Graduation one of many highlights

Published 12:05 am Monday, May 18, 2015

Last week saw a multitude of good news. Between the city gaining ownership of an important portion of the historic Forks of the Road site and residents hitting the bluff to get healthy, the Miss-Lou was abuzz with proactive spirit. Let’s take a moment to remember the high points:

4The historic brick bridge at the Forks of the Road site was transferred Wednesday from Chartre Companies to the City of Natchez. This is a key piece of land in Natchez history, and we’re glad the bridge is in city hands. We’re also confident in the National Park Service’s ability to eventually gain the property.

4The city is currently seeking letters of support for a grant that would fund a $10 million dock at the bottom of Roth Hill. This dock would not only boost riverfront appeal, but it would also attract tourists for the city’s tricentennial year. We thank our city leaders for diligently pursuing funds to enhance our community.

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4Humana Inc. hosted a community-wide “Fit for Life” event Saturday to kick off the Clinton Health Matters Initiative’s goals to work toward improving the health of locals by 20 percent by 2020. Healthy living is vital to a strong community — literally and figuratively. Let’s embrace this great opportunity and make a change today for a healthy lifestyle.

4Across the Miss-Lou, graduation caps have been soaring into the air, signifying a greater journey our area youth are about to embark on. We extend big congratulations to the 2014-2015 graduation class, and wish them success for a bright future.

As we plunge into another busy week, let’s make an effort to keep our proactive spirits high.