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Nationally renowned conservationist to conduct free workshop at cemetery Tuesday

The man who helped restore the oldest gravestone in America will offer a free class on headstone preservation ... Read more | Add your comment

Virtual Book Club to discuss ‘Deepest South of All,’ include discussion of book with author

“The Deepest South of All” — arguably the most talked-about book in Natchez about Natchez — will be ... Read more | Add your comment

Week 6 scores: Live high school football scores

Week 6 scores: Vicksburg 32, Natchez High 34, final Brookhaven Academy 17, Cathedral 27, final Copiah Academy 27, ... Read more | Add your comment

Local art gallery is back with new look

ArtsNatchez, an artist cooperative, reopened its gallery on Main Street this week after a full renovation during the ... Read more | Add your comment


Census event Sept. 19

NATCHEZ — Natchez and Adams County residents who have not completed the 2020 Census will have an opportunity to do so Saturday, Sept. 19. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by Sabrina Robertson.


New projects ongoing amid pandemic

NATCHEZ — The proprietors who have a contract to open a new restaurant named Church Hill Variety in the old train depot on the Natchez ... Read more | Add your comment

by Scott Hawkins.

Centreville Academy sports

Prep football round up: WCCA rushes all over Prairie View Academy in a 68-30 win

WOODVILLE — Roderick Bailey and KeKe Anderson combined for over 350 rushing yards and seven touchdowns as the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams pulled away ... Read more

by Patrick Jones, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:51 am

Cathedral sports

Cathedral High notches another win, defeats Brookhaven Academy 27-17

NATCHEZ — In a battle of undefeated teams, the Cathedral High School Green Wave upset the Brookhaven Academy Cougars 27-17 Friday night at D’Evereaux Stadium ... Read more

by Patrick Jones, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:51 am

ACCS sports

ACCS earns a 43-27 win over Copiah Academy

NATCHEZ — When quarterback VJ Knight suffered a major leg injury early in the second quarter, Adams County Christian School head coach David King had ... Read more

by Patrick Jones, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:50 am

Natchez High sports

Natchez High earns first win, defeats Vicksburg High 34-32

NATCHEZ — The Natchez High School Bulldogs earned their first win of the season with a 34-32 victory over the Vicksburg High School Gators. Read more

by Patrick Murphy, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:49 am


Governor to unveil ‘Project Silver’ Monday

“Project Silver” may be the “worst-kept secret” in Natchez, according to local economic development officials. Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Friday, September 18, 2020 8:25 pm


School buses put to good use

The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated many changes in our communities over the past eight months. Read more

by Editorial Board, Friday, September 18, 2020 8:10 pm


Natchez jury acquits man on murder charges

NATCHEZ — A jury finds the defendant in a murder trial not guilty on Friday in Sixth District Circuit Court. Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Friday, September 18, 2020 1:51 pm

Centreville Academy sports

Prep Friday Football preview: WCCA looks to extend winning streak against Prairie View Academy

WOODVILLE — The Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams hope to extend their four-game winning streak when they host the Prairie View Academy Spartans on Friday ... Read more

by Patrick Murphy, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:51 pm

ACCS sports

Cathedral softball shuts out ACCS, 5-0, on Monday

NATCHEZ — The Cathedral High School Lady Green Wave softball team beat the Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels 5-0 on Tuesday night. Read more

by Patrick Murphy, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:50 pm

Natchez High sports

Natchez High aims to win first game of 2020 season against Vicksburg High

NATCHEZ — When the Natchez High School Bulldogs take the field on Friday night against the Vicksburg High School Gators, Nickie Davis, the Bulldogs’ linebacker ... Read more

by Patrick Murphy, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:43 pm

ACCS sports

Oak Forest Academy softball wins 12-7 over ACCS in extra innings

NATCHEZ — The Oak Forest Academy Lady Yellow Jackets softball team earned their first win in district and won 12-7 over the Adams County Christian ... Read more

by Patrick Murphy, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:43 pm


Producers hope movie filmed in Natchez will be released soon

NATCHEZ — Producers of the movie “Breaking News in Yuba County” that filmed in Natchez last year said they recently sold the film to MGM ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:33 pm


Self defense claimed in murder trial

A man charged with a 2018 murder said he feared for his life. Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:28 pm


First Presbyterian to hold porch service

NATCHEZ — First Presbyterian Church, 117 South Pearl Street, Natchez, will move the 10:30 a.m. service from the sanctuary to the front porch of the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:12 pm


Time is now for Forks of Road funding

For 30 years, from 1833 to 1863, Natchez was home to the second largest slave market in the Deep South. Read more

by Top of the morning, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:00 pm


Elected board has flaws too

Adams County residents can learn a lesson from recent events on the Concordia Parish School Board. Read more

by Editorial Board, Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:58 pm


Tornado sirens tested Thursday after computer module fails at emergency management office

Adams County Emergency Management officials operated the county’s tornado sirens Thursday to test the system after a computer module went down. EMA Director Robert Bradford ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:27 pm


Governor to announce ‘major economic development’ project Monday

Gov. Tate Reeves will be in Natchez Monday morning to announce a ‘major economic development’ project for the area. Reeves is expected to introduce a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:06 pm


Your Take: A big snake is caught

Your Take: Earl Norris submitted this picture of Dale Knight holding a rattlesnake they killed in Delhi, Louisiana, while working for a lumber company. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:09 pm

Cathedral sports

Prep softball round up: Centreville Academy rolls over Discovery Christian School, 13-1

FLORENCE — Lana Dalton was sensational on the mound and Savannah Hailey was superb at the plate as the Centreville Academy Lady Tigers rolled to ... Read more

by Patrick Jones, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:08 pm

Cathedral sports

Cathedral High looks to remain undefeated against Brookhaven Academy on Friday night

NATCHEZ — The Cathedral High School Green Wave will look to remain undefeated this season when it plays host to the undefeated Brookhaven Academy Cougars ... Read more

by Patrick Jones, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:08 pm

ACCS sports

ACCS Rebels football team hopes for win Friday against Copiah Academy

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Christian School Rebels will look to get back on the winning track Friday night when they play host to the ... Read more

by Patrick Jones, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:05 pm


Wednesday accident claims one life

Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a traffic accident that killed one person Wednesday afternoon on Government Fleet Road, officials said. Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:04 pm


Funds available for Louisiana business owners

VIDALIA — Louisiana business owners could receive up to $15,000 in state funds to recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:42 pm


NASD board extends Fred Butcher’s $125K superintendent contract

By SABRINA ROBERTSON The Natchez Democrat NATCHEZ — Fred Butcher will serve at least another two years as the Superintendent of the Natchez Adams School District at ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:02 pm