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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

Opinion

Water Rates: An increase is likely

It is always easy to write an article about an emerging economic opportunity, an exciting new project, or the harmony we are experiencing as a ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Monday, April 25, 2022 6:57 am

Editorials

Easter truly a time of renewal in Natchez

The past week has been a blur! In fact, so many things have been happening that is has been hard to keep up… but then ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, April 17, 2022 11:26 pm

Opinion

April is Financial Wellness Month

According to a national survey only about 20 percent of adults have participated in any form of formal financial education. It’s not surprising then that ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Wednesday, April 13, 2022 12:03 pm

Opinion

A down payment on lighting the bridges

In 2016, one of America’s most beautiful vistas went dark.  I am speaking of course about the view from the highest bluff overlooking the Mississippi ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, April 10, 2022 8:55 pm

Opinion

The political assassination of a Republican woman

Delbert Hosemann has ended my Senate career by eliminating Senate District 37. He used gerrymandering to erase a Republican seat from Southwest Mississippi. He silenced a ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, April 3, 2022 7:59 pm

Editorials

Gibson: ‘Teamwork makes the dream work’

Just a few weeks into the job of being Mayor, I had the pleasure of getting to work with then President of the Adams County ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, March 20, 2022 7:33 pm

Top of the Morning

‘A Gala under the Oaks’ celebrates the Natchez City Cemetery’s 200th anniversary

A 200th Anniversary calls for superlatives! And superlatives absolutely are what those attending the Natchez City Cemetery’s 200th Anniversary “A Gala under the Oaks” will ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Friday, March 11, 2022 5:32 pm

Opinion

Historic preservation is vital to Natchez

What would Natchez be without our historic district? It is truly what sets our city apart. Enjoyed by both those who live within it and ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Friday, March 11, 2022 5:28 pm

News

Black History Month: A time of reflection

Fifty-five years ago today — at 8 p.m. on Feb. 27, 1967 — an explosion rocked Natchez. For many in our community, life would never be ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, February 27, 2022 9:57 am

Opinion

J.E.T. NATCHEZ: Time for Our airport to soar again!

Jobs. Education. Tourism. Put them together and you have J.E.T. Natchez, our initiative for bringing commercial air service back to our airport! Now is the ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Saturday, February 19, 2022 8:00 am

Opinion

Black history is Natchez history

By JOSEPH A.C. SMITH For the past several years, I’ve dived into the history of black people here in Natchez and I’ve got to tell ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Thursday, February 10, 2022 8:00 am

Opinion

A little help from our friends

I have said often that our city, county, and school board are working together like never before.  It has been a pleasure to collaborate on ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Sunday, February 6, 2022 12:00 pm

Opinion

Just the facts ma’am, just the facts

I may be dating myself with this one, but one of my favorite cops growing up was Sgt. Joe Friday, of the 1970s crime show ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Saturday, January 29, 2022 2:05 pm

Top of the Morning

Education spending proposal leaves out important items

A few days ago, the Mississippi Association of Educators issued a statement regarding the state Department of Education’s plan to spend $1.6 billion in ESSER ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 4:53 pm

Editorials

MAYOR: 2022 has great things in store for Natchez

As the son and grandson of a long-line of farmers from rural Hinds and Copiah Counties, I have caught myself lately identifying with that person ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Saturday, January 8, 2022 12:00 pm

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