• 54°

Flotilla preparations under way

The Lake St. John Flotilla theme this year will be “It’s five o’clock somewhere.”

Enter your boat or pier and enjoy the blessing of the flotilla on Saturday, July 3.

The event will start at 3 p.m. at the north end of the lake, near Tom Bell’s property.

The parade will be led by Sheriff Randy Maxwell. Pier judging will be at noon.

The parade is open to anything that floats and can maintain parade speed.

Competing boats must register for $12 between 5 and 8 p.m., Friday, July 2 at Neely’s Spokane Resort or between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.

The categories will include, large craft patriotic and large craft non-patriotic; small craft; pier judging; and overall winner.

The prizes will include the coveted Lake St. John Flotilla champion flag, cash, life rings, plaques, boating and lake accessories, gift certificates and more.

Drawings throughout the flotilla will award many other prizes for all registered vessels. Prizes will be awarded from the deck of Neely’s Spokane Resort.

Public viewing will be from Spokane, Duck’s Nest II and The Dock.

Michael Ferguson

Concordia Parish resident

News

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

News

Hospitals using antibody therapy to help fight virus

News

Stewpot serves 300 Thanksgiving meals thanks to generous donations

News

Trash collection one day behind schedule for Thanksgiving

News

Ferriday man sentenced to life for 2019 slaying of Natchez schoolteacher

Business

Mayor: Silver Street raising and dock plans moving forward

News

Tree lighting event is Saturday in Natchez

News

Former Natchez Alderman David Massey dies at 72

News

Stewpot ready to serve needy on Thanksgiving

News

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

News

No print edition of The Democrat on Friday

News

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

News

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

News

Remains found in Natchez neighborhood

News

The Dart: Natchez resident loves music

News

Coroner: A Natchez woman dies with COVID-19 Sunday

DEVELOPING NEWS

Suspect in high-speed vehicle chase arrested in Natchez

BREAKING NEWS

Natchez Police investigating Saturday shooting that injured two people

News

Coroner: Two Ferriday men died with COVID-19 Saturday at Merit Health Natchez

News

Natchez freedmen and women largely funded Emancipation Monument in Washington, D.C.