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Mayoral candidates talk issues at NAACP forum

Candidates for mayor said their goals are to bring jobs and unify the city. Read more

Ex-Ridgecrest clerk to serve 5 years

The former Ridgecrest village clerk who pleaded guilty to stealing $22,484 from the municipality has begun to serve a five-year sentence after failure to pay ... Read more

Faith and family: Local day of prayer planned

The Natchez Adams Ministerial Alliance is hosting day of dpayer May 5 at the gazebo bandstand on the bluff Read more

A hot-air balloon flies over Jonesville during the race. (Nicole Hester/The Natchez Democrat)

Photo feature: Up in the air

Hot-air balloons take to the skies. Read more

Body of missing fisherman located in Mississippi River

NATCHEZ — The body of one of two Port Gibson fishermen missing since March 8 was recovered Friday afternoon from the Mississippi River south of ... Read more

Eola renovation plans approved

The Natchez Planning Commission approved plans Thursday that will kick-start the renovations for the historic but empty former Natchez Eola Hotel building on Main Street. Read more

Natchez Man pleads guilty to lesser charges in murder case

A Natchez-man formerly accused of accessory after the fact to the second-degree murder of a Monterey man in the fall of 2014 pleaded guilty Thursday ... Read more

Eden Smith, 5, looks up from making a floral arrangement while working next to her best friend Emma Shermer, 5, while preparing for the Pilgrimage Garden Club’s Junior Gardeners’ Flower Show Thursday at Longwood. (Nicole Hester/The Natchez Democrat)

Photo feature: Spring is in bloom

The Pilgrimage Garden Club's Junior Gardeners prepare for their flower show. Read more

Sheriff to discontinue video visitation at jail

Visitation at the Adams County Jail is going from digital to analog. Read more

Emergency responders work the scene of a car wreck that occurred at the intersection of Louisiana 131 and Country Meadows Road in Vidalia. (Nicole Hester/The Natchez Democrat)

1 dead in parish vehicle crash

One person was killed in a single-car wreck Wednesday night at the intersection of Louisiana 131 and Country Meadows Road in Vidalia. Read more

Can new Natchez High School be renovated without raising taxes?

A new Natchez High School building could be built without raising taxes, school board members said this week. Read more

Community invited to help school district

At the Natchez Rotary Club meeting Wednesday, the Natchez-Adams School District’s public relations leader invited the public to get involved in the schools. Read more

Aldermen set salary for interim tourism director

The Natchez Board of Aldermen voted Wednesday to pay the interim tourism director $5,000 a month for the position. Read more

Weekend ticket: Rhythm Night Club memorial, Jonesville balloon race top weekend

Events Saturday will include a genealogy workshop at the Judge George Armstrong Library in Natchez and the organizations’ general assembly meeting at Kingston United Methodist ... Read more

Natchez police officers Spencer McAllister and Tony Godbold inspect a sinkhole on Liberty Road Wednesday night near the intersection with Melrose Avenue. The road was closed at the intersection until Natchez Public Works can inspect and repair the sinkhole. (Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat)

Part of Liberty Road closed because of sinkhole

A sinkhole was discovered on Liberty Road near the intersection of Melrose Avenue in Natchez when a car sank into the asphalt Wednesday night. Read more

Chamber of Commerce offers alternative perspective to local tourism debate

The voice of local business is adding its perspective to the discussion on how best to revitalize Natchez tourism. Read more

Terranishala "Tee" Hannon, 13, poses with her Natchez Adams School District winning science fair project, "How greasy are your chips?" The project also won first place at the Hattiesburg regional and advanced to the regional at the University of Mississippi. (Cain Madden / The Natchez Democrat)

Morgantown Arts Academy student excels in science

NATCHEZ — After making it all the way to the state’s second science fair regional competition, Terranishala “Tee” Hannon, 13, is ready for next year’s ... Read more

Jonesville hosts first Four Rivers Balloon Race this weekend

Colorful orbs are expected to dot the sky this weekend in Jonesville as the Four Rivers Balloon Race looks to kick off its first year. Read more

Adams County Juvenile Justice ahead of new law

Before Gov. Phil Bryant picked up his pen Monday to sign the Juvenile Detention Licensing Act into law, Adams County was already ahead of the ... Read more

Anna Rodriguez, right, plays the role of Dorothy who confronts the Wicked Witch, played by Elena Rodriguez. (Ben Hillyer / The Natchez Democrat)

Photo gallery: Follow yellow brick road to Jefferson Street Youth dinner theater

The Jefferson Street United Methodist Church youth group has been busy transforming the church’s Family Life Center into the land of Oz as part of ... Read more

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