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Immigration agency sets new contract with Mississippi prison

Sep. 5, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A privately run prison in Mississippi says it has a new five-year contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Natchez Democrat reported that the Adams County Correctional Center, operated by CoreCivic, says the contract will add 50 jobs, and provide the county with...

Love in stitches: Mayor uses hobby to help cancer patients

Sep. 1, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — 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...

Adams County chief deputy dies following wasp sting

Aug. 19, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The chief deputy of the Adams County sheriff's office has died after being stung by a wasp. Adams County Coroner James Lee tells The Natchez Democrat that 66-year-old Chief Deputy Wayne Rabb died Sunday evening after being stung by a wasp. Lee said the cause of death was anaphylactic...

3 state child protection workers fired after child's death

Aug. 9, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services has fired two case workers and a supervisor after an investigation into the death of a 4-year-old child in Natchez. The department announced the terminations Friday. It says its review of a month-long internal investigation into...

Teenage boy injured by brick in possible road rage incident

Jul. 31, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Officials in Mississippi say a driver injured by a brick thrown through his windshield may have been the victim of a road rage incident. News outlets report a teenage boy suffered a laceration on his head while driving Monday night on Natchez Trace Parkway in Tupelo. Natchez Trace...

Judge sets bail for 3 Mississippi men charged in shooting

Jul. 30, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A judge is setting bail for three men charged in the shooting death of a Mississippi woman who officials say walked in on a burglary. The Daily Leader reports Brookhaven Municipal Judge Brad Boerner set $1 million bail for 19-year-old Jatavious Berry of Brookhaven and 24-year-old...

Archaeologists unveil evidence of lost mound

Jul. 28, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — 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...

Artist pursues her artistic dreams and painting passions

Jul. 27, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — 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...

Louisiana movie producer won't buy historic Mississippi inn

Jul. 23, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The scheduled sale of an antebellum Mississippi mansion and inn has fallen through. United Mississippi Bank CEO Adrian Sandel tells The Natchez Democrat that Louisiana movie producer Jake Seal has called off plans to buy Dunleith. The bank foreclosed in January after the previous...

Final suspect surrenders in Mississippi fatal burglary case

Jul. 23, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The fourth and final suspect wanted in a Mississippi slaying and burglary has surrendered to authorities. News outlets report Justin Anderson surrendered to the Adams County Sheriff's Department in Natchez, Mississippi, Monday night. He and three others are accused of killing Zaria...