Church Hill, MS

Three Charged in Vidalia Jr High Vandalism

There are now burglary and vandalism charges against three juveniles accused of doing potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to Vidalia Junior High School in a weekend vandalism spree at the building. Cameras, computers, printers, projectors, and other electronics were damaged or destroyed, along with broken windows and other damage to the building itself. Law enforcement says the trio impacted every room in the building, and several small items were taken as well although those have since been returned. The three were spotted on security cameras. As a result of the damage, the school’s Summer Bridge program is canceled for a second straight day today.
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Juveniles vandalized Vidalia Junior High

VIDALIA La. (KTVE/KARD)– Extensive damage was made to facilities, equipment and supplies throughout the building, causing Concordia Parish School Board members to declare an emergency situation. The pictures of the damage was taken by Joey Martin the photographer for the Concordia Sentinel. For more information on the story head over to the Concordia Sentinel.
Natchez Democrat

Extensive damage found at Vidalia Junior High School from weekend vandalism

VIDALIA, La. — Computers, projectors, printers, Smart Boards and cameras were damaged as vandals ransacked Vidalia Junior High School over the weekend. Damages are estimated to be hundreds of thousands of dollars worth and counting as the list grows, school board members said in an emergency meeting Monday. Vidalia...
Natchez Democrat

Slowly but surely: Refuge opens roads as river recedes

SIBLEY — St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge Manager Skye Kreisler said the Mississippi River is slowly falling. Little by little, the refuge is opening up. Fishermen are catching catfish in the Swamp’s impoundments at the Sibley Units. As of Tuesday, Butler Lake Road is open, Cabin Road is open, Swamp Lake Road is open, and Pintail Lane is open to the central ditch.
Natchez Democrat

First Baptist Church of Natchez to break ground on new student center

NATCHEZ — First Baptist Church of Natchez will break ground on its new student center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. FBC Natchez announced the center in a sermon on June 20, 2021. The new student center is to help promote thstudent ministry and provide more space for classes and fellowship. Interim Student Pastor Matt Martin said the center will be 5,000 to 6,000 square feet and will include classrooms, a worship area, a stove and refrigerator and a lounge where students can hang out. They plan to have video game systems in the lounge area.

Four years after victims died in a hail of bullets, Mississippi men sentenced to life in prison for double murder

Two Natchez men were sentenced Friday to life plus 10 years in prison for the November 2018 murders of 23-year-old Tavonte White and 21-year-old Alicia Justice. The victims were reportedly driving on East Franklin Street when their car was sprayed with gunshots. It was covered with bullet holes when it crashed into the brick wall of the Natchez Stewpot before daybreak on Nov. 9, 2018.

Missing Natchez woman found in Georgia

UPDATE: ADAMS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said Akayla Miller was located in Grove Town, Georgia. She is safe. ADAMS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Adams County deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 20-year-old Natchez woman. They said Akayla Asia Miller was last seen in a long […]
Natchez Democrat

Julius Jones Mack

Funeral Services for Julius Jones Mack, 82, of Natchez, MS, who died June 19, 2022, will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 1, 2022, at Bateaste Memorial Funeral Services Chapel with Wilsonni Johnson, officiating. Visitation will be from4 -6 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Bateaste Memorial Funeral Services...
Natchez Democrat

Kathryn Joyce Hampton

Memorial services for Kathryn Joyce Hampton, 63, of Vidalia, LA, who died June 22, 2022, will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, at Bateaste Memorial Funeral Services Chapel with Bro. Clyde Grammon, officiating. Online condolences can be sent to

Vidalia Police to install real-time security cameras at all Vidalia schools

VIDALIA, La. (KTVE/KARD) – The Vidalia Police Department continues to investigate a vandalism that happened at Vidalia Junior High School on Sunday, June 26, 2022. Vidalia Chief of Police, Joey Merrill, told KTVE the police department will soon have real-time access to security cameras from all schools in the city.

Two Natchez men given life sentences in 2018 double-homicide case

NATCHEZ, Miss. (WLBT) – Two men in Natchez have been given life sentences in a 2018 double-homicide case. Adams County District Attorney Shameca Collins says Jacqlaurence Jackson, 23, and Jameco Davis, 18, both of Natchez, were each sentenced to life plus 10 years for firearm enhancements. The two men...