No shortage of good news last week

Published 12:05 am Monday, November 3, 2014

A Halloween filled with ghosts and goblins parading through the Miss-Lou has come and gone.

Before we prepare for the week ahead, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the highlights from last week:

• Bras on the Bluff made its return to the Natchez bluff as decorated bras were displayed along the bluff to raise awareness for breast cancer. Team Tatas, a Miss-Lou Relay for Life team, spearheaded the event and gave all proceeds to the American Cancer Society. Miss-Lou residents gathered on Broadway Street and the bluff for the second year to support the cause. We thank those who joined in the event and its organizers.

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• Vidalia officials, along with representatives from the state Legislature and others, broke ground on the $1.2 million Vidalia Technology Center. The site will house the infrastructure needed for Vidalia’s high-speed broadband initiative and spaces for small business development at the former city hall location on North Spruce Street. When completed the project will allow up to 1 gigabyte of data per second for users. City leaders hope the project spurs an economic wave of new technology-based businesses and industry.

• Operation GRITS won $3,000 in a charitable contest and could win an additional $10,000 through the same contest. The Vidalia-based non-profit organization that sends care packages to U.S. servicemen and women overseas at Christmas became a finalist in the Safeco Make More Happen Contest. The winner of that contest will be awarded an additional $10,000. The contest is decided by votes cast at Let’s show our support for an organization that helps take care of our local residents serving overseas.

Those were just a few of the great things that happened in our community last week, and we hope to share many more that will happen this week.