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Great news to carry over this week

Another busy weekend has passed, and if you couldn’t find something fun to do, you simply didn’t try.

With the Natchez Little Theatre Standing Ovations, the Reunion of the ’70s and the Kiwanis pancake breakfast filling the day Saturday, it was certainly a great weekend.

But the days prior brought plenty of excitement as well. Let’s review a few other good things that happened last week.

Wednesday, 59 Natchez High School students gave up a day of summer relaxation for lifelong preparation. The students attended a workshop aimed at preparing them for the college entrance exam the ACT. It was great to see so many students taking advantage of the programs their school is providing for them.

Teenagers from Highland Baptist Church are back from a world-changing trip. The students did manual labor for those in need in the Daytona Beach, Fla., area. Their mission trip was part of the national World Changers program.

Natchez native U.S. Navy Commander David “Tony” Lott took over command of the USS Hampton (SSN 767), the most advanced nuclear attack submarine in the world this week. Lott’s accomplishments make us all proud and reflect well on his Natchez upbringing.

Ferriday is working to launch a Neighborhood Watch Program. It’s great to see the community interested in bettering itself, and we wish the group the best of luck.

With so much great news last week, we know some of it is bound to carry over into this week to come.

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

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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