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Jan Griffey, Author at Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper

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Saturdays are not same without football

Let’s talk some football. My fall Saturday routine is in shambles. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, September 4, 2020 9:26 pm

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Why can’t we get an elected school board?

Natchez and Adams County need, deserve and want an elected school board. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, August 22, 2020 12:10 am

News

Natchez contractor remembered by friends, colleagues for unique style

Natchez lost “one of a kind” with the recent death of Thomas Daniel “Danny” Smith. Smith, 69, died Aug. 13 and was buried Aug. 15 ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, August 18, 2020 7:59 pm

News

Former Monmouth owners ‘heartbroken’ by news of Smith’s death

Lani and Ron Riches were in their 30s in 1978 when they moved to Natchez and took on the task of restoring Monmouth. Monmouth, the ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, August 18, 2020 7:51 pm

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Tourism is making a comeback in Natchez

While driving to work one morning this week, I spied something elusive, something we’ve been sorely missing here, something very valuable. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, August 14, 2020 7:08 pm

Business

New food service venture takes off for Natchez cooks

Twenty-nine minutes. That’s how long it took for new Natchez phenom, Sissy and The Continental Cook, to sell out of its weekly offerings on Friday ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, August 7, 2020 8:24 pm

News

Locals recall Charles Evers as civil rights icon

Tony Byrne said Charles Evers never got the credit he deserved. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 5:29 pm

News

Natchez civil rights activists foiled a plot to kill John Lewis in 1960s

A Natchez civil rights activist played an important role in helping the late John Lewis to survive a plot to take his life. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:41 pm

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Natchez has a good vibe going after election

It seems the mood is a little brighter in Natchez today, the future more hopeful. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, July 17, 2020 7:46 pm

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Remember to Shop Smart as businesses reopen

It was good to have lunch as a dine-in customer Friday at Natchez Coffee Co. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, May 15, 2020 7:24 pm

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Shop Smart is responsible way to reopen

Oh, I am so sick of this virus! Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, May 1, 2020 8:13 pm

COVID-19

Doctor: Local COVID-19 curve appears to be flattening

Natchez was expected to hit a peak with the number of cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus on about April 24. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, May 1, 2020 7:46 pm

COVID-19

Elective procedures resume at Merit Health Natchez

Elective procedures, such as colonoscopies and mammograms, are the lifeblood economically for many hospitals. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:43 pm

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Spend your stimulus money at local businesses

Never before has it been more important for those of us who live in and love the Miss-Lou to spend our money with small businesses ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, April 24, 2020 8:18 pm

News

Sunday Focus: Area small businesses in crosshairs of virus pandemic

Life has changed for most of us who are staying home as much as possible in hopes the COVID-19 novel coronavirus will run its course ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, April 17, 2020 8:36 pm

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Here’s to hoping we return to normal soon

How are you doing? Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, April 17, 2020 7:05 pm

News

‘People need to know how bad this is’: First local patient to test positive with COVID-19 tells story

For the protection of the individuals in this story, The Natchez Democrat agreed to keep their identity anonymous. Those who were in contact with the ... Read more

by Jan Griffey, Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:07 pm

News

Natchez residents invited to Tableaux Friday night

Natchez residents are invited to attend the first evening of the Historic Natchez Tableaux for free on Friday, March 13. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Monday, March 9, 2020 6:38 pm

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Azaleas blooming in time for Spring Pilgrimage

When I backed out of my driveway Friday morning, I noticed the most delightful sight in my front yard: My azalea is blooming! Read more

by Jan Griffey, Friday, March 6, 2020 8:36 pm

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Girl Scouts makes leaders out of young girls

Cynthia Dollar was my Brownie leader when I was growing up in Natchez. We met in the basement of what was St. Mary Cathedral. Read more

by Jan Griffey, Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:01 am

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