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Pushing income tax elimination uphill

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was doomed to an eternity of pushing a boulder uphill. Modern proponents of state-based tax reform can relate. A failed experiment ... Read more

6 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Voting machine search a political minefield

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — If Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin needed another indication about the politically dicey nature of his work to replace Louisiana’s ... Read more

6 hours ago by Staff Reports.

Oh, the places we’ve gone, thanks to Seuss

Think back to the very first book you ever read, even before grade school. For some, it’s “One Fish, Two Fish,” the “The Cat in ... Read more

6 hours ago by Editorial Board.

Thank goodness St. Mary damage can be repaired

Fear struck my heart last week when I heard St. Mary Basilica suffered water damage during our unusual winter storm. That glorious, gorgeous church was ... Read more

4 days ago by Jan Griffey.

Natchez Stewpot fundraiser next week fights hunger one bowl at a time

Empty Bowls will be held Sunday, March 7 from 11:30am until 1pm at the north end of Broadway in downtown Natchez.  Empty Bowls is a ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

Be like Tiger, pick up the pieces and press on

This week, Adam County Christian School’s head baseball coach Jake Winston said his team had learned to play every game like it is their last, ... Read more

4 days ago by Editorial Board.

Now that ice has melted, we are left with potholes

Once the several-inch-thick coat of ice melts from the highways and roads of Mississippi, expect another hazard to take its place: potholes. When water freezes ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

What a wonderful world in which we live

2021 is picking right up where 2020 left off. As the Chinese proverb ominously declares: May you live in interesting times. Can anybody remember a ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Kudos to Natchez Police officers arrests in cold murder case

It’s not often law enforcement officials solve cold case homicides. We hear how the first hours and days after a crime are the most fruitful ... Read more

5 days ago by Editorial Board.

Cassidy sees backlash over impeachment vote

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy seems ready to move on from his vote to convict former President Donald Trump in the latest impeachment trial, but Trump ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

State finds wedge issue even amid pandemic

Some Mississippi legislators thought the 2021 session might be tightly focused on responding to the coronavirus pandemic, and that might dampen enthusiasm for delving into ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Help your area by reporting storm damages

Undoubtedly, many have suffered damages from last week’s severe winter storms. We’ve seen reports of trees on houses, leaks inside of buildings and other damages ... Read more

1 week ago by Editorial Board.

This week will only be a memory soon

Call it Snowpocalypse, Snowmaggedon or simply the Winter of Our Discontent, the storm that rolled in overnight a week ago today packed a wallop. For ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Not everyone in jail deserves to be there

There is increasing political movement toward introducing less punishment and more rehabilitation into the Mississippi criminal justice system. In Deuteronomy 25:2 God says: “If the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Constitution change could strengthen independents

When former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. was weighing a run for governor in 2019, research was done on whether he could ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Issue closest to lawmakers’ hearts is on its way

A smile can be seen behind Rep. Jim Beckett’s Ole Miss facemask when he is asked if his colleagues are already coming to him to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Group working to control feral cat population

If you have driven around Natchez in the last couple of years, you have probably been struck by the number of feral cat colonies that ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Vaccination crew caring, competent

To the EDITOR: Adams County received the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine in early January. With age on our side, my husband and I ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration 2021 will not disappoint

I doubt anyone would disagree the past year has been filled with new challenges that have forced us to change many habits and plans. In ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Top of the morning.

We can all help prevent crime here

Thanks to the efforts of Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten and his deputies and officers and investigators at the Natchez Police Department, as well as ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

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