Week filled with lots of good news

Published 11:30 pm Sunday, January 13, 2008

The week marked by many as the one in which LSU won the National Championship brought much good news to the Miss-Lou.

Let’s review some of the good headlines from last week.

4Newly appointed U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker made a stop in Natchez to meet local leaders and talk with voters. Wicker has thrown his hat in the ring for an upcoming election to fill the seat vacated by Trent Lott’s retirement.

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While in town, Wicker said it was important to him to reach every part of the state, to be able to better serve us all. For Southwest Mississippi — a part of the state easily forgotten because of its out-of-the-way location — that’s great news. We hope to see more of Wicker now, and more of whoever wins the election in the long run.

4One elected official who has always served Natchez and Adams County well is state Sen. Bob Dearing.

This week, Dearing found out he’ll again be in line to make decisions that will benefit Southwest Mississippi.

Dearing received his committee appointments — seven of them — and will chair Oil, Gas and Other Minerals Committee.

4And another person with Miss-Lou connections wants your vote too, just not for political reasons.

Charity Baroni, the daughter of Natchez native David Baroni is competing for the next six weeks on “Dance Wars,” a reality show on ABC. She’ll need votes from America to stay on the show, and her proud Natchez family is asking for support from the area.

We know our leaders — political and otherwise — will continue to bring good news to our area in the days and weeks to come.