Natchez Democrat changing to postal delivery

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 3, 2019


NATCHEZ — Beginning Saturday, June 1, The Natchez Democrat’s subscribers will receive their local news delivered right to their mailboxes.

The Democrat is changing to postal delivery to improve efficiency, consistency and timeliness of delivery.

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“We have made the decision to entrust delivery of our newspaper to the most reliable delivery organization in our community, the U.S. Postal Service. This change will cause subscribers’ newspapers to be delivered with each day’s mail at a predictable time and in a predictable location,” said Jan Griffey, general manager of The Natchez Democrat. “We are pleased to make this upgrade in the quality and reliability of delivery and expect our readers will be, also.”

In addition, the Sunday newspaper will become a weekend edition and will be delivered with Saturday’s mail.

“Readers will get a jump on sales and advertisers will get more bang for their buck as the weekend edition will have a longer shelf life than the previous Sunday edition,” Griffey said.

For those who are in the habit of reading their newspapers first thing in the morning, beginning June 1, The Democrat’s digital edition will be available free of charge for three months to all who subscribe to the print edition of The Natchez Democrat. The digital edition is available to readers who subscribe to it by 6 a.m. Tuesday through Friday and Sunday mornings. And on June 1, the digital edition of the Sunday edition will be available on Saturday and Sunday.

Signing up for the digital edition is easy. Simply send us an email at, and we will get you set up and email you back with your unique login information.

In addition, each issue will continue to be available via retailers and from news racks, as now.

“This change makes us more efficient and positions us to put our full attention to news gathering and helping our advertising customers attract new customers and retain customers.

“We appreciate all of our newspaper carriers who have partnered with us to deliver our newspapers over the years. We value their hard work and friendship and are working with each of them to make this a smooth transition for all involved.

“The Natchez Democrat is committed to providing the best in local news and sports coverage and places our highest priority on customer service and satisfaction,” Griffey said. “These moves will allow us to live up to that customer service standard.”