2015 Election

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Mayfield ousted; Patten, Freeman in runoff for sheriff

In a stunning defeat, Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield came in third in a three-candidate Democratic primary race for sheriff Tuesday. Read more

  1. Murray, Lewis in runoff for chancery clerk; Walker re-elected as circuit clerk
  2. Familiar faces will be elected to Adams County Board of Supervisors
  3. Incumbents Lee, Atkins prevail; Constable candidates in runoff

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Sojourner, Dearing to face off again in State Senate race

Incumbent Republican State Sen. Melanie Sojourner, R-District 37, of Natchez, handily defeated challengers Lane Reed, Meadville mayor, and Natchez resident Curtis Moroney in Tuesday’s primary ... Read more

Ater calls for Vidalia Square investigation

Former Secretary of State Al Ater announced Tuesday evening his intention to call for federal, state and local investigations of the possible sale of land ... Read more

Young women learn about elections

NATCHEZ — Tuesday, voters flocked to the polls to do their civic duty. Read more

24.3 percent of registered voters go to poll in county

NATCHEZ — Nine thousand three hundred and seventy people practiced their most basic right as a United States citizen Tuesday. They voted. Read more

  1. Election update: Freeman, Patten in runoff for sheriff
  2. Election update: Gray takes District 4 seat; Butler and Felter face runoff; Lazarus, Hutchins re-elected
  3. County denies hospital property tax assessment appeal
  4. Voters go to polls to decide county, state races
  5. City aldermen vote to pave more roads
  6. County under burn ban until Aug. 31
  7. Work farm idea surfaces again
  8. Truck goes into river
  9. National Night Out is Tuesday
  10. Habitat house changing lives
  11. The Dart: Natchez couple enjoying benefits of retirement
  12. Sunday Focus: Election will help determine more than $820,000 in salaries
  13. Voters go to polls Tuesday
  14. Tricentennial Commission to host party Monday
  15. School supplies, food given out at event
  16. Alcorn School of Nursing hires dean, asst. dean
  17. Cooking oil spills on local road
  18. Candidates file campaign finance reports
  19. New Natchez fire chief has big goals for department
  20. Delta-Energy almost ready to start
  21. Inmate allegedly uses pepper spray on employee
  22. Delta Charter names new headmaster
  23. Local prepares kids for kindergarten
  24. Mayor Brown said D.C. trip was a success
  25. Photo feature:Local kids pitch in at Duncan Park
  26. FPD restructured, unclear why

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Fitch tries to hold off GOP primary challenge from McRae

First-term Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch is trying to fend off a Republican primary challenge from a fellow attorney who used to work in the Unclaimed ... Read more

  1. Pickering and Butler vie for GOP nomination for auditor
  2. Civil rights probe closed in Port Gibson hanging death
  3. Jindal fights back after religious bill defeat
  4. High winds blow rail cars off N.O. bridge


LEAVE A LEGACY: Ferriday senior overcomes bitter ending to junior season

LEAVE A LEGACY: Ferriday senior overcomes bitter ending to junior season

By Jake Martin The Natchez Democrat FERRIDAY — Donrick Williams and Devante Scott raced down the sidelines of Melz Field during the last decade to ... Read more

  1. Vidalia All-Stars defeat Guam, 10-6
  2. Gators eliminated by Texas in World Series
  3. ACCS picks up second-straight win, defeats Tensas
  4. Wallace goes from lineman to tight end, earns MVP at camp

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Group looks to fill empty storefronts

Group looks to fill empty storefronts

It’s difficult to miss the empty storefronts in downtown Natchez, but filling them may be much easier than you think. Carolyn Weir, administrator of the ... Read more


Local businesses see opportunities in city’s tricentennial celebration

Local businesses see opportunities in city’s tricentennial celebration

NATCHEZ — For Karla Brown, the Natchez Tricentennial isn’t just another opportunity to showcase the city she’s been promoting with her tour business. It’s a ... Read more

Our Opinion

Winners, losers: Be good sports

Political campaigns are filled with highs and lows; emotions run high throughout most races and tension is usually quite palpable, particularly as Election Day comes ... Read more


County needs a new sheriff, Patten right fit

After months of political signs, mail-outs, candidates’ forums and push cards and a bit of mudslinging, ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

New name sullies MLK memory

Recently there was a memorial service held at True Love Baptist Church to dedicate a portion of Dr. Martin L. King Road (MLK) to honor ... Read more

Top of the Morning

Christian Hope joins Baptist college

Christian Hope Baptist Church, 301 LaSalle St., is pleased to announce its selection as designee as the Southeastern Baptist College Natchez Extension. Read more