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Initiatives seek to bypass Mississippi lawmakers

Mississippi voters circumvented the Legislature in 2020 by approving a medical marijuana ballot initiative. People are now looking to bypass the House and Senate by ... Read more

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

State auditor fighting corruption for taxpayers

When I was first appointed State Auditor in July 2018, I was determined to chase down fraud, theft, and embezzlement from you, the taxpayers. In ... Read more

Many lessons we should take from COVID

From the start of the Covid epidemic, I felt like “excess deaths” was the key statistic to follow. This was especially true since the U.S. ... Read more

Boehner doesn’t hold back on today’s GOP

“Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”—Joni ... Read more

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

Supreme Court deciding on taking away voter’s right to place issues on ballot … again

A former legislative leader who was not enamored with the state’s initiative process used to call it “government by Barabbas,” referring to the prisoner from ... Read more

Smoking affects more than your lungs

As you know from the warning labels on cigarette packages, “Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health.” This is a profound understatement. It is ... Read more

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

Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone knew your name?

“You have got to be the goobiest person who has ever lived on earth.” This description of me would be less impactful had it not ... Read more

Mississippi unlikely to ease its election laws

Mississippi legislators imposed no new limits on the election process during their recently ended session, but this state already had some of the strictest voting ... Read more

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

Lies from mouths of powerful people are still lies

Mark Twain observed that “a lie can travel around the world and back again while the truth is lacing up its boots.” Today, powerful voices ... Read more

Entrepreneur can now follow her dreams

Four years ago, Karrece Stewart began to see how she could develop her passion for makeup into a career. That was until the state got ... Read more

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

Natchez Fly-In not the first, not the last

It’s not any fun to take criticism, but if you have to, you want it to come from Wayne Simmons. Wayne, in the very nicest ... Read more

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

Don’t miss Joe Fortunato-Allen Brown Golf Classic

On Saturday, May 1, the Miss-Lou Chapter of the National Football Foundation will host the Joe Fortunato–Allen Brown Golf Classic at Beau Pre’ Country Club. ... Read more

Don’t lean on someone else to do what you can

For I am the least of the apostles, not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the ... Read more

It’s time we honor our U.S. Colored Troops

A little over eight months ago, we as a community stood on our Historic Bluff and made a proclamation of Unity in Natchez. The day ... Read more

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