Industry, tourism top good news

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 30, 2007

Industry news, the tourism market and the general quality of life made headlines in the Miss-Lou last week. Let’s review a few of the good headlines of the week.

A plan for water and sewer lines to the new Corrections Corporation of America prison got the final OK and the needed grant dollars. The work is fully funded through a $500,000 Delta Regional Authority grant.

This project is well on its way to reality, and it’s good to know the money won’t necessarily come from local taxpayer coffers.

Email newsletter signup

The Vidalia industrial plant is empty no more. Louisiana Elastomer, LLC, broke ground at the site Wednesday. The company has said they’ll bring 135 jobs to the area over the next four years.

Something as simple as gluing paper on scrapbook pages can be a major tourist draw, as Natchez saw this week. Approximately 200 gathered at the Natchez Convention Center for Scrappin’ on the River. The locally-organized event is a great way to bring dollars into our town.

In Vidalia, law enforcement has found a way to succeed in corralling stray pets. A strict leash law and a few fines have curtailed a problem with which other communities in the area sometimes struggle. It’s good to see Vidalia tackling the problem head on and finding a suitable solution.

With minds like the ones in Vidalia and the rest of the area, we know the good news will continue coming.