JAY SOWERS / THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Michael Barfield, from left, Sharon Bradford, Crystal Beckwith and Michael Cleveland pose with the awards they were giving during the Natchez Business and Civic League annual banquet Friday evening at the Natchez Convention Center. Barfield was awarded the G.F. West Man of the Year Award, Bradford won the Alice Felix Woman of the Year Award, while Beckwith and Cleveland both received Youth Awards. Husband and wife Diane and Joe Good were given the William S. Scott Civic Award, but were not in attendance Friday.
Jay Sowers / The Natchez Democrat — Georgia Oliver, left, is presented with a president’s award by the Natchez Business and Civic League president, Bishop Melvin Jackson.
Jay Sowers / The Natchez Democrat — Rose Jackson listens to a speech by former Natchez mayor Phillip West during the NBCL annual banquet Friday evening at the Natchez Convention Center. Jackson was honored Friday evening with one of two president's awards that are handed out at the event.