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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

2 hours ago by Nicole Hester.

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

2 hours ago by Vershal Hogan.

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

2 hours ago by Taylor Denman.

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

2 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

2 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

2 hours ago by Cain Madden.

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

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Photo feature: And many more

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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 hours ago by Taylor Denman.

Vidalia High School football coach Jeff Hancock addresses his team after its first spring practice at Vidalia High School Monday. (TAYLOR DENMAN|THE NATCHEZ DEMACRAT)

Sports

PREY TO PREDATOR: Vidalia Vikings begin spring practice with a seasoned coaching staff

Vidalia High School head football coach Jeff Hancock is realistic. His first year at the Vikings’ helm — the 2014 season — was about teaching ... Read more | Add your comment

1 day ago by Taylor Denman.

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CPSO rules missing person case homicide

Pending forensic identification of the remains found in Monterey Friday, the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office has unofficially ruled the missing person case of Duell Moreland ... Read more | Add your comment

1 day ago by Cain Madden.

News

Adams County supervisors to review ambulance proposals Wednesday

Adams County supervisors will evaluate three submitted proposals Wednesday as they decide if the county would benefit from a single emergency ambulance provider. Read more | Add your comment

1 day ago by Lindsey Shelton.

News

Burnley Cook to withdraw from Ward 6 alderman race

Ward 6 alderman candidate Burnley Cook said Monday he plans to drop out of the race in the upcoming Natchez election. Read more | Add your comment

1 day ago by Cain Madden.

Opinion

Focus on mental health this month

May is designated as Mental Health Month. Read more | Add your comment

1 day ago by Top of the morning.

Letters to the Editor

Should city seek bankruptcy relief?

Those who know me know I am no fan of Mississippi’s archaic state constitution and its anti-progressive stance on almost every social issue of the ... Read more | Add your comment

1 day ago by Letters to the Editor.

Cathedral sports

Cathedral baseball playoff games rescheduled

Cathedral baseball's playoff games have been rescheduled due to weather. Read more | Add your comment

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

News

Man arrested for Magnolia Grill burglary

A Natchez man was arrested Monday for reportedly breaking in to Magnolia Grill restaurant last month. Read more | Add your comment

1 day ago by Lindsey Shelton.

Opinion

Suzi Russ’ legacy will live on for many years

I can’t recall a time when I knew about South Natchez-Adams High School that I didn’t also know about its Colonel’s Ladies drill team. Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Top of the morning.

Natchez High School football coach Roy Rigsby oversees his team’s practice at Natchez High School’s practice field Thursday. (NICOLE HESTER|NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT)

Natchez High sports

A NEW BEGINNING: Natchez High football begins spring practice under first-year head coach

Natchez High School quarterback Chris Scott received a shotgun snap and strafed forward in the pocket as the imaginary defensive line closed in around him. Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Taylor Denman.

Members of Temple B'Nai Israel sing parody songs including "Hey Jews" and "Take me out of this Seder"  during the Seder dinner Saturday in Natchez.(Nicole Hester / The Natchez Democrat)

News

Photo gallery: Jewish community celebrates Passover with Seder dinner

NATCHEZ — The Seder plate sat at the main table during the Seder dinner in the basement of Temple B’Nai Israel Saturday in Natchez. Associate ... Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Legends & Lore tricentennial event will be exciting in May

As part of your Natchez Tricentennial celebration plans for May, come out to the Hotel Vue at 5:30 p.m. on Monday evenings this month for ... Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Top of the morning.

News

NASD graduation rate up, but still lags behind state average

Natchez High School’s graduation rate improved by 8 percentage points from the 2013-14 to 2014-15 school years, though it still lags behind state and national ... Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Cain Madden.

Editorials

April ends with week of good news

As the calendar turns another page to May and spring slowly simmers into summer let’s look at some of the good news from last week: ... Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Editorial Board.

Sports

Trinity to host MAIS South State tennis tournament

Trinity Episcopal and Duncan Park will play host to he MAIS 2A South State tennis tournament Tuesday and Wednesday. Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Taylor Denman.

Rachard Singleton, talks about the impact his grandfather had on him growing up, and what it's like to take care of him while going to school. (Nicole Hester / The Natchez Democrat)

News

The Dart: Vidalia man studies, takes care of family, too

For Rachard Singleton, his first year of college wasn’t just about hitting the books. It was about family. Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Vershal Hogan.

Sports

Former Wilkinson County Wildcat signs with Seahawks

Former Jackson State wide receiver Devin Fosselman reached an agreement with the Seattle Seahawks, signing as an undrafted free agent Saturday. Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Staff Reports.