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Area students deserving of praise

A few graduating seniors and their teachers have earned praise in recent weeks for both their athletic and academic achievements. All of our graduates deserve ... Read more

2 hours ago by Editorial Board.

We need to continue to wear our masks

Adams County’s mask wearing ordinance will be lifted effective May 1, just in time for concerts on the Natchez bluff that are sure to attract ... Read more

2 days ago by Editorial Board.

Healthcare should not be a political debate

It’s astounding Mississippi, which is home to some of the unhealthiest people in the country, has not taken advantage of financial offerings from the federal ... Read more

6 days ago by Editorial Board.

Business booming in Natchez

Have you ever wondered if the sun shines brighter right after the storm is over? It certainly seems that way in Natchez. If COVID-19 is ... Read more

1 week ago by Editorial Board.

Governor’s secret proclamation brings light to serious issue

This week, the Mississippi Free Press reported Gov. Tate Reeves signed a proclamation last Wednesday declaring April as Confederate Heritage Month. Reeves declared the month ... Read more

1 week ago by Editorial Board.

Embrace our history with new monument

Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson, with the help and encouragement of other community members, has proposed creating a monument to the approximately 3,000 Natchez area Black ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Have you had your shots yet?

Remember back in January when there were thousands of people lining up to get their COVID-19 shots? The demand far outweighed the supply and scheduling ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Enjoy a dash of hope with Easter pudding

My, what a glorious day it is to those of the Christian faith. Today is the day we celebrate the day Jesus Christ was resurrected ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Editorial: Do not kid with matters of heart

Yazoo City native and adopted Natchezian John Taylor’s story about his battle with heart disease should serve as a reminder to all of us that ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Join ‘real talk’ about slave history

Natchezians have the opportunity to be a part of something very important on April 17. Joseph McGill of Charleston, S.C., who is a history consultant ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Many to thank for our survival of COVID-19

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, so the saying goes. Thank goodness for that. This past year has been one that no ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Another one gone from a great generation

When Jonathan Grennell Jr. died Wednesday at age 81, Ward 1 Alderwoman Valencia Hall, who was his neighbor, said, “Another one of the older ones ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Donate to help citizens in need find new home

Last week, a tragic house fire consumed the home and possessions of two disabled Natchezians. Fortunately, neither of the Cherry Street home’s occupants were injured ... Read more

1 month ago by Editorial Board.

Editorial: Sunshine is the best disinfectant

Somewhere between St. Patrick’s Day, deadly storms and the first day of Spring, we almost missed the celebration of Sunshine Week. While many of you ... Read more

1 month ago by Hunter Cloud.

Weekend of fun awaits in Natchez

Even the grouchiest naysayer will agree, few places are more wonderful than Natchez in the springtime. This weekend is set to be one of the ... Read more

1 month ago by Editorial Board.

Mississippi takes important vaccine lead

What’s that old saying? “Everyone in Mississippi is thankful for Alabama.” For so many years, Mississippi and Alabama have swapped back and forth the 50th ... Read more

1 month ago by Editorial Board.

Mississippi grappling with tax-and-spend ideas

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi legislators are moving into the final weeks of their three-month session, and they still need ... Read more

1 month ago by Editorial Board.

Time has come to tell both sides of history

In recent years, Natchez has made a huge leap in terms of bridging the divisive gap between people of different races and ethnicities. Using a ... Read more

1 month ago by Editorial Board.

Natchez has lost two of the greats

Natchez has lost at least two good people who contributed immensely to the community this week in the deaths of Kathie Blankenstein and Dr. Robert ... Read more

1 month ago by Editorial Board.

Glad to see boats are coming back to Natchez

This time next week, we should hear the happy sound of a melody piping up from Natchez Under the Hill from steamboat calliopes. Many of ... Read more

1 month ago by Editorial Board.

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