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Natchez area under severe thunderstorm warning until 3:45 p.m.; tornado watch until 10 p.m.

NATCHEZ — Natchez is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 3:45 p.m. The area is also under a tornado watch until 10 p.m. tonight, according ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:54 pm

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Storms possible today and tonight in Miss-Lou

NATCHEZ — The National Weather Service office in Jackson has issued hazardous weather advisory for Catahoula and Concordia parishes in Louisiana and Adams, Franklin, Lincoln, ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:18 am

Business

Long-time furniture store owner Bernie Pyron dies

NATCHEZ — Long-time Natchez furniture storeowner Bernie Pyron has died. He was 85. Pyron died Monday night after a battle with lung cancer. He had ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 6:28 pm

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UPDATE: Police: Shooting near school not intentional

NATCHEZ — Natchez Police are investigating a round fired from a shotgun that hit an upper corner of a classroom window at Cathedral School on ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 5:37 pm

Business

Funding plan, job description set for workforce development director

NATCHEZ — In a special, joint meeting on Monday afternoon, Adams County, City of Natchez and Natchez-Adams School District governing bodies approved a joint agreement ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:07 pm

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Community input sought Nov. 10 for U.S. Colored Troops Monument

NATCHEZ — The Natchez community is asked to participate in a public meeting to give input into the proposed Natchez U.S. Colored Troops Monument. The ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, October 22, 2021 12:56 pm

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Concordia Sheriff terminates Mackel’s employment

NATCHEZ — Concordia Parish Sheriff David Hedrick has relieved Deputy Walter Mackel of his duties following his arrest on domestic abuse battery charges on Oct. ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:55 pm

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Runway rehab, air service survey underway at airport 

NATCHEZ — Work begins Nov. 3 on rehabilitation of the runway at the Natchez-Adams County Airport. The $4.8 million project is being funded 100 percent ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:51 am

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‘Stakeholders’ gather for tourism summit

NATCHEZ — Devin Heath, director of Visit Natchez, and his staff presented the annual Natchez Tourism Summit this morning to about 70 community “stakeholders.” Stakeholders include ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:46 am

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Stevenson sentenced to 70 years in prison

NATCHEZ — An Adams County jury deliberated for 30 minutes on Friday and found Darnell Stevenson guilty for his role in the 2018 murder of ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:29 am

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Colin Powell, former secretary of state, dies

Colin Powell, 84, the first Black U.S. secretary of state and its first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has died. His family ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, October 18, 2021 9:53 am

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Balloon pilots share love of flying with Natchez community

NATCHEZ — Kurt Vitense loves to fly. “I’m happiest when I’m in the air,” he said. For the last 30 years, Vitense has flown private, ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:26 pm

Business

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

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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

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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

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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

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