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

Photo gallery: Let it snow

Vidalia residents line up for summer treat Read more

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

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

Ferriday woman arrested in Medicaid fraud case

A Ferriday woman has been arrested for allegedly defrauding the Medicaid system. Read more

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)

Bright future: Cathedral student wins first place in oratorical contest

Cathedral student Damira McGruder says her gift of gab comes from God. Read more

Riverland to stay in Ferriday

If Riverland Medical Center builds a new hospital facility, it will be within the Ferriday ZIP code if not the city limits, but wherever ... Read more

State funding headed to Natchez College, Co-Lin?

Natchez may soon see an influx of more than $9 million in state money for several area projects. Read more

C&M Crawfish burglarized

A burglar allegedly stole a small amount of money from C&M Crawfish early Monday morning. Read more

Dressed in his new uniform, Sgt. Roddy Powell from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office prepares to deliver a court summons to a local resident. (Ben Hillyer/The Natchez Democrat)

Adams County Sheriff’s Office debuts new uniforms

Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputies still plan to host a rodeo this spring, but deputies are ditching the western look. Read more

Severe storms to take aim at Miss-Lou area Wednesday

A storm system forecasters fear will fuel a tornado outbreak in the nation’s midsection this week could also bring severe weather to the Miss-Lou. Read more

Raymond Lopez and Cooper Brown walk to their next stop in Natchez as the two complete missionary work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. (Nicole Hester/The Natchez Democrat)

The Dart: Missionaries making stops in Miss-Lou

Beating the pavement in the Mississippi heat — when even in spring temperatures are already in the 80s — might not seem like the kind ... Read more

Riverland plans to be unveiled at police jury meeting today

Future options for Riverland Medical Center are expected to be unveiled today at the Concordia Parish Police Jury meeting. Read more

City of Natchez puts freeze on billboards

The City of Natchez has temporarily halted billboards going up in the city. Read more

Trinity students recently contributed 100 letters to the Daughter's of the American Revolution, which is trying to break the Guiness Book of World Records for most letters to servicemen sent in a month. From left, Trevianna Barnes, 14. KaLeigh Davidson, 13, DeSanto Rollins, 14, Kaitlyn Lees, 16, and Ja'Mescya Queen, 16.

Natchez DAR chapter going for world record

Members of the Natchez Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hope to contribute to its national organization’s goal of breaking a world record ... Read more


Natchezian who looks like Ted Cruz finds Internet fame

Rarely does a Natchez resident become an overnight Internet sensation viewed by millions of people. But Searcy Hayes, a relatively unknown just a week ago, who ... Read more


Mayoral candidates discuss roads, parks, recreation

The Natchez candidates for mayor say they will more wisely manage public dollars to allow more efficient operations in quality of life programs such as ... Read more

One dead in Saturday shooting

A Natchez man is behind bars for allegedly shooting to death another man Saturday during what police say was a domestic disturbance. Read more

Man threatens women with knife on Silver Street

Natchez police are looking for a suspect who allegedly threatened two women with a knife early Saturday morning on Silver Street. Read more

Zion Chapel Group waits to perform a dance routine at Saturday’s ceremony marking the 76th anniversary of the Rhythm Night Club fire in Natchez. (Nicole Hester/The Natchez Democrat)

Night club tragedy united community

The curators of the Rhythm Night Club museum said while a terrible tragedy occurred 76 years ago, the community ignored race to come together and ... Read more

Mr. Whiskers burglarized Friday morning

Mr. Whiskers, a crawfish and outdoor furnishings business on U.S. 61 South, was allegedly burglarized in the early morning hours Friday. Read more

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