Jobs, helping hands make mark on weekPublished 12:05am Monday, July 23, 2012
Last week brought tragic news several times for our community, and our thoughts and prayers are still with those closely affected by local deaths.
But as we look to a new week and a fresh start, we remember the week that passed had its bright spots as well.
Let’s review a few of the good things we learned of last week.
• Enersteel in Natchez is continuing to grow, a year into its existence in our county. The company has hired 100 workers and is currently looking for more. It’s great to have these jobs and this business as a community partner.
• The City of Natchez officially has a new police chief. Danny White took the oath of office last week and is leading the crime fighting efforts of our city today. Congratulations, Chief White.
• Linda Bonnette’s kind heart and hardworking spirit is nothing new in the Miss-Lou. She’s been tirelessly managing Feed the Hungry in Vidalia for years. But apparently Bonnette has more to give. With help from her church, Vidalia First Assembly of God, Bonnette has now started a thrift shop. Affordable items are available to the community, and funds raised are put back into church ministries and community projects.
• A hundred local students are participating this summer in an all-star marching band organized by locals. The summer activity has allowed high school musicians to hone their skills while gaining valuable experience.
Our community will get through the rough times just like we get through the fun times — together.