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Fire claims life of Mississippi homeowner, consumes much of historic home built in late 1700s
The homeowner of one of Mississippi’s historic homes dating back to the 17oos is believed to have died in a fire that kept firefighters busy into the night battling a blaze that swept through the house Friday. Shortly after 5:30 p.m., firefighters responded to a fire at historic Hope...
Natchez works to improve parks, youth center
NATCHEZ, Miss. (WJTV) – The City of Natchez is on a major transformation to improve its infrastructure, businesses, community and deal with its past. For the children in Natchez, they will soon have some much-improved parks to hang out in this summer. The city has made major investments to renovate the city’s six parks. “There’s […]
Natchez woman accused of ‘sextortion’ in Louisiana
NATCHEZ, Miss. (WJTV) – A Natchez woman is facing multiple charges after she allegedly tried to blackmail someone by threatening to release sexually explicit videos of him. The Natchez Democrat reported Mandy Halford, 41, is facing nine felony charges in Concordia Parish, Louisiana, in connection to the incidents that began in early 2023. The victim […]
Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office rescues multiple starved animals from Ferriday residence
FERRIDAY, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On March 24, 2023, the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence in Ferriday on a report of animals being starved. At the residence, there were two pit bull terriers, a mare, and a foal. The Concorida Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies received assistance from Kelly Roy, Josh Spears, and […]
Sunday PM Forecast: A TORNADO WATCH for portions of the viewing area
The National Weather Service has issued a TORNADO WATCH for East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa and West Feliciana Parishes as well as, Amite, Pike and Wilkinson Counties until 11 PM tonight. A TORNADO WATCH means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and/or damaging winds in and around the watch...
Natchez City Hall closes for renovations
NATCHEZ, Miss. (WJTV) – On Thursday, Natchez City Hall was closed due to new flooring being installed. According to the Natchez Democrat, the closure could continue Friday, March 24. City Hall could reopen as early as Monday, March 27. Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson said a few employees are still working at City Hall, but some […]
Mississippi hospital CEO to depart
Garett May is leaving his role as CEO of Merit Health Natchez (Miss.) for a new role within Community Health Systems, the hospital's parent company, The Natchez Democrat reported March 24. Franklin, Tenn.-based CHS has tapped Mr. May to serve as COO of Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, Ala. His...
Adams County Sheriff’s Office and Black Mustard Seed Community group to host Community Health & Safety Fair
NATCHEZ, Ms. (KTVE/KARD) — The Adams County Sheriff’s Office and Black Mustard Seed Community group are hosting a Community Health & Safety Fair on April 1, 2023. This event will take place from 10 AM until 1 PM at the Adams County Safe Room, 323 Liberty Road, Natchez, Ms. This event hopes to improve the […]
Alert officer discovers Mississippi men reportedly in process of stealing thousands from building supply, equipment rental businesses
An alert Natchez police officer is being credited with catching burglars and recovering equipment stolen during the early morning hours on Monday from Stine Lumber Company, 108 U.S. 61 South, and from its neighbor, Delta Rentals, 102 U.S 61 South. Natchez Police Chief Cal Green said at about 1:20 a.m....
CPSO rescues multiple animals from Ferriday residence
Shortage of affordable housing worsens for renters with low incomes. Steel Fabricators of Monroe celebrated turning half a century old with a fish fry for clients, team members, and friends. Feed Your Soul: A restaurant with tender cuts in an unexpected place. Updated: Mar. 13, 2023 at 6:22 PM CDT.
NASD returns to uniform dress code for first time since pandemic
NATCHEZ — After two years of no uniforms in Natchez Adams School District schools, the school board approved a uniform dress code Tuesday that is still more relaxed than what students were once accustomed to before the COVID-19 pandemic. Upon students’ return from virtual learning because of COVID-19, the...
Wharlest Jackson Jr. to appear on panel to discuss his family’s story on “American Reckoning”
NATCHEZ, Miss. – Wharlest Jackson Jr. will be traveling to Syracuse University to join a panel discussion on the PBS Frontline documentary, “American Reckoning,” his sister, Denise Jackson Ford, announced Monday. He will discuss, among other things, the experiences of his family during the civil rights movement in Natchez in the 1960s.
Unanswered Questions Remain in the Death of Rasheem Carter
In just a little over one week, it will have been six months since Tiffany Carter's last conversation with her son, Rasheem. Many questions continue to surround his disappearance and death.
Grand Village Of The Natchez Indians Hosting Fun Event For Families
The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians is hosting a fun outdoor event for families this Friday (March 24). Stickball and Social Dancing program will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Stickball is a traditional game of the native people of the Eastern Woodlands. It is played by the Natchez,...
Public Presentation on Recapturing Escaping Retail Dollars by Dr. Rachael Carter of MSU
The public is invited to attend an important and revealing presentation by Rachael Carter, Ph. D., with MSU Center for Government & Community Development on “Recapturing Natchez’s Lost Retail Dollars,” this Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 8:00–9:00 am, in the St. Francisville Room of the Natchez Convention Center.
Feed Your Soul: A steakhouse with tender cuts in an unexpected place
VIDALIA, La. (KNOE) - If you find yourself heading through Vidalia, Louisiana, there is a place you will want to visit. Burt Smith, a regular at The Brandin’ Iron Steak House, is one of a kind. “It’s a good atmosphere,” said Smith. It’s hard to miss in...
Man Arrested in Ferriday Sting
A man from Caldwell Parish is accused of traveling to Ferriday to meet a minor for a sexual trip to Lafayette. The investigation began earlier in the week, when the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office Cyber Crime Unit got word from a parent about an adult man having inappropriate chats with their child on the socials. Deputies then took over the chat with 39-year old John P. Swett of Columbia, Louisiana. He made plans to meet up with the child in Ferriday yesterday and travel to Lafayette for several days. When he arrived at the meeting spot, Swett was arrested. He’s charged with indecent behavior with juveniles and computer-aided solicitation of a minor.
Adams County supervisors divided over costly trash collection deal
NATCHEZ, Miss. – Adams County supervisors continued their arguments Monday over the garbage collector they voted 3-2 for hiring earlier this month in a clash over the service’s high costs and the waste company operators’ troubled history. Supervisors haven’t finalized the trash-collecting contract with United Infrastructure Services,...
Watson Day: Mississippi community raises $100k for toddler with cancer
A Saturday benefit to support a Natchez toddler’s fight with cancer raised an astonishing amount, organizers said. TJ Bailey, the event organizer and cousin to three-year-old Watson Calhoun and his mother Melissa, said he counted approximately $97,000 raised and is still counting. “We’re sure that total it’s over $100,000,”...
HOLLYWOOD’S CALLING: Mississippi family to air on Family Feud game show
In life, whenever Noland Biglane knew that one of his children or grandchildren was featured in the newspaper or had their 15 minutes of fame, Papa would always say, “Hollywood’s calling.”. In 2020, when Hollywood actually called, the Biglane girls knew they had made “Papa” proud, they said....
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