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Four Natchez young ladies will compete for Miss Natchez Hospitality honor on Sunday
NATCHEZ — Pretty Girls with Brains is set to host its inaugural competition to crown Miss Natchez Hospitality 2024. The triumphant candidate will vie for the title of Miss Mississippi Hospitality in July and will hold the prestigious title of Miss Natchez Hospitality. The event is scheduled to take place at the Natchez Convention Center […] The post Four Natchez young ladies will compete for Miss Natchez Hospitality honor on Sunday appeared first on Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper.
Dive into Flavor: The Top 3 Seafood Spots in Natchez
This article presents a guide to three exceptional seafood restaurants in Natchez. If you've had the pleasure of dining at any of these places, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Don't hesitate to share your experiences in the comments section below!
UPDATE: Couple’s home destroyed during fire of tires, debris; fire contained
NATCHEZ — A fire that threatened to spread to surrounding properties has been contained, Natchez fire officials said. However, it is taking crews from four fire departments, two emergency management agencies, law enforcement officers from the county and city and the Adams County Road Department crews to keep it that way. Firefighters and fire equipment […] The post UPDATE: Couple’s home destroyed during fire of tires, debris; fire contained appeared first on Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper.
Natchez native takes helm at Kentucky hospital
Frankfort Regional Medical Center has appointed John Ballard, PhD, FACHE, as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ballard brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to excellence in healthcare leadership to his new role. A native of Natchez, Ballard joins Frankfort Regional Medical Center with an impressive background in healthcare administration. Most recently, he served […] The post Natchez native takes helm at Kentucky hospital appeared first on Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper.
Traffic stops leads to RADE drug seizure, arrest
ALEXANDRIA, La. (WNTZ) – On February 15th, 2024, a Woodworth Police Officer assigned to Rapides Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) Unit, conducted a traffic stop on Robinson Bridge Road for multiple minor traffic violations. While speaking with the driver, later identified as Ramon Martin, 29 of Ferriday, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana coming […]
Sheriff’s deputies locate another stolen vehicle
NATCHEZ — Adams County Sheriff’s Deputies have recovered a vehicle stolen early this morning. The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro was reported stolen at approximately 3 p.m. on Wednesday by the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office. “Our deputies were patrolling Government Fleet Road and found it abandoned at 2:57 a.m. this morning,” said Travis Patten, Adams County Sheriff. […] The post Sheriff’s deputies locate another stolen vehicle appeared first on Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper.
LEAP YEAR BABY: Baby Carradine beats odds to be born on Leap Day
NATCHEZ — A baby born at Merit Health Natchez defied the odds today to be born on Leap Day, an opportunity that only comes once every four years. “Baby Carradine leapt into the world today at 8:17 a.m., making him what is affectionately known as a ‘leap year baby!'” the hospital shared on its social […] The post LEAP YEAR BABY: Baby Carradine beats odds to be born on Leap Day appeared first on Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper.
The coldest February in Catahoula Parish history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Deputies following up on leads into the grisly death of a New Iberia 19-year-old
The body of 19-year-old Sheryl Turner of New Iberia was positively identified as the one found on January 24th in the Ouachita River. She was last seen alive around New Year’s. Catahoula Parish Sheriff Toney Edwards said they are following up on leads which includes Turner’s social media activity and friends.
Miss-Lou Memorial Day Parade: A Time-Honored Tradition Uniting Vidalia and Natchez
Vidalia, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi, are two towns separated by a river. Every Memorial Day, they come together for the Miss-Lou Memorial Day Parade. This event, according to Dr. Roscoe Barnes from Visit Natchez, is one of the oldest military traditions in the country, dating back to the Civil War.
Police jury continues cooperative agreement with Department of Veterans Affairs
Vidalia, La. — The Concordia Parish Police Jury voted unanimously on Monday to continue its cooperative endeavor with the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs for just under $15,000 in order to provide services to 953 veterans and their families living in the parish. Per the agreement, the parish pays LDVA a total of $14,534 for […] The post Police jury continues cooperative agreement with Department of Veterans Affairs appeared first on Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper.
Who was Chester Willis — the man for whom newly-renovated stadium is named? Here is his story.
Chester Willis Field at Liberty Park has been the baseball hub of Natchez since the 1940s where it was home to semi-pro teams, a SWAC conference tournament and local high schools. The post Who was Chester Willis — the man for whom newly-renovated stadium is named? Here is his story. appeared first on Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper.
City gets wrong address at property adjudication attempt
NATCHEZ — The City of Natchez was left with egg on its face after a public hearing on Tuesday night turned out to have been set for the wrong property. When necessary, the city holds public hearings during meetings of the Natchez Mayor and Board of Aldermen. The mayor’s administration has focused on making the […] The post City gets wrong address at property adjudication attempt appeared first on Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper.
Discover the Charm of Natchez through its 6 Finest Pubs
This article offers an introduction to six distinct pubs located in Natchez. Have any of these establishments been part of your experiences yet? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Smoke billowing from tire fire on Ratliff Road
NATCHEZ — Firefighters are on the scene now of a blaze at 10 Ratcliff Road in Adams County. Apparently tires are burning, along with other debris. The property is owned by Johnny Delaughter and operated as a sort of junk yard. Neighbors have petitioned the Adams County Board of Supervisors for several years to get […] The post Smoke billowing from tire fire on Ratliff Road appeared first on Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper.
Trio of agents joins Murray Land and Homes
Murray Land and Homes LLC recently welcomed three new agents to its team. Adam Oliveaux, William A. “Beau” Britt and Tiana Goodrich bring their varied expertise in real estate and land sales to the Murray Land and Homes team. Oliveaux is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, boating and coaching sports. He lives in […] The post Trio of agents joins Murray Land and Homes appeared first on Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper.
Traffic stop leads to bust of multi-state stolen vehicle ring
NATCHEZ — Three men have been arrested after deputies uncovered what they believe to be a multi-state stolen vehicle ring. Adams County Sheriff’s Office has been working collaboratively with multiple agencies in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas to arrest the three men tied to the ring, Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said. Ricky Lee Ellis, 34, […] The post Traffic stop leads to bust of multi-state stolen vehicle ring appeared first on Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper.
Natchez residents liable for removing trees fallen from neighbors’ properties
NATCHEZ, Miss. – Residents are responsible for promptly removing fallen trees on their properties even though they were rooted on their neighbors’ land. As Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson and city aldermen Tuesday were adjudicating what they deemed a “nuisance” property at 411 Oakland Drive, they noted the owner is required to clear away the debris and structural damage despite the neighbor’s tree being the cause.
UPDATE: Body found at West Monroe Walmart Supercenter identified as missing Franklin Parish man
UPDATE: (2/28/24) – The body found in a vehicle in the West Monroe Walmart Supercenter parking lot earlier this month has been identified. According to the Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office, Canaan Best is the man found dead in Ouachita Parish on Feb. 22. Best was reported missing on Feb. 12.
Vidalia falls to Coffee 8-6
Vidalia’s effort to come back from down eight runs in the sixth came up just short, as they fell 8-6 to Coffee. Vidalia scored six runs on five hits in the bottom of the seventh inning. Jackson Berry singled, scoring one run, Andrew Norfleet hit into a double play that scored one run, Veer Patel singled, scoring one run, and Lawson Lowe homered to right field, scoring three runs.