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Education spending proposal leaves out important items

A few days ago, the Mississippi Association of Educators issued a statement regarding the state Department of Education’s plan to spend $1.6 billion in ESSER ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 4:53 pm

Editorials

MAYOR: 2022 has great things in store for Natchez

As the son and grandson of a long-line of farmers from rural Hinds and Copiah Counties, I have caught myself lately identifying with that person ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Saturday, January 8, 2022 12:00 pm

Opinion

Congressional redistricting maps are drawing predictably partisan reviews, criticisms

With super majorities in both houses of the Mississippi Legislature, the reveal of the state’s new congressional redistricting plan by Republican leaders drew predictably partisan ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, December 26, 2021 1:53 pm

Opinion

Take steps now before year runs out

As 2021 winds down, it’s a good time to assess whether there are opportunities to trim this year’s tax bill. Waiting until you begin to ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, December 26, 2021 1:50 pm

Opinion

Birth of Jesus fulfills promise of salvation

I really like the numerous social and cultural traditions that have become part of our preparation for the celebration of Christmas. Christmas lights glisten in ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, December 26, 2021 1:40 pm

Opinion

A Time for Thanksgiving

As we pause from our busy schedules this week to observe another day of National Thanksgiving, it is fitting that we think back to where ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Saturday, November 27, 2021 8:49 pm

Opinion

Goals and projects for 2022 on the horizon

It’s hard to believe we are about to enter the last several weeks of 2021! Over the past few days, I have been evaluating the ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, November 21, 2021 4:44 pm

Business

Why shop locally for the holidays?

As a new resident of Natchez, I am not new to owning and operating a business. I moved my business, Riva Chic, from LaGrange, Ky., ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Friday, November 19, 2021 4:06 pm

Opinion

300 friendly folks…and a few old soreheads

By Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson In my travels, I have read many a welcome sign. The one for Puckett, Mississippi, a small community south of ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Monday, November 15, 2021 5:28 pm

Opinion

Working together for workforce development

By Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson Monday, October 25, was a historic day for the City of Natchez and Adams County! In a joint meeting of ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, October 31, 2021 10:16 pm

Opinion

Learn more about older church building in Natchez on Oct. 10

Exactly 200 years ago this year, several men were having dinner in the Natchez home of Stephen Duncan. Close friends, they were members of the ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:58 pm

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Thank you for making us feel a part of Natchez

Dear Natchez, Where do we begin? We arrived in your beautiful town in early July and immediately fell in love with you. Not a day ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Monday, September 27, 2021 12:00 pm

Opinion

Thank you for the warm welcome

Dear Natchez, Where do we begin?  We arrived in your beautiful town in early July and immediately fell in love with you. Not a day ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Friday, September 24, 2021 4:54 pm

Opinion

Goal of presentation is historic truth

By Kathleen Bond Why should we invest our time in learning about the past? Is it to understand our own identity? Is it to challenge ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 1:07 pm

Hurricane Ida

Takin’ A Bite Outta Ida Campaign a success

By Carrie Lambert Thank you to everyone that donated to this Hurricane Ida Relief campaign. Your generosity was and is overwhelming – as I knew ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Saturday, September 18, 2021 11:01 am

Opinion

Join in fun at 2021 Cathedral Fall Festival

By Becky Jex We would like to invite the entire community to join us this weekend at Cathedral School for one of the longest-running festivals ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Monday, September 13, 2021 12:00 pm

Opinion

Natchez Little Theatre presents ‘Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will’

By Judy D. Wiggins Natchez Little Theater is once more presenting an evening of entertainment for our community. “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will,” by ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, September 12, 2021 12:00 pm

Opinion

Join St. Mary in Hurricane Ida relief effort, ‘Takin’ A Bite Outta Ida’ campaign

By Carrie Golden Lambert St. Mary Basilica, Cathedral School and the Knights of Columbus are organizing a Hurricane Ida Relief effort for the River Parishes ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Saturday, September 11, 2021 12:00 pm

Opinion

It’s Labor Day — and Natchez has jobs!

When I ran for Mayor a year ago, I promised jobs. And we have been working hard over the past year to live up to ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Friday, September 3, 2021 9:00 pm

Opinion

Gunn’s plan means low pay, underfunded schools

If you care about teacher salaries, public school funding, pre-k, public health, child abuse prevention, safe roads and bridges, or myriad other state services, you ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:12 pm

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