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Coroner: DNA collected from remains found in boot, optimistic ID will be made

Adams County Coroner James Lee said he is hopeful DNA collected from human remains found inside a boot at Anna’s Bottom earlier this week will ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:06 pm

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GoFundMe account set up for restoration of Turning Angel monument

Making a donation to the restoration and repair of the Turning Angel monument is now just a mouse click away.  Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:33 pm

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Fourth of July Fireworks light up Mississippi River night sky

A video and photos of some highlights from Saturday night's fireworks over the Mississippi River Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:00 pm

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Lake St. John Flotilla filled with Fourth of July fun

Red, white and a slue of boats decorated in the spirit of the holiday slowly made their way down Lake St. John during Saturday's annual ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:44 pm

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Tiger King, Minecraft, Corn-tine and more: A look at boats from Lake St. John Flotilla

A look at some of the boats featured in this year’s Lake St. John Flotilla. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:28 pm

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The Dart: Natchez woman enjoys gardening outdoors

In a calm and quiet Downtown neighborhood amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, a Natchez woman found a new way to entertain herself. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:44 pm

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Natchez artist selling Turning Angel prints to raise money for statue’s restoration

Natchez artist Mary Flach knows when it is time to sit down and paint. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:32 pm

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Sunday update: New cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi ease up after record-breaking week

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported an additional 361 new COVID-19 cases Sunday bringing the total cases to 25,892. The state estimates more than ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:46 pm

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Update: Three juvenile escapees apprehended, back in custody

Three juveniles are back in custody after escaping from the Adams County Juvenile Detention Center Saturday evening. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:42 pm

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority helps distribute 1,700 boxes of food to residents

A small army of volunteers helped move 1,700 boxes of frozen food from the back of an 18-wheeler to the back seats and truck beds ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, June 27, 2020 2:52 pm

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Residents line up early for free mask distribution Saturday

Cars lined up before 9 a.m. Saturday throughout the county to take advantage of a free mask distribution to Natchez and Adams County residents.  Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:43 am

COVID-19

Sunday Focus: Local doctors see uptick in virus cases among young adults

A rise in COVID-19 cases in young people in the Miss-Lou has prompted local doctors to renew pleas for masks and social distancing. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, June 26, 2020 8:18 pm

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Local hotel working to avoid foreclosure

Local Hampton Inn officials said there are no plans to close the hotel on Canal Street despite a recent foreclosure notice in the newspaper. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, June 25, 2020 7:47 pm

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Natchez High, NECA graduates receive diplomas, virtual graduation ceremony tonight

Natchez High School and Natchez Early College Academy students received their diplomas in possibly the most unique way in the history of the school.  Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:56 pm

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Parking lot to be turned into drive-in movie theater for downtown Natchez fun

Dinner and a movie in the age of COVID-19 will look like something out of the 1950s when two local entrepreneurs open a drive-in theater ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Monday, June 22, 2020 7:39 pm

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City makes replacement hires for fire, recreation departments

City of Natchez officials approved replacement hires for the Natchez Fire Department and the recreation department during a special called meeting of the Natchez Mayor ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:18 pm

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The Dart: Sports bring Natchez siblings together

Zavion Patterson plays football and basketball for Natchez High School and perhaps his biggest cheerleader is his older sister, Ja’Kira Price, who was a cheerleader ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Monday, June 15, 2020 12:00 am

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Crowd gathers at bluff to celebrate city’s first Unity Day

A crowd of approximately 200 people gathered on the bluff around the Natchez bandstand to celebrate the city’s first Unity Day observance. The celebration included ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:14 pm

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Local scouts take heavy steps toward Eagle Scout rank

A worldwide pandemic is no match for three aspiring Eagle Scouts. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:49 pm

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Merit Health Natchez discharges first COVID-19 ventilator patient after nearly 80 days recovering

The Merit Health Natchez staff celebrated the discharge of one of its COVID-19 survivors with a wall-to-wall cheering squad Wednesday.  Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:09 pm

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