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Good news got on up for area residents

Natchez shinned bright this weekend in theaters across the country, but that was only one part of the great things that happened in our community.

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

-The wait to see Natchez on the silver screen came to an end as the James Brown biographical film “Get On Up” hit theaters nationwide. A significant portion of the movie was filmed in Natchez and local residents said they enjoyed seeing Natchez shine. We wish the film success and hope the movie leads to other film projects coming to Natchez in the future.

-Residents gathered to fight breast cancer Saturday during the first Passionately Pink Gala hosted by a nonprofit group, Inspiring Young Ladies, of Irving, Texas. Natchez native NaTamasha Hawkins started the peer-mentoring group and is hoping to expand the programs the group offers to Natchez by 2015. We wish Hawkins well in bringing a program to Natchez that will help the youth of our community.

-Parkway Baptist Church hosted a lunch for the beneficiaries of the church’s food pantry, which was created in 1993 to help feed needy residents in the community. The lunch was a time church leaders sought to combine a hot meal with scripture and spreading the word of Jesus. We thank the church for helping those less fortunate in our community.

Let’s keep the good news coming as we begin another week in the place we call home.