We pause to remember good news

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 2, 2006

Good morning and good Monday. As we begin another week of June, we pause to remember some of the good news from our community in the last week.

4While voter turnout was poor, as expected, the low number of voters helped election officials across Mississippi ease into the new, electronic voting era. Adams County election officials say the machines worked well.

4Adams County bade farewell to long-time county administrator Charlie Brown. County leaders recognized Brown&8217;s legacy this week as they also welcomed his replacement, Cathy Walker. We wish the best of luck to both of them.

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4Efforts to revitalize Ferriday&8217;s downtown became a step closer to reality last week. Organizers outlined four phases in which it hopes to get the historic downtown vibrant again.

4The Natchez Antique Show and Sale drew crowds of antiques lovers to the Natchez Convention Center. Such events are key to drawing people from outside the area to Natchez which, in turn, helps our economy flourish.

4Entergy Mississippi is offering something cool for a number of southwest Mississippi residents &8212; something really cool. The company is giving away air conditioners and fans as part of its &8220;Beat the Heat&8221; program aimed at helping low-income residents.

We wish you good news this week as you go about your lives.