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Shooting update: Off-duty state trooper killed on U.S. 61 near Adams County, Jefferson County line

An off-duty state trooper was shot and killed early Friday morning while working as an independent contractor delivering ... Read more | Add your comment

Local schools aim to keep football fans safe at home games

NATCHEZ —  Local football fans should expect many changes when attending games at local stadiums this fall. Read more | Add your comment

New York forces local student to spend 14 days in quarantine with mom before entering college

NATCHEZ — In any other year, Alex Dale would have been exploring his new-found freedom on an unfamiliar ... Read more | Add your comment

Supervisors hire new County Administrator

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors didn’t have to go far to hire a new County ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19

Drive-thru face mask distribution Saturday at Adams County Safe Room

NATCHEZ — Free face masks will be distributed to residents of Adams County on Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Adams County Safe Room, officials said. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Local doctors discuss use of hydroxychloroquine, other therapies for COVID-19

Americans who frequent social media or who watch pundit news shows have no doubt heard the battle over the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine. Read more | Add your comment

by Sabrina Robertson.

News

Officials: Now is time to register to vote

Although absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election will not be ready until the middle of September, local election officials said now is the ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, August 6, 2020 8:45 pm

Editorials

Here’s a way you can help during uncertain time

Perhaps not everything about this COVID-19 pandemic situation has been negative. Families are spending more time together. More people are honing their cooking skills by ... Read more

by Oxford Eagle Staff, Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:58 pm

Opinion

Our boat may be small, but opportunities great

When he was president, John F. Kennedy kept a small bronze plaque on his desk. Read more

by Top of the morning, Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:56 pm

Faith and Family

Faith column: We cannot save ourselves

“But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us – not by works of righteousness that we ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:59 pm

News

Your Take: A gift for a coach

Your Take: Sandra Wimberly Washington submitted this picture of her bouquet of flowers to Bonita Hamilton, Natchez High softball coach. Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:24 pm

ACCS sports

Softball Round Up: ACCS drops two games, Centreville Academy wins two games

RAYVILLE, La. — The Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels stayed within striking distance of Riverfield Academy for three and a half innings, but the ... Read more

by Patrick Jones, Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:00 pm

COVID-19

Fayette man dies with COVID-19

NATCHEZ — A Fayette man with COVID-19 died Thursday at Merit Health Natchez hospital, Adams County Coroner James Lee said. Lee said the man was ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, August 6, 2020 4:11 pm

Natchez High sports

Natchez High School hosted social injustice panel

NATCHEZ — Student-athletes at Natchez High School listened to a panel of five professionals talk on Thursday morning inside the Steckler Multi-Purpose building about social ... Read more

by Patrick Murphy, Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:27 pm

News

More than half choose virtual learning for Concordia Parish schools

The Concordia Parish School District has moved the start of the school year to Aug. 24. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:25 pm

COVID-19

Concordia Parish resident dies with COVID-19

VIDALIA— A new COVID-19 death and 49 new COVID-19 cases were reported by the Concordia Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness on Wednesday. Timothy Vanier, OEP ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8:05 pm

COVID-19

Wednesday update: Mississippi COVID-19 hospitalizations continues to climb

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,245 new COVID-19 cases and 51 new deaths on Wednesday. Statewide hospitalizations are also slightly higher ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:46 pm

BREAKING NEWS

LHSAA pushes back football season start date

NATCHEZ —The beginning of the 2020 football season for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association has been pushed back to Oct. 8. Read more

by Patrick Murphy, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:37 pm

Cathedral sports

Cathedral Lady Green Wave shutout St. Aloysius in first win of season

NATCHEZ — The Cathedral High School Lady Green Wave shutout the St. Aloysius High School Lady Flashes in the 12-0 victory on Monday at Cathedral. Read more

by Patrick Murphy, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:49 pm

Opinion

Blood drive, Covid-19 antibody testing Aug. 12

Thank you so much to the generous people of the Miss-Lou for donating blood last week at the O’Connor Family Life Center. An astounding 60 ... Read more

by Top of the morning, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:48 pm

Editorials

For the love of this community, please wear a mask

Wear a mask. Please. We know. They are uncomfortable. We don’t like them either. Read more

by Editorial Board, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:46 pm

News

Officials: Local hospital workers faced most challenging week

Last week has been the most challenging yet since the COVID-19 outbreak began in February for healthcare workers at Merit Health Natchez Hospital, said CEO ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:44 pm

COVID-19

Governor orders state-wide mask mandate, restrictions on schools in ‘hot spots’

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday that he’s setting a statewide order for people to wear masks in public amid a recent surge in cases ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:42 pm

Sports

Miss-Lou sports history: Aug. 5

Miss-Lou sports history for Aug. 5. Read more

by Patrick Jones, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:59 pm

News

Pets of the Week

Pets of the Week. Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:53 pm

COVID-19

Tuesday update: State reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,074 new COVID-19 cases and 42 new deaths on Tuesday. MSDH reports 963 Mississippians with confirmed ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:33 pm

COVID-19

Monday update: State reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 572 new COVID-19 cases and 8 new deaths on Monday. Four new cases were reported in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 3, 2020 6:40 pm

COVID-19

Adams County extends mask mandate through September

NATCHEZ — During a special-called board meeting Friday, the Adams County Board of Supervisors extended a board order making facial coverings mandatory until the next ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Monday, August 3, 2020 5:57 pm

News

Public and private schools move start date due to pandemic

NATCHEZ — Both public and private schools have pushed back their start date, which had been previously scheduled for next week. The Natchez-Adams School District ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 3, 2020 3:57 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Adams County taps county comptroller to be next county administrator

The Adams County Board of Supervisors hired a new County Administrator on Monday to fill the position being vacated by Joe Murray. Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 3, 2020 2:04 pm

News

Dead bodies are stacking up in this Mississippi county, here’s why

The number of unclaimed bodies in Mississippi’s most populous county has more doubled in the last five years, according to officials. Five years ago, Hinds ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, August 3, 2020 9:28 am