NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture has received a $1,450 grant to create a map highlighting the civil rights movement in Natchez.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Two former Natchez city employees were arrested Monday after being indicted on embezzlement charges, the Mississippi auditor's office said.
Former city clerk Servia Fortenberry and former deputy clerk Sevetrius Dillon are accused of wiring payments from a city account to themselves without approval, Auditor Shad White said in a news release.
FAYETTE, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi man has received a maximum 40-year sentence for the killing of an off-duty state Highway Patrol officer.
Damion Whittley, 27, of Natchez, was sentenced Tuesday for the slaying of Troy Morris.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The state of Mississippi is paying $8 million for improvements at two historic sites in the southwestern part of the state — the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians and Historic Jefferson College.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Two people accused in a Nigerian fraud scheme pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy during a court hearing in Mississippi, federal prosecutors said.
Edafe Onoetiyi, 34, of Nigeria but living in Dallas, and Susan Johns, 55, of Bothell, Washington, entered the pleas in U.S.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) —
Authorities say the remains of what appears to be an early second trimester fetus were found Tuesday in the drain system of a Natchez wastewater treatment plant.
The Natchez Democrat reported that Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said the fetus, estimated to be at about 16 weeks of development, apparently washed up with the wastewater at the treatment plant.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school district has approved a $5,000 incentive to help recruit teachers.
Natchez-Adams School District will pay some teachers in areas of “critical need” a $5,000 sign-on bonus to come work for them following a unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees on Tuesday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A guard at Louisiana's maximum security prison is in custody after he allegedly used excessive force that left “scratches and scrapes” on an inmate who was being placed in restraints, state officials said.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — It’s been 15 years since Natchez residents have seen a rate hike for water services. It's been 11 years for everyone else who buys water from the city.
Natchez Water Works Superintendent Tony Moon laid out a plan earlier this week to increase water rates, saying the city simply can not wait any longer.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Talk about a fish tale: A Mississippi man reeled in a massive blue catfish that set a state record.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks said Eugene Cronley of Brandon caught the 131-pound (59.4-kilogram) fish April 7 in the Mississippi River near Natchez.
Scott Hamilton is back in action.
No, the figure skating icon won't be lacing up. He'll be sitting atop a bike and cycling 444 miles Erase the Trace, a five-day ride along the Natchez Trace Parkway.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — An 18-year-old murder suspect is now facing arson charges for allegedly starting a fire at the Adams County Jail in Mississippi, authorities said.
Sheriff Travis Patten said an investigation showed that Jordan Caston tore wires from a kiosk in the area in which he was held and created sparks that ignited toilet paper.
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper was “justified” in using force against a person who shot at the trooper after a chase last year, Attorney General Lynn Fitch's office said Monday.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff says that he and his staff are doing everything they can to keep their jail from falling apart.
Falling ceiling tiles, broken security cameras, busted pipes, and other signs of decay are all visible from inside the Adams County Jail, WLBT-TV reported.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city is outlawing the tethering of dogs in the city and taking steps to end the sales of puppies in the city by anyone other than a reputable, licensed and permitted breeder.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed and two other teens wounded during gunfire at an Alexandria nightclub.
Trevon Washington, a former Natchez resident, died after being shot in the upper torso late Saturday night, the Natchez Democrat reported.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's economic development agency is providing $1.8 million for improvements at an industrial site in the southwestern part of the state.
The money will be used to complete a levee and to provide drainage at the Belwood site near Natchez.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The leader of a Natchez organization that feeds the needy is stepping down.
Natchez native Amanda Ferguson Jeansonne, director of The Stewpot, is moving to Florida along with her husband, the Natchez Democrat reported.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mental health provider plans to open multiple new facilities.
Southwest Mississippi Mental Health Complex will open five new psychosocial rehabilitation facilities throughout its nine-county region, WJTV reported.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A book written by an associate professor at Mississippi College has earned a top honor from the Mississippi Historical Society.
The society has named “Complexion of Empire in Natchez: Race and Slavery in the Mississippi Borderlands,” by Dr.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Police arrested a 13-year-old girl for stabbing an older teen earlier this week, authorities said.
Two girls were reportedly fighting Monday night and the 13-year-old got in between them and allegedly stabbed a 17-year-old girl, Natchez Police Chief Joseph Daughtry said, The Natchez Democrat reported.
