Plenty of good news of late

Published 12:06 am Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Fall Pilgrimage is in full swing and cooler temperatures have finally arrived.

It’s a great time to be in the Miss-Lou and plenty of good news from the past week proves the point.

* Bishop Gunn, a blues band from Natchez that has found success on the Billboard Blues chart with its album titled “Natchez,” announced last week the dates of the band’s second annual Bishop Gunn Crawfish Boil and Music Festival.

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Last year’s inaugural event brought fans from all states in the United States and a couple of foreign countries to enjoy good food and live music on the Natchez bluff.

Next year’s event will be held on May 11 and the band promises more of the same but even bigger and better.

* Speaking of music, another Natchez native is making a name for himself in the music world. Preston Lane Williams who is signing a deal with 418 Music to have his first single distributed through the global label Universal Music Group, was in the Miss-Lou recently filming a video for his first major single, “Bottles, Models and Shots.”

Williams said he will sign his record deal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 10 and that a release party for the single will be held Nov. 9-11 in Las Vegas.  

We look forward to seeing the video and hearing Williams’ music, and we wish him all the best in his music career.

* Cathedral senior Samuel Freiberger was one of approximately 1.6 million students to take the National Merit Scholarship test in October 2017, and he was chosen as one of approximately 16,000 semi-finalists in the program two weeks ago. Congratulations to Freiberger. We wish him luck as he progresses in the scholarship process. Regardless of whether he becomes a National Merit Scholar, he can rest assured that he is in the top 1 percent of testers in Mississippi and that’s good news, indeed.

Enjoy the weather and keep your eyes open for more good news this week.