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News

Franklin County Sheriff’s officials say investigation into child’s shooting death progressing

An investigation into the Tuesday shooting death of a 6-year-old boy in Franklin County is progressing, officials said. Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:09 am

News

Miss-Lou officials report record early voting numbers

NATCHEZ — Miss-Lou voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, but a large number of voters have already cast their ballots, local election officials ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:06 am

News

Week 12 scores: Live high school football scores

Week 12 scores: Brookhaven 41, Natchez High 38, final Ferriday 70, Vidalia 0, final Jefferson County 12, Franklin County 22, final LaSalle 13, Block 22, ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Friday, October 30, 2020 6:48 pm

News

SPLC files complaint against Adams County Correctional Facility, ICE, alleging inmate abuse

NATCHEZ — The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security against the Adams County Correctional Facility and ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:51 pm

News

Adams County reports 91 active COVID-19 cases

Adams County is reporting 1,079 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Adams County and 43 COVID-19 deaths since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March. Robert Bradford ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Friday, October 23, 2020 1:36 pm

Delta Charter sports

Storm hosts Bears

FERRIDAY — Ferriday High School won’t be the only team from that town that will be hosting a homecoming game Friday night. So will Delta ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:18 pm

News

Hotel Vue, other properties involved in indictments, still open

NATCHEZ — The Hotel Vue and other properties involved in the recent indictment of two businessmen who own them will remain open for the foreseeable ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:40 pm

News

Former Vue owner ‘surprised’ by current owners’ indictment

NATCHEZ — A local businessman who was a previous owner of the Hotel Vue and part of the sale to two men last December said ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:04 pm

Opinion

Natchez Balloon Festival was a great, fun event

Natchez came to life last weekend after lying dormant through eight months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:45 pm

Sports

No. 11 Texas A&M beats Mississippi State 28-14

STARKVILLE (AP) — Texas A&M controlled the line of scrimmage and the clock. Isaiah Spiller ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns and Kellen Mond ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Sunday, October 18, 2020 10:38 pm

Sports

Arkansas forces seven turnovers, beats Ole Miss 33-21

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral entered Saturday’s game against Arkansas with just one interception. He left with six more. The Razorbacks scored ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Sunday, October 18, 2020 10:34 pm

News

Balloonists make final Sunday flight to close balloon fest

NATCHEZ — Several hot air balloonists took a final flight on Sunday afternoon to close the 35th annual Natchez Balloon Festival. The balloonists lifted off ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:28 pm

News

Official balloon flights canceled Sunday morning; afternoon flights to be determined

Although official Natchez Balloon Festival flights were canceled Sunday morning spectators might still see a few balloons flying Sunday morning. Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:10 am

News

Balloons take flight over Natchez on Saturday afternoon

NATCHEZ — Hot air balloons were able to take to the skies Saturday afternoon during the Natchez Balloon Festival after high winds had grounded the ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:52 pm

News

Balloons to fly over Natchez this afternoon, glow tonight

NATCHEZ — Look up in the skies over Natchez this afternoon and you’re likely to see hot air balloons dotting the, sky after pilots decided ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Saturday, October 17, 2020 4:37 pm

News

Hundreds gather on Natchez bluff Saturday for balloon festival

NATCHEZ — Despite the beautiful blue skies and balmy 60-degree temperatures, the wind was too strong for balloonists to take flight during Saturday morning’s Natchez ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Saturday, October 17, 2020 1:00 pm

News

Beautiful day Saturday for balloon fest, but winds too strong for morning flight

NATCHEZ —Balloons inflated behind the Natchez Mall on Saturday morning but despite clear blue skies and balmy 55 degree temperatures the wind was too strong ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:21 am

News

Tourism numbers are good

NATCHEZ — Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and a hurricane, Natchez Fall Pilgrimage and tourism officials said fall pilgrimage visitor numbers are doing well. Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:18 am

News

Hunters’ paradise could be yours for $20M

One of the South’s premier hunting destinations, which happens to be in Adams County, is on the market, and it could be yours for $20,000,000. Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Friday, October 16, 2020 11:51 pm

News

More than 600 Southwest Electric customers in Adams County still without service Wednesday

NATCHEZ — Six hundred seventy seven Southwest Electric customers in Adams County were still without electricity Wednesday afternoon following Hurricane Delta that passed through Southwest ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:06 pm

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