Good news fills week of politicking

Published 12:02 am Monday, July 18, 2011

The last week served as the start of the unofficial countdown to Adams County elections, it seemed.

Three political forums kept candidates on our minds and the county’s future at hand. With two weeks until the big vote, we know the coming days won’t be boring.

But between the forums, bits of other good news surfaced. Let’s review a few of the hot spots.

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4 Members of the Junior Auxiliary gathered outside Walmart Saturday with a large, empty school bus. But by day’s end, the bus was quite a bit less empty. Shoppers purchased needed school supplies to “Pack the Bus.” The supplies will be given to area children in need.

4 A bid to remove the Hesco Bastion instant-levees from the Vidalia Riverfront was let last week and work is scheduled to begin today. We can’t wait until the riverfront is back to its old self.

4 Natchez High School valedictorian Joseph Perry Jr. is headed to Jackson State University soon, and we know his future there will be bright. With an eye toward engineering, Perry was a star at home and will soon be a star on campus.

4 Area residents donated their time and blood this week at two area blood drives. Thanks to all those who took the time and endured the stick. You are lifesavers.

As a new week begins, and Election Day draws near, we are reminded just how lucky we all are to call this place home.