Good news picks up as fall nears

Published 12:02 am Monday, August 15, 2011

School has started, football is coming, and dreams of fall are in our minds.

As usual, when school started in the Miss-Lou everything else picked up as well. Last week was a busy, but good, one. Let’s see why.

– Natchez Inc. and other area officials announced the addition of a new company to town — Enersteel. The company will ultimately employ 100 people and have a $4 million annual payroll. We are excited to have Enersteel as a new community partner.

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– The City of Vidalia officially broke ground on its long-awaited recreation complex. The baseball, soccer and softball fields, tennis and basketball courts and more should be ready for play by late next summer.

– The United Way of the Miss-Lou has taken advantage of a wonderful opportunity to raise funds in town and collect money previously donated to another area non-profit. Volunteers will be collecting money outside Walmart closer to Christmas. United Way funds go to aid a number of local organizations.

– The American Queen steamboat could be making more stops in Natchez sometime soon. Though plans aren’t final, the boat will float again this spring, serving meals inspired by Natchez chef Regina Charboneau.

– Natchez High School graduate Amiya Jones has big dreams that make us proud. She’s beginning studies at community college this fall, but plans to head to Mississippi State University after that and study aeronautical engineering before joining the U.S. Air Force.

A new week brings new possibilities, we know, and we hope your week is a great one.