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Good news got on up for community

The talent of Miss-Lou residents shined bright last week on the basketball court, big screen and right here in our own community.

Before we prepare for the week ahead, let’s take a look back at some of the highlights from last week:

-The Natchez High School girls’ basketball team beat an aggressive South Jones High School team to win the Class 5A state championship, 54-51. The game was the third meeting between the two teams, and the victory gave NHS its first state championship since 1993. We congratulate the players, coaches and everyone who made this season so successful and memorable.

-A trailer for the James Brown biopic “Get On Up” was released and featured several Natchez residents and locations. Crews for the movie spent nearly three months in Natchez shooting various scenes at locations across town and using local residents for extras. We wish the movie success as it prepares for an August release date and hope it’s not the last film project Natchez sees.

-Ilene Gill decided to give back to the Natchez-Humane Society the best way she knew how — by putting her crafting and woodworking skills to the test. Gill made a sign for the humane society’s thrift store, which is in its first year of operation. Gill’s actions show plenty of other ways exist to give back to community organizations other than merely monetary donations.

As the annual St. Patrick’s Day walking parade kicks off today with line up at 5:30 p.m. on Main Street, we remind all residents to be safe and enjoy the week ahead.