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Man previously arrested on rape charges, charged with another sex crime

A man previously arrested in Concordia Parish on rape charges has been charged in Adams County with another sex crime. Read more | Add your comment

6 hours ago by Vershal Hogan.

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Natchez-Adams School District to pay $127K to former principal

The Natchez-Adams School District will pay approximately $127,500 to a former principal who successfully sued the district for wrongful termination. Read more | Add your comment

6 hours ago by Cain Madden.

Scott Welding's Gabe Orr prepares to run to third base as W.T. Drilling's Austin Helbling throws a pitch during a youth baseball game Thursday at Duncan Park. (Nicole Hester/The Natchez Democrat)

Sports

Scott’s Welding runs away with 12-3 win

NATCHEZ — Scott’s Welding scored six runs in each of the first two innings en route to getting past W.T. Drilling 12-3 in 9-10 year ... Read more | Add your comment

5 hours ago by Reed DeSalvo.

Sports

Former coach to be honored

NATCHEZ — Those who know former South Natchez Adams High School football coach Ed Reed best are quick to recall him as more than a ... Read more | Add your comment

6 hours ago by Reed DeSalvo.

Sports

Local exhibit shows how sports shaped America

NATCHEZ — Approximately 45 years ago, South Natchez Adams High School pitcher Guy Hollingsworth threw a perfect game, after throwing a no-hitter earlier in the ... Read more | Add your comment

6 hours ago by Taylor Denman.

ACCS sports

2 ACCS players advance

LAUREL — Adams County Christian School’s Brody Cole and Sneh Patel each advanced to South State next with strong showings at the District 4-AAA meet ... Read more | Add your comment

6 hours ago by Staff Reports.

News

Judge dismisses former assistant principal’s lawsuit against school district

Circuit Court Judge Lillie Blackmon Sanders dismissed a former Natchez High School assistant principal’s lawsuit claiming she was wrongfully terminated. Read more | Add your comment

6 hours ago by Cain Madden.

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City receives Urban Youth Corps grant

Five Natchez youth will be able to spend their summer gainfully employed, thanks to a grant received by the city. Read more | Add your comment

6 hours ago by Megan Fink Leoni.

News

Natchez police make arrest in weekend attack

A suspect was arrested Tuesday in connection to a weekend attack on Silver Street. Read more | Add your comment

6 hours ago by Megan Fink Leoni.

Editorials

Miss-Lou is back in game for new industry

On the surface the news was devastating. Natchez missed landing a more than $1 billion investment from a Chinese paper manufacturer. Earlier this week a ... Read more | Add your comment

6 hours ago by Editorial Board.

Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat
Former tourism director Kevin Kirby’s Lincoln MKX sits unused until it future can be decided by the Natchez Convention Promotion Commission. (Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat)

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Natchez tourism director’s car left in limbo without commission

The City of Natchez is two months behind on the car note for the vehicle purchased by former tourism director Kevin Kirby, but has taken ... Read more | Add your comment

1 day ago by Megan Fink Leoni.

(Cain Madden / The Natchez Democrat)

News

Vidalia police chief-elect ready to serve

Police Chief-elect Joey Merrill said he did not want to wait until July to start serving the people of Vidalia, so when the election was ... Read more | Add your comment

1 day ago by Cain Madden.

Natchez High School track and field athlete Brandon Green practices his pole vault at the school’s track Wednesday afternoon. Green will compete in the pole vault at the South State meet at Long Beach High School this weekend. (NICOLE HESTER|THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT)

Natchez High sports

ALL HIS VAULT: Natchez pole vaulter prepares for South State

Natchez High School track and field athlete Brandon Green likes the Bulldogs’ chances to foster a large roster at the state championship meet in two ... Read more | Add your comment

1 day ago by Taylor Denman.

News

Bids for bean field property being accepted

The beanfield may not remain a beanfield after all. Read more | Add your comment

1 day ago by Vershal Hogan.

Opinion

Come to Jimmy “Duck” record release, appreciation party

Today Smoot’s Grocery is hosting the record release and album pre-sale party of Jimmy “Duck” Holmes — one of the most celebrated rural blues musicians ... Read more | Add your comment

1 day ago by Top of the morning.

