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Jan Griffey, Author at Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper

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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

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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

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Kevin Warren named publisher in Natchez, Brookhaven, Prentiss

NATCHEZ — Kevin Warren has been named publisher of The Natchez Democrat, Natchez the Magazine, Brookhaven Daily Leader, Brookhaven Magazine, the Prentiss Headlight and related ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:59 pm

COVID-19

State reports 2,214 new COVID cases and 22 new COVID-related deaths

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 2,214 new COVID-19 cases in the 24-hour period ending at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The state’s ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, January 10, 2021 7:51 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Natchez Adams schools, Cathedral and ACCS cancel in-person classes for Monday

NATCHEZ — Natchez Adams School District, Cathedral School and Adams County Christian School have cancelled in person classes for Monday due to the substantial risk ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, January 10, 2021 7:29 pm

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Classes at ACCS canceled for Monday

Adam’s County Christian School has canceled classes and all other events, including athletic practices, scheduled for Monday because the National Weather Service has issued a ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:05 pm

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Adams County has limited threat for snowfall overnight Sunday to Monday

NATCHEZ — Adams County residents may get to see some snowflakes falling in the overnight hours of Sunday to Monday, but it’s unlikely any of ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:50 pm

COVID-19

Adams County sets new record for number of single-day COVID cases

Adams County broke its prior record of the new cases of COVID-19 at 32 in a single day ending Friday, Jan. 8, according to the ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:23 pm

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County board president says Kaiser knew about problems with engineering work

NATCHEZ — The president of the Adams County Board of Supervisors said she takes exception to what the owner of Jordan, Kaiser & Sessions had to ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, January 8, 2021 7:06 pm

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Kaiser says county’s hiring out-of-area engineering firm completely unexpected

Hayden Kaiser III, principal at Jordan Kaiser & Sessions, said he was caught completely off guard when the Adams County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:50 pm

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Deadly crash claims Ferriday woman

WATERPROOF — Earlier today, just before 9:15 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash at the intersection of U.S. Hwy ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:55 pm

DEVELOPING NEWS

Natchezians react to shocking scene of protesters storming Capitol

Tony Byrne led Natchez as its mayor for more than two decades and through some of the city’s most tumultuous times. He said the happenings ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:50 pm

Business

Smoke damage temporarily curtails lodging at Guest House, but restaurant remains open

Midnight Dec. 31, 2020, ushered in a new year and a headache for Sean and Rachel Casey, owners of The Guest House, located at the ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, January 4, 2021 1:18 pm

Sports

Saints rout Panthers 33-7 to earn No. 2 seed in NFC playoffs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Brees threw for 201 yards and three touchdowns, the Saints had five interceptions and New Orleans defeated the Carolina Panthers ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, January 3, 2021 7:20 pm

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The Natchez Democrat welcomes new columnist, Jennie Guido

I am pleased to introduce you to a new weekly columnist in The Natchez Democrat. Jennie Guido is certainly no stranger to anyone in Natchez. ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:00 am

COVID-19

Friends, colleagues mourn death of Kent Knee who ‘lightened the lives’ of area children

Kent Knee, who was statistician, photographer and booster extraordinaire for 40 years at Trinity Episcopal Day School and later at Adams County Christian School, died ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, January 1, 2021 10:20 pm

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Thank you, Ser Boxley, for Forks of the Road

On Monday night, Congress approved funding for land acquisition for Forks of the Road. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 8:25 pm

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Vaccine cannot get here soon enough for me

We expect by Monday afternoon the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine will have arrived at Merit Health Natchez and hospital employees and other health care providers will ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, December 19, 2020 1:26 am

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Merit Health Natchez to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses for hospital employees next week

NATCHEZ — Officials at Merit Health Natchez have been notified they will receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine next week to administer to hospital employees. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, December 11, 2020 5:29 pm

COVID-19

38-year-old woman dies of COVID-19 in Natchez

A 38-year-old Adams County woman died Sunday morning with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Sunday, December 6, 2020 1:36 pm

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