Changes add to week of good news

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 11, 2016

The past seven days proved that Greek philosopher Heraclitus was correct — change is indeed the one constant in this world. City leaders, the Natchez-Adams School District Board of Trustees and parish voters all voted for change in their respective leaders.

Depending upon one’s perspective, change can be good. As local leaders grapple with making positive changes in the community let’s pause to look at some other highlights from last week:

– Congratulations to Debra Whitley for her induction into the Ole Miss Hall of Fame. The Natchez High School valedictorian and marketing communications major at Ole Miss said the honor made all of the time and effort she put into school worth it. After graduation, Whitley plans to move to Texas and pursue a career in marketing or public relations. We know that whatever path Whitley chooses, her life experiences at Ole Miss will guide her in the right direction.

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– Natchez High School basketball standouts Ernesha Chatman and Zyaire Ewing will follow their future in basketball to Hinds Community College. The two seniors have played together since they were in the ninth grade. They signed with the college in a ceremony Friday. Both Chatman and Ewing helped bring two state basketball championships to Natchez High, which points to a bright future on the court for the Hinds Community College Eagles.

– Three thousand shiny new Coca-Cola bottles decorated with the official Natchez Tricentennial logo were unveiled Thursday in a ceremony at the Natchez Coke headquarters. The commemorative bottles are sure to be a treasured keepsake from this year’s birthday celebrations.

– The Natchez-Adams County School District’s Street Team of reporters and public speakers are out in force telling stories about the school district to residents and beyond. The program aims to teach life skills and teamwork through public speaking and working in the media.

As local leaders plan for positive change, let’s always be on the lookout for the good news in our community.