Health, trails, music part of week’s good news

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 24, 2014

The possibility of new programs aimed to help Natchez residents improve their health topped a week filled with good news throughout our community.

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

-The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation announced its plans to partner with Humana to help improve the health of local residents by 20 percent by 2020. The multi-year initiative will create health care solutions targeted specifically to help those in Natchez and Adams County. Organizers will sit down with locals next month to map out a blueprint for what the community needs. We thank the foundation leaders for selecting our community.

Email newsletter signup

-Natchez High School graduate and Copiah-Lincoln Community College student Travez Bradford will represent Natchez when he travels to Washington, D.C., in January. Bradford will perform his self-written and recorded song, “Believe, Dream, Inspire” that he created as part the Mississippi PTA State Reflections Art competition. We congratulate Bradford for being selected and representing our community well.

-The work to expand the Natchez Trails project continues and eventually will feature 32 panels depicting the history of St. Catherine Street. The city is expected to receive bids on the work next month, and city leaders hope work can begin in late winter or early spring. We hope the project moves along smoothly and helps better tell the story of our city to locals and visitors.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we hope everyone enjoys the holiday with their friends and family.