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Sheriff Travis Patten said he has tested positive for COVID-19

NATCHEZ — Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said he has tested positive for COVID-19. Patten said a couple of  weeks ago when his body started ... Read more

3 hours ago by Ben Hillyer.

Sunday update: Cases of COVID-19 increase across Southwest Mississippi

The number of COVID-19 cases rose across southwest Mississippi as residents continue to grapple with the spread of the virus.  Read more

6 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Concordia Parish reports first case of COVID-19

Concordia Parish reported its first positive case of COVID-19 Saturday evening. The Concordia Parish Office of Homeland Security said it received confirmation of the case ... Read more

10 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Adams County coroner reports first COVID-19 death

A southwest Mississippi man died from COVID-19 in Natchez Saturday morning. Adams County Coroner James Lee said he was called to Merit Health Natchez Saturday ... Read more

1 day ago by Ben Hillyer.

Homestead exemption deadline extended; EOC releases county COVID-19 update

The Natchez-Adams County Emergency Operations Center released the following statement Friday evening: Courthouse and Adams County offices The Adams County Courthouse and other county offices ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

Saturday update: Wilkinson County COVID-19 cases up; Mississippi cases up to 663

Wilkinson County continues to see an uptick in confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Mississippi State Department of Health reported on Saturday an additional 2 confirmed ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

Wilkinson County COVID-19 infection rate highest in state

With nine confirmed cases of COVID-19, Wilkinson County has the highest infection rate in the state. Read more

2 days ago by Ben Hillyer.

County workforce put on rotation because of COVID-19 pandemic

By SCOTT HAWKINS The Natchez Democrat NATCHEZ — Some Adams County employees will soon be staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During a special-called ... Read more

2 days ago by Scott Hawkins.

EMA director: County, city need to get on same page

Natchez-Adams County Emergency Management Director Robert Bradford Sr. urged Adams County supervisors Friday morning to get city officials on the same page with the county ... Read more

2 days ago by Scott Hawkins.

Pregnant inmate’s request for bond reduction denied

A bond reduction for a pregnant Adams County murder suspect was denied Friday morning in Circuit Court with Judge Debra W. Blackwell presiding. Read more

2 days ago by Sabrina Robertson.

Banners put up to support region’s health care heroes

Christy Anderson had a message for her hometown heroes. She just needed a little help from two area companies to deliver it to them. Read more

2 days ago by Ben Hillyer.

Adams County cases of COVID-19 double; Mississippi total up 94 cases

The number of COVID-19 cases in Adams County doubled overnight — from 3 cases Thursday to 6 cases Friday — after the Mississippi Department of ... Read more

2 days ago by Ben Hillyer.

A little face time: Residents find ways to stay in contact with parents at Magnolia Village

Older people are more at risk as medical authorities say the symptoms of COVID-19 are more severe for them, so it isn’t surprising that nursing ... Read more

3 days ago by Patrick Murphy.

City grants casino request to postpone portion of lease payments

City of Natchez officials granted Magnolia Bluffs Casino forbearance on the casino’s April lease payment so the casino could continue paying its employees during the ... Read more

3 days ago by Sabrina Robertson.

Natchez Walmart manager donates supplies to Natchez Fire Department to aid with COVID-19 pandemic

Through the generosity of one Natchez Walmart manager, the Natchez Fire Department has supplies to help aid in the COVID-19 pandemic in Adams County. Read more

3 days ago by Patrick Murphy.

Faith & Family: Local churches adapt during virus crisis

Local churches are entering the third week of social distancing to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and many of the churches are finding new ... Read more

3 days ago by Scott Hawkins.

Local physician tells city leaders spread of virus is greater than what state is reporting

The spread of COVID-19 in Adams County is far greater than what the state is reporting, a local physician told officials during a special-called meeting ... Read more

3 days ago by Sabrina Robertson.

Updated (3/26): Area business, government services, event changes amid virus concerns

(If you want to add your business, event or attraction to this list email ben.hillyer@natchezdemocrat.com) Restaurants offering carryout and curbside delivery Applebee’s — open regular ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Mississippi COVID-19 cases increase by 28%, including new cases in Southwest Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports 108 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. The new cases include one new confirmed case in Adams County, 3 ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Dos and don’ts about city’s stay-at-home order

On Wednesday, Natchez Mayor Darryl Grennell signed a “stay-at-home” order for residents of the City of Natchez that will be enforced by the Natchez Police ... Read more

4 days ago by Sabrina Robertson.

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