Goods news blooms with season

Published 1:20 am Monday, February 27, 2017

Spring has sprung and so has good news for the Miss-Lou. As we take time to appreciate the bright colors of the season, let us take a moment to review the week’s news:

-The Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration kept the Natchez Convention Center busy this weekend with large crowds and interesting talks. The 28th annual conference started with a standing-room only crowd at the premiere of a documentary film about the life and legend of bordello owner Nellie Jackson. Created by two local filmmakers, the film kicked off the conference.

Local journalist Stanley Nelson was awarded the NLCC’s highest honor, the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence for his book “Devils Walking: Klan Murders along the Mississippi in the 1960s.” Retired University of Southern Mississippi professor Peggy Prenshaw was also honored for her lifetime of work with the Southern Quarterly and series of books from University of Mississippi Press.

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Congratulations to the award winners and to the sponsors and organizers for another successful conference.

-Vidalia High School senior Destiny Banks is honored to be named this year’s Concordia Parish Student of the Year. Having lived in many parts of the country while her mother served in the U.S. Army, Banks says she loves Vidalia because her family has had a chance to settle down in the town for the last three years. Banks plans to attend Southern University in Baton Rouge with the hopes of becoming a pediatrician or neonatologist. With her current success, we know that Banks is on the right path.

-The Krewe of Phoenix ended the 2017 Mardi Gras season in Natchez with an evening parade filled with colorful lights, booming music, beads and more beads. Thanks to all who help organize this wonderful event each year.

Remember to thank all who work hard to make our community great.