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Sheriff’s deputies respond to dog-in-distress call Thursday, find malnourished dogs

NATCHEZ — Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a dog-in-distress call in the Broadmoor area Thursday morning, officials said. “What got us to the call was somebody spotted a dog in a ditch,” said Jerry Brown, chief deputy Adams County Sheriff’s Office.


Natchez-Adams School District graduation rate beats state, nation

NATCHEZ — Graduation rates for the Natchez-Adams School District outperformed the state and the most recent national graduation rates, according to numbers released by the Mississippi Department of Education on Thursday.


Adams Co. sheriff’s deputy survives DUI crash

NATCHEZ, MS (WLBT) - A lieutenant with the sheriff’s department survived a terrible car crash involving an alleged drunk driver. “God was definitely looking out for me,” said Stanley Searcy Jr with the Adams County Sheriff’s Department.


The Viewfinder: School crossing guard enjoys keeping people safe on roads

NATCHEZ — For Johnny Ray Burr being a crossing guard is more than just a job. “It’s really a present for me to be able to do this,” Burr said. At a82 years old, Burr has spent 25 years of his life directing traffic outside of local schools for 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoo


Mississippi school bus overturns with 2 children, 2 adults aboard

BOLTON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi school bus has overturned in a wreck near Bolton. Maj. Pete Luke, of the Hinds County Sheriff's Office, says two children, an adult bus monitor and the driver were aboard when the accident happened Thursday.


Natchez begins work on monument to honor victims of 1965 civil rights injustices

NATCHEZ — Plans to build a monument that commemorates an important piece of Mississippi civil rights history will soon come to fruition after Natchez aldermen agreed earlier this week to start engraving the granite portion of the monument.


Decision 2019: Qualifiers continue to sign up for 2019 county elections

NATCHEZ — Several more candidates have qualified in the Adams County Circuit Clerk’s office to run in this year’s county elections. Calvin Butler, incumbent Adams County Supervisor District 5, filed as a Democrat to run for reelection.


Pit bulls that attacked woman euthanized

NATCHEZ — Two pit bulls that attacked an Adams County woman on Dec. 21 have been euthanized, Adams County Sheriff’s Office officials said. “We had a veterinarian come out and check the dogs out,” said Jerry Brown, chief deputy ACSO, “and the vet said the dogs were too dangerous to remain in society.


‘Devil’s Walking’ author to give presentation about Martin Luther King Jr., Natchez Friday

NATCHEZ — In 1966, a Natchez man was brutally murdered — kidnapped, shot multiple times and his body dumped over a bridge into a creek — but the men who did it walked free.


Fatal crash in George County, Mississippi

GEORGE COUNTY, Miss., (WKRG) -- The Mississippi Highway patrol says a one-vehicle crash has claimed the life of one woman Thursday night. Authorites say Lisa Vess of Lucedale was driving east on Highway 612 near Red Creek Church Road. The Nissan Altima she was driving left the road and then crashed


Natchez man arrested after drug bust

NATCHEZ — A Natchez man faces drug charges after the Adams County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Response Team executed a search warrant at his house early Sunday, officials said.


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Dunleith is important to Natchez

News that historic Dunleith will soon be on the auction block may have saddened, even shocked some local residents. Whether or not we realize it, Dunleith is one of a handful of images of Natchez that defines us to the world.


DeMikal McCoy excels both on court and classroom

VIDALIA — Senior small forward DeMikal McCoy has been a consistent contributor for the Vidalia High School Vikings this year averaging approximately 10 points per game so far this season.


Sales tax collections $41.8 million

Sales tax collections for almost three dozen governmental entities totaled $41,826,583 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. The collections are listed in the Concordia Parish School Board’s annual audit released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.


Inmate hangs self at East Mississippi Correctional Facility

A inmate at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility was found hanging in his cell Thursday evening, authorities said. Guards found the 34-year-old man hanging and performed CPR before he was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:45 p.m, said Lauderdale County Coroner Clayto


Eric Brace, Peter Cooper & Thomm Jutz To Release RIVERLAND

Riverland is the new album from Eric Brace, Peter Cooper & Thomm Jutz on Nashville based Red Beet Records. It's a concept album, a daring thing in these days of shuffle modes and short attention. It's about Mississippi - both the big river and the troubled-but-beautiful state - though Brace is a Was


Missing man out of Mississippi Co., MO considered endangered

CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) - A man well-loved by a Mississippi County community has gone missing. According to Cpt. Barry W. Morgan with the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office, Lucas Conyers was last seen on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in Sikeston, Mo.


Mississippi WIC funded through February amid shutdown

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health announced Friday that its special supplemental program for Women, Infants and Children will continue full operations through the end of February despite the federal government shutdown.


Two Mississippi County residents face drugs and weapons charges

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -Two people face drug and weapons charges in Mississippi County. A press release from the Mississippi County Sheriff’s office said a search warrant was executed on Jan. 11 on the 400 block of Summit Street in Blytheville.