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Former NFL player and Natchez resident Allen Brown dies at 76

Former NFL player Allen Brown of Natchez died Monday at the age of 76. Read more | Add your comment

Local woman with rare kidney disease searching for donor

VIDALIA — A Vidalia woman living with a rare kidney disease for more than a year is searching ... Read more | Add your comment

Robins Lake Road dam fix hits snag

NATCHEZ — Newly elected officials hit a roadblock when it comes to finding a permanent fix for recurring ... Read more | Add your comment

Officials debate proposed red flag gun law in Legislature

Two Mississippi Senators recently introduced a so-called red flag bill that, if approved, would create a procedure to ... Read more | Add your comment

News

The Dart: Pecans are up for grabs for Ferriday man

It is possible to be picky about eating pecans yet still enjoy picking them, as a Ferriday man demonstrated Sunday afternoon. Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Sunday, January 26, 2020 7:38 pm

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Local leaders get top positions in Mississippi Legislature

State legislators representing Adams County were recently selected to chair several committees in the Mississippi House of Representatives and Mississippi State Senate. Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:12 am

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Two charged in auto burglaries

NATCHEZ — Natchez police officers said they have arrested two men they believe were involved in approximately 20 auto burglaries that have occurred in the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:11 am

Natchez High sports

Natchez High basketball close to victory in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Natchez High traveled to New Orleans and played against Forrest County Agricultural High School in the Court of Dreams: The NBA Experience ... Read more

by Patrick Murphy, Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:01 am

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Here’s a start: Close Penitentiary at Parchman

State officials should close Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman and do it quickly. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:01 am

Editorials

Be careful on Silver Street during flooding

The Mississippi River at Natchez is lapping over Silver Street again this year and city officials closed the street to through traffic on Friday. Read more

by Editorial Board, Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:01 am

Style feature

Krewe of Phoenix announces royal court for 2020 Mardi Gras

Natchez Krewe of Phoenix announces its 2020 royal court: Rex XXXVIII — Joe Stedman Joe Stedman is a native and lifelong resident of Natchez.  He ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 24, 2020 9:27 pm

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Reuthers will be 2020 Krewe of Phoenix parade grand marshals

Special to the democrat Natchez Krewe of Phoenix announces their 2020 Grand Marshal’s This year Warren and Nancy Reuther will lead the Krewe of Phoenix ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 24, 2020 8:29 pm

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Krewe of Natchez Indians hosts grand ball Feb. 1

Special to the Democrat The Krewe of Natchez Indians will host their 14th Annual Grand Ball , February 1, 2020  at 8 pm. The location ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, January 24, 2020 7:30 pm

News

Silver Street to close as floodwaters enter roadway

Natchez officials said Silver Street will close to through traffic on Friday morning and convert to two-way traffic as the Mississippi River at Natchez is ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Friday, January 24, 2020 12:14 am

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PGC celebrates 50 years at Longwood

By John Mott Coffey Special to the Democrat NATCHEZ — The Pilgrimage Garden Club is marking an important 50th anniversary this month. It acquired Longwood ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 24, 2020 12:12 am

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Governor tours troubled state prison at Parchman

Mississippi’s new governor says he and the interim corrections commissioner toured a troubled state prison to see conditions and to try to understand what led ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, January 24, 2020 12:11 am

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Faith and Family: Community offers prayers on anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision

On Wednesday, the 47th anniversary of the legalization of abortion in the United States, churches and community members from around the Miss-Lou gathered in the ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Friday, January 24, 2020 12:10 am

Editorials

Rep. Johnson represents state well in House

Mississippi District 94 Rep. Robert Johnson, D-Natchez, was recently selected the Mississippi House Democratic leader. Read more

by Editorial Board, Friday, January 24, 2020 12:01 am

Natchez High sports

Natchez High basketball travels to New Orleans

NATCHEZ — Natchez High School boys basketball players will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to play on a professional basketball team’s court today. Read more

by Patrick Murphy, Friday, January 24, 2020 12:01 am

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Bulldogs soccer playoffs chances on line

NATCHEZ — The Natchez High boys soccer team needs one more win to earn a spot in the Mississippi High School Activities Association playoffs. Read more

by Patrick Murphy, Friday, January 24, 2020 12:01 am

BREAKING NEWS

Natchez High School to be closed Friday due to water leak

NATCHEZ — Natchez High School will be closed Friday due to a water leak found Thursday morning near the school gym, school officials said. Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Thursday, January 23, 2020 3:19 pm

News

Changing hearts: Crowd fills ballroom for Pro-Life prayer vigil

People crowded the ballroom at the Natchez Grand Hotel Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil and memorial services hosted by local churches and members of ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:14 am

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Engineers hired for Robins Lake Road dam

Adams County officials said they are at work finding a long-term solution to the recurring flooding on Robins Lake Road. Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:14 am

News

Johnson named Democratic leader in Mississippi House

Mississippi District 94 Rep. Robert Johnson, D-Natchez, was recently selected the Mississippi House Democratic leader. Johnson said he appreciates the support of his colleagues in ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:12 am

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Another inmate dies in Parchman prison

Another Mississippi inmate died in a troubled state prison Wednesday, and state corrections officials said his death appeared to be a suicide by hanging. Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:11 am

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Weekend Ticket: Eleventh Moon Storytelling is Saturday

NATCHEZ — During harsh winters when there was little work to be done, native American tribes would tell stories to pass the time and teach ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:10 am

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Prep Basketball Roundup: Natchez High uses big fourth quarter to win

PEARL — It took a big fourth quarter for an MHSAA Class 5A Natchez High School team with a winning record to defeat one of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:01 am

ACCS sports

ACCS basketball wins in double overtime

NATCHEZ — Led by Josh Credit, JD Granger, and Wes Stockstill, the Adams County Christian School Rebels rallied from a double-digit to defeat the Bowling ... Read more

by Patrick Jones, Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:01 am

Cathedral sports

Cathedral fails to execute against Brookhaven

NATCHEZ — The Brookhaven Academy varsity boys’ basketball team kept the Cathedral Green Wave off-course with a 54-41 win over Cathedral on Tuesday night. Read more

by WordPress.com VIP, Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:01 am