08 p.m.: Adams County Sheriff’s deputies investigating scene of fatal shooting

Adams County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating the scene of a shooting that occurred approximately 10 a.m. at a house in the 800 block of U.S. ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Friday, July 31, 2020 7:54 pm

News

Man leads officers on high-speed chase

Natchez police said a man was slightly injured in an accident that occurred after police attempted to stop his vehicle for speeding and he led ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:55 pm

News

COVID-19 Task Force: Hospitals reaching capacity, considering contingency plans

As state and local COVID-19 numbers rise, Mississippi’s healthcare facilities are reaching capacity and local officials are considering contingency plans. Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 8:17 pm

News

Adams County Sheriff’s Office closed after some staffers, inmates get COVID-19

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is closed to the public for at least the next two weeks after three sheriff’s office staff members and two ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Monday, July 27, 2020 10:10 pm

COVID-19

Concordia Parish reports jump in COVID-19 cases last week

Concordia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness reported Monday morning the office had received reports of 43 new verified COVID-19 Cases from July ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Monday, July 27, 2020 9:11 am

News

Natchez Police Department uses fabric cover to help with department investigations

Many people who pay attention to crime reports from the City of Natchez Police Department have noticed a peculiar feature in the suspects’ booking headshots ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Friday, July 24, 2020 8:52 pm

News

Vidalia police officer disciplined

A Vidalia Police officer received a three-day suspension and is required to complete a series of training courses after aldermen voted for the measure on ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Friday, July 24, 2020 8:47 pm

News

Skull recovered Thursday from river banks at Anna’s Bottom

NATCHEZ — Adams County Coroner James Lee said a human skull was recovered Thursday afternoon along the Mississippi River bank in an area known as ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:29 pm

Opinion

Wear your face mask; it is right thing to do

I hate wearing a mask. It irritates the back of my ears and makes it hard for me to breathe. Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:18 pm

COVID-19

Local officials urge mask-wearing as state sets new COVID-19 record

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi State Department of Health on Tuesday reported another one-day record of confirmed COVID-19 cases with 1,635 new cases. Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:48 pm

News

Natchez police ask for help in locating shooting supect

NATCHEZ — Natchez police investigators are asking for help in locating the suspect in Friday night shooting that ended with a GMC Yukon being driven ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Monday, July 20, 2020 5:22 pm

News

ACCS seniors graduate, and ‘It is well with their souls’

NATCHEZ — Forty-two Adams County Christian School seniors graduated during two ceremonies held Saturday afternoon at First Baptist Church of Natchez. Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:51 pm

News

Police investigating shooting that involved GMC Yukon being driven into house

NATCHEZ — Natchez police are investigating a Friday night shooting that injured a man in his arm. Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:57 am

News

Man killed in Friday night shooting

NATCHEZ — Natchez police officers are investigating a Friday night shooting that killed a man standing in a driveway in the 900 block of Martin ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Friday, July 17, 2020 11:25 pm

News

Plans for new high school progressing

NATCHEZ — The Natchez-Adams School District is moving forward with plans to build a new high school now that a series of lawsuits that were ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Friday, July 17, 2020 9:04 pm

News

Local lawsuit claims police brutality

A civil suit filed in Concordia Parish 7th District Court claims Vidalia police officers used undue force in taking a disabled man into custody in ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:30 pm

News

3 juveniles face charges in Sunday night killing in Clayton

CLAYTON — Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a Sunday night shooting that killed a Ferriday teenager as he drove along U.S. 425 in ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:57 pm

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