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AAA’s will turn Natchez around

Acollective sense of dread looms about the direction in which the Natchez area is headed.With a declining population and sputtering economy, the trajectory seems alarming to many.But as many commencement speeches this time of year suggest, the future is not pre-determined for us. We can choose to be

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Natchez makes USA TODAY’s Top 10 ‘Best Historic Small Towns’ list

Natchez is No. 5 on the latest Top 10 in USA TODAY rankings for “Best Historic Small Town,” the national news site announced Friday.“I’m thrilled!” said Jennifer Ogden Combs, executive director of Visit Natchez and Natchez Convention Promotion Commission, upon hearing the news Friday. “I am incredib


Police: Attempted murder suspect also stole victim’s car

NATCHEZ — The list of charges against a Natchez man who police say shot his ex-girlfriend last week got even longer, after police added a charge of stealing the woman’s car following the incident.Already facing charges of attempted murder, burglary of a dwelling and aggravated stalking from his arre


Inaugural Bishop Gunn Crawfish Boil kicks off in Natchez

In total, C&M Crawfish went through over 3,000 pounds of crawfish. That's enough to feed over 1,000 people.


Woman assaulted at Ferriday car wash dies

The May 9 attack was captured on security video, which Madison says led to the arrest Tuesday of 20-year-old Donteale K. Carter, who has a Friday morning hearing on a charge of second-degree battery.


Police arrest man in shooting

NATCHEZ— A man who allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend Saturday night is in police custody after officers arrested him Monday night.Natchez Police Chief Walter Armstrong said Riley Trask, 32, entered the residence of his ex-girlfriend on Sgt. Henry L. Brown Drive just before midnight Saturday, assaulte


Moped driver busted for pot

NATCHEZ— A Natchez man surprised veteran law enforcement officers when they found three bags of marijuana hidden underneath the seat of his moped during a traffic stop May 3.As a result of that traffic stop, Police arrested 30-year-old Dewayne M. Young, 207-B Dumas Drive, Tuesday on a warrant for fe


Bishop Gunn helps Natchez ‘Shine on’

They did it in fine fashion, hosting the Bishop Gunn Crawfish Boil with plenty of crawfish, shrimp and fixin’s to please everyone.


Complaints say Natchez violated Mississippi open meeting act

The Clarion-LedgerreportedMonday that the private negotiation of the contract by Natchez officials may have violated the state's open meetings act. The Mississippi Justice Institute, an arm of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, filed a complaint against Natchez with the Mississippi Ethics Com


SNAP Grant Funded Home Repairs for Natchez Retiree

Ms. Dee, 77, had spent most of her working life as a housekeeper and worked as a caregiver for the elderly. Now retired, she said the rotted siding had been a persistent problem for about six years. There was also a broken light pole outside of her home that was cobbled together with two chains.


A new legacy: Alcorn’s McNair Jr. won’t let family history affect his journey

The name McNair is synonymous with Alcorn State University football.When Brave fans hear the name McNair, they more than likely think of former legendary Alcorn quarterback Steve “Air II” McNair — who finished third in the Heisman voting and had pro scouts visiting Lorman regularly in 1994. But that

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Hargrave overcame obstacles to graduate

“First I lost my god-mother,” she said. “She helped raise me from the time I was 2-months-old until she died. Then my mother had breast cancer, so I dealt with that. Then I lost my daddy at 14 years old. Then I had a baby at 15.”


On This Day In Alabama History: Natchez Trace Parkway Created

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt officially signed the Natchez Trace Parkway into law on May 18, 1938. However, the historic route from Nashville, Tennessee, to Natchez, Mississippi, has been used for thousands of years. The trail, which runs for about 30 miles through Lauderdale and Colbert cou


Group working to cleanup and mark historic Fort St. Pierre

VICKSBURG — Frederick Briuer stood on the pavement at Snyder’s Bluff near the site of Fort St. Pierre and looked at the trash and garbage flowing out of trashcans and trashbags and littering the ground.“I wonder how people in town would feel if trash was dumped on some of Vicksburg’s national landma

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Their angel in the sky: Ferriday graduates remember fallen classmate

“We are all looking forward to the day we graduate high school, but making that milestone without you is not going to be cool. But as we cross that stage and sing it will be for you Bubba — our classmate, our friend,” Lewis read as Carr-Burns wiped away tears.


Traffic remains backed up on both sides of River Bridge after fender bender cleared

A fender-bender on the River Bridge on Saturday morning caused traffic to back up on both sides of the river.Motorists on the Natchez side of the bridge reported being stuck in traffic along John R. Junkin Drive as long as 20 or 30 minutes, said Natchez Police Sgt. Jerry Ford.Vidalia Police worked t

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43 Adams County Christian School graduates say ‘hello’ to bright future | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper

NATCHEZ — The future is like the sun, said Adams County Christian School graduate Caitlyn Gamberi — bright.Gamberi looked out to a packed house Friday night at First Baptist Church of Natchez, representing herself and her peers as valedictorian of ACCS’s Class of 2018. As she took her position behin


Stanley Nelson - A patriot settles on the Mississippi

THIS PAINTINGdepicts the death of General Richard Montgomery by grapeshot during the Battle of Quebec in 1775 during the American Revolution. Wounded nearby in the same attack was Peter Bruin Bryan, who more than a decade later moved to Natchez country, settling in Claiborne County, Miss. He founded


DCS coaches reach longtime goal

Jarrett Hoffpauir never played for a state championship team the way older brother Josh did at Vidalia High in 1996.Oh yeah, his dad, Johnny Lee Hoffpauir, coached that team.The farthest Jarrett got was in the Class 2A quarterfinals when the Vikings lost to DeQuincy.


Woman arrested after punching a lottery machine with brass knuckles.

They say 30 year old Nanthailia Henry threatened a clerk there and then punched the lottery machine, causing about $1,500 in damage.