Jan Griffey, Author at Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper

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Natchez mourns loss of Marie Perkins, ‘great lady,’ civic leader

NATCHEZ — Marie Perkins, matriarch of the Listen Up Y’all radio family and a Natchez business and civic leader for most of her life, has ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Thursday, October 14, 2021 4:45 pm

News

All looking good for festival weather-wise, except for balloon flights on Saturday

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Balloon Festival begins Friday in Natchez and continues through Sunday, but look upward today and you’re likely to see some of ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:36 pm

Business

Marie Perkins, long-time business and civic leader, dies

NATCHEZ — Marie Perkins, founder and matriarch of the Listen Up Y’all radio family and strong Natchez business and civic leader for most of her ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:48 am

News

Concordia Parish Sheriff’s deputy arrested on charge of domestic abuse battery

NATCHEZ — Concordia Parish Sheriff’s deputy Walter Mackel has been arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse and battery. Concordia Parish Sheriff David Hedrick told Monroe’s ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 7:29 pm

Business

Appraisals come in for old General Hospital building

NATCHEZ — The Mayor and Board of Aldermen accepted two independent appraisals for the old General Hospital property on Tuesday morning in a 4 to ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:51 pm

Business

City completes sale of Margaret Martin building to Dunleith

NATCHEZ — The City of Natchez officially closed on the sale of the former Margaret Martin School building Tuesday afternoon to the owners of Dunleith, ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:47 pm

Business

Taylor, Norris temporarily close Little Easy, Smoot’s

NATCHEZ — The Little Easy and Smoot’s, properties of John Norris and Tate Taylor of Crooked Letter Picture Co., have closed temporarily to retool and ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:41 pm

News

Natchez city clerk resigns: ‘It’s the right time’

NATCHEZ — Natchez City Clerk Servia Fortenberry, who has been credited with successfully getting the city’s financial record keeping in order, has resigned. Fortenberry submitted ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:22 pm

News

Attorneys sue Adams County Board of Supervisors

NATCHEZ — Attorneys Lydia Roberta Blackmon and Aisha S. Sanders have filed a lawsuit against each member of the Adams County Board of Supervisors claiming ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, October 11, 2021 4:35 pm

News

Is justice served? Sheriff questions recent court verdicts

NATCHEZ — Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten is concerned that justice is not being served in the courtroom in Adams County. “The last four murder ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, October 9, 2021 9:36 am

News

Sheriff wants Project NOLA crime cameras

NATCHEZ — When former Police Chief Walter Armstrong came to Natchez in August 2017, he found a department overwhelmed by the number of shootings and ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, October 8, 2021 3:33 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Jury finds Moore not guilty

NATCHEZ — An Adams County jury found Arthur Moore, 46, not guilty in the death of James Henry Williams, 54, a Natchez folk artist, after ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 9:08 pm

Business

15 Miss-Lou stores team up for Junkin on the River Saturday

NATCHEZ — If you like searching for those special treasures not often found, you are going to enjoy Saturday in the Miss-Lou. Junkin’ on the ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 6:24 pm

News

Jeanette Feltus, co-founder of Natchez Antiques Forum and owner of Linden, dies

NATCHEZ — When Marjorie Feltus Hawkins was cleaning out her mother’s desk on Tuesday morning, she came across an essay written by one of her ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:47 pm

News

Arthur Moore murder trial under way

NATCHEZ — A jury was seated Tuesday and opening arguments began in the murder trial of Arthur Moore, 45, who is accused of killing James ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:40 pm

News

Supervisors consider workforce development coalition

NATCHEZ — Natchez Inc.’s Executive Director Chandler Russ and Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson teamed up Monday to discuss a united workforce development effort with the ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, October 4, 2021 8:16 pm

News

City audit reports brings good, bad news

NATCHEZ — City of Natchez elected officials heard Tuesday night the audit report from its last fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2020, and the news was ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, October 1, 2021 7:09 pm

News

Y’all Means All supports ‘the good we all do’

NATCHEZ — Tickets are going quickly for events in the Y’all Means All The Weekend, which is Oct. 21-23. “We are very happy with how ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, October 1, 2021 7:06 pm

News

Register to vote in November election by Oct. 4

JACKSON — Voter registration deadline for the Nov. 2 general and special election is Monday, Oct. 4. Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson said deadline ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, September 27, 2021 2:19 pm

Business

‘What you have here is truly special’: Director looks forward to returning to Natchez

NATCHEZ — “Every Time a Bell Rings” will premier in Natchez on Nov. 14 on the bluff, Evergreen Films’ Daniel Lewis told the 50 or ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, September 27, 2021 11:43 am

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