Stacy Graning, Author at Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper


They are all good dogs

We had to say goodbye to a beloved family member recently. Sport, the ever-happy Springer Spaniel we’d loved for nearly 15 years, lost his battle ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Sunday, March 19, 2023 11:00 am


An Irish Legacy: Graning will lead Krewe of Killarney parade

When St. Patrick chases the snakes down Main Street on Friday, he’ll be representing one of Natchez’s oldest Irish families. Tom Graning, who represents the ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Wednesday, March 15, 2023 9:19 am


Seeing the face of God among us

The questions never came with a warning. When my children were little, the questions came, most often, at bedtime, at the end of an exhausting ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Sunday, March 5, 2023 11:00 am


Missionaries are bringing ‘joy of God’ to Natchez

Nearly 30 young men and women are bringing the joy and love of God to the Natchez community this week as part of a mission ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Saturday, March 4, 2023 8:47 am


Lucky 3s: Natchez woman doubles down, doubles prize in Mississippi lottery

A Natchez woman parlayed two tickets into a big cash prize in the nearly $1 million paid out on the Wednesday, Feb. 15, Cash 4 ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Tuesday, February 21, 2023 1:29 pm


End of an era: Natchez Sears Hometown Store closes

Natchez’s Sears store is officially closed. Owners of the Hometown Sears franchise located at 31 S. Sergeant Prentiss Drive, posted on Facebook that the local ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Monday, February 13, 2023 3:28 pm

editors pick

Tic Tac Dough: Fayette man claims lottery game’s top prize

A Fayette man is the first to claim the top prize in the Tic Tac Bonus game offered by the Mississippi Lottery. The player won ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Wednesday, February 1, 2023 10:47 am


Maybe the ‘winning’ lies in simply being willing to try

Years ago, my late father decided he wanted to get involved in his daughters’ education. Recently relocated to the Mississippi Gulf Coast from New Jersey, ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Sunday, January 29, 2023 7:00 am


Cashing in: Natchez woman wins big prize in daily lottery drawing

A Natchez woman cashed in and turned her $4 into more than $2,000 thanks to a Mississippi Lottery game. The player purchased a $4 ticket ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Thursday, January 26, 2023 10:28 am

Cathedral sports

Cathedral taps Natchez native Loy as head coach, athletic director

Natchez native Josh Loy is the new athletic director and head football coach at Cathedral School. A veteran coach, Loy has spent the last three ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Saturday, January 14, 2023 6:15 pm


Officials: Suspicious vials likely from test kit

NATCHEZ — Federal authorities think the vials with liquid in them discovered Thursday morning at the Historic Natchez Foundation were part of a kit to ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Thursday, December 15, 2022 7:27 pm


Jenkins’ focus good fit for promoting Chamber, Natchez

Lyn Fortenberry Jenkins may not consider herself a morning person, but she’s doing her best to fake it. Jenkins, president and CEO of the Natchez-Adams ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Saturday, September 24, 2022 12:03 pm


Adams County sheriff responds to ‘busted budget’ comment about pay raises

Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said he feels compelled to defend his department and other employees after a county official said raises “busted” the budget. ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Friday, September 9, 2022 5:53 pm


‘This could have been any of us’: Natchez women ‘finish Liza’s run’ in tribute to murdered Memphis runner

More than a dozen runners took Natchez streets at 4:20 a.m. Friday to “finish Liza’s run.” The memorial run came a week after the abduction and ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Friday, September 9, 2022 2:01 pm


Co-workers mourn the death of Natchez woman known as ‘the Voice of Walmart’

Friends and co-workers at the Natchez Walmart are mourning the death of a woman known as “the voice of Walmart.” Judy Ann Adams, 77, died ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Friday, September 9, 2022 9:11 am


For Liberty and the salute of labor

On Sept. 7, 1942, nearly 20,000 shipyard workers and guests gathered at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard in Baltimore, Maryland. They were there to commemorate the launching of ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Sunday, September 4, 2022 11:00 am


Vidalia to pay $2.5M in hydro royalties to utility customers

VIDALIA, La. – Customers of Vidalia utilities will be getting a check in the mail in coming weeks, thanks to a $2.5 million royalty refund approved ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Saturday, September 18, 2021 9:09 am


Angry Mississippi governor says he will sue President Biden over vaccine mandate

Gov. Tate Reeves said he intends to be among a group of Republican governors suing President Joe Biden to block the president’s effort to require ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Monday, September 13, 2021 1:50 pm