topofthemorning, Author at Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper

Opinion

Sheriff: Reasons why dispatch should be its own entity

This is certainly not the letter that I wanted to be writing today but at this point, I certainly feel the need to do so ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Tuesday, August 9, 2022 10:23 am

Opinion

Thank you, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker

During my recent State of the City address, a major focus of my message was to emphasize that the Natchez Renewal was not the work ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, August 7, 2022 9:00 am

Opinion

Get ready to vote, Mississippi!

While Mississippians across the state are gearing up for the next school year, our office is preparing for the fast-approaching November general election. It’s an ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Friday, August 5, 2022 3:02 pm

Opinion

When transparency is tarnished

On Tuesday, July 19, The Natchez Democrat published an article “Woman with a knife shot during interaction with Natchez police.” According to that article, several ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:37 pm

Editorials

J.E.T. Natchez – about to land in Natchez

J.E.T. Natchez, our initiative for bringing commercial air service back to our airport, is about to land in Natchez! Just this past Tuesday, Mark Cestari, ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, July 31, 2022 11:00 am

Opinion

Synergy — stronger options of better together

At the Natchez-Adams County Educational DevelopmentFoundation, we were so encouraged to read Mayor Gibson’s Senior Address to the combined graduating Class of 2022! What amazing ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, July 24, 2022 10:46 am

Opinion

21st Angels on the Bluff: Ticket sales begin Aug. 1

The Natchez City Cemetery will host its 21st Angels on the Bluff with intriguing tours covering two weekends — Nov. 3, 4 and 5 plus ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Thursday, July 21, 2022 3:48 pm

Opinion

Two years after election, the momentum continues in Natchez

Just this past Thursday, while in a meeting at City Hall, I received a text from my friend Brandon McCranie, known to many as local ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, July 17, 2022 11:00 am

Letters to the Editor

The State of the City, coming July 21

We are quickly approaching the middle of July, and it’s hard to believe we are almost at the halfway mark of our time in office ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, July 10, 2022 11:00 am

Opinion

A safe city: We are making progress

One of the major planks of my platform when I ran for Mayor two years ago was “To Build a Safer City.” For any city ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, July 3, 2022 7:00 am

Opinion

Time to spread the good news

Over the past few days, I have been asked for my thoughts on what some are calling a pending national recession. Certainly, to see inflation ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, June 26, 2022 4:00 pm

Opinion

NLT presents ‘James and the Giant Peach’

Natchez Little Theatre is proud to present the musical adaptation of a classic tale based on Roald Dahl’s book “James and the Giant Peach,” with ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Wednesday, June 22, 2022 2:00 pm

Letters to the Editor

For such a time as this

When I first began my campaign for Mayor of Natchez in late 2019, little did I know what was about to happen in 2020: a ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, June 19, 2022 8:00 am

Opinion

Natchez Early College setting a high bar

Wednesday evening, I had the pleasure of presiding over the 2nd Annual NECA Celebration – an event I began last year as Mayor to commend ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, June 5, 2022 12:00 pm

Opinion

Memorial Day — A time to count our blessings

Every year, as another Memorial Day arrives and summer officially begins, Americans all across our country celebrate freedom. And with each celebration we are reminded ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, May 29, 2022 10:04 am

Opinion

Humane Society needs you as a member

What do Jesse James, Charlie Brown, Jethro, Barbie, Scooby-doo and Napoleon have in common? Well, isn’t it obvious? They are some of the most popular ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Thursday, May 26, 2022 5:21 am

News

City’s Black, Civil War, Union Army Troops topic of Historical Society meeting May 24

Many, if not most of us, are unfamiliar with the significant impact on Union Army troop numbers and effectiveness of the enlistment during the Civil ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Monday, May 23, 2022 5:00 am

Opinion

Our youth leading way past racial divides

Something wonderful happened in Natchez on May 19 – and the great thing about it is that it happened without a lot of fanfare, because ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, May 22, 2022 5:47 pm

Opinion

Politics of division – no place in Natchez

Over two years ago, when I first announced my desire to be your mayor, I faced a smear campaign, full of lies and mistruths, meant ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, May 15, 2022 10:00 pm

Opinion

The Natchez Festival of Music: Music from around the world

The month of May is one of my favorite times of the year in Natchez! Flowers are blooming, our forests and fields are green and ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Saturday, April 30, 2022 3:58 pm

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