Natchez Democrat Staff, Author at Magnolia State Live

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Angry over redistricting, outgoing senator says she is now focused on electing a ‘true conservative’ lieutenant governor

Last week at the Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Breakfast, state Sen. Melanie Sojourner (R-Natchez) said she would spend the next six months ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Wednesday, February 1, 2023 11:49 am

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STILL IN THE DARK: Mississippi mayor hoping to light river bridges; lt. gov. expecting Louisiana to pay fair share

Miss-Lou mayors said they are still short of funds to illuminate the two bridges connecting Natchez and Vidalia, Louisiana, but they are hopeful they will ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Tuesday, January 31, 2023 6:54 pm

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‘A growing rage’ : Police chief responds to disturbing photo of juveniles with weapons at Mississippi playground

An image circulating social media shows that shows four unidentified juveniles carrying handguns and a rifle while posing in a local park playground exemplifies a ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Monday, January 30, 2023 3:40 pm

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Retracing their Roots: Descendants of prince enslaved in Mississippi return him to his African home

Two descendants of an enslaved African prince recently undertook the journey to retrace his roots and reestablish ties between Mississippi and West Africa. Prince Abdourahmane ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Monday, January 23, 2023 11:15 am

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Mississippi effort to increase fees for guides, outfitters continues

Mississippi’s House of Representatives voted to send a bill to increase the fees for guides and outfitters to the senate Friday. House Bill 517 was ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Saturday, January 21, 2023 7:40 am

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Controversial inpatient care center for children, teens directed to ‘immediately cease operations,’ Mississippi mayor says

A new Mississippi inpatient care center for children and adolescents has been directed to “immediately cease operations” after the officials investigated its business license, which ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Friday, January 20, 2023 4:27 pm

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Progress made on Mississippi bridge cleanup after December collapse

Progress has been made on the cleanup of the Jackson Point Road Bridge in Woodville after the bridge collapsed underneath the weight of an oil ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Friday, January 20, 2023 6:40 am

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Former county administrator’s effort to ‘defend my name’ deteriorates into shouting match among Mississippi leaders

Tempers flared and an emotional former county administrator ultimately had to be escorted away from the building where the Adams County Board of Supervisors met ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 3:44 pm

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Mississippi woman arrested for kidnapping another woman at gunpoint

A Woodville woman is now in the Concordia Parish, La. jail for allegedly taking another woman against her will at gunpoint.  At approximately 4:30 p.m. ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 6:15 am

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Joy ride for Mississippi four-wheeler thief doesn’t last long, camera footage leads to quick arrest

A Mississippi man decided he wanted to take a ride on a four-wheeler and took one from a Natchez Honda dealership. That joy ride didn’t ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Tuesday, January 17, 2023 8:30 am

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