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Forbes calls Natchez No. 5 in “Top 10 Best Places In America” to avoid pandemic

NATCHEZ — Natchez was number five in a Forbes.com article by Peter Lane Taylor called, “The Top Ten ... Read more | Add your comment

Gov. Reeves lessens COVID-19 restrictions

JACKSON — Governor Tate Reeves signed Executive Order 1549 Tuesday lessening the mandatory restrictions meant to curb the ... Read more | Add your comment

Neighbor helping neighbor a common sight after winter storm

NATCHEZ — Immediately after a winter storm caused widespread damage across the Miss-Lou two weeks ago, helpful neighbors ... Read more | Add your comment

Supervisors: No employee raises possible because of budget concerns

NATCHEZ — Pay raises cannot be given to Adams County employees this fiscal year due to budget concerns, ... Read more | Add your comment


3 alleged to have broken into vehicles in Beau Pre in Adams County custody

NATCHEZ — Three men law enforcement believe are tied to a string of automobile burglaries in the Beau Pre subdivision last month are now in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Sabrina Robertson.


Vidalia still under boil water advisory after winter storm

VIDALIA — A precautionary boil water advisory remained in place for Vidalia residents Friday nearly a week after winter storms drained the town’s water supply, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Sabrina Robertson.


Pushing income tax elimination uphill

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was doomed to an eternity of pushing a boulder uphill. Modern proponents of state-based tax reform can relate. A failed experiment ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:51 pm


Voting machine search a political minefield

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — If Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin needed another indication about the politically dicey nature of his work to replace Louisiana’s ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:47 pm


Oh, the places we’ve gone, thanks to Seuss

Think back to the very first book you ever read, even before grade school. For some, it’s “One Fish, Two Fish,” the “The Cat in ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:46 pm

Natchez High sports

Bulldog baseball keeps finding ways to win

Fight and a determination to win is how Natchez has begun its baseball season, head coach Dan Smith said. He said his teams have never ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:39 am


Chamber pot spares Stanton Hall from further storm damage

NATCHEZ — The ice storm of a century hit Natchez just a few weeks before Spring Pilgrimage kicks off on March 13. Thankfully, historic treasures ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Monday, March 1, 2021 8:18 pm


Supervisors approve payment system for attorneys

NATCHEZ — The issue of pay for public defenders in Adams County got even muddier on Monday. The Adams County Board of Supervisors agreed to ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Monday, March 1, 2021 7:45 pm

Centreville Academy sports

Centerville Academy Lady Tigers finish third in MAIS 2A State Tournament

BENTON — The Centreville Academy Lady Tigers regrouped from a tough loss to Manchester Academy in Friday’s semifinals by defeating the Greenville Christian School Lady ... Read more

by Patrick Jones, Monday, March 1, 2021 3:48 pm


Wilkinson County Christian Academy finishes third in MAIS State Tournament

LEARNED — After a loss to eventual state champion Delta Streets Academy in a semifinal-round game last Friday afternoon, the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams ... Read more

by Patrick Jones, Monday, March 1, 2021 3:46 pm


Six scouts sworn in as Eagle Scouts together

Six members of Troop 158 were sworn in as Eagle Scouts on Sunday afternoon in Natchez. The scouts earned the highest advancement rank a boy ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:11 pm


Dart:Sagos mix business with Rhythm Night Club passion project

NATCHEZ — Monroe Sago details cars for his business on the same lot as his passion project, the Rhythm Night Club museum, at 5 St. ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:00 pm

Style feature

Bark scale more of concern than freeze for crape myrtles

While many are concerned about last week’s winter storm causing damage to our crape myrtles, a well-known Mississippi horticulturist says not to worry. “There’s nothing ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, February 28, 2021 8:00 am


J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:24 pm


Author Richard Grant speaks about book, Natchez at Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration

Author Richard Grant spoke about his book “The Deepest South of All: True Stories from Natchez, Mississippi” in a Facebook Live talk for the Natchez ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:50 pm


New machinery introduced at Natchez countertop business

NATCHEZ — Slowly but surely, a brand new 20,000-pound machine was moved by crane inch by inch into The Rock Shop on John R. Junkin ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:00 am

Monterey High School sports

Wolves earn dramatic win as Clark hits shot

Ethan Clark said he saw nothing but the rim as he took a shot from the right key and drilled a three pointer to give ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Friday, February 26, 2021 9:23 pm

Style feature

This is what old folks call Snap Chat

This lady was my next-door neighbor in Natchez when I was growing up. Her name is Helen Huff. She was and is still a remarkable ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 9:06 pm

Jan Griffey

Thank goodness St. Mary damage can be repaired

Fear struck my heart last week when I heard St. Mary Basilica suffered water damage during our unusual winter storm. That glorious, gorgeous church was ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, February 26, 2021 8:56 pm


Natchez Stewpot fundraiser next week fights hunger one bowl at a time

Empty Bowls will be held Sunday, March 7 from 11:30am until 1pm at the north end of Broadway in downtown Natchez.  Empty Bowls is a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 8:53 pm


Be like Tiger, pick up the pieces and press on

This week, Adam County Christian School’s head baseball coach Jake Winston said his team had learned to play every game like it is their last, ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Friday, February 26, 2021 8:32 pm


Column: A love for America’s game

Whether it’s the pop of baseballs hitting gloves or the song “Centerfield” by John Fogerty blaring through the speakers, there is no better sound than ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Friday, February 26, 2021 6:41 pm


Carp, Gar are the bullseye in Bowfishing

As carp and gar roll at the surface for oxygen, it gives a bowfisherman the opportunity to release a pronged arrow attached to fishing line ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Friday, February 26, 2021 6:40 pm


Natchez hires assistance for storm cleanup

NATCHEZ — City of Natchez officials hired companies to assist with the removal of tree limbs and winter storm debris from the yards of private ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:04 pm

ACCS sports

Natchez sweeps McComb in double header

Natchez high school won both games in a double header against McComb high school Thursday night. Patient batters in the first game lead the Bulldogs ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Friday, February 26, 2021 1:46 pm

Centreville Academy sports

Wilkinson County Christian Academy advances in playoffs

LEARNED — A long-distance 3-pointer by Ben Sessions as time expired in the second overtime period allowed the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams to defeat ... Read more

by Patrick Jones, Friday, February 26, 2021 1:21 pm


Bishop Gunn lead singer McCready arrested Thursday in Concordia Parish

NATCHEZ — Former Bishop Gunn lead singer Travis McCready was arrested Thursday in Concordia Parish on drug charges. McCready, 33, who is a resident of ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Friday, February 26, 2021 1:20 pm