Last week saw a variety of people

Published 12:01am Monday, July 1, 2013

Whether by bicycle or antique automobile, hundreds of people stopped in Natchez this week for a variety of reasons — some on a race and others raising money.

Let’s take a look back at some of the highlights from last week:

  • Classic race cars, built before 1969, made pit stops in Natchez as part of the 2,100-mile Hemmings Motor News Great Race. The race began in St. Paul, Minn., and will take the drivers all the way to Mobile, Ala. We are glad the race stopped in Natchez, and we wish the drivers well on the rest of their journey.
  • A team of cyclists on their way to New Orleans from Joplin, Mo., stopped in Natchez to eat and sleep at Jefferson Street United Methodist Church. The group is part of an 800-mile JOMONOLA Bike Tour, which raises money for victims of natural disasters. The group is well on its way to reaching its goal of $150,000, and we hope they make it safely to their destination.
  • Recent Trinity Episcopal Day School graduate Carter Smith is getting first-hand experience in the field of engineering this summer as an intern for Jordan, Kaiser & Sessions engineering firm. Smith is working on the survey crew and plans on studying civil engineering at the University of Mississippi this fall. We wish Smith all the best as he continues his education at Ole Miss.
  • DiMaya Randle was selected to represent Jefferson County on the Governor’s Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi Teen Youth Advisory Council. Randle will attend meetings and share her knowledge with her peers and community members. We hope Randle enjoys her time working on the council.

We hope you have a great week ahead filled with good news.