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It’s time we got benefit from representation

Natchez and Adams County need and want an elected school board. We have made that clear. It is an issue that has support across a ... Read more

What goes up …

I miss my tree. Correction. I miss my trees. Yes, I decorate every room in my house with a Christmas tree each year; and I’m ... Read more

We can all honor Hank Aaron by investing in our kids

Hank Aaron had one goal when he stepped up to the plate to face the opposing team’s pitcher, to rip the cover off of the ... Read more

Candlelight prayer vigil set for bluff on Friday, 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision

Today — Friday, Jan. 22 — marks the 47th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion in all 50 states. Since then, ... Read more

Health care, education, incentives on agenda

JACKSON (AP) — With the Mississippi legislative session just beginning, officials are starting to reveal their public policy wish lists, including proposals to increase teacher ... Read more

Parks and recreation: Natchez deserves more

One of the most important planks in our Natchez Renewal Platform is the renewal of our parks, to include recreational programs for our youth and ... Read more

We need you on city’s tourism board

Do you have an interest in tourism in Natchez? Do you have ideas you think would benefit the entire community, as well as enhance the ... Read more

Flag may change, but Mississippi GOP is same

Our new state flag is a defining statement about the change of direction the state of Mississippi wants to make and a rejection of where ... Read more

County engineering questions remain unanswered

Something about the Adams County Board of Supervisors hiring of IMS Engineers to be the county’s engineering firm doesn’t quite pass the smell test. On ... Read more

COVID claims another precious life in county

Our hearts are deeply saddened by the death of Rose Patterson and the 65 plus Adams County residents who lost their lives to COVID-19. On ... Read more

Let Trump’s riot be a lesson to all of us

Hopes for a much calmer 2021 compared to 2020 were quickly dampened by the horrific attack on our nation’s U. S. Capitol Building. Our nation ... Read more

Racial disparities apparent at Capitol riot

The world witnessed the insurrection at our U.S. Capitol last week, and the transparent difference in treatment with the BLM protests compared to the mostly ... Read more

Get vaccinated as soon as possible

COVID-19 vaccinations are finally available in the Miss-Lou. Read more

Fireworks brought New Year in right

Welcome to 2021! Read more

Knee lived a life of love and service to others

Natchez lost a familiar face and promoter of area youth, especially youth sports and athletics, when Kent Knee died Friday after succumbing to the effects ... Read more

The Natchez Democrat welcomes new columnist, Jennie Guido

I am pleased to introduce you to a new weekly columnist in The Natchez Democrat. Jennie Guido is certainly no stranger to anyone in Natchez. ... Read more

Working together, 2021 will be a great year

2020 was quite the year. Most people I know are glad to see it in the rear view mirror. Our hearts go out to those ... Read more

Imagine the pride felt for Harvard student with Natchez ties

Can you imagine the pride felt by Noah Harris’s grandparents — Don and Myrtis Gordon Sr. and Juanita Byrd Harris, all of Natchez? Their grandson ... Read more

Thank you, Ser Boxley, for Forks of the Road

On Monday night, Congress approved funding for land acquisition for Forks of the Road. Read more

Thanks for Christmas cheer!

Ours was a Thanksgiving and Christmas like no other. Read more

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