Sabrina Simms Robertson, Author at Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper

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Longwood Music Festival is next weekend

NATCHEZ — The 2021 Longwood Music Festival is next Saturday, Oct. 30, staged in front of the beautiful and famous octagonal-shaped antebellum house.  Lou Ellen ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Sunday, October 24, 2021 8:39 am

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Fugitive arrested with guns, meth and ecstasy

NATCHEZ — A Natchez man and woman were arrested early Friday morning on drug and weapon charges less than a year after the man was ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Saturday, October 23, 2021 4:40 am

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Man jumps into river, fights with rescuers

NATCHEZ — Officers pulled a man from the Mississippi River Friday afternoon after he apparently jumped from the banks on Roth Hill Road at about ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Friday, October 22, 2021 5:47 pm

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UPDATE: Third woman charged in Vidalia daycare child cruelty case

VIDALIA — Another woman has been arrested in connection with an ongoing child cruelty investigation at Noah’s Ark Christian Childcare in Vidalia. Law enforcement officials ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Thursday, October 21, 2021 3:28 pm

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NASD members to consider joining city, county to hire workforce development director

NATCHEZ — Local officials plan to meet Monday at 2 p.m. at the City of Natchez Council Chambers to discuss jointly hiring a workforce development ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5:06 pm

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UPDATE: Woman faces 11 counts of child cruelty in Vidalia daycare investigation

VIDALIA — A woman was arrested Tuesday and charged with 11 counts of cruelty to a juvenile in connect to an investigation at a Vidalia ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:27 pm

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Vidalia daycare shut down amid child cruelty probe

VIDALIA — Noah’s Ark Christian Childcare in Vidalia was empty Tuesday morning while state and local law enforcement agencies investigate reports of suspected child cruelty ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 5:07 pm

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Tornado siren testing Wednesday

NATCHEZ — Tornado sirens are scheduled to go off in Adams County beginning at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, as part of Adams County Emergency ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Monday, October 18, 2021 12:28 pm

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FINAL FLIGHT: Balloon pilots take off for a Sunday afternoon flight

Some hot air balloon pilots got to fly twice on Sunday. As some left at the 36th annual Natchez Balloon Festival’s end, others headed towards ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Sunday, October 17, 2021 7:12 pm

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Traffic dispute ends in gunshot being fired near Main, Broadway streets

NATCHEZ — A traffic accident ended with a gunshot being fired Saturday night near Main and Broadway streets in Natchez. Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson said ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:50 pm

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Flying makes it interesting, but people make it fun

A morning time hot air ballooning adventure begins before sunrise. On Sunday, almost everyone didn’t mind waking before dawn to catch a glimpse of the ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Sunday, October 17, 2021 3:25 pm

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New mental health crisis center celebrates opening

NATCHEZ — “We have longed for this day for a long time and we’re very appreciative that it has finally come,” said Sixth District Circuit ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:16 pm

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‘A part of life here’ Steckler Award highlights first day of annual festival

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Balloon Festival is like a walk down memory lane for Ron and Mimi Miller, who were both recipients of the “Spirit ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:08 pm

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Concordia schools ease quarantine rules

VIDALIA — The Concordia Parish School Board on Thursday voted unanimously to lessen the total amount of time unvaccinated students must quarantine after COVID-19 exposure ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Friday, October 15, 2021 5:24 pm

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‘A little bit of it all’: After 40 years with district, Bostic resigning from school board

VIDALIA — Concordia Parish School Board member John Bostic has announced he will be stepping down as a board member effective Nov. 1. Bostic said ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Friday, October 15, 2021 5:08 pm

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UPDATE: CPSO deputy petitioned for protection from wife before arrested on domestic violence charges

NATCHEZ — Vidalia Police arrested Concordia Parish Sheriff’s deputy Walter Mackel on domestic violence charges Tuesday after he petitioned a court for a restraining order ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:26 pm

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School officials respond to complaints over purchasing contract

NATCHEZ — Natchez Adams School District Officials responded to a Letter to the Editor published in The Democrat last week by saying they continue to ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Friday, October 8, 2021 9:00 am

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Photo Gallery: Natchez police, surrounding law enforcement agencies celebrate Nional Night Out

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Police Department and Surrounding agencies celebrated National Night Out Tuesday night on the Natchez bluff. The nationally recognized holiday serves as ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Thursday, October 7, 2021 10:34 am

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New owner of WMIS, WTYJ ‘excited’ for future of Natchez radio stations

NATCHEZ — Last week, Natchez welcomed a new owner of the WMIS 97.7 “The Beat” and WTYJ 1240 “The Buzz” radio stations, Malcolm Inniss. Inniss ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 10:05 am

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READY FOR TAKEOFF: Natchez Balloon Festival is next weekend

NATCHEZ — Natchez is now one weekend away from the Natchez Balloon Festival, scheduled to take place Friday, Oct. 15, through Sunday, Oct. 17. Merchandise, ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:20 pm

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