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Don’t miss chance to celebrate mom

Today we celebrate the person in our lives who is arguably the most important: Our mother. When we are young, she is the center of ... Read more

1 day ago by Editorial Board.

Auditor’s school project would be helpful here

The Natchez-Adams School District, and to a much lesser extent Adams County Christian School and Cathedral, will soon come into a bunch of money as ... Read more

2 days ago by Jan Griffey.

Russia’s Putin making aggressive moves near Alaska

“They’re our next-door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.”—Sarah Palin ROLLING FORK — No, ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

What’s next for Natchez tourism?

First, I would like to say thank you to everyone who has welcomed me into our community. I am honored and blessed to be part ... Read more

4 days ago by Top of the morning.

Wicker opposes Biden’s rush toward socialism

About a year ago, when the coronavirus first gripped our nation, House Democratic Whip James Clyburn described the unfolding crisis as “a tremendous opportunity to ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

It’s time to get back into workforce

As high school seniors and college seniors graduate this month, now is the time to get out and secure a job while the need for ... Read more

4 days ago by Editorial Board.

Cathedral’s Crawfish Countdown is back — bigger, better

This Friday evening Cathedral school will host the 37th Annual Crawfish Countdown. We were not able to celebrate the 36th year due to the pandemic ... Read more

6 days ago by Top of the morning.

Mississippi legislators sidestep some division

Mississippi lawmakers grabbed national headlines this year by banning transgender athletes from competing on girls’ or women’s sports teams. They walked away from some other ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Barbershop not finished after cutting 65 years

Running a successful small business is difficult at best. For a business to reach the ripe old age of 65 is a significant accomplishment to ... Read more

6 days ago by Editorial Board.

Every adult responsible for children’s safety

When you were a child, everything that the adults in your life did or said around you tempered who you would become later in life. ... Read more

1 week ago by Editorial Board.

Gunn doesn’t see health care as a Christian issue

Health care advocates, many health care providers and others who desperately want to see the state expand Medicaid to cover primarily the working poor blame ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Watchdog report bleak on Mississippi prisons

JACKSON (AP) — Bloody clashes that brought Mississippi’s prison system under federal scrutiny last year were part of a dramatic increase in reported cases of ... Read more

1 week ago by Top of the morning.

Reminisce about a great newspaperman

“Let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories about the deaths of kings…”—King Richard II CLARKSDALE—It has been 24 years this month since ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Property tax abatements an incentive for growth

History is happening in our city. A local realtor reported to me this week that we have only 75 active real estate listings in the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Top of the morning.

Tomorrow not guaranteed, so make today count

Someone once said, “Live every day like it could be your last.” We spend their whole lives dreaming about tomorrow, working for tomorrow and worrying ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Sacrifices made for city’s fire safety

Natchez’s fire safety standards have come a long way in 81 years. Hearing of someone’s death caused by a fire seems like a rare occurrence. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Tax overhaul gains momentum, but what approach?

With two weeks of the legislative session complete, Louisiana’s Republican legislative leaders have speeded ahead with a rewrite of the state’s tax system, but without ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

New era of cooperation in Legislature

On the final day of the 2021 legislative session in early April, Speaker Philip Gunn spoke of the “good spirit of cooperation” that had permeated ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Top of the morning.

Voters should be able to count on representatives

Mississippians’ best recourse for getting action on an issue when the state’s legislature is uncooperative or uninterested has been through a ballot initiative. Now, the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Now, what do you mean by that?

“I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain.” — Lily Tomlin ROLLING FORK — Linguists maintain that the English language ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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