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State health department reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi State Department of Health on Saturday reported 1,856 new COVID-19 cases and 39 new ... Read more | Add your comment

Merit Health nurse remembered for selfless nature

NATCHEZ — Sandra Powell, 53, was not a perfect human being — no one is — but was ... Read more | Add your comment

Florida couple start fundraiser to secure, restore historic home here

NATCHEZ — Arlington, an early 1800s federal-style, suburban villa, is now a house with broken windows and walls ... Read more | Add your comment

Two men arrested for theft, damage at old International Paper

NATCHEZ — Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two men for theft at the former International Paper mill ... Read more | Add your comment

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Legislative forum is Monday at Natchez Convention Center

NATCHEZ — The Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2021 Legislative Forum on Monday at the Natchez Convention Center. During the forum, Adams ... Read more | Add your comment

by Sabrina Robertson.

BREAKING NEWS

Sheriff’s office investigating shots fired in Adams County Wednesday night

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is investigating shots fired Wednesday night in the area of Gaylor Road. Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said ... Read more | Add your comment

by Sabrina Robertson.

News

Pascagoula native 1st female official to work a Super Bowl

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Pascagoula native Sarah Thomas has accomplished plenty of firsts throughout her NFL officiating career, and she’ll again make history as the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, January 24, 2021 6:20 pm

News

Analysis: Transition turmoil splits Mississippi delegation

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi won a 2018 special election and a 2020 regular election by making a single ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, January 24, 2021 6:19 pm

Sports

Road warriors: Bucs win 31-26 at Green Bay, reach Super Bowl

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ road magic have them heading home to the Super Bowl, the first team ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, January 24, 2021 6:17 pm

COVID-19

Sunday update: State health department reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,196 new COVID-19 cases and 21 new deaths on Sunday. Eighteen of the latest reported deaths ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, January 24, 2021 12:21 pm

Sports

Ole Miss capitalizes on Texas A&M dry spells in 61-50 win

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Jarkel Joiner scored 21 points with seven rebounds and Devontae Shuler scored 17 and Mississippi beat Texas A&M 61-50 on Saturday. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, January 23, 2021 6:49 pm

Opinion

What goes up …

I miss my tree. Correction. I miss my trees. Yes, I decorate every room in my house with a Christmas tree each year; and I’m ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:00 am

Editorials

We can all honor Hank Aaron by investing in our kids

Hank Aaron had one goal when he stepped up to the plate to face the opposing team’s pitcher, to rip the cover off of the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 22, 2021 9:18 pm

ACCS sports

Rebels down Cougars

Patrick Jones The Natchez Democrat RAYMOND — Tripp Cotten scored both of his goals in the second half as the Adams County Christian School Rebels ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Friday, January 22, 2021 5:20 pm

Sports

Jones Richardson’s final chapter in high school football

NATCHEZ — Vidalia native Jones Richardson played in the Blue and Grey All-American bowl on Monday in Dallas. Richardson represented Cathedral for the West team ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Friday, January 22, 2021 5:15 pm

Sports

LDWF stock Vidalia pond with rainbow trout

Vidalia — Tucked in a quiet corner of the Concordia Recreation District 3Park is a community fishing pond that kids 15 years and under can ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Friday, January 22, 2021 5:12 pm

News

Natchez projects awarded over $350,000 from MDAH grants

NATCHEZ — The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History awarded more than $350,000 in grant funds to replace the Natchez ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 22, 2021 3:56 pm

Natchez High sports

Kelsey McNeal’s senior dream is to play in state finals

NATCHEZ — Kelsey McNeal watched her sister Kirdis Clark win a state championship with Natchez High School in 2013. Now, the senior point guard is ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:03 pm

Opinion

Candlelight prayer vigil set for bluff on Friday, 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision

Today — Friday, Jan. 22 — marks the 47th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion in all 50 states. Since then, ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:54 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Natchez police arrested teen in Wednesday night murder

NATCHEZ — Natchez police arrested a Natchez teen in connection with a Wednesday night murder at the Williams Apartments at the 9300 block of Aldrich ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:18 pm

News

More donate to Children’s Christmas Tree fund

NATCHEZ — The Children’s Christmas Tree Fund received more donations from community supporters in the week leading up to and after Christmas. These donations helped ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:00 pm

News

Murder investigation of Natchez native now streaming on Discovery+

NATCHEZ — An intense exploration of the Ridgeland, Mississippi homicide of Natchez native Carmen Sanders is now streaming on Discovery+, the network’s publicity director Debbi ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:12 pm

News

Harbor Freight Tools excited to be joining Natchez community

NATCHEZ — Harbor Freight’s company officials are excited to be opening a new store in Natchez this spring, said corporate communications director, Craig Hoffman. The ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:15 am

News

Supervisors approve contract for new engineering firm

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a four-year contract for IMS Engineers’ services. The contract with IMS Engineers, which was ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:50 pm

COVID-19

State reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,702 new COVID-19 cases and 64 COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday. MSDH has reported 2078 cases ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:35 pm

News

Adams County seeks study for new fire stations

NATCHEZ — Adams County officials inched closer to possibly having two new fire stations built in the county during the Adams County Board of Supervisors’ ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 5:36 pm

ACCS sports

Girls Basketball round-up: Butler, Poole lead second half charge to defeat Brookhaven

NATCHEZ — Kyla Butler led the Natchez High School Lady Bulldogs with a game-high 21 points and Nyla Poole had 14 points as they needed ... Read more

by Patrick Jones, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:56 pm

Cathedral sports

Boys Basketball round-up: Bulldogs score 23 points in fourth quarter to beat the Panthers

Patrick Jones The Natchez Democrat NATCHEZ — Trevon Jackson finished with 20 points and Kameron Carter scored 16 points as the Natchez High School Bulldogs ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:34 pm

News

Jackson State band to perform in Biden inauguration event

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi college marching band is set to participate in an official event celebrating diversity ahead of the inauguration ceremony of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:51 pm

COVID-19

Bailey appointed interim tax collector until November special election

NATCHEZ — Adams County officials appointed chief deputy tax collector Terrence Bailey to fill the job of late Adams County Tax Collector Rose Patterson until ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:33 pm

News

Supervisors reappoint Phillip West to Natchez school board

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors moved to reappoint Phillip West to the Natchez Adams School District Board of Trustees after an ages-old ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:26 pm