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Mississippi sheriff says he is forced to seek ‘Bandaid’ solutions to jail that has failed inspections, not fit for inmates

A Mississippi sheriff said he is being forced to consider temporary “Bandaid” solutions to a jail that has failed inspections and is not fit for inmates. Adams County supervisors agreed to look into a request from Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten to purchase one or more small portable buildings called “pods” from the Core Civic correctional facility on U.S. 84 in Natchez.
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Adams County supervisors, sheriff discuss issues at jail

NATCHEZ, Miss. (WJTV) – Adams County supervisors decided to look into a request from Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten to purchase pods from the Core Civic correctional facility in Natchez. The Natchez Democrat reported the pods would be used as a place to segregate inmates as necessary. “I would like to get one of the […]
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Supervisors, sheriff go back and forth on county jail issues

NATCHEZ — Adams County supervisors agreed to look into a request from Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten to purchase one or more small portable buildings called “pods” from the Core Civic correctional facility on U.S. 84 in Natchez. Patten said he would like to use one or...
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Lyn Fortenbery Jenkins named new Chamber president, CEO

NATCHEZ — Lyn Fortenbery Jenkins has been selected as the next president and chief executive officer of the Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce. Jenkins succeeds former president and CEO Debbie Hudson Germany, who recently retired after 15 years in that position. “It was sad to see Debbie go, but...
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Supervisors: No guns allowed in Adams County parks

NATCHEZ — Some Adams County supervisors expressed displeasure with plans a Texas-based gun group has to hold an event on June 19 at a county park. Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten discussed with supervisors his meeting on Monday with Nick Bezzel, founder of the Elmer Geronimo Pratt Gun Club, which plans to bring members of his gun club and others to Natchez on Friday, June 17, for a town hall meeting, as well as Sunday, June 19, for a commemoration at the Devil’s Punch Bowl area of Cemetery Road at 10 a.m., followed by a party with food and activities for children at Broadmoor Park at 2 p.m.
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Masks optional inside Natchez-Adams School District

NATCHEZ, Miss. (WLBT) – Masks are optional inside Natchez Adams School District, starting Monday, May 16. The school district has lifted its mask mandate. While the requirement has changed, school officials still encourage masks on school campuses. “While masking will now be optional, the district welcomes and encourages staff...
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‘Masks optional’ at NASD starting Monday

NATCHEZ — Natchez-Adams School District will lift its current mask requirements beginning Monday, May 16, according to a news release. “While masking will now be optional, the district welcomes and encourages staff and students to continue mask-wearing through the end of the year if that is their preference. Masks will become optional indoors and outdoors at NASD buildings and on school buses,” the release states.
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Spring Squirrel Season opens Sunday

NATCHEZ — It is the eighth straight year that Mississippi has had a spring squirrel season since 2014 when they first reinstated the season. May 15 is opening day and the season lasts 17 days until June 1, 2022. Spring season is an opportunity for hunters to hit the...
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Adams County deputies, city police helping with Woodville manhunt

NATCHEZ — Law enforcement officers from a number of agencies are in Wilkinson County right now on a manhunt for someone suspected of shooting at least two people over the last two days there. The Natchez Police Department apparently has been in Woodville providing assistance for the last six...
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Rebels worrying about the little things in spring football

NATCHEZ — Spring is in the air and so are the shrill of whistles and head coach David King instructing his team at Bobby Marks Stadium. Adams County Christian School plays Bay Springs and Hazlehurst at Co-Lin Community College Thursday in a spring game. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.
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Teen accused of firing shots at vehicle in Adams County

NATCHEZ, Miss. (WJTV) – Adams County deputies have charged a 16-year-old as an adult for allegedly firing shots at a moving vehicle. The Natchez Democrat reported Phillip Stokes, 16, was booked into the Adams County Jail on Thursday, May 5. He was charge with aggravated assault using a deadly weapon. Investigators said Stokes also made […]
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Sirens go off in Adams County, but it’s just a test

NATCHEZ — Adams County residents should not be alarmed if they heard emergency weather sirens going off in their neighborhood around 11 a.m. today. The sounding of the sirens is part of a routine test to make sure they are working properly, according to Adams County Emergency Management officials.
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