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Let the good times roll! Good bye king cakes!

Thank goodness Fat Tuesday has finally arrived. Read more

3 days ago by Scott Hawkins.

Don’t let bad news overshadow good news

Mardi Gras is coming up next Tuesday and downtown Natchez will be hopping on Friday night with the Krewe of Phoenix parade. Read more

1 week ago by Scott Hawkins.

Girl Scouts makes leaders out of young girls

Cynthia Dollar was my Brownie leader when I was growing up in Natchez. We met in the basement of what was St. Mary Cathedral. Read more

2 weeks ago by Jan Griffey.

Time to put guns down; ceasefire, Miss-Lou

The week got off to a bad start with a drive by shooting that killed a young man in Natchez on Sunday. Read more

2 weeks ago by Scott Hawkins.

Sharing crime video could help solve case

A few weeks ago, reports of shots fired in downtown Natchez began circulating on social media on the night of Saturday, Jan. 11. Read more

3 weeks ago by Scott Hawkins.

Rights and freedoms come with responsibilities

Any attempt, no matter how slight, to suggest that we should consider some limits on gun ownership in the United States is typically met with ... Read more

1 month ago by Scott Hawkins.

Here’s a start: Close Penitentiary at Parchman

State officials should close Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman and do it quickly. Read more

1 month ago by Jan Griffey.

We are telling stories of unsung heroes of Miss-Lou

Over the past several weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know several Natchez residents a lot better than I knew them before. Read more

1 month ago by Scott Hawkins.

Pondering crime and punishment in new year

Natchez and Adams County officials had some really good news to share last week. Read more

2 months ago by Scott Hawkins.

Welcome to 2020, a municipal election year

Welcome to 2020 — a new year, a new decade and a municipal election year. Read more

2 months ago by Alex McDaniel.

Hoping 2020s resolve problems from 2010s

When clocks strike midnight tonight, we will ring in a new decade, the 2020s. Read more

2 months ago by Alex McDaniel.

The Democrat’s Profile 2020 is only 56 days away

Say the word Profile around a Natchez Democrat employee during the month of January and you likely will see a flash of fear in their ... Read more

2 months ago by Chase Ladner.

Christmas is a time for giving and receiving

Christmas is the time of year we think about the people in our lives who we want to shower with presents. Read more

2 months ago by Alex McDaniel.

Municipal elections about to heat up in Natchez

No, not Christmas . . . well, it is Christmastime, but I’m not referring to that. I’m referring to election time. Read more

3 months ago by Scott Hawkins.

Check out our new School & Youth page

We hope you have noticed a new feature in our Wednesday newspaper — the School & Youth page. Read more

3 months ago by Jan Griffey.

Please put these groups on your Christmas list

We published a photo Friday of the 1,000th pet from Natchez to benefit from the HoofBeats and PawPrints Rescue animal transport program. Read more

3 months ago by Jan Griffey.

Get out and vote or else don’t complain

Today is Election Day, the day many people have been waiting for, especially the candidates whose names are on the ballots for statewide, regional and ... Read more

4 months ago by Scott Hawkins.

Animal ordinance update would be good start

Deanna Kimbro is correct. We need to start somewhere. Read more

4 months ago by Jan Griffey.

Don’t forget to vote in next week’s general election

This time next week we will be at the polls casting our votes for candidates for local offices, including Circuit Clerk, Sheriff and Adams County ... Read more

4 months ago by Scott Hawkins.

Natchez public school system needs friends

Natchez Public Schools’ Homecoming Parade on Thursday evening was impressive. Read more

4 months ago by Jan Griffey.

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