• 77°

The Dart: Life is good in Vidalia

By CHERIE WARD

The Natchez Democrat

VIDALA — Small-town life is not for everyone, but for some people, it is the only way to live.

Casey Adams, who lives on MyrtleStreet in Vidalia, where The Dart landed Friday, said she loves the simplicity of small-town life, including the way people wave at her when she drives by.

“I just love it,” said Adams, 36, as she stroked her 9-year-old daughter Jayden’s hair. “I’ve lived in big towns and things like that just don’t happen there. In big towns, some people don’t even know their neighbors.”

Adams held Jayden, who has an identical twin sister named Cayden, in her lap and cuddled her closely as she talked.

“She (Jayden) was sick today, so we’ve had a me-and-her day. It’s been great,” Adams said as an orange cat named Dillon rubbed itself back and forth on her leg. “We’ve watched movies, eaten junk food and just relaxed a little.”

Adams said the cat adopted her family.

“He’s our baby,” Adams said of Dillon. “He showed up, and he was just here. It was like he looked around, and he just decided he was home.”

At that point Jayden chimed in and said, “But, I was her baby first and don’t forget I’m spoiled rotten, too.”

Jayden proudly showed off her darkly painted toes nails and said the polish was a gift for her recent birthday, and laughed as her two 2-year-old brother, Sebastian, pushed open the door to the carport and climbed into his mother’s lap.

“We just got back from Montana,” Adams said, “and it’s nothing like being here, in Vidalia. It’s just so much better here. Life is good here.”

Adams said she had been married to a military man and has lived all over the world.

“But, there’s no place like home,” she said. “There’s no place like Vidalia.”

News

Author Richard Grant speaks about book, Natchez at Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration

Business

New machinery introduced at Natchez countertop business

News

Margie Saucier Smith

News

Carp, Gar are the bullseye in Bowfishing

News

Vidalia still under boil water advisory after winter storm

News

Natchez hires assistance for storm cleanup

News

Bishop Gunn lead singer McCready arrested Thursday in Concordia Parish

News

Vidalia missing teen found after extensive search

News

Law enforcement agencies continue search for missing 17-year-old

News

Natchez hires help in procuring disaster relief funds due to winter storm damage

News

Officials OK signs for high school sports championship row

DEVELOPING NEWS

Adams County Water Association lifts boil water notice

COVID-19

Teachers, first responders to be eligible for vaccine Monday

News

Mississippi House votes to overhaul several state taxes

News

Three men arrested in connection with 2018 double homicide

News

Natchez Water Works lifts boil water advisory

News

Ferriday man arrested for alleged assault on power line workers

News

Health care workers excited to open Trinity Medical Center

Business

Businesses impacted by severe winter weather

News

Utility companies still working to restore power, water to Miss-Lou residents

News

Damaged sewage line leaks raw sewage into St. Catherine’s Creek

News

Miss-Lou still assessing damage caused by severe winter storm

News

Schools reopening after winter storm

Church News

St. Mary Basilica damaged in storm, but nothing that cannot be repaired