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Deserving of praise

In case you missed it, the Natchez Historical Society was recently awarded a $2,400 grant to help with the group’s monthly speakers’ program. Alan Wolf, ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Tuesday, September 19, 2023 3:41 pm


Our opinion: It’s one thing to develop workforce, but another to keep workers in Mississippi

Gov. Tate Reeves delivered quite the speech at the Vicksburg Warren Chamber of Commerce luncheon recently. As with every other politician during an election year, ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Saturday, August 26, 2023 1:07 pm


Restoring Hope, indeed

Hats off to Laine and Kevin Berry and all involved in this weekend’s Restoring Hope event in Natchez. For those who don’t know, Laine and ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Wednesday, August 16, 2023 9:51 am


Our candidate endorsements

The editorial board of The Natchez Democrat met with each candidate in contested races in the Aug. 8 primary election. During those interviews, we asked ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Sunday, August 6, 2023 9:30 am


Time to vote for your Miss-Lou favorites

The time to vote is now. Not in the primary elections, mind you. Instead, it’s time to vote for your favorites in the 2023 Best ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Sunday, July 23, 2023 1:00 pm


Don’t miss opportunity to vote in primaries

Residents in Natchez and Adams County are nearing a couple of important deadlines: the deadline to register to vote and, if necessary, to vote absentee ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Sunday, July 9, 2023 2:03 pm


Anonymous reporting app a positive step

While we’re often raising concerns about the dangers teens face with unlimited access to technology and social media, a recent move by the Natchez Adams ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Sunday, June 25, 2023 9:00 am


Juneteenth: Hope for a more unified future

Natchez took its celebration of Juneteenth to new heights this year with the addition of the Legends Celebration, and we couldn’t be prouder of our ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Saturday, June 17, 2023 11:29 pm


Don’t wait until it’s too late for hurricane preparation

Hurricane season is upon us, and it’s never too early to prepare for a storm. While Vicksburg has the privilege of advance notice when it ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Monday, June 12, 2023 6:00 am


Fred Butcher earned his retirement

One of the most admirable careers a person can have is an educator. The same is true of the school superintendent, who, instead of being ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Saturday, June 10, 2023 6:00 am


Memorial Day is about honor, courage, duty

The Memorial Day weekend has become a respite from the fast-paced lives we all live. The unofficial start of the summer season, the holiday traditionally ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Monday, May 29, 2023 4:40 am


Our Opinion: Savor every moment

Soon, the tune of Pomp and Circumstance will be ringing in our ears. For some, it already has. Please excuse that I didn’t get enough ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Sunday, May 14, 2023 12:00 pm


Get to know the ‘why’ behind our first responders

Being a first responder is often a thankless job. Sure, we intrinsically understand the importance of firefighters and paramedics, police officers and emergency room workers, ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Monday, May 1, 2023 4:13 pm


April: The month of pinwheels and protection

By now you’ve seen the blue pinwheels gently spinning across our community. They are a familiar site, appearing each April as part of the Pinwheels ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Sunday, April 16, 2023 10:00 am


Loss felt in the Natchez community

Natchez is still in shock from the unexpected loss felt in recent days, starting with the burning of Hope Farm — a historic landmark — ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Friday, March 31, 2023 1:26 pm


Lawmakers won’t cede power with ballot initiative

“Out of step … with each other and with the vast majority of Mississippians.” That’s how state Rep. Robert Johnson III described Republican lawmakers in ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Sunday, March 26, 2023 9:03 am


Post-partum Medicaid expansion the right thing to do

Mississippi took a critical and much-needed step forward in providing healthcare on Thursday as Gov. Tate Reeves signed a law extending post-partum Medicaid coverage. The ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Sunday, March 19, 2023 6:00 am


Town Hall employees sent home with pay for tardiness? Doesn’t make sense

Just when we thought we’ve seen it all in Ferriday, Louisiana, the next thing happens. The little town with its declining population of around 3,000 ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Friday, March 17, 2023 4:49 pm


Now is the time to plan for storms

In the South, we know spring weather can be volatile. March ushers in azaleas and tourists in Natchez. But it can also bring strong storms ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Thursday, March 16, 2023 4:17 pm


County can’t afford twice-weekly garbage collection

The Adams County Board of Supervisors’ three-to-two vote on Monday to grant the successor company to the now bankrupt Metro Services the county’s garbage collection ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Sunday, March 12, 2023 10:24 pm

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