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State must address criminal justice inadequacies

Mississippi has a crime problem. Read more

41 mins ago by Scott Hawkins.

State’s criminal justice system fails again

An off-duty state trooper is dead and at least one of the suspects in the killing was under house arrest with the Mississippi Department of ... Read more

44 mins ago by Editorial Board.

It’s easier to play victim than be accountable

Accountability is a willingness to accept responsibility for one’s actions. And while sometimes it is easier to play victim because it excuses us from taking ... Read more

4 days ago by Top of the morning.

Register to vote by Oct. 5

Remember this date: Oct. 5. Read more

4 days ago by Editorial Board.

Here’s a way you can help during uncertain time

Perhaps not everything about this COVID-19 pandemic situation has been negative. Families are spending more time together. More people are honing their cooking skills by ... Read more

5 days ago by Oxford Eagle Staff.

Our boat may be small, but opportunities great

When he was president, John F. Kennedy kept a small bronze plaque on his desk. Read more

5 days ago by Top of the morning.

Blood drive, Covid-19 antibody testing Aug. 12

Thank you so much to the generous people of the Miss-Lou for donating blood last week at the O’Connor Family Life Center. An astounding 60 ... Read more

1 week ago by Top of the morning.

For the love of this community, please wear a mask

Wear a mask. Please. We know. They are uncomfortable. We don’t like them either. Read more

1 week ago by Editorial Board.

Don’t defund police; retrain people to comply

Do you know what stands between us, the law-abiding, peace-loving, God-fearing citizens of Natchez and street thugs, violence, chaos and anarchy? It’s “The Thin Blue ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Top of the morning.

Natchez lost champion we won’t soon replace

Just about everyone who met Bob M. Dearing instantly became his friend. Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Phillip West: ‘Only truth will make us all free’

This article is written in response to an opinion written by Jan Griffey general manager of The Natchez Democrat, and published in the July 19 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Top of the morning.

Transparency is key to successful administration

I told a friend just this week that the fast-tracked inauguration, followed by two back-to-back Board of Aldermen meetings, is a little like being thrown ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Top of the morning.

Board shows commitment to open meetings

We welcome the new attitude of governance from Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson and the newly elected board of aldermen. Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Hoping Natchez board will work together

Dan Gibson’s tenure as mayor got off to a positive start last week with an organizational meeting to make appointments to city offices including city ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Tired of COVID-19? Do your part to help end it

I’m tired of COVID-19 as I am sure most of you are, too. Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Thanks for leadership, Charles Evers

Southwest Mississippi lost a great civil rights leader earlier this week when Charles Evers died at the age of 97. Read more

3 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Dawning of new day in store for Natchez, region

Today marks a new era in local government for Natchez and the entire region. Read more

3 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Blood drive, free COVID-19 antibody testing

We are in the midst of a critical blood shortage along with the COVID-19 pandemic. The national blood supply is in danger of collapse, and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Top of the morning.

College football on the brink

If you love college football, prepare to be disappointed. Read more

3 weeks ago by Top of the morning.

Wear your face mask; it is right thing to do

I hate wearing a mask. It irritates the back of my ears and makes it hard for me to breathe. Read more

3 weeks ago by Scott Hawkins.

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