Blue skies for 2019 hopes, dreams

Published 12:09 am Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Good news! It stopped raining.

Rain sat over the Miss-Lou for several days last week causing power outages and some flash flooding, but mostly the rain was just an annoyance.

The rain lifted over the weekend, however, giving us the first glimpse of blue-sky in the area in 2019. That wasn’t the only good news for the Miss-Lou in the past week, however.  Below is a recap of some of the top news items from the past week:

Email newsletter signup

Candidate filing began in the Adams County Circuit Clerk’s office last week for this year’s county elections that include positions for sheriff, supervisors and circuit and chancery clerks, just to name a few. By the close of the day Friday, the first week of filing, more than 20 candidates had filed the necessary paperwork to be candidates in party primaries to be held Aug. 6 with the general election being Nov. 5. That’s a good showing for just the first week. Candidates have until 5 p.m. March 1 to file their paperwork in the circuit clerk’s office.

The Mississippi Legislature is convening the 2019 session today in Jackson.

This could be the year Natchez will get a few measures through the Legislature that local leaders have been wanting for a while, including changing the make up of the Natchez-Adams School Board from appointed to elected positions; legislative approval of a land transfer of the Natchez Visitor Reception Center from the City of Natchez to the National Park Service and funding to renovate the Margaret Martin building. As the Legislature convenes today, we are optimistic those measures and maybe a few more with local implications will win approval before the end of this session.

One young man, Dylan Troxler, and his family are grateful he survived a car crash on New Year’s Eve. They also are grateful for the outpouring of support the family has received through a Go Fund Me account to help Troxler and his family with the medical expenses. 

The outpouring of support, without the family seeking it, is proof of the good nature of people in the Miss-Lou and that’s good news, indeed.