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Only a Drill: Emergency responders conduct training drill

NATCHEZ — Fire trucks and ambulances piled into the parking lot of Alcorn’s School of Nursing in Natchez ... Read more | Add your comment

SPLC files complaint against Adams County Correctional Facility, ICE, alleging inmate abuse

NATCHEZ — The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ... Read more | Add your comment

Breast cancer survivor credits mammography

NATCHEZ — A spot no bigger than 4 millimeters in diameter was life-changing for Sallie Tapley, she said. Read more | Add your comment

Mammorgraphy can be difference in life and death

NATCHEZ — A routine appointment could be the difference between life and death for those who do develop ... Read more | Add your comment


Prep football previews: Natchez hosts Brookhaven

NATCHEZ — Playoffs berths, playoff seedings, and rivalries are the themes for Friday night’s high school football games. Here is the list of this week’s ... Read more | Add your comment

by Patrick Jones.


Sale of Margaret Martin progresses

City of Natchez officials are moving forward with appraising the historic Margaret Martin facility before selling the building to the owners of Dunleith Historic Inn. Read more | Add your comment

by Sabrina Robertson.

Cathedral sports

Cathedral welcomes Hillcrest for first-round playoff

NATCHEZ — The Cathedral High School Green Wave will take on a familiar opponent Friday night in the first round of the 2020 MAIS Class ... Read more

by Patrick Jones, Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:50 pm


C-word — It will not have the final say

The c-word. I really don’t like saying it. And I suspect I am not alone. Far too many people I have known and loved have ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:46 pm


Our thanks go out to election workers

Adams County election workers will receive an extra $100 in hazard pay for working this year’s election, which is Tuesday. Read more

by Editorial Board, Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:44 pm


City investigating businesses near Cathedral School as possible nuisances

NATCHEZ — City of Natchez officials are investigating businesses near Cathedral School where crimes have been frequently reported. Those businesses could be shut down if ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:08 pm


Saints’ season starting to resemble past 3 playoff pushes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins is seeing a pattern — and an encouraging one at that. Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:13 pm


Combo of injuries, opt outs taking toll on SEC rosters

There was a time when college football fans could have reasonably hoped to see two of the best receivers in the nation — Alabama's Jaylen ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:09 pm


One staff member at Ferriday Lower Elementary test positive for COVID-19

FERRIDAY — At least one staff member at Ferriday Lower Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19, and school officials said. Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:05 pm


Facemasks to be distributed to Adams County residents Saturday

NATCHEZ — Natchez-Adams County officials will be distributing washable facemasks Saturday at the Adams County Safe Room in an effort to combat the spread of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 1:34 pm


Franklin County child reportedly killed in shooting

The superintendent of the Franklin County School District in a social media post is asking for prayers for an elementary student who was killed Tuesday ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 1:20 pm


Wilkinson County Wildcats pick up first win of season Saturday

WOODVILLE — After inclement weather forced their game to be postponed from last Friday night to an 11 a.m. kickoff last Saturday, the Wilkinson County ... Read more

by Patrick Jones, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:58 pm


Help is available for domestic violence victims

October is domestic violence awareness month. Domestic violence — also called intimate partner violence, domestic abuse or relationship abuse — is a pattern of behaviors ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:55 pm


Physician, patient: Vote yes on Initiative 65

As a medical resident and a patient with multiple sclerosis, I support medical marijuana as a treatment option for Mississippians with debilitating medical conditions. I ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:51 pm


Prepare now to weather life’s disasters

If forecasters are correct, Natchez and Adams County should suffer an inch or two of rain and not much more from Hurricane Zeta, which is ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:48 pm


Poll workers to get hazard pay

NATCHEZ — Adams County poll workers and election commissioners will receive an extra $100 hazard pay on election night. Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:46 pm


Trick-R-Treat for Little Feet Friday downtown

Trick-R-Treat for Little Feet, the annual Halloween event sponsored by the Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce, is Friday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in downtown ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:12 pm


Sheriff: Natchez child, 14, endangered, missing

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office issued an endangered missing child alert Tuesday, seeking help in locating Tremia Reed, 14, of Natchez. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:02 pm


USM’s interim head coach Walden headed to Austin Peay

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Southern Mississippi interim coach Scotty Walden is leaving the school, effective immediately, to become the head coach at Austin Peay. Austin ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:25 pm


Natchez should see little more than rain from Zeta

Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Jackson predict Natchez and Adams County residents have little more than an inch or two of rainfall to ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:09 pm


Adams County resident died Friday with COVID-19

NATCHEZ — Another COVID-19 positive resident of Adams County has died, Adams County Coroner James Lee said. The patient was an 80-year-old female who died ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:15 am


State reports largest number of new COIVD-19 cases since July

NATCHEZ — On Saturday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported the largest spike in new COVID-19 cases since July with 1,212 new cases and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 26, 2020 1:15 pm


Photo gallery: Espy hosts Natchez rally Saturday

More than 100 Natchez residents greeted Mike Espy in Natchez Saturday afternoon. Espy, a Democrat, is seeking the U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Republican ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, October 26, 2020 11:14 am


The Dart: Making birthday portraits in park

NATCHEZ — Pat Logan steadied her camera on top of its tripod and zoomed in on her nephew, Ayden Logan Bell, holding a golden number ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Monday, October 26, 2020 3:00 am

Ferriday High sports

Ferriday blows out Madison in delayed homecoming victory Saturday night

FERRIDAY — Ferriday High School Trojans football team routed the Madison Jaguars 62-0 on homecoming Saturday night at Melz Field.  Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, October 25, 2020 9:28 am


New heights: Cathedral coach takes flying lessons after championship victory

Shortly after the Cathedral High School Boy’s Cross Country team won their fifth consecutive MAIS 4A State Championship, their head coach Tommy Smith achieved great ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Sunday, October 25, 2020 6:00 am

ACCS sports

ACCS beats Hinds County 12-0 in rain-soaked game

NATCHEZ—Adams County Christian School Rebels defeated the Hinds Academy Cougars 12-0 in a rain-soaked defensive battle Friday night to claim the MAIS District 3-5A championship. Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, October 24, 2020 12:58 pm