Voters overwhelmingly elect Grennell next Natchez mayor

Facing a setting sun as he stood atop the steps of Edelweiss on the Natchez bluff, Darryl Grennell told supporters that under his leadership Natchez would see a new day and that he understood his landslide victory as a mandate that he shouldn’t govern “the Natchez way.”

Grennell — the Democratic former president of the Adams County Board of Supervisors and a retired professor from Alcorn State University — carried the general election for the Natchez mayor’s race with 2,575 votes, or 91.38 percent.

His challenger, independent Eric Junkin, received 8.4 percent, or 236 votes.

Natchez Democrat