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Week of good news is food for the soul

As usual, summer in the Miss-Lou has arrived ahead of the calendar. The weekend’s temperatures were nothing of which to make light.

But the news of the week was food for the light-hearted soul.

Let’s review a few highlights:

4 The Alcorn Farmer’s Market has found a new home and reopened just in time to supply the area with some great summertime veggies. The market will be open Thursday through Saturday mornings at 199 St. Catherine St.

4 Will and Jeanette Warren led a small group of volunteers Saturday morning on a community work project. The workers repaired an elderly woman’s downtown house simply because they cared. We are lucky to have people willing to lend a hand living in our community.

4 The Natchez-Adams School District received a technology grant that will put broadcasting equipment and other technology in six classrooms, allowing students to attend classes that aren’t offered in their school building.

4 Local Grant Benoit is making an impression at Natchez Clay this summer — literally. The college student is working as a summer intern at the studio, honing his talent for his art studies and helping out with area programs.

4 The St. Catherine Creek Magnolia Trail is getting a bit longer. Volunteers and workers are extending the hiking trail, offering yet another great recreational option for all of us.

The calendar will soon claim it’s summer, despite what we already know. But as we work hard to stay cool, let’s also be thankful for the great community around us.

News

Rep. Sam C. Mims, V, Awarded State Legislator of the Year by Rural Health Association

DEVELOPING NEWS

Natchez mayor announces change in Christmas parade plans after COVID-19 numbers spike

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Bird’s-eye view: Artist with Natchez roots gives creations new perspective

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Hundreds turnout for Natchez Christmas tree lighting Saturday night

BREAKING NEWS

Natchez-Adams schools to continue virtual learning only through December

News

E-911: Seconds can seem like minutes in emergencies (with audio)

COVID-19

Hospital CEO tests positive for COVID-19 as local cases rise

BREAKING NEWS

Flash flood warning issued for parts of Natchez

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Hospitals using antibody therapy to help fight virus

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Stewpot serves 300 Thanksgiving meals thanks to generous donations

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Trash collection one day behind schedule for Thanksgiving

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Ferriday man sentenced to life for 2019 slaying of Natchez schoolteacher

Business

Mayor: Silver Street raising and dock plans moving forward

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Tree lighting event is Saturday in Natchez

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Former Natchez Alderman David Massey dies at 72

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Stewpot ready to serve needy on Thanksgiving

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Saturday high-speed chase began in Louisiana, ended with crash in Natchez

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No print edition of The Democrat on Friday

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Natchez school board cancels bid opening for new high school due to COVID-19

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5 Miss-Lou residents die of COVID-19 over weekend

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Remains found in Natchez neighborhood

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The Dart: Natchez resident loves music

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Coroner: A Natchez woman dies with COVID-19 Sunday

DEVELOPING NEWS

Suspect in high-speed vehicle chase arrested in Natchez