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Message still true: We will unite in wake of tragedy

Editor’s note: this is a reprint of the original editorial published Sept. 12, 2001, in The Democrat. Shock. Horror. Anger. Fear. Resolve. Compassion. America rode ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Sunday, September 11, 2022 4:00 am

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We must do better for our society

“Our moral compass is no longer pointing true.” That’s what Paul Leake said earlier this week when talking about a horrific scare he and his ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Saturday, September 3, 2022 4:00 pm

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No one does fall like Natchez

Football, food, music and more await in the coming months and we can’t wait. After Hallmark Christmas movies were filmed here, some have boasted of ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Friday, August 26, 2022 4:12 pm

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Parole board makes job harder

On a less positive note about Mississippi’s prison trends comes this finding by the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting: The state’s incarceration rate is now ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Friday, August 19, 2022 11:40 am

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Rosco on the Radio: ‘The Miss-Lou region lost a giant’

Adams County Board of Supervisors President Wes Middleton opened the group’s meeting Monday morning with a moment of silence to remember Rosco on the Radio, ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Thursday, August 18, 2022 2:07 pm

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Preservation Commission is doing its job

We need to cut the city’s Preservation Commission some slack. The Preservation Commission is being criticized for taking its time in making a decision about ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Saturday, August 13, 2022 7:00 am

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Locating E-911 at police department makes even more sense now

The Natchez Mayor and Board of Aldermen and the Adams County Board of Supervisors met last week to discuss among other things a new location ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:33 pm

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Deserving of praise: New Natchez businesses

It takes a special person to invest in themselves and their families and open a small business. It takes tons of work, often after working ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Tuesday, July 26, 2022 4:05 pm

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Yes, public education could use some improvement

We’ve watched firsthand our public school system, despite facing public scrutiny for it, build a new state-of-the-art high school from the ground up. Additionally, COVID-19 ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:00 pm

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City’s E-911 proposal makes good sense

For an inexcusable amount of time, our emergency 911 dispatchers have suffered through deplorable working conditions. We have written about those conditions ad nauseam. The ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:00 am

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Better when it’s fresh

If you’ve never had a tomato that was farm fresh instead of store-bought, you are missing out. Robert Coleman was handing out ripe red cherry ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Saturday, July 16, 2022 8:00 am

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We’re all in this together

Natchez is a part of Adams County and E-911 is a combined service for both the city and the county as a whole. When it ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Friday, July 15, 2022 3:33 pm

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It’s not too early to think about Christmas

No, it’s not too early to begin thinking about Christmas — at least not Christmas in Natchez. Christmas in Natchez is hosting its annual Christmas ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:35 am

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Daughtry, NPD deserve praise for work protecting Natchez

Natchez Police Department, and particularly Natchez Police Chief Joseph Daughtry, deserve a huge amount of praise for good work that has not gone unnoticed. Since ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Saturday, July 9, 2022 2:00 pm

Opinion

Still plenty to do before summer’s end

Whoever said “there is nothing to do” in Natchez or the Miss-Lou obviously hasn’t been paying attention. Fourth of July weekend was packed with concerts ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Friday, July 8, 2022 8:10 am

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Freedom is why we celebrate

A lot of decisions have been made recently by courts and lawmakers that reshape our state and country. Some of these decisions have been divisive. ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Monday, July 4, 2022 5:00 am

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Prepare now for active hurricane season

Atlantic hurricane season kicked off in earnest on June 1. Experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predict an above-average hurricane season in 2022, ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Saturday, June 25, 2022 2:00 pm

Opinion

A tremendous job well done to Patten and Daughtry

We were reminded this weekend how proud we should be and how thankful we are for our law officers here and their leaders. It’s a ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:00 pm

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Remarkable things happening at Concord

There is something about placing your fingers inside of the prints left by a person who fashioned a brick with their bare hands centuries ago. ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Sunday, June 19, 2022 6:00 am

Opinion

Celebrate your dad this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is sometimes overlooked, perhaps because finding homes with fathers isn’t as easy as it used to be. The number of single-parent families in ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Friday, June 17, 2022 9:20 am

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