Good news comes down with rain

Published 12:04 am Monday, September 5, 2011

We hope you will enjoy the holiday — whether you are off or not — today.

For many, the three-day weekend was spent trapped indoors as Tropical Storm Lee moved through, but many of you made the best of that family time.

With the storm moving out and a new week moving in, it’s time to reflect on the good news of last week.

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– Gov. Haley Barbour announced plans for yet another economic development prospect to open a Natchez facility. With three announcements in three months, it’s difficult not to be excited about the future in the Miss-Lou.

– Practical nursing students from Copiah-Lincoln Community College spent time in New Orleans last week volunteering at a health care clinic for those in need. These students gained valuable experience in their fields and priceless life experience.

– Natchez High School senior Trey Hill is working hard during his senior year — in school and in the real world. Hill is part of a workforce-learning program at Fallin Career and Technology Center, and he spends 15 hours a week working for the maintenance department of the Natchez Visitor Reception Center. We love to see this kind of hard work from our young people, and we know the character traits Trey is learning now will ensure he has bright future.

The much-needed rain was a blessing over the weekend, despite some minor storm damage. As we start a new week with a refreshed earth, we sit ready for more great things ahead.