Stacy Graning, Author at Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper

News

‘A magical time’: Fans, players mark 50th anniversary of Trinity Episcopal’s legendary state championship

NATCHEZ – Fifty years ago today, Coach Clyde Adams Sr. and his Trinity Episcopal Saints basketball team made history. The team capped an incredible season ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Wednesday, February 21, 2024 10:51 am

BREAKING NEWS

American Queen Voyages ceases operations, cruises cancelled

American Queen Voyages, which operates river cruise boats that dock in Natchez, ceased all operations as of Tuesday and cancelled all future voyages. The shutdown ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 7:43 pm

Other sports

Put me in coach: Registration under way for new Natchez baseball league

NATCHEZ – Registration continues for the inaugural Natchez Youth Sports baseball season. “We are very excited about our upcoming baseball season,” said director Ryan Porter. ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 10:44 am

Business

Merit Health Natchez CEO: Additional Medicaid payments will ‘go a long way’

NATCHEZ – The more than $6.1 million Merit Health Natchez received in additional federal Medicaid payments during January will “go a long way” in helping ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Tuesday, February 6, 2024 1:48 pm

Business

State hospitals got $658M in added Medicaid funds; how did local facilities benefit?

Gov. Tate Reeves’ Medicaid payment changes distributed more than $658.2 million to hospitals in January, including more than $7 million to hospitals in Adams and ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Monday, February 5, 2024 12:15 pm

Columnist: Stacy Graning

How many books did you read in 2023?

A couple of years ago, a co-worker asked if I had any books I wanted to discard. It seems his wife liked to paint the ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Monday, February 5, 2024 9:53 am

Business

Stedman-Ulmer agency looks ahead after merger

The new year brings more changes to the Natchez real estate market, as a joint venture between long-term industry leaders gets under way. Joe and ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Sunday, February 4, 2024 2:00 pm

News

Fayette woman pleads guilty to stealing hydrocodone from pharmacy

JACKSON – A Fayette woman working in a pharmacy has pleaded guilty to fraudulenty obtaining possession of a controlled substance. According to court documents and ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Tuesday, January 30, 2024 3:56 pm

Columnist: Stacy Graning

Natchez roots nurture celebrated artist’s gift

“Heather Christian is redefining the musical.” The headline popped up as I was working through dozens of emails, trying to sort the wheat from the ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Monday, January 29, 2024 2:56 pm

News

‘Between God and my husband, they kept us upright’: Natchez couple’s 18-wheeler one of three in fatal Iowa collision

STORM LAKE, Iowa – Angela Bruce Patterson was a self-described “nervous wreck” on Thursday, less than 48 hours after the tractor-trailer rig driven by her ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Thursday, January 25, 2024 2:01 pm

Business

Natchez man turns 50 cents into big bucks with Mississippi Lottery win

NATCHEZ – A Natchez man turned 50 cents in to $2,500 on Dec. 23, 2023. He won the prize on the evening Cash 4 drawing ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Tuesday, January 2, 2024 12:32 pm

News

Where’s Santa now? You can track the Jolly Ol’ Elf’s flight on Christmas Eve

Just when will Santa arrive in the Miss-Lou? Thanks to the intrepid folks at NORAD and Google, we can find out. Both the NORAD Santa ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Thursday, December 21, 2023 12:47 pm

News

Rouxdolph Roll race returns to Natchez this weekend

NATCHEZ – Rouxdolph is rolling back into town this weekend, and he wants you to join the fun. Wardo’s Poboys is hosting the second annual Rouxdolph ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Wednesday, December 6, 2023 2:25 pm

News

‘Small in stature and larger than life’: Friends, community react to passing of Natchez Under-the-Hill’s JD Montgomery

NATCHEZ – The mayor of Natchez Under-the-Hill has passed away. Friends and patrons of the Natchez Under-the-Hill Saloon posted tributes online Tuesday to John David ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Tuesday, December 5, 2023 5:39 pm

News

Grants to preserve Delta Region’s culture will benefit historic Church Hill grocery restoration, film on master brick mason from Natchez

NATCHEZ – Documenting the life and work of a third-generation Natchez brick mason and preserving the exterior of the historic Wagner Store in Church Hill ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Thursday, November 9, 2023 11:13 am

Business

New Merit Natchez CEO focuses on recruiting, retention and ‘remarkable’ staff

NATCHEZ – Recruiting and retention. Those are the top two priorities for Kevin Samrow as CEO of Merit Health Natchez. Samrow, a veteran health care administrator ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Wednesday, November 8, 2023 12:35 pm

BREAKING NEWS

RESULTS: Cotton takes lead in DA race, with 1,000+ absentee ballots left to count

NATCHEZ – With reportedly more than 1,200 absentee ballots to be counted in Adams County, the race for Sixth District Attorney continues to be close ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Tuesday, November 7, 2023 9:26 pm

Election

RESULTS: Incumbent supervisors win re-election; Barber leads justice court voting

NATCHEZ – Two incumbents were reelected to terms on the Adams County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday and former Justice Court Judge was seemed headed ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Tuesday, November 7, 2023 8:11 pm

Business

Natchez surgeon completes 1000th robotic-assisted surgery

Dr. Geoffrey Flattmann reached a milestone this week, and it’s one he’s excited to share with the community. Flattmann completed his 1000th robotic assisted surgery ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Monday, November 6, 2023 8:50 am

Business

Natchez biofuel producer receives federal grant to upgrade equipment

NATCHEZ – A Natchez biodiesel producer is getting nearly $80,o00 in federal funding to upgrade equipment in anticipation of production increases. World Energy Natchez LLC, ... Read more

by Stacy Graning, Friday, November 3, 2023 11:03 am

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