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Three reportedly injured in separate weekend shootings

NATCHEZ - One woman was shot Monday morning after she allegedly attempted to burglarize a home. Natchez Police Capt. Scott Frye said officers found that a woman had allegedly attempted to rob the homeowner at 203 Alabama St. Frye said the homeowner was not injured, but that woman inside the house wa

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Panic in store created after man reportedly pulls out gun during altercation

NATCHEZ - Two men were arrested Monday night after one allegedly removed a pistol from its holster during an altercation. After two men in a Ford F350 bumped a BMW 543i in the parking lot of Ollie's Bargain Outlet at the Natchez Mall, the vehicle owners reportedly got into an altercation in the park

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Storm damage in Russellville - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Russellville was hit with a confirmed tornado during Monday's storms. Reports of damage are coming in, including the Waffle House and near Central Alabama Credit Union on U.S. 43. The fire department reports damage at Road Gear too. Power is out along the highway. Firefighters say Lawrence Street tr

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Sunday Focus: Recent floods have sparked fierce debate about control of Mississippi River

NATCHEZ - The Mississippi River reached its fourth-highest crest ever at Natchez on Saturday - yet based on recent history, that figure is just par for the course. With the river exceeding the 57-foot level at the Natchez gauge, this year's flood stage would fall short of only three in Natchez's rec


Miss-Lou Easter Egg Hunt coming up

This will be my 26th year of gathering toys and sponsors for this annual Easter Egg Hunt held in Duncan Park. It is a great community event and impossible without the help of so many people. It continues to be the most popular egg hunt for many miles around. It will draw children from as far as Jena


Erosion headaches return to MLK road

NATCHEZ - Just three months after Adams County fixed an erosion problem on Martin Luther King Jr. Road, the problem has returned and supervisors are considering suing the company that made the original repairs.The Adams County Board of Supervisors President Calvin Butler said Monday that Camo Constr

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All you need to know about Spring Pilgrimage in Natchez, Mississippi

Natchez, Mississippi's annual Spring Pilgrimage - a month-long series of historic antebellum house tours and events - is the city's top tourism draw and one that seems to get bigger and better every year. People around the world flock to Natchez each spring (this year's Spring Pilgrimage runs from M


Good news caps off end of winter

With Tuesday marking the first official day of spring, let us take a moment to look back at the good news that capped off the last full week of winter.The Natchez Fire Department received approval to hire part-time firefighters, a move that could send the understaffed department at least some assist

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Rising flood levels are troubling

As the Mississippi River continues to swell toward its expected crest later this week, the frequency at which higher flood levels seem to be coming cannot be ignored. On Monday the river was at more than 56 feet on the Natchez river gauge and was forecast to reach a height of 57 feet on Saturday whe


Krewe of Killarney preps for greenest day of year

Natchez - The Krewe of Killarney has selected Eddie Walker to throw the snakes out of Natchez and be Saint Patrick for the St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday. The St. Patrick's Day parade will begin at 6 p.m. in front of the St. Mary Family Life Center on Main Street and proceed down Main Street t


Family: Are human remains from fire scene that of loved one?

NATCHEZ - The family of Joey Washington, Natchez native and part-time resident, believes skeletal remains recovered Saturday from a Feb. 22, house fire in Wesson may be him Washington has been missing ever since his father's house in Wesson burned down Feb. 22, said his aunt Deedra Madison of Natche


Refinancing for Natchez Convention Center a step closer

NATCHEZ - Natchez moved a step closer toward the refinancing of more than $7 million in debt on the Natchez Convention Center, though one citizen voiced concerns Tuesday regarding the process. Natchez aldermen voted unanimously at Tuesday's regular meeting to hire an underwriter to aid in the refina


DA advises Jury on ordinance matter

District Attorney Brad Burget advised the Concordia Parish Police Jury on March 7 that it should notify violators of parish ordinances through certified mail and not through justices of the peace or constables. The letter was discussed briefly at the Jury's regular meeting Monday night. In recent we


Gov. Phil Bryant to Chris McDaniel on Senate switch: 'This is not the business for you'

A major internecine Republican battle is brewing over U.S. Senate midterm elections in Mississippi, one that could even split the more conservative, tea party-leaning branch of the state GOP. Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday said state Sen. Chris McDaniel appears more interested in his own political car


Vidalia to launch utility rate study

The Town of Vidalia plans to launch a utility rate study and will choose between two companies who specialize in the work. Mayor Buz Craft said the town has two quotes - one for $14,300 from Nowlins and Associates and another totaling $17,200 from BHA Inc. Also, at the regular board of aldermen meet


Aldermen seek proposals for new waste collection company

NATCHEZ - Waste companies can now submit their proposals to become Natchez's next waste and recycling hauler. City officials Tuesday approved the document that tells companies what the city is looking for in terms of services - now interested companies must in turn tell the city what those services


Brothers among 4 charged in separate burglaries

Two brothers are charged with burglary in the March 12 break-in of Adolph Rose Antiques, 717 Clay St. Vicksburg police Sgt. Johnnie Edwards said Thomas Gray, 27, and Antonio Gray, 21, both of 1435 Virginia Lloyd Drive, Raymond, were arrested by officers at the store. Antonio Gray is also charged in


Guilty plea in Adams County murder

NATCHEZ - A Natchez man pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in connection with a January 2017 shooting on Morgantown Road. Elijah Hall, 41, 205 St. Mary St., was sentenced to 25 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections after Hall pleaded guilty to shooting his then-girlfriend, Jo


Vidalia students honor school shooting victims

Vidalia - More than 260 desks were empty Wednesday morning at Vidalia Junior High School. The students who normally fill those seats assembled quietly on the front lawn of the school. Some circled together in groups, holding hands and praying. Others stood by and watched solemnely. Students of Vidal


Ferriday meeting: 'Pillow talk,' insults and lawsuits

At the Ferriday Board of Aldermen regular meeting Tuesday night, the police chief - who previously filed a lawsuit against the town and the mayor -- said Ferriday is in trouble and officers are involved in "pillow talk." An alderman asked the mayor to step down and said she made him "sick." A local