Natchez, MSNatchez Democrat

New owners plan to restore Ritz theater on Commerce Street

NATCHEZ — The Historic Natchez Foundation announced this week that the former Ritz Theater on Commerce Street has new owners who plan to restore the building and put it to use. The Ritz, built in 1935, ceased to operate as a movie theater approximately 50 years ago and was used...
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Natchez, MSWAPT

Doughnuts lead to capture of black bear in Natchez

JACKSON, Miss. — Doughnuts from a Natchez doughnut shop proved to be the trick to capturing a large black bear wandering around the city. “He loved those doughnuts. We gave him a few early on to make sure he stayed close,” the Adams County Sheriff’s Office told the Natchez Democrat.
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Natchez, MSNatchez Democrat

Is it time to remove the Duncan Park train?

My mother, the late Irene Kelly Wall, remarked more than once that she raised her children during the best of times in Natchez. She had five children and we all graduated from Natchez-Adams public schools, which provided us with solid educations. International Paper Co., Armstrong Tire and Rubber Co., Johns Manville, Holsum Bakery and others provided good jobs.
Natchez, MSNatchez Democrat

Gene Brashier put time, effort into Natchez Adams Softball

Gene Brashier spent much of his time coaching and umpiring in the Natchez-Adams Softball League. He started out by coaching a tee-ball team at Duncan Park. This was before the golf course was expanded there in 1991, his widow Belinda Brashier said. After he died in 2019, one of the...
Natchez, MSNatchez Democrat

Juneteenth is for all of us

The word “other” — as a verb and not an adjective — is a philosophical term meaning to view or treat a person or group of people as different and alien to oneself. Whether you have heard of this word before or not, everyone is familiar with its meaning. We...
Natchez, MSNatchez Democrat

Week-long Juneteenth celebration starts Monday

NATCHEZ — In 2018, the late Rev. Kevin Deason of New Direction Outreach Ministries helped organize a multi-day Juneteenth celebration in Natchez in hopes of bringing people of all races and ethnic groups together. He died with cancer in November 2019, however, many in the Natchez community have come together...
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Anita Durairaj

The Rosalie Mansion in Natchez

The Rosalie Mansion in Natchez, MSImage Source: Wikimedia Commons. Natchez is known for its beautiful, historic, and antebellum homes. There are several homes in the area that date back to the Civil War and slavery times. One of these homes on the list of mansions to see in Natchez is the Rosalie Mansion.
Adams County, MSNatchez Democrat

Bear on bluff has been captured

NATCHEZ — The Donut Shop doughnuts proved too much of a temptation. At about 6:30 a.m. Thursday, a black bear that had been spotted roaming around town Wednesday climbed into the barrel-shaped trap for his breakfast. ”He climbed up on the tailgate of it a couple of times last night...
Natchez, MSNatchez Democrat

Southern Designs expanding to former K-Mart building in Natchez

NATCHEZ — Officials from Southern Designs and Gifts, a home décor manufacturing company in Vidalia, Louisiana, announced Wednesday the company will expand its business into the former K-Mart facility in Natchez, which will house a portion of their manufacturing and shipping operations. Currently located at 4894 U.S. 84 in Vidalia,...
Meadville, MSNatchez Democrat

William L. Ikerd Jr.

MEADVILLE — A graveside service Mr. William Luther Ikerd Jr. will be on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 11 a.m. in the Midway Cemetery of Meadville. Bishop Lee Miley and Pastor Larry Edwards will be officiating the services with Franklin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Teresa Miley and Megan Pedigo will also be singing.