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Area football action ends week of good news

The whistle blew last week to kick off the 2013 high school football season.

The action on the field led to smiles on the faces of hundreds of fans whose teams sealed a win on the first game of the season.

But the good news wasn’t only on the gridiron last week.

- Adams County supervisors unveiled a new flag for the county. The flag commemorates some of the county’s history and symbolizes its future. Thanks to the supervisors for thinking of the flag and to the two volunteers who created the design.

-Trinity students Cole Mosby and Hannah Fitt participated over the summer in the Lott Leadership Institute for Rising Ninth Graders program at the University of Mississippi. Congratulations to the pair, and we expect continued great things from them.

-Adams County will soon be home to five more outdoor emergency sirens. The best news is that the county will have these paid for with a grant.

- Miss-Lou residents began participating in what will become a years-long cancer study by the American Cancer Society. Virtually everyone in our community has been touched by cancer in one way or another. We’re glad to know local residents will be able to help provide information to cancer researchers.

- Alcorn State University celebrated the opening of its new Vicksburg campus and in doing so explained that the university’s branch campuses, including the Natchez campus are key to the university’s growth plans. We’ve long known that Alcorn is a great partner for Natchez. Now we see that partnership growing in the future.

As all eyes are on this morning’s big movie announcement in Jackson — which is allegedly to be filmed primarily in Natchez — we hope your week is filled with great news for you and your family.