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NASD interim superintendent contract needs final signature

Although Natchez-Adams School District Interim Superintendent Fred T. Butcher’s contract still needs one signature to make it official, his work to lead the district has ... Read more

Word of Faith Ambassadors Worship Center wraps up ‘The Experience’ conference

The Word of Faith Ambassadors Worship Center will wrap up their “The Experience” conference Sunday at their Natchez location on South Shields Lane. This year’s ... Read more

Final inmate in prison riot pleads guilty

The final defendant in the 2012 Adams County prison riot in which prisoners took guards hostage and attacked others, resulting in one guard death and ... Read more

Former NASD superintendent up for job in Columbus

Natchez-Adams School District’s former superintendent is under consideration for a principal’s position in Columbus while his assistant has been hired in Tupelo. Read more

Natchez mayor officially withdrawing from election

Natchez Mayor Butch Brown is officially withdrawing his bid for re-election. Read more

NASD terminates ‘expensive’ substitute contract

Overspending on substitute teachers led the Natchez-Adams School Board voted to cancel its contract with Subteach USA for the 2016-17 school year. Read more

Karen O’Neal, manager of The Natchez Shop, opens the door to the new gift shop at the Natchez Visitor Reception Center Thursday. (Nicole Hester/The Natchez Democrat)

Open for business: The Natchez Shop grand opening set for Sunday

A new retail area in the Natchez Visitor Center has scheduled its grand opening for Sunday. Read more

CPSD board adopts 2016-17 school calendar

The Concordia Parish School Board unanimously adopted a school calendar for the 2016-2017 academic year Thursday night. Read more

A lock hangs Wednesday from the Bridge of Sighs that spans Roth Hill Road in Natchez. The bridge, named for a famous bridge in Italy, has recently become a place lovers declare their affection by attaching locks to the bridge.

Locks of love: Displays of affection adorn bridge

Natchezians are declaring their love by placing padlocks on the Bridge of Sighs, and Natchez Public Works hasn’t figured out exactly what to do about ... Read more

CVB seeing negative impact of new law

Those in the tourism industry have found themselves doing defensive public relations as people outside the state form opinions about Mississippi — and Natchez as ... Read more

Teen indicted for December murder

An Adams County teen has been indicted in connection to a death that resulted from what officials have characterized as a gun game. Read more

Butcher takes helm of NASD

Natchez-Adams School District Interim Superintendent Fred T. Butcher began late last week and has already begun to prioritize two goals: improving morale and recruitment. Read more

Aldermen, judge candidates take questions at forum

Candidates vying for aldermen seats in five of Natchez’s six voting wards and the municipal judge spot fielded questions from voters Tuesday at an election ... Read more

Weekend ticket: Edelweiss, cemetery events top weekend

April showers bring May flowers, right? Though today is expected to bring more rain and even some scattered storms, the rest of the weekend should ... Read more

Aldermen, judge candidates field questions at forum

Candidates vying for aldermen seats in five of Natchez’s six voting wards and the municipal judge spot fielded questions from voters Tuesday at an election ... Read more

Mayoral candidate's Darryl Grennell, Tony Fields and Eric Junkin answer questions at the candidate forum Tuesday.(Nicole Hester / The Natchez Democrat)

Mayoral candidates address issues important to voters

In a packed convention center Tuesday, Natchez mayoral candidates discussed finances, education and other issues in the city. Read more

City approves diversity resolution

In Natchez, we welcome all. That is the message the Natchez Board of Aldermen sent Tuesday when it voted 5-1 to pass a resolution stating ... Read more

Combs tapped to lead CVB in interim

The Natchez Board of Aldermen unanimously voted Tuesday to appoint a current tourism official as interim director of the Natchez Convention and Visitors Bureau. Read more

City of Vidalia to pay $103,000 in legal fees

The Vidalia Board of Aldermen voted Monday to pay $103,000 in legal fees the mayor accrued while defending himself during a conspiracy inquiry by the ... Read more

Robbert Pernell and Ward 1 Alderwoman Joyce Arceneaux listen to Philip West during the Natchez-Adams County public pool groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday. (Nicole Hester / The Natchez Democrat)

Officials break ground for new pool

Local officials gathered Tuesday to turn dirt on a site they hope will soon be filled with the sound of splashing water. Read more

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