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Tree lighting event is Saturday in Natchez

NATCHEZ — Christmas in Natchez begins this Saturday, Nov. 28, with the annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree ... Read more | Add your comment

Former Natchez Alderman David Massey dies at 72

NATCHEZ — Former Natchez Alderman David Massey died Monday at Merit Health Natchez at the age of 72. Read more | Add your comment

Stewpot ready to serve needy on Thanksgiving

NATCHEZ — Thanksgiving is Thursday and just about everyone has plan to celebrate the occasion in someway with ... Read more | Add your comment

Saturday high-speed chase began in Louisiana, ended with crash in Natchez

NATCHEZ — Natchez Police, Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office, Adams County Sheriff’s Office and the Mississippi Highway Patrol were ... Read more | Add your comment

News

5 Miss-Lou residents die of COVID-19 over weekend

NATCHEZ — Five Miss-Lou residents died of COVID-19 over the past weekend, Adams County Coroner James Lee said. Read more | Add your comment

by Scott Hawkins.

News

Remains found in Natchez neighborhood

NATCHEZ — Natchez police said they sent a bone found in a yard Sunday afternoon to the state crime lab for forensic analysis. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Business

Mayor: Silver Street raising and dock plans moving forward

NATCHEZ — The plan to raise Silver Street and build three river cruise docks is “going forward,” Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson announced in Tuesday’s regularly ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:47 pm

Editorials

Plenty to be thankful for

As we observe Thanksgiving during the COVID-19 pandemic it might seem we are short of things for which to be thankful. Read more

by Editorial Board, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:56 pm

Opinion

Giving thanks always: Psalms of Thanksgiving

“O Give thanks unto the Lord for He is good, for His mercy endures forever,” Psalm 107:1. Read more

by Top of the morning, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:53 pm

Opinion

Welcome to Trinity Table celebrates 200 years

In 2022, Trinity Episcopal Church will celebrate its bicentennial and its position as the oldest church building in Natchez and the second oldest Episcopal congregation ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:52 pm

Sports

Prep Football Previews: Trojans’ Friday game canceled due to COVID-19

FERRIDAY — The Ferriday High School Trojans were looking forward to playing at Melz Field Friday night against the East Feliciana High School Tigers in ... Read more

by Patrick Jones, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:46 pm

Sports

Block High School falls to St. Mary’s High School

NATCHITOCHES, La. — The Block High School Bears came up short in their effort to share the LHSAA District 3-1A championship as they lost to ... Read more

by Patrick Jones, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:43 pm

News

No print edition of The Democrat on Friday

The Natchez Democrat will not publish a print edition on Friday, Nov. 27, in order to allow all of our employees to spend the Thanksgiving ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:19 pm

Sports

Daniels, with 401 yards, 4 TDs, leads Georgia past Mississippi State 31-24

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — After waiting almost 15 months for this moment, JT Daniels took a knee and soaked up the cheers from the socially ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, November 23, 2020 5:33 pm

Sports

McCormick scores twice, leads UTSA over Southern Miss 23-20

HATTIESBURG (AP) — Sincere McCormick ran for 173 yards and two touchdowns to lead UTSA to a 23-20 victory over Southern Mississippi on Saturday. Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, November 23, 2020 5:30 pm

News

Natchez school board cancels bid opening for new high school due to COVID-19

NATCHEZ — The special called meeting of the Natchez-Adams School District Board of Trustees scheduled for Tuesday, November 24, 2020, has been canceled, school officials ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 23, 2020 5:03 pm

News

The Dart: Natchez resident loves music

NATCHEZ — Music has played an important part in Pat Dickens’ life. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, November 23, 2020 3:00 am

News

Coroner: A Natchez woman dies with COVID-19 Sunday

NATCHEZ — A Natchez woman died with COVID-19 Sunday morning, Adams County Coroner James Lee said. She was 89 years old and was pronounced at ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:42 pm

DEVELOPING NEWS

Suspect in high-speed vehicle chase arrested in Natchez

NATCHEZ — A man driving a government vehicle was arrested Saturday after a high-speed chase northbound on U.S. 61. Natchez Police Chief Walter Armstrong said ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:47 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Natchez Police investigating Saturday shooting that injured two people

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Police Department is investigating a Saturday shooting that injured two people. The shooting occurred at approximately 11 p.m. Saturday at Marathon ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:21 pm

News

Coroner: Two Ferriday men died with COVID-19 Saturday at Merit Health Natchez

NATCHEZ — Adams County Coroner James Lee said two Ferriday men died with COVID-19 Saturday at Merit Health Natchez. A 77-year-old man from Ferriday died ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:52 am

News

Natchez freedmen and women largely funded Emancipation Monument in Washington, D.C.

NATCHEZ — For 46 years the only monument dedicated to assassinated United States President Abraham Lincoln stood in Washington, D.C., and that monument was primarily ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:00 am

Sports

LSU scores late in 4th quarter to upend Arkansas 27-24

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A targeting penalty in the fourth quarter helped LSU continue its go-ahead drive, scoring with 3:59 left to dispatch Arkansas, 27-24, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, November 21, 2020 6:06 pm

News

Adams County coroner loses 25-year-old granddaughter to COVID-19, urges compliance with health guidelines

NATCHEZ — Adams County Coroner James Lee said “COVID-19 has taken on a new meaning” when he lost his 25-year-old --granddaughter to the disease Thursday ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Saturday, November 21, 2020 6:00 pm

Sports

How Deion Sanders changed 2 Jackson football coaches lives

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — TC Taylor and Otis Riddley looked at each other with wide-eyed amazement. The two Jackson State assistant coaches knew their lives ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, November 21, 2020 5:58 pm

News

35-year-old Ferriday resident dies with COVID-19 as cases, hospitalizations continue rising

NATCHEZ — A 35-year-old man from Ferriday died with COVID-19 Saturday at Merit Health Natchez, Adams County Coroner James Lee said. On Monday, a total ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:50 pm

Sports

Kentucky at No. 1 Alabama highlight SEC schedule this week

Here are things to watch in Week 9 in the Southeastern Conference: Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, November 20, 2020 9:12 pm

Sports

Brees to miss at least 3 games after Saints place him on IR

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints placed quarterback Drew Brees on injured reserve Friday, meaning he'll miss at least three games with rib injuries. Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, November 20, 2020 9:10 pm

News

‘American Pickers’ star Mike Wolfe picks Natchez

NATCHEZ — Last week, “American Pickers” star Mike Wolfe said he drove to Natchez in his 1950 Chevy Impala, riding along the Natchez Trace for ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Friday, November 20, 2020 9:05 pm

News

COVID-19 numbers spike locally just before holidays

NATCHEZ — Health leaders throughout the nation are asking people to change up their traditional Thanksgiving celebrations to lessen the chance of spreading COVID-19 and ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Friday, November 20, 2020 9:02 pm

Business

We are working to keep economy open, strong

The year 2020. It’s been a year like none other. Read more

by Top of the morning, Friday, November 20, 2020 8:55 pm