Park service chief, jubilee top news

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 19, 2006

Good morning and good Monday. July has officially flown by and this week we&8217;ll begin another week and another month. As the summer break for school children and their parents winds down, we pause this morning to recall the good news from our community last week.

4After serving as acting chief for nearly one year, Kathleen Jenkins was named the new, permanent superintendent of the Natchez National Historical Park. Jenkins&8217; dedication to the park, its workers and the Miss-Lou community are widely known. We congratulate her on the new position and know she&8217;ll do a great job leading the team at the park.

4The Minorville Jubilee is always a happy occasion. This year, however, the smiles were a bit wider and pride in the community a bit more deep. In addition to the usual jubilee events, this year&8217;s participants celebrated the rebuilding of the street itself, including making it wider and adding sidewalks. The jubilee has helped turn around what was once considered one of the area&8217;s most crime-ridden streets.

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4With lots of great ideas in the works, the committee working on local plans for the centennial celebration of author Richard Wright will certainly make an impact next year.

4The Vidalia Riverfront has so much going on that the city had to create a new position to help manage it all. We congratulate H.L. Irvin as the first Vidalia Riverfront Director.

Here&8217;s hoping your week is filled with good news for you and your family.