Great River tops week of good news

Published 12:03 am Monday, September 11, 2017

As Hurricane Irma makes its way up the Florida Gulf Coast, let us keep those who are in harm’s way in our thoughts and prayers. Let us also be mindful of the things for which we are thankful in our community:

4 Great River Industries provided good news in the form of 100 new jobs at the industrial manufacturing and fabrication company at the Natchez-Adams County Port. Formally known as Enersteel, the company began in 2011. Six years later the company continues to grow, having expanded three times since it opened. The announcement is a welcome shot in the arm to the county’s job picture. Thanks to Great River Industries for giving Adams County laborers the opportunity to work.

4 Exciting things are happening at the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society. The local organization invites the community to meet its new animal shelter manager Lena McKnight at a meet-and-greet fundraiser Saturday. Passionate about animals, McKnight is a familiar face at the shelter, having volunteered for the organization for many years. We look forward to seeing the new things in store for the shelter and the humane society.

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4 The town of Centreville honors civil rights activist and Mississippi author Anne Moody Friday. At noon, city leaders will name part of the street near Moody’s childhood house as Anne Moody Street and officially proclaim Sept. 15 as Anne Moody Day. Moody wrote about her experiences growing up as an African-American in Centreville and about her involvement with the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. Her 1968 autobiography has been sold around the world. Thanks to all who worked to honor Moody and preserve this important part of history.

Let us remember to thank those who continue to make our community great.