Clara Turnage, The Natchez Democrat, Author at Magnolia State Live


Man faces drug charges after allegedly stealing 6,000 quarters from a Mississippi car wash

A man being held for allegedly stealing 6,000 quarters from a local car wash now faces narcotics charges. Read more

by Clara Turnage, Monday, April 2, 2018 9:53 am


A bill intended to strengthen Mississippi dogfighting laws might make them even more lax

A bill to strengthen dogfighting laws in Mississippi may now have the opposite effect after state representatives amended the legislation. Read more

by Clara Turnage, Monday, March 5, 2018 10:50 am

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Mississippi man eats forged prescription after police arrest him at pharmacy

A Natchez man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly falsifying a prescription for a controlled drug substance. Read more

by Clara Turnage, Thursday, February 1, 2018 11:40 am


Man hits $2 million jackpot at Mississippi casino

He played $34 from his winnings at the online poker game without getting any luck.    That’s when he hit the jackpot. Read more

by Clara Turnage, Thursday, January 25, 2018 10:52 am


Neighborhood children share ownership of their beloved dog, Jordan

Jordan began as 10-year-old Otis Frazier’s puppy back in the summer but in November, he and Christina Godbold, 13, worked out a deal. Read more

by Clara Turnage, Wednesday, December 27, 2017 1:17 pm


Natchez family continues Christmas tradition that's lasted seven generations

For seven generations of Whitams, Liberty Hall at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. and State streets has been the place to be at ... Read more

by Clara Turnage, Monday, December 11, 2017 10:56 am


This boy is naturally shy, but finds his voice in fascination with drones

Kaden Coats' first drone was a gift from his grandfather, but after seeing how much their son liked the aircraft, Phillip and Denver said they ... Read more

by Clara Turnage, Monday, November 27, 2017 8:10 am


Natchez Stewpot fed hundreds on Thanksgiving Day

The Natchez Stewpot filled Thanksgiving Day with more than triple the number of volunteers that prepare meals for the hungry on any other day. Read more

by Clara Turnage, Friday, November 24, 2017 11:26 am

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Mississippi officials demand forceful push to toughen up animal cruelty laws

The discovery last week of a suspected dogfighting farm in Adams County prompted the meeting of approximately 20 city and state representatives. Read more

by Clara Turnage, Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:28 am


As older sister prepares for college, younger sister wants to follow in her footsteps

Ryder McManus said she wants to be a cheerleader, a soccer player and a gymnast. But most of all, she wants to be just like ... Read more

by Clara Turnage, Monday, November 6, 2017 8:53 am

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