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Marilyn Connor of Covington, La., works on completing a hooked rug called “Bubbles” at the Southern Belle Rug Hookers fourth annual Southern Belle wool retreat Tuesday at the Natchez Grand Hotel.

News photos: Hooked on Natchez

22 hours ago

Southern Belle Rug Hookers gather for their annual retreat in Natchez. Read more | Add your comment

The Natchez Democrat

5K run, music festival will be blast of color, sound on May 14

23 hours ago

More than 350 people will be taking spring colors to the extreme May 14 during Natchez’s first Color ... Read more | Add your comment

Dr. Vikram Dulam, left, Sami Dulam, center, and Dr.Vidya Kamalapur look over Sami's results at the seventh grade health fair on Saturday. Sami with the help of her parents, seventh-grade classmates and several medical professional volunteers offered a free health fair for the public Saturday at O’Connor Family Life Center on Main Street.

Viewfinder: Cathedral student starts local health fair

2 days ago

For 13-year-old Sami Dulam, charity starts at home.For 13-year-old Sami Dulam, charity starts at home. Read more | Add your comment

Rufus Tiffee listens as his daughter Kim Murrell talks about his grandson Duell Moreland, who has been missing since March. Tiffee said he found Moreland's body Friday evening. "That was my boy, my only grandson, and now hes gone," Tiffee said. I positive identification of the body has not been made.  (Nicole Hester / The Natchez Democrat)

Family unhappy with investigation, convinced body is of missing man

3 days ago

Family members of the missing Monterey man are convinced they found his body Friday night in a bayou ... Read more | Add your comment

Moreland

News

Suspect named in Monterey homicide

Investigators said Wednesday they have a person of interest in the disappearance and suspected homicide of a Monterey man Duell Moreland. Read more | Add your comment

1 hour ago by Cain Madden.

Marilyn Connor of Covington, La., works on completing a hooked rug called “Bubbles” at the Southern Belle Rug Hookers fourth annual Southern Belle wool retreat Tuesday at the Natchez Grand Hotel.

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News photos: Hooked on Natchez

Southern Belle Rug Hookers gather for their annual retreat in Natchez. Read more | Add your comment

22 hours ago by Nicole Hester.

Ferriday High School’s Lewis Matthews III pushes a blocking sled Wednesday during the Trojans’ spring football practice in Ferriday.  (Nicole Hester / The Natchez Democrat)

Ferriday High sports

Size, athleticism to fuel Trojan football

FERRIDAY — Ferriday High School coach Dwight Woods rotated his team through drills Wednesday, the Trojans’ second practice in pads this spring. Read more | Add your comment

1 hour ago by Taylor Denman.

Cathedral sports

Cathedral High hires new football coach

NATCHEZ — Newly-hired Cathedral head football coach Chuck Darbonne hopes to bring his offensive prowess to the Green Wave football team. Read more | Add your comment

1 hour ago by Taylor Denman.

News

Outgoing Vidalia chief to lead Ferriday Police Department

Mayor-elect Sherrie Jacobs said she will task Vidalia Police Chief Arthur Lewis to clean up the Ferriday Police Department. Read more | Add your comment

1 hour ago by Cain Madden.

News

Adams County hears ambulance service provider proposals

When the question was put to them Wednesday, two of the three ambulance services operating in Adams County said having multiple providers in the county ... Read more | Add your comment

1 hour ago by Vershal Hogan.

News

Natchez woman arrested for arson

A Natchez woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly setting another woman’s car on fire following a dispute last month. Read more | Add your comment

1 hour ago by Lindsey Shelton.

News

Weekend ticket: Concerts, exhibit top busy weekend

Sunny skies, great music and fun events lie in wait for Natchez this weekend. Read more | Add your comment

1 hour ago by Megan Fink Leoni.

Letters to the Editor

Grennell is right person for mayor

We believe Darryl Grennell is the right person at the right time to lead Natchez forward as our next mayor. Read more | Add your comment

1 hour ago by Letters to the Editor.

ACCS sports

ACCS senior grabs top honors at South State meet in Laurel

LAUREL — Brody Cole is the MAIS AA No. 1 boys singles South State tennis champion. Read more | Add your comment

1 hour ago by Staff Reports.

Sports

TRINITY TENNIS: Saints sweep tourney

NATCHEZ — Six Trinity tennis players won their South State finals matches at Duncan Park Wednesday, and the Saints swept the girls’ and boys’ team ... Read more | Add your comment

1 hour ago by Taylor Denman.

Opinion

Come experience 300-year journey

Natchez has been a special place for me since I first stepped foot here back in 2010 for the Natchez Festival of Music. Read more | Add your comment

1 hour ago by Top of the morning.

