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Jan Griffey, Author at Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper


Hank Williams Jr. to play Natchez 4th of July Celebration

NATCHEZ – On Sunday, July 4th, Hank Williams, Jr. will perform at The Natchez Bluff for Natchez 4th of July Celebration. Tickets go on sale ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, April 19, 2021 9:58 am


Jobs everywhere but few workers to fill them

NATCHEZ — Business is booming at The Donut  Shop. Owner Jason Tyson said his business doubled, then tripled during the year of COVID. “We would ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:52 pm


Donations of items needed for 3rd Gayrage Sale

NATCHEZ — Y’all Means All is busy putting together items for its third annual Gayrage Sale, and your donations are needed. The Gayrage Sale is ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:59 pm


Hosemann won’t close door to Medicaid expansion in Mississippi

NATCHEZ — Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann isn’t closing the door on Medicaid expansion in Mississippi. Hosemann was in Natchez Wednesday morning to meet with ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:38 pm

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Natchez Fly-In not the first, not the last

It’s not any fun to take criticism, but if you have to, you want it to come from Wayne Simmons. Wayne, in the very nicest ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, April 9, 2021 8:23 pm


Parking tickets cause stir downtown

NATCHEZ — Several Natchez residents on Sunday were surprised to find parking tickets on their vehicles. Natchez Police Chief Joseph Daughtry said those parking tickets ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, April 5, 2021 6:02 pm


Carter named new lead administrator at Cathedral School

NATCHEZ — An assistant principal at Vidalia High School as been named lead administrator at Cathedral Schools. Jessica Llewellyn Carter will assume that role at ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:41 pm

Style feature

Downtown Karla Brown stumbles upon journal entry from first trip to Natchez

NATCHEZ — Karla Brown’s story of discovering Natchez, now her home, is a fascinating one that begins in 2003. As a child growing up in ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, March 28, 2021 8:00 am


‘No blueprint’ for COVID-19

NATCHEZ — Dr. Christopher Martin, a Natchez surgeon, has spent countless hours in the Merit Health Natchez ICU during the last year treating COVID patients. ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, March 26, 2021 7:34 pm


Natchez-Adams County Airport Fly-In a soaring success

Organizers of the first Natchez-Adams County Fly-In were expecting 68 airplanes to attend the fledgling event on Saturday. More than double that number showed up. ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, March 22, 2021 4:46 pm


One killed in single-car crash in county

NATCHEZ — A single-vehicle crash killed a person at about 5:03 p.m. Wednesday in Adams County. Montreal E. Swazy, 25, of Natchez, was driving a ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:04 pm


Natchez loses strong advocate in death of Kathie Blankenstein

NATCHEZ — On Sunday, Natchez lost a grand lady — a fierce advocate for children and champion of preservation — with the death of Kathie ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 9:52 am


Long-time Natchez surgeon, Dr. Robert Barnes, dies

NATCHEZ — Long-time and beloved Natchez physician and surgeon, Dr. Robert Barnes, died this morning at his home at Christwood Episcopal Center in Covington, La., after ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, March 8, 2021 3:37 pm


City: Be patient with limb clean up

NATCHEZ — For residents of Natchez who have piles of limbs and other debris from the late February winter storm waiting to be collected, the ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, March 5, 2021 8:44 pm

Style feature

Bark scale more of concern than freeze for crape myrtles

While many are concerned about last week’s winter storm causing damage to our crape myrtles, a well-known Mississippi horticulturist says not to worry. “There’s nothing ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, February 28, 2021 8:00 am

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Thank goodness St. Mary damage can be repaired

Fear struck my heart last week when I heard St. Mary Basilica suffered water damage during our unusual winter storm. That glorious, gorgeous church was ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, February 26, 2021 8:56 pm

Church News

St. Mary Basilica damaged in storm, but nothing that cannot be repaired

NATCHEZ — Father Scott Thomas, pastor at St. Mary Basilica, said water damage in the church can be repaired and nothing historic seems to have ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, February 22, 2021 3:42 pm


Jackson State gives Deion Sanders shutout in coaching debut

JACKSON (AP) — Jalon Jones threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Jackson State rolled past NAIA Edward Waters 53-0 in Deion Sanders’ ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, February 21, 2021 7:07 pm


No in-person classes for Natchez or Concordia Parish on Monday; ACCS and Cathedral will hold classes

NATCHEZ — Natchez Adams School District and Concordia Parish Schools will be closed to in-person learning on Monday. Adams County Christian School and Cathedral School ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, February 21, 2021 7:00 pm


Mayor: Natchez water situation greatly improved

NATCHEZ — Mayor Dan Gibson said Sunday morning the pressure in the city’s water system in greatly improved. “We appreciate everyone’s help in identifying leaks. ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, February 21, 2021 11:44 am

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