Natchez Democrat Staff, Author at Magnolia State Live

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Black bears sighted roaming Mississippi town. Officials warn residents to not feed or approach animals.

Brazen bears were out in force in Natchez on Wednesday. Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten was alerted to a large black bear near downtown Natchez ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:38 pm

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Police say they can find no definitive link between accused Mississippi kidnapper and victim

Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten confirmed his agency and others in the area are combing through cases to determine if the accused kidnapper and attempted ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:29 pm

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Man held on $1M bond after police say he tried to violently abduct Mississippi jogger

A Louisiana man arrested for allegedly trying to violently abduct a woman jogger in a Mississippi neighborhood is being held on a $1 million bond. ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Monday, June 7, 2021 10:49 pm

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Mississippi woman fights off armed kidnapper, as he pistol-whipped her she fought and bit him until she got free

Adams County Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested a man who allegedly attempted to kidnap a woman at gunpoint while she was jogging in a neighborhood ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Saturday, June 5, 2021 9:53 pm

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Mississippi jury finds man accused of killing two volunteer firefighters not guilty

An Adams County man tried for two counts of first-degree murder this week left the courtroom a free man on Saturday. Jonathan Beach, 38, faced ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Saturday, May 29, 2021 5:17 pm

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Dead body pulled from Mississippi River, investigators working to discover identity

An unidentified body of a man has been recovered from the Mississippi River in Natchez. After 7 p.m. Saturday, Adams County Coroner James Lee said ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:02 pm

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She’s a ‘fashionista’ — 102-year-old model continues to strike poses for Mississippi boutique

Josie Craig celebrated her 102nd birthday on Friday at her favorite place to shop, Katie’s Ladies Apparel on Liberty Road in Natchez. She has been a ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:44 am

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Mississippi man gets 40 years for killing step-daughter, attempting to kill 3 other family members

A Mississippi man was sentenced to a total of 40 years in prison Wednesday for the killing of his step-daughter and injuring of three other ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:26 am

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Official: Man’s self-defense claim may have worked in Mississippi, not in Louisiana. Jury convicts in killing of wife, 12-year old with AR-15 rifle.

A man, whose claims of self-defense led to a hung murder trial in Mississippi, tried to claim self-defense in a separate murder trial in Louisiana ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Sunday, April 18, 2021 6:16 am

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Investors from India visit Mississippi for possible ‘big’ economic development project

A group of international investors from India visited Mississippi to explore the area and meet with U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith for what is being described ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:03 am

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