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Photo gallery: Natchez hosts Grand Masonic Congress this week

NATCHEZ — Free Masons and members of the Order of the Eastern Star from across the region are in Natchez this week as part of the 59th Biennial Session of the General Grand Masonic Congress and the 58th Biennial Session of the Supreme Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.Members of the int

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT - 2018-07-16 00:00:00

Four people arrested on drug-related charges

While watching the residence, deputies stopped James Holoman, after he left a residence and drove away in a white Cadillac. Patten said Holoman admitted to deputies that he purchased the drug Suboxone from Aaron Cade Cloy, who reportedly lived at the residence.

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT - 2018-07-16 00:00:00

Deputies use stun gun on suspect

NATCHEZ— A Natchez man who was arrested late Saturday night after leading Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a chase and resisting arrest was released on a recognizance bond soon after he was arrested.Kelvin Johnson, 20, no address provided, was charged with possession of marijuana in a churc

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT - 2018-07-17 00:01:00

Plenty of silver linings last week

Good news was evident in the Miss-Lou last week even if it was not readily apparent.Scratch the surface and look a little deeper, however, and you’ll see the good news that lies beneath the surface.Below is a look at some of those gems.

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT - 2018-07-17 00:01:00

County considers updating fire gear

NATCHEZ— Adams County’s volunteer firefighters need upgraded equipment, county fire coordinator Darryl Smith told supervisors during a Monday meeting.Firefighters in the Liberty Road, Kingston, Lake Montrose and Foster Mound fire departments, specifically, need upgraded breathing apparatuses, Smith

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT - 2018-07-17 00:01:00

Let’s hear it for genuine enthusiasm

Imagining a better cheerleader for Natchez and the Miss-Lou than Scott Kimbrell is difficult to do.Gray Montgomery, the 90-year-old World War II veteran who recently decided to walk the Natchez Trace to make sure everyone knows how great Natchez, may top Kimbrell, but that’s a different story.Jennif

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT - 2018-07-17 00:01:00

One woman found dead in early Saturday morning house fire

“Given the time of day and the vehicle (in the) driveway, it appears that there was only one person,” Freeman said. “We did a search as standard procedure.”


City needs to sell off excess properties

Like a household that over the years has collected a myriad of random tchotchkes, the City of Natchez has wound up as collector of random property.And like a bloated household, the City needs a plan to part ways with some of the land it has acquired.Call it a city garage sale, if you will. In actual


Stantec hired for Sherman Avenue drainage project - The Vicksburg Post

Stantec has been hired to do the engineering for the Sherman Avenue drainage project in the Kings community.The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday authorized Mayor George Flaggs Jr. to sign an agreement with the engineering firm not to exceed $74,500 to do the preparations for the project, which is

VICKSBURG POST - 2018-07-16 23:35:20

Murphy’s big hit helps Nationals beat Mets 6-1

Dave Martinez picked the right moment for Daniel Murphy.The first-year manager is hoping for more big plays for Washington in the final part of the season.Murphy drove in two runs against his former team with a pinch-hit single in Washington's five-run seventh inning, helping the Nationals beat the

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2018-07-15 18:22:00

Natchez teen excited to audition for 'American Idol' July 20 - The Vicksburg Post

From The Natchez DemocratNATCHEZ — Drew Kiekel said she has been a fan of “American Idol” her whole life.“I’ve grown up on it,” said Kiekel, who will be turning 16 next week before she travels to New Orleans to audition July 20 for “American Idol.”


We need to avoid CAVE mentality

“Not in my backyard,” they said and the deal vanished. The move was pretty amazing given that the tire plant is a hulk of a building, slap in the middle of a residential neighborhood and has been there for decades and decades. What’s worse is how fast the city seemed to let the deal vanish without m


Second suspect arrested in Jackson Avenue shooting that left one man dead Thursday

Chaney, of 2826 Jackson Ave., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on one count of second-degree murder.

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-07-15 22:34:00

McComb Police searching for an indecent exposure suspect

According to police, witnesses said they saw the driver of a small, black car expose himself before he left the scene. Investigators believe the suspect was in a 2012-2013 four door Chrysler 200.


Monroe woman charged with intent to distribute several drugs

Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Monroe woman on suspicion of possessing several drugs with intent to distribute on Saturday after the suspect's vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation.Deputies stopped the vehicle driven by Keia Yates, 28, of 1850 Hwy 594, Monroe, for crossing the c


Natchez is not alone, shares similar issues with other cities

Sometimes living in Natchez is a little like living in a bubble.Unlike Vicksburg to the north and Brookhaven to the east, Natchez doesn’t have an interstate connecting the town to thousands of travelers every day.The city does have the Mississippi River and the Natchez Trace, both once significant s


Expanding services: Great River celebrates new addition to dealerships

NATCHEZ — Great River dealerships opened a new lot last month that has since increased the automotive selection, service and provided more jobs in Natchez.Great River Imports, which celebrated its grand opening on June 11, offers a broader range of options for customers, said David Carter, the Gener


UPDATE: Missing six-year-old girl found

Officers were called to a home in the 3100 block of Looney Street around 2:30 p.m. after the child, Teleah Wilson, was not found in the home after being left in the care of a woman identified as Charlotte Hodge.


Co-Lin increases scholarships in time for fall

From The Daily LeaderWESSON — Copiah-Lincoln Community College has announced an increase to the academic scholarships available to incoming freshmen and returning students on all three campuses beginning in the fall 2018 semester.“We are excited to announce that despite budget challenges, the colleg


Man faces charges in truck stop beating death

The Daily Leader of Brookhaven reported that deputies arrested Dedrick Perkins, 37, of Bogue Chitto, in connection with the death of Corbitte Smith, 27.