topofthemorning, Author at Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper

Opinion

Thank a Veteran

My dad, a young man called into service during WWII, taught me that freedom is not free. It has come at a price. He was ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, November 13, 2022 1:12 pm

Opinion

LET’S GET COOKIN’: Rotary Chili Cook-off is Saturday at Natchez Bluff

Mark your calendar for Saturday, Nov. 12! Broadway Street, along the Natchez Bluff, will fill up with competing teams of chili cookers vying for bragging ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Wednesday, November 9, 2022 1:15 pm

Opinion

SHALOM Y’ALL: Historical Society Meeting Oct. 25

The South has had a significant Jewish population beginning in its early days of settlement and this is true for Mississippi in particular, and especially ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Saturday, October 22, 2022 7:00 am

Opinion

Weekend music brings to mind other Natchez music lovers

Natchez folks know that this past weekend was another great music festival on the Bluff. For me, the weekend posed an interesting juxtaposition between the past ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Monday, October 17, 2022 2:41 pm

Opinion

The magical Natchez vibe

Last weekend was a magical weekend for Natchez – and I actually am taking that description from the very words spoken by the Ambassador of ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, October 16, 2022 9:00 am

Opinion

So many blessings for Natchez

Thursday morning, as a beautiful fall day dawned and an excited group of Natchezians greeted the beautiful new river vessel Viking Mississippi, now set to ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, October 2, 2022 6:30 am

Opinion

Ron Miller – A Visionary Who Saved Natchez

I will never forget Friday, November 27, 2015. Thanksgiving had just concluded, and I was feeling homesick for Natchez. This was before I had actually ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, September 11, 2022 9:00 am

Opinion

State Treasurer: The national debt is a growing threat

In a previous column, I outlined the process by which we might amend the U.S. Constitution with a Balanced Budget Amendment. To expand on that, ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Friday, August 26, 2022 4:15 pm

Opinion

Promoting Natchez’s rich cultural heritage

A local man asked me about Visit Natchez and my work as the cultural heritage tourism manager. Specifically, he wanted to know what my job ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Wednesday, August 24, 2022 4:41 pm

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Visit Your Community College on August 24

On Aug. 24, 1972, college students climbed into their Volkswagen Beetles, Pontiacs, Datsuns or if they were cool, Mustangs or Corvettes and drove to their ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Friday, August 19, 2022 11:49 am

Opinion

Ask me about the Symphony

It’s about tourism and economic development. It’s about investment in Natchez. It’s about JOBS… Something exciting is happening in Natchez on Aug. 30! Out of ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, August 14, 2022 8:00 am

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

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