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Sheriff Travis Patten said he has tested positive for COVID-19

NATCHEZ — Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said he has tested positive for COVID-19. Patten said a couple ... Read more | Add your comment

Sunday update: Cases of COVID-19 increase across Southwest Mississippi

The number of COVID-19 cases rose across southwest Mississippi as residents continue to grapple with the spread of ... Read more | Add your comment

Concordia Parish reports first case of COVID-19

Concordia Parish reported its first positive case of COVID-19 Saturday evening. The Concordia Parish Office of Homeland Security ... Read more | Add your comment

Saturday update: Wilkinson County COVID-19 cases up; Mississippi cases up to 663

Wilkinson County continues to see an uptick in confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Mississippi State Department of Health ... Read more | Add your comment

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Wilkinson County COVID-19 infection rate highest in state

With nine confirmed cases of COVID-19, Wilkinson County has the highest infection rate in the state. Read more | Add your comment

by Ben Hillyer.

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EMA director: County, city need to get on same page

Natchez-Adams County Emergency Management Director Robert Bradford Sr. urged Adams County supervisors Friday morning to get city officials on the same page with the county ... Read more | Add your comment

by Scott Hawkins.

BREAKING NEWS

Adams County coroner reports first COVID-19 death

A southwest Mississippi man died from COVID-19 in Natchez Saturday morning. Adams County Coroner James Lee said he was called to Merit Health Natchez Saturday ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, March 28, 2020 1:24 pm

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Homestead exemption deadline extended; EOC releases county COVID-19 update

The Natchez-Adams County Emergency Operations Center released the following statement Friday evening: Courthouse and Adams County offices The Adams County Courthouse and other county offices ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, March 28, 2020 11:23 am

Editorials

Now is a time for truth, facts, leadership

Comments made by Natchez-Adams County Emergency Management Director Robert Bradford Sr. at a special Adams County Board of Supervisors meeting on Friday, which are published ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Friday, March 27, 2020 8:48 pm

News

County workforce put on rotation because of COVID-19 pandemic

By SCOTT HAWKINS The Natchez Democrat NATCHEZ — Some Adams County employees will soon be staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During a special-called ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Friday, March 27, 2020 8:46 pm

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Pregnant inmate’s request for bond reduction denied

A bond reduction for a pregnant Adams County murder suspect was denied Friday morning in Circuit Court with Judge Debra W. Blackwell presiding. Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Friday, March 27, 2020 8:44 pm

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Banners put up to support region’s health care heroes

Christy Anderson had a message for her hometown heroes. She just needed a little help from two area companies to deliver it to them. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, March 27, 2020 8:00 pm

Natchez High sports

Natchez High sweeps All-Metro boys basketball awards

NATCHEZ — Natchez High’s James Singleton began playing basketball when he was approximately 5 years old. Read more

by Patrick Murphy, Friday, March 27, 2020 7:45 pm

Ferriday High sports

Ferriday High Lady Trojans sweep All-Metro player, coach of year awards

FERRIDAY — Even though the 2019-2020 Ferriday High School Lady Trojans came up short of their ultimate goal of playing for the LHSAA Class 2A state ... Read more

by Patrick Jones, Friday, March 27, 2020 7:45 pm

ACCS sports

All-Metro Girls Basketball 2019-2020 team

The Natchez Democrat's 2019-2020 All-Metro Girls Basketball Team Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, March 27, 2020 7:30 pm

ACCS sports

All-Metro Boys Basketball 2019-2020 team

The 2019-2020 Natchez Democrat All-Metro Boys Basketball team Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, March 27, 2020 7:30 pm

News

Adams County cases of COVID-19 double; Mississippi total up 94 cases

The number of COVID-19 cases in Adams County doubled overnight — from 3 cases Thursday to 6 cases Friday — after the Mississippi Department of ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, March 27, 2020 10:34 am

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A little face time: Residents find ways to stay in contact with parents at Magnolia Village

Older people are more at risk as medical authorities say the symptoms of COVID-19 are more severe for them, so it isn’t surprising that nursing ... Read more

by Patrick Murphy, Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:09 pm

Editorials

Follow Natchez’s stay-at-home resolution

The Natchez Mayor and Board of Aldermen took a bold measure in issuing a Stay at Home resolution on Tuesday. Read more

by Editorial Board, Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:08 pm

Letters to the Editor

Merit Health update on COVID-19 efforts

I’m writing today with an update on Merit Health Natchez preparation for the presence of COVID-19 in our community. Our executive and department leaders are ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:06 pm

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City grants casino request to postpone portion of lease payments

City of Natchez officials granted Magnolia Bluffs Casino forbearance on the casino’s April lease payment so the casino could continue paying its employees during the ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:05 pm

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Natchez Walmart manager donates supplies to Natchez Fire Department to aid with COVID-19 pandemic

Through the generosity of one Natchez Walmart manager, the Natchez Fire Department has supplies to help aid in the COVID-19 pandemic in Adams County. Read more

by Patrick Murphy, Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:02 pm

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Faith & Family: Local churches adapt during virus crisis

Local churches are entering the third week of social distancing to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and many of the churches are finding new ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:00 pm

DEVELOPING NEWS

Local physician tells city leaders spread of virus is greater than what state is reporting

The spread of COVID-19 in Adams County is far greater than what the state is reporting, a local physician told officials during a special-called meeting ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:48 pm

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Updated (3/26): Area business, government services, event changes amid virus concerns

(If you want to add your business, event or attraction to this list email ben.hillyer@natchezdemocrat.com) Restaurants offering carryout and curbside delivery Applebee’s — open regular ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:52 am

BREAKING NEWS

Mississippi COVID-19 cases increase by 28%, including new cases in Southwest Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports 108 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. The new cases include one new confirmed case in Adams County, 3 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:13 am

News

Dos and don’ts about city’s stay-at-home order

On Wednesday, Natchez Mayor Darryl Grennell signed a “stay-at-home” order for residents of the City of Natchez that will be enforced by the Natchez Police ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:13 pm

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Police: Man shot at girlfriend, doused her son with gasoline

Ferriday police arrested a man who allegedly shot at his ex-girlfriend and doused her 17-year-old son with gasoline Sunday night. Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:04 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Mississippi has 2 more COVID-19 deaths, including one from Wilkinson County

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) report two new deaths from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mississippi on Wednesday night, including one in Wilkinson County. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:23 pm

Letters to the Editor

Lifelong friend supports Hall for alderwoman

Valencia Hall can be described using only three words: sincere, loyal and dependable. Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:00 pm

Letters to the Editor

Reader supports Valencia Hall for alderwoman

I am writing this letter of reference for Valencia Hall, who is running for Natchez alderwoman in ward 1. Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:00 pm