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2 radio stations in Mississippi are being sold

Two radio stations that broadcast in southwest Mississippi and central Louisiana are in the process of being sold to an African American businessperson. Diana Nutter of Natchez is one of the current owners of WMIS-1240 AM and WTYJ-97.7 FM. She told the Natchez Democrat that the stations are most widely used to broadcast local announcements and gospel and R&B music. Nutter said ...

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Mississippi city mayor says won’t seek another term in 2020

The mayor of one Mississippi city says he will not seek a second term in 2020. Natchez Mayor Darryl Grennell made the announcement during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony Friday evening. The Natchez Democrat reports that Grennell said the ceremony was bittersweet because it was the last tree lighting he would attend as mayor. Afterward, he confirmed to the newspaper that he ...

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Jones Lumber plans $18 million expansion in Natchez, adding 35 jobs

MBJ staff Jones Lumber Co. is expanding its Mississippi grade-lumber operations with an $18-million corporate investment in Natchez that will create 35 jobs. Jones Lumber has operations in locations throughout Mississippi, all of which produce hardwood mats. In January 2018, the company acquired the former Rives and Reynolds lumber mill in Natchez, where it will specialize in grade lumber. Jones ...

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Residents in 1 Mississippi county owe over $2M in trash fees

A Mississippi county is looking at ways to hold residents accountable for more than $2 million owed in outstanding garbage collection fees. The Natchez Democrat reports Adams County property owners collectively owe the sum to the local government, but the county is legally required to continue providing trash pickup service anyway. Administrator Joe Murray says the garbage collection fee per household is ...

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Mississippi band plays impromptu show from hot air balloon

A Mississippi band playing at Natchez’s annual hot air balloon festival played an impromptu concert from a balloon soaring above the festival site. Two members of hometown band Bishop Gunn went for their first ride in a hot air balloon Saturday. To celebrate the occasion, the Natchez Democrat reports that lead singer Travis McCready and guitarist Drew Smithers played a guitar and ...

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Mississippi city rejects mental health facility despite need

Officials in southwest Mississippi have denied a rezoning request for a mental health facility, despite complaints that the area is underserved. Natchez aldermen on Tuesday unanimously rejected rezoning property to allow a crisis stabilization unit, a small mental hospital meant to keep people from being sent to faraway state hospitals or jail. Opponents said the facility is inappropriate for a ...

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Love in stitches: Mayor uses hobby to help cancer patients

Natchez Mayor Darryl Grennell has a special hobby perhaps few people know about. In his spare time, Grennell crochets beanies for cancer patients. Each beanie takes Grennell between two and three hours to make, Grennell said, adding he usually makes two or three beanies every week to take to the Natchez Oncology Clinic on Jeff Davis Boulevard. “I’ll put on ...

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Archaeologists unveil evidence of lost mound in Mississippi

By SABRINA ROBERTSON / The Natchez Democrat NATCHEZ — How many mounds are located at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians? Up until very recently, the obvious answer would have been three, researchers said during a presentation at the Grand Village on Thursday evening. However, their recent studies of the land indicate otherwise. The face of the Grand Village ...

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Artist pursues her artistic dreams and painting passions

NATCHEZ  — Jadelia Ealey said she has been drawing her whole life, but only in the last year did she take up painting. Ealey said even on her worst days she could paint. It has a way of calming her down and completes her day. “My mind is totally focused on the painting,” Ealey said. “When I’m drawing or painting, ...

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Volunteer who is asked to resign calls sheriff a ‘lowlife’

A Mississippi sheriff says he has asked a volunteer to resign from a search-and-rescue team because the man trash-talked him on social media. Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten tells the Natchez Democrat that Charles Harrigill’s behavior “is not conduct becoming of an officer.” Harrigill resigned from a paid position in sheriff’s department in 2016 and later became a search-and-rescue volunteer. ...

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