• 72°

Community is working together

I wish to comment the editorial staff of The Natchez Democrat for a very thoughtful and appropriate editorial in the Wednesday edition.

Yes, committed folks are joining together to get things done in Natchez-Adams County.

Through the Community Alliance, led by John Holyoak and other local leaders,  individuals and groups with gravitas are collaborating on a series of projects that will add value to living in this community.

The editorial mentioned that the alliance has adopted/endorsed the Trails Project, Christmas in Natchez, Green Alliance, Keep Natchez-Adams County Beautiful, among others.

It is also collaborating with the Natchez-Adams County Master Gardeners in an effort to spruce up Main Street with new plantings of trees and flowers.

At last week’s meeting, most segments of the community were represented by involved and committed citizens (or as the editorial called them, “doers”) —  business leaders, county and city elected and appointed policy-making officials, board members and staff of the United Way, the Chamber of Commerce, the owners of local businesses, etc.

These leaders voted, by their attendance, to work cooperatively and collectively to reach one overall goal, to make Natchez and Adams County a terrific place to live, work, visit and retire.

Mike Gemmell

Natchez resident

News

Body of unidentified man pulled from the Mississippi River at Natchez

News

Adams County Christian School celebrates graduation of 47 students

News

Photo gallery: 78 Vidalia High School students graduate

News

The Dart: Natchez firefighter is poet in spare time

Galleries

2021 Ferriday High School graduation

News

Guide to opening day of squirrel season

Business

Rolling River gets another chance as Reloaded

News

Mississippi justices toss voter-backed marijuana initiative

BREAKING NEWS

State Supreme Court tosses voter-backed medical marijuana initiative

COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccines now available to children 12 to 15 in Mississippi

News

Store owners say run on gas not necessary

COVID-19

New inmates at Adams County prison cause record COVID-19 spike

News

City looks to hire full-time parks and recreation director

News

Man shot in Vidalia trailer park dies, CPSO investigating second shooting in Wildsville

News

Natchez officials expand tax incentives for property improvements

Business

City of Natchez signs lease with Viking USA, American Cruise Lines for new docks

News

Natchez selected to receive $492K from EPA to use at former Titan Tire

News

City receives $1.2 million for emergency bluff stabilization project

News

Update: Suspect in Tuesday morning shooting arrested

News

UPDATE: Missing juvenile found

News

Family searching for missing teen

Business

Natchez trucking company in need of CDL drivers

News

Mississippi to end federal unemployment supplement

News

Two children injured in dirt bike accident when struck by car