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Obituaries

Mildred Jones

Funeral arrangements for Ms. Mildred Jones, 88, of Natchez, who died Friday, June 11, 2021,  in Vidalia, are incomplete at West Gate Funeral Home. Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, June 13, 2021 3:36 pm

Style feature

From your garden

I have always grown up with a garden in the backyard. Whether it was my parents’ patch or the raised beds at my Nannie and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:05 am

News

Mississippi author’s novel to be adapted into movie. Filming to start in Natchez in July.

From the Oxford Eagle Oxford author Michael Farris Smith will soon see his fourth novel, “The Fighter,” come to life as production for the film ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, June 13, 2021 7:10 am

Style: Engagements

Myles-Rollins to wed

Emily Jones and David Myles of Natchez announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Renee Myles, to Calvin Jontrell Rollins, son of Briggette Rollins of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, June 12, 2021 6:26 pm

School News

Nugent earns double bachelor’s degrees

JACKSON — Natchez native Rudolph Tison “Rudy” Nugent, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott (Audley Case) Nugent and a 2017 graduate of Cathedral School, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, June 12, 2021 6:20 pm

Obituaries

Brenda E. Phipps Jackson

VIDALIA — Brenda E. Phipps Jackson, 67, of Vidalia, was born in Natchez to George E. Phipps Sr. and Katie Bell Phipps. She was a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 11, 2021 8:16 pm

Obituaries

Leroy Burt Matheny

Feb. 25, 1942 – June 7, 2021 NATCHEZ — Leroy Burt Matheny died peacefully at his residence in Richland, Mississippi on June 7, 2021. A ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 11, 2021 8:15 pm

Obituaries

Martin Francis White Jr.

Jan. 2, 1960 — March 11, 2020 A celebration of life service for Martin Francis “Marty” White Jr, will be at 10:30 a.m. on June ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 11, 2021 8:14 pm

Obituaries

William L. Ikerd Jr.

MEADVILLE — A graveside service Mr. William Luther Ikerd Jr. will be on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 11 a.m. in the Midway Cemetery of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 11, 2021 8:13 pm

Crime Reports

Crime Reports: June 11, 2021

Natchez Police Department Arrests — Wednesday Dietra Casandra Malone, 31, 2720 Itasca Drive, Natchez, on charge of illegal possession of a controlled substance. No bond ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 11, 2021 8:08 pm

Obituaries

Naymond Purdion Jr.

Oct. 18, 1989 – June 1, 2021 Funeral services for Naymond Purdion Jr., 31, of Ferriday, LA will be held Saturday, June 12, 2021, at ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:43 pm

Obituaries

Henry Lee Russell

May 26, 1964 – June 6, 2021 Graveside services for Henry Lee Russell, 57 of Natchez, who died June 6, 2021, will be at 11 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:42 pm

Obituaries

Aline Blackwell Mazique

June 24, 1948 – June 6, 2021 NATCHEZ — Funeral services for Aline Blackwell Mazique, 72, of Mesquite, TX, formerly of Natchez, who died Sunday, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:41 pm

Obituaries

Reinetta Hollins Brown

March 5, 1952 – June 3, 2021 NATCHEZ — Funeral services for Reinetta Hollins Brown, 69, of Natchez, who departed this earthly life on June ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:40 pm

Obituaries

Frankie Lee Madison

April 26, 1951 – May 30, 2021 NATCHEZ — Graveside services for Frankie Lee Madison, 70, of Natchez, who departed this earthly life on May ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:38 pm

Obituaries

Violet Sebren Coley

Jan. 27, 1922 – June 4, 2021 NATCHEZ — Violet Sebren Coley, 99, of Natchez, Mississippi, died on June 4, 2021 at The Carpenter House ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:36 pm

Obituaries

Florence Elizabeth Record Stout

July 24, 1922 – June 8, 2021 Florence Elizabeth Record Stout passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 8th in Baton Rouge, LA. She was born ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:35 pm

Opinion

Orwell knew the inherent power of the big lie

“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”—George Orwell ROLLING FORK—The truth can, indeed, set you free, but the lie can also enslave you. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:09 pm

Business

VIDEO: Community welcomes Southern Designs expansion in old K-Mart building

Watch video of the announcement for the expansion of Southern Designs and Gifts in the old K-Mart building on John R. Junkin Drive. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:26 pm

Obituaries

Fredrick Leroy Smith

Aug. 21, 1931 – June 8, 2021 GLOSTER — Fredrick Leroy Smith, 89, of the Buffalo Community near Woodville, MS, passed away Tuesday, June 8, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 2:00 pm

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