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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)

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

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

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)

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

Natchez Early College Academy Fun Day to help raise money for trip to Washington, D.C.

To help pay for a school trip, Natchez Early College Academy Parents-Teachers-Students Association will host a Fun Day for children featuring rides from 11 a.m. ... Read more

Parent University set for Thursday

The Natchez-Adams School District’s principals will give parents a snapshot of expectations for the upcoming year on Thursday. Read more

The Natchez Democrat

Sunday focus: Voters to determine a quarter million in salaries May 10

More than $250,000 in annual public salaries will be up for grabs when Natchez voters cast ballots May 10. Read more

Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office investigates body found in Monterey

Law enforcement investigators are trying to determine the identity of a corpse found Friday evening in a wooded area near Monterey. Read more

County seeking ambulance proposals

The Adams County Board of Supervisors will open proposals Monday from first responders to see what they can offer the county as its proposed single ... Read more

‘Suzi’s Girls’ remember lasting legacy left by coach

When Suzi Russ died Friday morning at the age of 72, she left behind a legacy of women who say her influence as a coach ... Read more

Natchez man killed in Ferriday wreck Friday night

A Natchez man was killed Friday night in a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana 903 near Ferriday. Read more

Danny Caywood’s black Labrador Retriever, Booker, of Elizabethtown, Kent., competes in the DockDogs jump competition Friday on the bluffs. The competition continues today at 10 a.m. on the bluff near the intersection of Monroe and Broadway streets. Also available will be an archery competition and games for children.

Photo gallery: The bluff has gone to the DockDogs

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Tactics in case surrounding alleged attack of parish DA questioned

Even though the trial involving a Baton Rouge lawyer accused of simple battery against Concordia Parish’s district attorney was continued Friday, the defense took the ... Read more

Student charged in verbal assault of teacher

A Concordia Education Center student was arrested Thursday morning after allegedly verbally assaulting a teacher. Read more

City back in court to determine damages in Roundstone case

The City of Natchez will soon appear in court again in a years-long series of litigation. Read more

Report: Cuts put school district $1.5M short

Including the latest cuts by Gov. Phil Bryant, the Natchez-Adams School District’s state funding is approximately $1.5 million short. Read more

R.V.I.C.S. team members from left to right: Team Leader AL Allison, Diane Allison, Keith Wyeth, Linda Wyeth, Jon Ray, Bonna Ray, John Swayze, Bonnie Swayze, Janet Coolidge and Gary Coolidge.  Members are from Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Texas.(Morgan Mizell / The Natchez Democrat)

Faith and Family: R.V.I.C.S. helps Children’s Home

Five couples from across the country spent their April at the Natchez Children’s Home Services Facility assisting with various tasks through the missionary service ministry, ... Read more

Scott McDowell, a vocational evangelist and chalk artist, rolls up his artwork after he created the piece for the First Baptist Church in Natchez. McDowell’s work centers around his spirtual beliefs. Using a combination of regular chalk and blacklight chalk, McDowell uses his talent to tell a message about his faith. “The message for (Thursday) was on Psalms  33:12, ‘Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.’” (Nicole Hester / The Natchez Democrat)

Photo gallery: Chalk artist inspired by God creates artwork at First Baptist Church

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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

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

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

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