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Cars, good press among good news

Bad weather blew through Adams County on Sunday, a reminder that beautiful spring weather can turn problematic at a moment’s notice.

Fortunately, Adams County and Concordia Parish were spared serious damage. Our hearts go out, however, to folks in neighboring areas who were not so lucky.

Enjoy the beautiful weather while you can but be prepared for when it turns ugly.

Meanwhile, below is a look at some of the good news from the sunny days of the past week:

*Hundreds of people converged Saturday on Natchez to gawk at classic European cars of all makes and models for the fourth annual Euro Fest Natchez car show.

The show brings car enthusiasts from throughout the region, not only from neighboring cities but also from neighboring states.

In addition to having plenty of exotic cars to look at, the event also is a boon to the local economy with visitors shopping, eating and lodging in Natchez.

*Last week, Essence Magazine featured an essay on Natchez’s first black alderwoman, Artimese West.

The essay, by West’s granddaughter Kirsten West Savali, was well-written and helped give a broader audience a glimpse of not only West’s accomplishments but also of the community she served.

*The Natchez Visitor Reception Center and some Forks of the Roads properties are closer to being transferred to the National Park Service as officials are ironing out the final details.

The transfer has been in the works for years and is welcome news on all fronts. The City of Natchez will be relieved from the expense of maintaining and operating the facility and the National Park Service will be able to manage and operate the facility in a fitting manner.

Keep your eyes out for more good news this week. We’re sure it will come, despite any storms that may arise.