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Law enforcement teamwork credited for decrease in crime

Jan. 13, 2020 7:21 AM EST

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city recorded a decrease in homicides and its police chief said it was possible thanks to a law enforcement partnership. There were three homicides in Natchez in 2019, compared to 12 the year before, said police chief Walter Armstrong, The Natchez Democrat reported. The...

2 radio stations in Mississippi are being sold

Jan. 6, 2020 4:39 PM EST

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — 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...

This photo provided by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources shows a golden eagle dubbed Hytop with a cellular data transmitter on Feb. 9, 2013, at Skyline Wildlife Management Area in Alabama. Such transmitters are one way the department keeps tabs on the golden eagles that winter in the state. Those fitted to eagles since the start of 2019 are much smaller. (Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources via AP)

About 5,000 golden eagles winter in eastern U.S.

Jan. 1, 2020 8:06 AM EST

Golden eagles are back from Canada, spending the winter in the eastern U.S. Researcher Trish Miller said there are probably around 5,000 east of the Mississippi River, compared to estimates of 1,000 to 2,500 when she and her husband, Michael Lanzone, began studying them in 2005. Other scientists have come up...

Edisto Natchez-Kusso Tribe to swear in new leader in January

Dec. 29, 2019 10:09 AM EST

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — New leadership is on the horizon for the Edisto Natchez-Kusso Tribe, comprised of nearly 400 Native Americans living in Dorchester and Colleton counties. John Glenn Creel, 52, ran unopposed in November and will succeed Andy Spell, The Post and Courier reported. Creel will be sworn...

Sheriff: Man committed crime so he could be housed in jail

Dec. 20, 2019 4:25 AM EST

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A man suspected to be homeless intentionally broke windows at local government buildings in Mississippi so he could spend the night in jail to shelter from the cold, a county sheriff said. The man smashed glass at the Adams County Courthouse and Adams County Sheriff’s Office...

Funeral home provides resting place for both pets and owners

Dec. 12, 2019 3:02 PM EST

MADISON, Miss. (AP) — Losing a pet is hard, but one Mississippi funeral is offering a shared space for pet and pet owners to live for eternity. Natchez Trace Funeral Home said they are the first to own a columbarium where the ashes of a pet and their owner can be laid to rest side by side, WLBT-TV...

Mississippi trucking, equipment facility to create 22 jobs

Dec. 11, 2019 3:24 AM EST

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A new trucking and equipment facility coming to a south Mississippi city is expected to bring about 22 jobs to the area. Stribling Equipment is partnering with Empire Trucks to expand their facility in Natchez, officials for Natchez Inc. announced on Monday. The new,...

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

Dec. 2, 2019 1:13 PM EST

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — 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...

Major New Orleans hotel group buys historic Mississippi home

Nov. 26, 2019 3:20 AM EST

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — One of New Orleans’ largest hotel groups has announced its purchase of a historic mansion in a Mississippi city. The Natchez Democrat reports the J Collection said in a statement Monday that it had acquired the Natchez landmark, mansion Dunleith. The newspaper says United...