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Harbor Freight Tools excited to be joining Natchez community

NATCHEZ — Harbor Freight’s company officials are excited to be opening a new store in Natchez this spring, ... Read more | Add your comment

State reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,702 new COVID-19 cases and 64 COVID-19 related deaths ... Read more | Add your comment

Adams County seeks study for new fire stations

NATCHEZ — Adams County officials inched closer to possibly having two new fire stations built in the county ... Read more | Add your comment

Bailey appointed interim tax collector until November special election

NATCHEZ — Adams County officials appointed chief deputy tax collector Terrence Bailey to fill the job of late ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Murder investigation of natchez native now streaming on Discovery+

NATCHEZ — An intense exploration of the Ridgeland, Mississippi homicide of Natchez native Carmen Sanders is now streaming on Discovery+, the network’s publicity director Debbi ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Supervisors approve contract for new engineering firm

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a four-year contract for IMS Engineers’ services. The contract with IMS Engineers, which was ... Read more | Add your comment

by Sabrina Robertson.

ACCS sports

Girls Basketball round-up: Butler, Poole lead second half charge to defeat Brookhaven

NATCHEZ — Kyla Butler led the Natchez High School Lady Bulldogs with a game-high 21 points and Nya Poole had 14 points as they needed ... Read more

by Patrick Jones, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:56 pm

Cathedral sports

Boys Basketball round-up: Bulldogs score 23 points in fourth quarter to beat the Panthers

Patrick Jones The Natchez Democrat NATCHEZ — Trevon Jackson finished with 20 points and Kameron Carter scored 16 points as the Natchez High School Bulldogs ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:34 pm

News

Jackson State band to perform in Biden inauguration event

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi college marching band is set to participate in an official event celebrating diversity ahead of the inauguration ceremony of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:51 pm

News

Supervisors reappoint Phillip West to Natchez school board

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors moved to reappoint Phillip West to the Natchez Adams School District Board of Trustees after an ages-old ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:26 pm

ACCS sports

Cathedral wins heated match with rival ACCS

Cathedral high school’s John Carter Austin leapt into the air to head in a flicked header past Adams County Christian School’s goalkeeper to give the ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:04 pm

ACCS sports

Area Basketball round up: Lady Bulldogs dominate Lady Patriots

Patrick Jones The Natchez Democrat NATCHEZ — Natchez High School’s Kelsey McNeal scored almost as many points by herself as Forest Hill High School had ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:25 pm

News

Harbor Freight showing job listings for new Natchez location

NATCHEZ — Harbor Freight Tools, one of the largest tool and equipment multi-channel retailers, is advertising job opportunities in a new Natchez location at 436 ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Monday, January 18, 2021 4:40 pm

Monterey High School sports

Five Monterey seniors playing in last season together

Monterey High School’s varsity basketball teams’ five seniors are more than just teammates, according to the players and their head coach Eric Richard. They are ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Monday, January 18, 2021 4:06 pm

COVID-19

Coroner: Two more people died with COVID-19 Sunday at Merit Health Natchez

NATCHEZ — A 67-year-old man and 71-year-old woman died with COVID-19 Sunday at Merit Health Natchez, Adams County Coroner James Lee said. Lee said the ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Monday, January 18, 2021 2:59 pm

News

CPSO deputy finds his dog shot in his backyard

VIDALIA — A Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy found his service dog shot and killed in his backyard in the 300 Block of Stampley Street ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Monday, January 18, 2021 2:24 pm

Sports

Saints drop the ball in divisional round, Bucs advance

Brett Martel  The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Brady’s best game in three tries against New Orleans kept the Buccaneers moving on in ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:37 pm

News

Missing teen found

Kira Hamilton, 14, was found shortly after a missing child alert had been issued by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. ACSO issued the alert for ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Sunday, January 17, 2021 5:15 pm

News

Former Natchez Mayor Butch Brown off of ventilator in Jackson ICU

NATCHEZ — Former Natchez Mayor Butch Brown is off of a ventilator and is responsive and his health improving at a Jackson intensive care unit ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, January 17, 2021 1:45 pm

COVID-19

State reports 1,606 new COVID cases and 40 new COVID related deaths

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,606 new COVID cases as of 6 p.m. Jan. 16 and 40 new COVID related deaths, 10 of ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:57 pm

News

Natchez native pens third installment of murder series

Natchez native Robert Kuehnle, who writes with the pen name R.J. Lee, has completed a third novel in his cozy mystery series called “Cold Reading ... Read more

by Sabrina Robertson, Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:00 am

News

Photo Gallery: ACCS student celebrates birthday with drive-thru party

Karleigh Williams, who just turned 9 years old, jumped up and down as she received presents from family and friends driving by Adams County Christian ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Saturday, January 16, 2021 8:30 pm

Sports

Packers will face winner of Bucs, Saints in NFC championship game

STEVE MEGARGEE The Associated Press GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers made sure he’d play an NFC championship game at home for the first ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:36 pm

COVID-19

State reports 2,680 new COVID-19 cases, 70 new COVID related deaths

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 2,680 new positive cases of the Coronavirus and 70 new COVID related deaths. 50 of those deaths occurred ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:28 pm

News

Wreck on St. Catherine Street takes out pole

A two vehicle wreck on St. Catherine Street Saturday took a pole out of the ground in front of the Brumfield School Apartments building. Witnesses ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:04 pm

Opinion

Health care, education, incentives on agenda

JACKSON (AP) — With the Mississippi legislative session just beginning, officials are starting to reveal their public policy wish lists, including proposals to increase teacher ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, January 16, 2021 10:00 am

Opinion

Parks and recreation: Natchez deserves more

One of the most important planks in our Natchez Renewal Platform is the renewal of our parks, to include recreational programs for our youth and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, January 16, 2021 8:00 am

Editorials

We need you on city’s tourism board

Do you have an interest in tourism in Natchez? Do you have ideas you think would benefit the entire community, as well as enhance the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:00 am

News

Merit Health nurse of 23 years dies with COVID-19 complications

NATCHEZ — A Merit Health Natchez registered nurse, who worked in the hospital’s emergency department for 23 years, died Friday from complications related to COVID-19. ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, January 15, 2021 9:58 pm

Sports

No shells to spend as ammunition supplies are low

Sports Center-Rex Team Sports in Natchez posted a picture of 1,000 rounds of ammunition to Facebook on Wednesday, and within an hour, the inventory was ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Friday, January 15, 2021 5:22 pm

Cathedral sports

Second half comeback pushes Green Wave boys over Monterey

By PATRICK  JONES The Natchez Democrat NATCHEZ — The Cathedral High School Green Wave overcame a rough first half and rallied from a 16-point halftime ... Read more

by Hunter Cloud, Friday, January 15, 2021 5:06 pm