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Natchez looking to fill a top job in city government

Oct. 13, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

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...

Part of Natchez Trace in Tupelo reopens; another part closes

Oct. 11, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

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...

Fighter dies weeks after knock out during Mississippi event

Oct. 05, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

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. Justin Ray Thornton died Monday, the Natchez Democrat reported. He...

Mississippi high court affirms conviction on dogfighting

Sep. 30, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

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. Adams County Circuit Judge Debra Blackwell gave him a...

Mississippi city's police identify body of suspected burglar

Sep. 17, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

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...

Developers plan to revive historic hotel in Mississippi

Aug. 22, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Developers say they plan to revive and reopen a Mississippi hotel that was built in 1927 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Groundbreaking for the renovation of the Eola Hotel in downtown Natchez is expected to take place in...

Reward offered for info in 2020 Mississippi double homicide

Aug. 14, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that could lead to more arrests in an unsolved 2020 double homicide in Mississippi. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information in the May 1, 2020 murders of 16-year-old Cameron Jones...

Remains of an infant are found in a Mississippi storage unit

Aug. 13, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The remains of an infant have been discovered inside a storage unit in a Mississippi city, authorities said. The body was found Wednesday evening in Natchez, WLBT-TV reported. The baby’s remains were inside a box filled with...

Highway named for late Mississippi chief justice Hawkins

Jul. 31, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

HOUSTON, Miss. (AP) — A segment of highway in northern Mississippi has been named for a former justice on the state's highest court. People gathered Friday in Chickasaw County to dedicate the “Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Armis Hawkins Memorial Highway." ...

Hallmark Channel Christmas movie to film in Mississippi

Jul. 31, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Hallmark Channel Christmas movie will be filming in Natchez next month. Daniel Lewis of Evergreen Film Productions said the film stars lead actress and producer Erin Cahill and is directed by Maclain Nelson. Cameras should...