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Grand Village offers virtual reality experience

Until recently, people visiting the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians could only see with their mind’s eye ... Read more | Add your comment

Sunday Focus: Local schools prepare to welcome students back for new year

NATCHEZ — The public and private educational institutions of Natchez, Adams County and Concordia Parish have kept a ... Read more | Add your comment

The Dart: Natchez woman enjoys gardening outdoors

In a calm and quiet Downtown neighborhood amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, a Natchez woman found a new way ... Read more | Add your comment

Officials ask revelers to follow guidelines at weekend holiday events

Fourth of July is Saturday and most people in the United States will spend the long weekend celebrating ... Read more | Add your comment


Mississippi reports large number of new COVID cases on Friday

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Friday reported 914 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 11 new deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.


Natchez, Adams County pass resolutions requiring facial coverings

NATCHEZ — Effective immediately, all Adams County and Natchez residents and visitors are required to wear facial coverings in public or face a fine after ... Read more | Add your comment

by Scott Hawkins.


NASCAR and IndyCar collide for racing extravaganza at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The once-frosty schism between the two biggest racing series in the United States has finally thawed and the result is a blockbuster ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, July 3, 2020 3:30 pm


AP Source: NFL cutting preseason in half, pushing back start

The NFL will cut its preseason in half and push back the start of exhibition play so teams have more time to train following a ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, July 3, 2020 3:30 pm


Your Take: Blue cat fish caught on Mississippi River

Your Take: Bert Smith submitted this photo of a 70 lbs. blue cat fish he caught using a rod and reel in Feb. 2018 on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 3, 2020 3:00 pm


Miss-Lou sports history: July 3

Miss-Lou sports history for July 3. Read more

by Patrick Jones, Friday, July 3, 2020 3:00 pm


Stimulus could help tourism

If open for business signs are displayed in local shop windows and there are no tourists to see them are the shops really open? Read more

by Editorial Board, Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:13 pm


Redman, Stallings take early lead at Rocket Mortgage Classic

DETROIT (AP) — Doc Redman took a step toward remaining among those to make the cut in every event since the PGA Tour resumed, opening ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:00 pm


Arrests made for discharging guns inside city limits

Natchez police have arrested two people for discharging firearms in the city limits in separate incidents. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:43 pm


Free COVID-19 testing in Concordia Parish next week

The Concordia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing in the parish next week, officials said. Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:40 pm


Third suspect arrested in June 6 shooting

NATCHEZ — Natchez police have arrested a third suspect in a June 6 shooting at the Holiday Apartments that sent two men to the hospital ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:35 pm

Other sports

Love of drag racing brings Miss-Lou drag racers together, travel all over the South

NATCHEZ —An enjoyment of the sport of drag racing brought several Miss-Lou drag racers together. Read more

by Patrick Murphy, Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:30 pm


Parish officials sworn in Wednesday

Concordia Parish officials who were elected in October and November officially took office July 1. Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:53 pm


Your Take: Nectar for butterfly

Your Take: Sandra Wimberly submitted this photo of a butterfly getting nectar from a flower. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:00 pm


Miss-Lou sports history: July 2

Miss-Lou sports history for July 2. Read more

by Patrick Jones, Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:00 pm


Natchez police warn of spike in burglaries

NATCHEZ — Natchez Police Department officials are warning residents to be aware of a recent spike in reported burglaries in the city. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:36 pm


Officials: It is illegal to fire guns in Natchez City Limits

NATCHEZ — With the Fourth of July weekend upon us, city law enforcement officials are reminding people that it is illegal to fire a gun ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:18 pm


Thursday update: Number of new COVID-19 cases takes double-digit jump in Adams County; state hospitalizations hit new record

The number of COVID-19 cases in Adams County increased by 13 cases Thursday, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. The double-digit increase continues ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:52 pm



Alabama college students host ‘COVID-19’ parties aimed at infecting each other

Several college students in an Alabama city organized “COVID-19” parties as a contest to see who would get the virus first, officials said. Tuscaloosa City ... Read more

by Kevin Cooper, Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:13 am


Mississippi governor on virus: ‘Things are getting worse, not better’

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday the state is pausing its efforts to reopen the economy after a recent surge in new reported coronavirus cases. “Things ... Read more

by Kevin Cooper, Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:05 am

Other sports

Softball Round-Up: 4 softball teams earn one-run victories

NATCHEZ — In Natchez-Adams Girls Softball League action earlier this week, six games took place on Tuesday while four games were played on Monday at ... Read more

by Patrick Jones, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 8:00 pm


Trampus Butler, Dante Caldera win Beau Pré Memorial 4-Ball championship flight

NATCHEZ — The team of Trampus Butler and Dante Caldera went into the final round of the 2020 Beau Pré Memorial 4-Ball trailing the championship ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:54 pm


On Independence Day recall founders’ views of free press

America’s Founders regarded a free press as so vital to the new nation that they took care to include that right in the First Amendment ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:40 pm


Join us Saturday for Lake St. John Flotilla

The 28th Annual Lake St. John Flotilla and Blessing of the Boats sets sail on Saturday, July 4. Read more

by Top of the morning, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:38 pm


Celebrate our freedoms safely this weekend

On Saturday, we celebrate our nation’s independence from Great Britain with the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:37 pm


Donations coming in for Turning Angel restoration

NATCHEZ — Donations are coming in every day, Natchez City Cemetery officials said, to help fund restoration of the Turning Angel statue that was damaged last ... Read more

by Scott Hawkins, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:08 pm


Free holiday concert planned for Sunday

Natchez organist Henry “Burnley” Cook plans present a patriotic-themed performance this weekend in at outdoor concert at his shop on Winchester Road. Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:06 pm