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Video: Balloons take off for Saturday afternoon flight

Video of Saturday afternoon’s take off behind Natchez Mall. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, October 17, 2020 5:33 pm

News

Scenes for psychological thriller filmed in local coffee shop

Movie magic thrills and chills percolated inside the Natchez Coffee Company Saturday. Late afternoon customers sipped cups of coffee as they watched a Baton Rouge ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, October 4, 2020 7:43 pm

Obituaries

Norma Lynne Willey

Graveside services for Norma Lynne Willey, 73, of Natchez, who dropped her body on September 19, 2020, will be at noon on Wednesday, October 7, ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, October 4, 2020 4:25 pm

Obituaries

Debra Marie Martin

Funeral arrangements for Debra Marie Martin, 64 of Natchez who died Saturday, Oct.3, 2020, in Natchez are incomplete at West Gate Funeral Home. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, October 4, 2020 10:03 am

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Natchez bluff bustling with activity Saturday — cancer walk, bikers’ weekend and more

The Natchez bluff was busy with a variety of activities Saturday from Rosalie to Learned’s Mill, from dawn to dusk. Monica’s Hope hosted its annual ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, October 3, 2020 9:18 pm

Business

Natchez Chevy, Nissan dealerships get new owner

NATCHEZ — The local car dealership landscape recently changed with the sale of the Great River Nissan and Chevrolet GMC dealerships on D’Evereux Drive. The ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, October 2, 2020 6:56 pm

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High on the hog: Couple plans to reopen popular barbecue restaurant

Forget fine dining. A Natchez couple is bringing swine dining back to the Miss-Lou. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:43 pm

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Preliminary report issued in plane crash that killed Natchez veterinarian

Weather, fatigue and other contributing factors may have played a significant role in a Sept. 1 plane crash that killed a Natchez veterinarian in a ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:05 pm

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Petition organized in support of parish schools superintendent

More than 1,300 people have signed an online petition imploring the Concordia Parish School Board to reconsider its recent vote to not renew the contract ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:11 pm

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Nationally renowned conservationist to conduct free workshop at cemetery Tuesday

The man who helped restore the oldest gravestone in America will offer a free class on headstone preservation and repair at the Natchez City Cemetery ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, September 18, 2020 8:37 pm

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Virtual Book Club to discuss ‘Deepest South of All,’ include discussion of book with author

“The Deepest South of All” — arguably the most talked-about book in Natchez about Natchez — will be the topic of discussion for an upcoming ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, September 18, 2020 8:28 pm

News

Local art gallery is back with new look

ArtsNatchez, an artist cooperative, reopened its gallery on Main Street this week after a full renovation during the coronavirus shutdown. More than 30 local artists ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:37 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Tornado sirens tested Thursday after computer module fails at emergency management office

Adams County Emergency Management officials operated the county’s tornado sirens Thursday to test the system after a computer module went down. EMA Director Robert Bradford ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:27 pm

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Corps unit in area working to control the river

Each August, an army of men and women, well over 300, begin four months on the Mississippi River in an annual effort to maintain the ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:07 pm

News

To the rescue: Community members collect food, water for hurricane victims

A group of community members organized a water and food drive to help Hurricane Laura victims in south Louisiana. Non-perishable food and bottled water were ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:54 pm

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Hurricane warnings issued for New Orleans, Mississippi Gulf Coast

A hurricane warning for Sally was issued Sunday morning from Grand Isle, Louisiana, to Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and included metropolitan New Orleans. A storm surge ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:05 am

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Cadets take combat water survival test at Natchez Aquatics Center

Alcorn State University ROTC cadets spent Friday morning getting their feet wet when they took the combat water survival test at the Natchez Aquatic Center. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:29 pm

Business

Bike classic to pedal tourism dollars to area next weekend

Next weekend, local tourism dollars will be generated with pedal power. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, September 11, 2020 8:34 pm

News

Balloon festival organizers plan to use bluff area for two balloon glows, tether rides, more

In the age of COVID-19 even hot-air balloons need social distancing. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:05 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson tests positive for COVID-19

NATCHEZ — On the last day of his quarantine Tuesday, Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson tested positive for COVID-19. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 4:24 pm

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