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Petition organized in support of parish schools superintendent

More than 1,300 people have signed an online petition imploring the Concordia Parish School Board to reconsider its recent vote to not renew the contract ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:11 pm

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Nationally renowned conservationist to conduct free workshop at cemetery Tuesday

The man who helped restore the oldest gravestone in America will offer a free class on headstone preservation and repair at the Natchez City Cemetery ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, September 18, 2020 8:37 pm

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Virtual Book Club to discuss ‘Deepest South of All,’ include discussion of book with author

“The Deepest South of All” — arguably the most talked-about book in Natchez about Natchez — will be the topic of discussion for an upcoming ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, September 18, 2020 8:28 pm

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Local art gallery is back with new look

ArtsNatchez, an artist cooperative, reopened its gallery on Main Street this week after a full renovation during the coronavirus shutdown. More than 30 local artists ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:37 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Tornado sirens tested Thursday after computer module fails at emergency management office

Adams County Emergency Management officials operated the county’s tornado sirens Thursday to test the system after a computer module went down. EMA Director Robert Bradford ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:27 pm

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Corps unit in area working to control the river

Each August, an army of men and women, well over 300, begin four months on the Mississippi River in an annual effort to maintain the ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:07 pm

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To the rescue: Community members collect food, water for hurricane victims

A group of community members organized a water and food drive to help Hurricane Laura victims in south Louisiana. Non-perishable food and bottled water were ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:54 pm

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Hurricane warnings issued for New Orleans, Mississippi Gulf Coast

A hurricane warning for Sally was issued Sunday morning from Grand Isle, Louisiana, to Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and included metropolitan New Orleans. A storm surge ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:05 am

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Cadets take combat water survival test at Natchez Aquatics Center

Alcorn State University ROTC cadets spent Friday morning getting their feet wet when they took the combat water survival test at the Natchez Aquatic Center. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:29 pm

Business

Bike classic to pedal tourism dollars to area next weekend

Next weekend, local tourism dollars will be generated with pedal power. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, September 11, 2020 8:34 pm

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Balloon festival organizers plan to use bluff area for two balloon glows, tether rides, more

In the age of COVID-19 even hot-air balloons need social distancing. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:05 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson tests positive for COVID-19

NATCHEZ — On the last day of his quarantine Tuesday, Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson tested positive for COVID-19. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 4:24 pm

Business

On the Cutting Edge: New clinic offers latest in physical therapy

Andrew Ellard didn’t expect that he would move back to his hometown so soon. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, September 6, 2020 12:00 am

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Deep Down: Bestselling author focuses on eccentricities of Natchez, its struggles with past

Richard Grant spent little time in Natchez before he knew he was going to write a book about the town and its people. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, August 29, 2020 12:00 am

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Vidalia board reverses votes on appointments

An apparent tug of war between Vidalia Mayor Buz Craft and members of the town council continued in a special-called meeting Tuesday. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, August 25, 2020 8:18 pm

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Miss-Lou preparing for flooding, possible tornadoes from Hurricane Laura

Adams County Emergency Management officials are making preparations for localized flooding, possible tornadoes and damaging wind gusts after Hurricane Laura makes landfall Wednesday. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, August 25, 2020 8:17 pm

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Longwood’s iconic roofs receive protective waterproof coating

Workers from Gulf Coast Environmental Services apply a coat of silicone onto the metal roofs of Longwood. The coating allows historic roofs on landmark buildings, ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, August 23, 2020 12:00 am

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Two new COVID-19 deaths reported by Adams County coroner Saturday morning.

Two new COVID-19 deaths were reported overnight by Adams County Coroner James Lee Saturday morning.  Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, August 22, 2020 10:57 am

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NASD to host help sessions for parents

The first day of school for Natchez-Adams School District students may be Sept. 9, but the real learning for parents begins Monday. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, August 21, 2020 8:59 pm

DEVELOPING NEWS

Man shot to death in Fayette on Friday morning

FAYETTE — One man is dead and another man is in custody after a Friday morning shooting on Main Street in Fayette. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, August 21, 2020 5:45 pm

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