Week sees plenty of good news

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 8, 2016

With Fat Tuesday just a day a way, Easter is just around the corner, coming early this year.

As we do each Monday morning, we pause briefly today to highlight some of the good news from our community last week.

– Among the biggest good news items from last week was sort of a let down, literally. The Mississippi River quietly fell below flood stage in Natchez last week. It happened only weeks after giving us all an off-season pause when the initial flood crest was predicted to be a near-record high mark.

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– After years of talking separately about potentially changing the manner in which Natchez-Adams School Board members are selected, city aldermen and county supervisors agreed last week to meet this week to make some formal action. Regardless of what they ultimately decide, perhaps the issue will be put to rest after this week’s discussion.

– A Brookhaven camper who was caught off guard by a flashflood on the Homochitto River is lucky to be alive this week. A nearby resident rescued her from the utility pole she clutched for an hour. We’re lucky to live in an area filled with resourceful residents who are always willing to lend a hand.

– Students at Cathedral School and Holy Family Early Learning Center celebrated Catholic Schools Week last week. The event is always one that focuses students on giving back to their community and on having a relationship with God. What a great combination, and we thank the students, teachers and administrators for making the event always a great community event.

We hope your week — and your Mardi Gras — is filled with lots of good news.