Editorials

Fiscal care lessens oil price impact

Each of life’s coins has two sides. What helps one group hurts another. Read more | Add your comment

1 hour ago by Editorial Board.

Cathedral sports

Wave rolls to win in Game 1

COLUMBUS — Sam Parker twirled a shutout Wednesday to help lift Cathedral High School past Heritage Academy 6-0 in the second round of the MAIS ... Read more | Add your comment

1 hour ago by Staff Reports.

News

Lawsuit against NASD dismissed

Circuit Court Judge Forrest “Al” Johnson has dismissed the second lawsuit a former Natchez High School assistant principal has brought against the district for wrongful ... Read more | Add your comment

1 hour ago by Megan Fink Leoni.

Patricia Catchings of the Historic Natchez Foundation reads the directions for setting up the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street’s “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shaped America” exhibit Wednesday at the foundation.

News

News photos: Play ball

The Smithsonian Museum on Main Street’s “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shaped America” exhibit opens today at the Historic Natchez Foundation. Read more | Add your comment

1 hour ago by Nicole Hester.

Cathedral sports

Cathedral girls clinch tennis tournament championship

LAUREL — The Cathedral High School girls tennis squad won the South State championship Wednesday, edging out Laurel Christian 3-2. Read more | Add your comment

1 hour ago by Staff Reports.

Cathedral hired Chuck Darbonne of South Panola High School as its new head football coach. (FILE ART)

BREAKING NEWS

Cathedral hires head football coach

Cathedral High School has hired its new head football coach. Read more | Add your comment

11 hours ago by Taylor Denman.

Trinity Episcopal’s Hunter Yarborough leaps to return an overhead shot Tuesday during a MAIS Class AA South State doubles match. (Nicole Hester/The Natchez Democrat)

Sports

Trinity advances 10 players to South State finals

Natchez — Ten Trinity tennis players advanced to the MAIS AA South State finals Tuesday at Duncan Park. Read more | Add your comment

22 hours ago by Taylor Denman.

News

Adams County’s oil tax collections down

Adams County’s government moved this week to freeze pre-budget spending a month early this week in response to lower than anticipated oil and gas severance ... Read more | Add your comment

23 hours ago by Vershal Hogan.

News

Merit Health reduces its workforce by 5 percent

Lower than expected patient volumes in the wake of the consolidation of its two Natchez facilities prompted Merit Health Natchez to reduce its workforce earlier ... Read more | Add your comment

23 hours ago by Vershal Hogan.

News

Ambulance meeting set for today

Three companies will make a pitch today aiming to become the sole provider of emergency ambulance services in Adams County. Read more | Add your comment

23 hours ago by Lindsey Shelton.

News

Trinity student named to top Key Club position

Trinity Key Club sponsor the Rev. C.J. Meaders said he has been trying to get the school’s charter back on the map, and he may ... Read more | Add your comment

23 hours ago by Cain Madden.

Bailey’s family came from Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and New Orleans to celebrate her special day.

News

Photo feature: And many more

Leola Bailey celebrates her 105th birthday. Read more | Add your comment

23 hours ago by Nicole Hester.

Delta Charter School’s Trey Poole throws a pass following Tuesday’s spring practice. (Reed DeSalvo/The Natchez Democrat)

Sports

Rogel, Delta Charter getting acquainted during spring

FERRIDAY — Trey Poole and the rest of the Delta Charter football squad are grasping new coach Zach Rogel’s philosophy of doing the little things ... Read more | Add your comment

23 hours ago by Reed DeSalvo.

Sports

Tourney ready for next round

NATCHEZ — Duncan Park will host the annual Joe Fortunato – Allen Brown Tricentennial Golf Classic Saturday. Read more | Add your comment

23 hours ago by Taylor Denman.

Editorials

Ambulance talks need to focus on saving lives

Today, Adams County supervisors expect to hear presentations from three local ambulance providers each of whom want to win the franchise for emergency response calls ... Read more | Add your comment

23 hours ago by Editorial Board.

Natchez High sports

Natchez boys, girls win titles

LONG BEACH — Natchez High School won South State in girls and boys track and field at Long Beach High School Monday. Read more | Add your comment

23 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Join us for special Glen Ballard show

Come enjoy a one-night only music experience with six-time Grammy winner and Natchez native Glen Ballard. Read more | Add your comment

23 hours ago by Top of the morning.

Cathedral sports

Wave ready to roll into tourney

Laurel — Eight Cathedral tennis players will play today in the MAIS AAA South State Tournament, hosted by Laurel Christian Academy at Jones County Junior ... Read more | Add your comment

23 hours ago by Taylor Denman.