Good news fills area as year winds down

Published 12:05 am Monday, December 28, 2015

With Christmas 2015 in the rearview mirror and with New Year’s 2016 just ahead, we pause this final week of the year to remember some of the good news headlines from last week.

• Santa Claus and his committee of local volunteers came to Natchez last week and delivered both donations to local charities and piles of toys to area children who might not otherwise have much of a Christmas. We thank all of those involved in this effort, which began decade ago, but has carried on through the years thanks to much hard work and generosity.

• Area native Hannah Denny’s generosity was so large she needed to rent a truck to haul it around the area. Denny

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• Thanks to members of the North Natchez High School Class of 1989 for donating three benches to their former school, currently Robert Lewis Magnet School. The class’ kind gift will be useful to students there for years.

Adams County’s government prepared to bade farewell to two long-time public servants. Tommy O’Beirne will retire this week after 28 years as the Adams County Chancery Clerk. In all, O’Beirne served in the public realm for 36 years, having previously served as a member of the Legislature and as county prosecutor.

Long-time county supervisor Darryl Grennell is also retiring from his public services. We wish the two a happy, peaceful retirement.

We hope this, the last week of 2015, is filled with lots of good news for you and your family.