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Here’s a start: Close Penitentiary at Parchman

State officials should close Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman and do it quickly. Read more

3 days ago by Jan Griffey.

Be careful on Silver Street during flooding

The Mississippi River at Natchez is lapping over Silver Street again this year and city officials closed the street to through traffic on Friday. Read more

3 days ago by Editorial Board.

Rep. Johnson represents state well in House

Mississippi District 94 Rep. Robert Johnson, D-Natchez, was recently selected the Mississippi House Democratic leader. Read more

4 days ago by Editorial Board.

Fire protection is better consolidated

How is it that the city and county end up in what feels like a never-ending game of political chicken when it comes to fire ... Read more

5 days ago by Editorial Board.

Margaret Martin building deserves protection

Last April, The City of Natchez agreed to spend approximately $56,000 to repair plumbing at the Margaret Martin building. Read more

6 days ago by Editorial Board.

Come help us renovate Margaret Martin

Last week was a sad week for the Mississippi Landmark we all know and love as Margaret Martin — the old Natchez High School. Read more

6 days ago by Top of the morning.

We are telling stories of unsung heroes of Miss-Lou

Over the past several weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know several Natchez residents a lot better than I knew them before. Read more

7 days ago by Scott Hawkins.

Good news from young and old last week

The efforts and contributions of local citizens — young and old — were on display last week. Read more

7 days ago by Editorial Board.

We are closer to living King’s dream

On Monday the nation will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Read more

1 week ago by Editorial Board.

Natchez Historical Society meeting is Jan. 28

“Restoration Plans for Historic Windsor Ruins, the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians and Historic Jefferson College” are topics that will be addressed at the ... Read more

1 week ago by Top of the morning.

Pro-Life Natchez prayer vigil is Wednesday

Jan. 22 marks the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. Read more

1 week ago by Letters to the Editor.

Be prepared for another long flood season

The Mississippi River surpassed the 48-foot flood stage in Natchez on Wednesday and is expected to crest at 51.5 feet on Jan. 30. Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

American Legion Auxiliary conference is this weekend

The American Legion Auxiliary turned 100 years old Nov. 10, 2019. We are celebrating a century of honoring and helping our nation’s veterans, service members ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Top of the morning.

Government can be answer to problems

Government officials are often excoriated for being wasteful, corrupt and self-serving. Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Reeves has work cut out for him from start

Tate Reeves was sworn in as Mississippi’s 65th governor Tuesday, replacing outgoing two-term Gov. Phil Bryant. Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Join us for HNF’s annual meeting on Friday

The Historic Natchez Foundation invites the Natchez community to attend its annual meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at foundation headquarters in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Top of the morning.

Pondering crime and punishment in new year

Natchez and Adams County officials had some really good news to share last week. Read more

2 weeks ago by Scott Hawkins.

Plenty of good news in Miss-Lou last week

The first week of the New Year in the Miss-Lou was filled will news good news in every corner of the region. Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Need exists for temporary shelter

Despite a strong national economy, homelessness is a growing problem throughout many parts of the United States and the Miss-Lou is no exception. Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Spring 2020 special interest classes at Co-Lin

New year, new classes! Copiah-Lincoln Community College is welcoming back faculty, staff and students after the holidays and we would like to welcome you to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Top of the morning.

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