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The Natchez Democrat
503 N. Canal St.
P.O. Box 1447
Natchez, MS 39120

(601) 442-9101
(601) 442-7315

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History
From steamboats to spaceships - The Natchez Democrat has told the stories.

From the great steamboat race between the Natchez and Robert E. Lee in 1870 to man's first moonwalk some 100 years later, and even more recently the landing on Mars, Miss-Lou readers found the stories in their Natchez newspaper.

The Natchez Democrat was established in 1865 by Capt. James W. Lambert and Paul A. Botto. Capt. Lambert bought the Botto interest only a few months after the paper got its start that October. Four generations of Lamberts published the paper until 1970, when it was purchased by James B. Boone Jr. of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Today, The Democrat is owned by Natchez Newspapers Inc., which also publishes the Miss-Lou Guide, and is a part of the Boone Newspapers Inc. publishing group. Cited as Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper by the Mississippi Press Association, The Democrat and its staff have garnered numerous awards for writing, photography, layout and design, including Best of Boone honors two years in a row.

The Democrat covers Adams County and its neighboring Franklin, Wilkinson, Amite, Claiborne and Jefferson counties in Mississippi and Concordia Parish in Louisiana. It is published seven mornings a week.

The Democrat covers Adams County and its neighboring Franklin, Wilkinson, Amite, Claiborne and Jefferson counties in Mississippi and Concordia Parish in Louisiana. It is published seven mornings a week.


Our Mission
The Democrat and its employees strive:

  • To produce exciting, top-quality news publications focusing on people and events that affect the Miss-Lou;
  • To bend over backwards to meet the needs of our advertisers;
  • To report the news accurately and without bias;
  • To edit and publish with integrity and the best interests of our community in mind;
  • To operate at a profit level that allows us to fairly compensate our employees, reinvest in our organization and stand independent from outside influences;
  • To take an active leadership role in our community;
  • To do what we say we will do;
  • And, above all, to treat our readers, advertisers and employees as we would like to be treated.


Circulation
10,500 daily a.m. with home delivery in seven counties and parishes of southwest Mississippi and east central Louisiana.

Market
The economy of the Natchez area is diverse, including two hospitals, manufacturing plants, a number of agricultural facilities as well as an ever-growing tourism market. Thousands of tourists visit Natchez each year to experience the historic city - the oldest continuous settlement on the Mississippi River.

Internet presence
www.natchezdemocrat.com (news site)
www.natchezscene.com (photos)
www.natchezontheriver.com (about the Natchez community)

Awards
The Natchez Democrat is a consistent winner of the Mississippi Press Association's General Excellence award. In addition, the staff has won numerous state, regional and national awards for writing, photography, design and Web site presentation.

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