Last week chock full of good news

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 30, 2006

There was no shortage of good news last week, so let&8217;s review before starting this week in earnest:

Investigators of the Adams County Sheriff&8217;s Office&8217;s cold case unit saw their first big victory with the murder conviction of William Terry Davis. The parents of victim Rena Davis, killed 12 years earlier, had given up hope their daughter&8217;s killer would be brought to justice. But late last week, justice was done.

Word from Adams County&8217;s legislative delegation is that the full $15 million needed to improve an industrial site for a planned Rentech fuel plant will survive this session. Local leaders attribute that to legislators&8217; hard work and clout; legislators say local leaders&8217; visits, as a unified group, to the Capitol made a big impression on those in power.

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A group of Vidalians whose hard work behind the scenes has made a big difference in their community was honored at the Chamber of Commerce&8217;s annual luncheon.

Those honored included Vidalian of the Year Travis Gore, Educator of the Year Shiela Lanius, Bowie Businesses of the Year Riverpark Medical Center and Wilmar Construction, Hospital Award winner Rena Pitts and Businesspeople of the Year Pat Biglane and Cliff Merritt.

Here&8217;s hoping this week will be just as full of good news.