Natchez brightens cloudy skies

Published 12:01 am Monday, July 16, 2012

The blessings of rain fell on the Miss-Lou last week, nearly all week long. But the good news didn’t wash away.

Let’s review a few good headlines from the week.

– The Natchez Little Theatre honored its dedicated actors and actresses Saturday night at the annual Standing Ovation Awards. Congratulations to all those who were nominated and won awards.

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– The Concordia Parish School Board officially has a new leader, but not a new face. Former Academic Director Paul Nelson, who has been serving as interim superintendent, received the permanent title Thursday. Nelson has years of experience with the district, and we know he’ll put the interest of the students first.

– Genesis Energy announced plans to use the Natchez port and railroad to ship large amounts of its products in and out. The business will employ a small number of locals, but may be the missing piece needed to keep the local rail line alive.

– Youth from Natchez First Assembly of God and Crosspoint Church spent last week on a mission trip — in their own backyard. The students volunteered for a variety of projects right here in the Miss-Lou. It’s great to see helping hands and caring hearts working so close to home.

Whether we see a break in the rain or steady downpours this week, we know the sun will continue to shine on the Miss-Lou.