News

Weekend Ticket: DAR birthday bash, outdoors games just beginning of events

This weekend is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms, but also plenty of fun things to do across the area. Read more | Add your comment

1 day ago by Megan Fink Leoni.

Top of the morning

Come help support NECA academic excursion

All parents have similar dreams for their children. For some, they have dreams of their sons being engineers or professional football players. For others, it’s ... Read more | Add your comment

1 day ago by Top of the morning.

Sports

LOOKING BACK: April 28

TWENTY YEARS AGO — Daniel Wentworth goes 2-for-4 as Cathedral High School beats Enterprise-Clarke High School 6-5 in Game 1, and the Green Wave takes ... Read more | Add your comment

1 day ago by Patrick Jones.

Freshly boiled lobster spills out of the cooker during the first Claws for a Cause fundraiser last year. Commerce Street in front of Trinity Episcopal Church will once again be closed off between State and Orleans streets and turned into a block party to raise money for the Natchez Stewpot and the special sessions at Camp Bratton-Green north of Canton. (file photo)

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Second Claws for a Cause is twice as nice for fundraiser

South Commerce Street will look a little less Mississippi and a little more Maine for one evening in May. Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Vershal Hogan.

Dianne's Frame Shop Payton Johns, 44, catches the ball while knocking into teammate Maddox McDonald, 8, during a youth baseball game Tuesday at Duncan Park. (NICOLE HESTER|THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT)

Sports

GET DOWN AND DIRTY: Dianne’s Frame Shop beats Byrne Insurance in Dixie Youth action

Dianne’s Frame Shop rallied for two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to come back to beat Byrne Insurance 7-6 Tuesday in 7 ... Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Reed DeSalvo.

Sports

Playoff baseball roundup: Indianola, Block drop series openers

Indianola Academy scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning as the Colonels went on to defeat the Centreville Academy Tigers 6-2 Tuesday ... Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Taylor Denman.

Natchez resident Hannah Davis browses through clothing at the Goodwill when it opened in 2013. (file photo)

News

Goodwill closing because of lack of community engagement

Natchez’s Goodwill store will close soon due to lack of community engagement, the company’s management said. Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Megan Fink Leoni.

Cathedral sports

Cathedral track heads to South State after girls win district

Cathedral track and field coach Tommy Smith said, above all, he wants his runners to apply the success they earn while running at Cathedral to ... Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Taylor Denman.

Marcus Taylor, 13, enjoys a snowcone outside of the Snack Shack in Vidalia on Tuesday. (Nicole Hester / The Natchez Democrat)

News

Photo gallery: Let it snow

Vidalia residents line up for summer treat Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

News

Adams County passed over for $1 billion plant

The Chinese company Sun Paper announced plans Tuesday for a $1 billion mill in southern Arkansas, the paper company’s first facility in North America — ... Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Vershal Hogan.

Editorials

Do vehicles need sheriff’s monogram?

One look in the mirror confirms for us that we’re far from fashion experts. That said, we know what looks sharp when we see it. Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Editorial Board.

Top of the morning

Law protects Christians from hate

I became aware of the “Protecting Freedom of Conscience” law about the time the Governor signed it. If you are a Mississippian, you have seen ... Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Top of the morning.

News

Tensions rise over tourism at Natchez aldermen meeting

Tension surrounding the replacement of the recently dismissed tourism board bubbled up Tuesday evening at the Natchez Board of Aldermen meeting. Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Megan Fink Leoni.

News

Ferriday woman arrested in Medicaid fraud case

A Ferriday woman has been arrested for allegedly defrauding the Medicaid system. Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Vershal Hogan.

Damira McGruder, 15, daughter of Terri McGruder, recently placed first in the oratory contest at the Key Club convention in Natchez. The regional event had schools from as far away as Tennessee participating. (Cain Madden /  The Natchez Democrat)

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Bright future: Cathedral student wins first place in oratorical contest

Cathedral student Damira McGruder says her gift of gab comes from God. Read more | Add your comment

2 days ago by Cain Madden.