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi attorney general’s office is investigating a shooting last week by a Mississippi Highway Patrol officer in Wilkinson County, near the Louisiana border, officials said.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi museum has acquired a portrait of opera singer and music educator Daisy Cecelia Newman, who was born in the state and had an international performing career that included a nomination for a Tony Award.
FAYETTE, Miss. (AP) — Seven people were shot and wounded during a Christmas party at a small town in southwestern Mississippi.
The shootings happened early Sunday at the Fayette Community Center.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A section of the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi could reopen by the end of the year, after being closed for repairs since early October.
The parkway's maintenance chief, Greg Smith, told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the project’s contractor has until Jan.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A book written by an associate history professor at Mississippi College has won an award from the Mississippi Historical Society.
Christian Pinnen’s “Complexion of Empire in Natchez, Race and Slavery in the Mississippi Borderlands” was named the best Mississippi history book in 2021.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city is looking to fill one of its top administrative jobs because the current city clerk is stepping down in mid-November.
Servia Fortenberry is credited with getting financial recordkeeping in order for the city of Natchez, where she has worked the past two years, the Natchez Democrat reported.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A section of the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tupelo was set to close Monday and will likely be closed through the end of the year.
A detour from McCullough Boulevard (milepost 262) north to Highway 145 (milepost 266) is the second phase of a road work project, the Daily Journal reported.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A 38-year-old mixed martial arts fighter has died more than a month after he was knocked out in the ring during a Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship event in Biloxi, Mississippi.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed a man's conviction on three felony counts of dogfighting.
Tommie Queen was arrested in November 2017 and found guilty in November 2019.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The body of a man who Natchez Police investigators say died trying to break in through the roof of Cathedral School’s Field House has been identified.
Jessie Davis, 64, of Natchez, reportedly died from a head injury obtained after falling through the roof into the Field House, Police Chief Joseph Daughtry said.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A nine-mile stretch of the Natchez Trace Parkway could be closed for up to five months for repairs.
The roadwork will be almost entirely within the city limits of Tupelo, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A 30-year veteran of the National Park Service will take over as leader of the Natchez Trace Parkway.
National Park Service acting Regional Director Pedro Ramos announced Thursday the appointment of Douglas “Doug” Neighbor as the new superintendent of Natchez Trace Parkway, beginning Aug.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A city in Mississippi is now part of a trail commemorating what was then a nationwide tour by a French general who had participated in both the American and French revolutions.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — An old bank building in Mississippi could become a new restaurant.
Natchez officials recently cut the city's legal ties to the Britton & Koontz building downtown, the Natchez Democrat reported.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Federal funds are coming to a Mississippi city to help stem a serious erosion problem threatening parts of the Natchez National Cemetery, Mayor Dan Gibson said.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of a Mississippi city say they might borrow $1.7 million to improve six local parks, with a goal of replacing old equipment.
Natchez aldermen have asked a law firm to prepare a proposal about the city taking on long-term debt, the Natchez Democrat reported.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A wildland firefighter fell to his death after jumping a fence in Natchez and landing 100 feet below.
Natchez Police Department Cmdr. Scott Frye said Evan Batson, 34, worked for the U.S.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city is getting a $492,000 federal grant to list and assess contaminated and abandoned industrial and commercial sites and to get local residents interested.
Target areas are downtown Natchez and the Adams County Industrial Park, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a news release announcing the grant on Tuesday.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Several immigrants’ rights groups filed a complaint against those running a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Mississippi, saying it’s experiencing the largest COVID-19 outbreak at any ICE facility in the country because safety policies aren’t being followed.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Natchez education officials have approved a bid for the completion of a $7.7 million school renovation project...
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The city of Natchez is giving new life to a historic train depot.
The Natchez Mayor and Board of Aldermen voted this week to approve a lease for a train depot on Broadway Street to be renovated into a restaurant and entertainment space, JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Natchez State Park has a new name. Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill renaming the park in recognition of former state Sen...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Natchez State Park has a new name.
Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill renaming the park in recognition of former state Sen...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Gov. Tate Reeves received bipartisan support for committing to a teacher pay raise during his State of the State address Tuesday...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three Mississippi lawmakers are retiring as of Monday, when the new state budget year begins...