NLCC rounds out week’s good news

Published 12:01 am Monday, February 25, 2008

What a week. It was a busy one in the Miss-Lou, with dozens in town for the annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration.

Let’s review some of the good news last week brought.

4The NLCC carried new significance this year, as organizers honored Natchez’s own Richard Wright. Wright’s daughter Julia delivered the keynote address, and three worthy writers were honored Saturday night at the awards banquet.

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From all accounts NLCC 2008 was a success, and we are happy to have once again had such a wonderful event in our city.

4But just as quickly as the NLCC ends, the biggest event of the year in Natchez must get under way — Spring Pilgrimage. Children are already working hard to learn their parts in the Historic Natchez Pageant. As practice continues in the coming weeks, our town will put on its best face to invite the world in.

4Principals from Central Alternative, West Primary and Frazier Primary gave quarterly reports to the Natchez-Adams School Board last week, and things sound good. Teacher and administrators work throughout the year to prepare students for state tests. They do a battery of their own testing to track progress, and right now, students are improving, the principals said.

Other great headlines this week included the groundbreaking ceremony for Promise Hospital of the Miss-Lou and a report from city leaders about a positive visit with U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker. Officials are hopeful Wicker will help provide funding for several projects in town.

As February comes to a close, we know there is still time for more good news in the Miss-Lou.