Crowds, conferences fill week

Published 1:01 am Monday, July 21, 2008

In the midst of the crowds in town for several conferences last week, a few unrelated good headlines managed to emerge.

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

The state plans to post roadside markers at area Indian mounds to form a driving tour. Lucky for Natchez, the tour would either begin or end here, bringing even more guests to our area.

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Layne Taylor, executive director at the Natchez Little Theatre is a pretty convincing, persistent guy. And his work recruiting the Mississippi Theater Association’s annual conference has paid off. The group will come to Natchez early next year, and they are bound to bring plenty of fun with them.

A new era has begun at Copiah-Lincoln College, under the leadership of Dr. Ronnie Nettles. Nettles is a local favorite because of his Natchez connections, but he’s also a great choice to lead the local college. Nettles has outlined some clear goals and we wish him luck in achieving them all.

Mayor Jake Middleton has only had a few weeks in office to get things straight on his desk, but by this time next month he’d better be ready to play host. The Preserve America Mayors Conference on Heritage Tourism will be it town in August to meet and examine tourism in town.

As activity continues around us, we know the coming week will be full of good news too.