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Spring is in air and other good news

Spring is officially here, in case you hadn’t noticed from the pollen filling the air, covering vehicles and affecting many people’s sinuses.

Regardless of those little inconveniences, last week’s official arrival of spring is welcome news.

4Here is a look at some of the other good news items from the past week:

Concordia Parish broke ground Thursday on a new $36 million hospital to be located on U.S. 84.

Construction of the 61,000 square-foot hospital and 17,000 square-foot medical office building is expected to take 16 to 18 months.

The project is sure to be a boon to the local economy during the construction phase and will certainly be a welcome addition to the parish’s healthcare options.

4Concordia Parish held a training drill last week to allow emergency first responders to practice their skills to be prepared for emergencies.

The event, which simulated an active shooter event, was held at River Park Medical Center.

We hope the skills learned in the exercise are never actually needed, but we are glad our emergency responders are trained to handle such events.

4Natchez resident, Greg Iles’ newest novel, “Cemetery Road,” is climbing national and international best-sellers lists.

That is not only great news for Iles, but also great news for the entire Natchez and Adams County community.

Iles is a great calling card for spreading the word about Natchez as his fans seek to learn more about the place he lives and that has inspired many of his works.

That’s good news, indeed.

Keep your eyes open, despite the pollen, because we’re sure more good news will come this week.

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New heights: Cathedral coach takes flying lessons after championship victory

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Public defenders office shaping up

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Community rallies to help neighbor

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Sunday Focus: Medical marijuana measures on ballots confusing

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Week 11 scores: Live high school football scores

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Free concert is Sunday at bandstand on bluff

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Adams County reports 91 active COVID-19 cases

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Some Cathedral Elementary School students quarantined

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Hotel Vue, other properties involved in indictments, still open

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Prayers requested for former Cathedral School coach, teacher

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Worley, former Dunleith owner, gets 144 months in federal prison

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Plans progressing for Adams County public defenders office

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City will not mandate Halloween rules

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Gibson: We are drawing the line on crime

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Adams County to ask for federal relief funds for Hurricane Delta recovery

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Vidalia City Hall temporarily closed Tuesday after 2 test positive for COVID-19

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Former Vue owner ‘surprised’ by current owners’ indictment

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Men charged with bank fraud, money laundering in connection to purchase of The Briars, other properties

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Sirens part of Severe Weather Awareness Week drill

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Natchez WWII veteran laid to rest

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Natchez police committee calls for businesses to provide security after Monday shooting

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Husband, wife found dead with letter saying they were going to be with God

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Police investigators comparing notes on Monday shooting near Cathedral school

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Adams County extends mask mandate through Nov. 30