Jan Griffey, Author at Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper

COVID-19

Natchez physician tells Rotarians vaccines are safe and effective

NATCHEZ — A Natchez physician on the front lines of treating COVID-19 patients at Merit Health here told Rotarians the vaccines are safe and effective. ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:59 pm

Opinion

Enough already, Just get the shot

I never thought I would agree with Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on anything, but I do today. Ivey, a staunch Trump-loving Republican, on Thursday took ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, July 23, 2021 7:23 pm

COVID-19

COVID vaccinations available today at State of City event on bluff at 5:30 p.m.

NATCHEZ — Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson has arranged for vaccinations to be available during his State of the City address, which begins at 5:30 p.m. ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, July 23, 2021 1:35 pm

News

‘Diseased, dangerous’ trees come down at Banker’s House

NATCHEZ — The owner of The Banker’s House — Jeff Bond — is asking residents who are upset about the recent downing of trees at ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:38 pm

News

UPDATE: ICE drops more than 90 immigrants at Natchez bus station

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been corrected in order to clarify that, while some detainees are given money upon release, that money does not come ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, July 16, 2021 7:41 pm

News

Entergy outage has 1,100 customers here without power

NATCHEZ — More than 1,100 Entergy customers are without power on the south side of Natchez from the port and Government Fleet Road to The ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, July 2, 2021 6:43 pm

News

Rescheduled Juneteenth Parade-goers celebrate

(Photos by G. Mark LaFrancis) NATCHEZ — Rescheduled to today because of the threat of poor weather last weekend, the NAACP’s Juneteenth Parade went off ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, June 26, 2021 6:31 pm

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Chamber’s Taste of Natchez a tremendous hit

It feels wonderful to return to some semblance of life as we knew it before COVID. Tuesday night’s Natchez Adams County Chamber of Commerce 2020 ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, June 26, 2021 10:07 am

News

18-wheeler takes out power lines near Walgreen’s; traffic backs up on U.S. 61

NATCHEZ — An 18-wheeler apparently turned into the Walgreen’s parking lot at about 3:50 p.m. Wednesday and took down three power lines with him. Natchez ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 5:30 pm

News

Natchez dentist killed in tractor accident

NATCHEZ — A Natchez dentist was killed this morning when the tractor he was riding on rolled down a hill and on top of him. ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:00 pm

News

Juneteenth parade postponed until June 26

NATCHEZ — Due to the threat of rain and storms this afternoon, organizers of the Juneteenth parade have made the decision to postpone it until ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, June 19, 2021 10:23 am

News

Forks of the Road ceremony begins at 10:45 a.m. Friday; rain locations set for Soul Food Fusion Festival

NATCHEZ — The Forks of the Road ceremony for Friday — part of the Natchez Juneteenth celebration — will begin at 10:45 a.m., rather than ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:23 am

News

Photo gallery: Duncan Park in 1942

Natchez native Wayne Case of West Hollywood, California, shared these photos of his brother, Audley Case’s, third birthday party held in Duncan Park in 1942. ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:44 pm

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Is it time to remove the Duncan Park train?

My mother, the late Irene Kelly Wall, remarked more than once that she raised her children during the best of times in Natchez. She had ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, June 11, 2021 8:11 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Bear on bluff has been captured

NATCHEZ — The Donut Shop doughnuts proved too much of a temptation. At about 6:30 a.m. Thursday, a black bear that had been spotted roaming ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:49 am

News

Jury finds Washington not guilty in murder case; sheriff reacts to verdict

NATCHEZ — Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten was shocked and discouraged on Wednesday afternoon when a jury found Kiandas Washington not guilty of the May ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:00 pm

News

Sheriff: Stay away from Fort Rosalie area because of bear

NATCHEZ — Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten has asked all residents stay away from the area of Fort Rosalie until a black bear in that ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:44 pm

News

Bears sighted near downtown, officials warn residents to not feed or approach animals

Brazen bears were out in force in Natchez on Wednesday. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:21 pm

News

Kidnapping investigation continues

NATCHEZ — Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten confirmed his agency and others in the area are combing through cases to determine if the accused kidnapper ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 7:48 pm

News

Soul Food Fusion Festival to bring community together

NATCHEZ — It’s time for a community celebration, Jarita Frazier King said, and she has just the thing. The Soul Food Fusion Festival is Friday ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:47 am

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