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Leah Schwarting, Author at Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper

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Accreditations affirm success for local schools

For schools, the equivalent of getting a medal or a trophy can often come in the form of an accreditation. But, like awards, different accreditations ... Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:00 am

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Annual literary conference celebrates Natchez Tricentennial, Mississippi River

In honor of Natchez as the city celebrates 300 years of history, the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration will recognize 300 years of arts and ... Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Sunday, January 31, 2016 12:04 am

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Empty Bowls fundraiser commemorates Natchez Tricentennial

Feb. 14, people the all over the world celebrate love with pink hearts and candy. In Natchez, the Natchez Stewpot is inviting you to celebrate ... Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Sunday, January 24, 2016 12:06 am

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NASD approves contract renewal for Ombudsman Alternative School

The Ombudsman Alternative School’s contract was renewed for another three years at the Natchez-Adams Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, but not without some discussion. Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Friday, January 22, 2016 12:03 am

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‘American Pickers’ set to visit state

It’s a little early for spring cleaning, but making it a priority to go through an old attic or garage could result in a visit ... Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Friday, January 22, 2016 12:01 am

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Trinity Episcopal Day School prepares for new leader

Students at Trinity Episcopal Day School might have already said hello to the school’s new substitute teacher, but in a few months, they’ll be addressing ... Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Thursday, January 21, 2016 12:01 am

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Weekend ticket: Jambalaya, music to headline weekend

Chilly temperatures may keep Miss-Lou residents inside this weekend. The good news is several indoor events can keep everyone entertained — and well fed. Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Thursday, January 21, 2016 12:00 am

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Natchez Little Theatre prepares for new season

Friendships and life lessons can come in the most unexpected, and sometimes hilarious, situations, something Huckleberry Finn learns in “Big River,” which begins next week ... Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:13 am

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Bright Future: Volunteering helps Vidalia senior find way to career

When Gabby Morace, 17, goes off to college next year, she’ll have four solid years of volunteering with the Vidalia High School Key Club under ... Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:00 am

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Dare to dream: Area youth celebrate King’s vision, courage, purpose

To Xavian Lewis, 13, Martin Luther King Jr. followed the instructions set forth in the Bible’s James 2:17 — that if a man has faith ... Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Tuesday, January 19, 2016 12:19 am

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United Way jambalaya cook-off Thursday

If you’re looking to warm up in the cool weather, head to the Natchez Convention Center Thursday to get a spicy serving of jambalaya and ... Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Tuesday, January 19, 2016 12:13 am

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NASD to host curriculum fair Tuesday

At the halfway point of the current school year and with the 2016-2017 school year approaching, future Natchez-Adams School District middle schoolers and high school ... Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Monday, January 18, 2016 12:39 am

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Local man works to put together historical puzzle

Inside pianist Burnley Cook’s house and workshop, pieces of a 1920s organ lay scattered on workbenches and counters, a jigsaw of the instrument it used ... Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Sunday, January 17, 2016 12:03 am

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Experience from 2011 pays off for current flood fight

When floodwater predictions began to rise for the Mississippi River in December, placing it close to the level that submerged the Vidalia riverfront in 2011, ... Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Sunday, January 17, 2016 12:00 am

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Burglars strike Ferriday grocery

Burglars broke into the Ferriday Market late Thursday night, forced open the store’s safe and took a substantial amount of cash, investigators said. Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Saturday, January 16, 2016 12:05 am

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Lincecum returns to Vidalia High School

The office at Vidalia High School will see the return of a familiar face Tuesday. Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Saturday, January 16, 2016 12:02 am

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Concordia Parish School District gets clean audit

The Concordia Parish School District received a clean audit this year — with two exceptions. Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Friday, January 15, 2016 12:01 am

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Two injured in mobile home fire

Two people were hospitalized, one critically, Thursday morning after a mobile home fire. Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Friday, January 15, 2016 12:00 am

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Alcorn lowers credit-hour requirements

College is fabled to be some of the best four years of students’ lives, and Alcorn State University is hoping to keep it to four ... Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Thursday, January 14, 2016 7:18 am

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Weekend Ticket: MLK celebrations and more this weekend

By Leah Schwarting The Natchez Democrat NATCHEZ — This weekend, the Miss-Lou is preparing to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King ... Read more

by Leah Schwarting, Thursday, January 14, 2016 7:17 am

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