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Film, science, rock ’n’ roll are good news

Lights. Camera. Action.

Those three words will become commonplace in Natchez if the prediction of some film industry executives comes to fruition.

Thor Juell, vice president of Village Studios and Dunleith Studios, shared his enthusiasm for the area and its potential to become an important moviemaking center in the South and the United States with the Rotary Club of Natchez on Wednesday.

Juell credits the passage of the most recent Film tax incentives in the Mississippi Legislature for making the area the most competitive in the South.

Currently, producer John Norris and director Tate Taylor are filming “Breaking News in Yuba County” in Natchez and the surrounding area.

Juell said the film starring Allison Janney, Mila Kunis and Juliette Lewis is just the beginning.

Juell’s words were exciting to hear, and we hope they come to fruition for Natchez and Mississippi.

Other good news last week includes:

The Cathedral Science Olympiad Team came back from the national competition with the Lockheed Martin Spirit Award. The award was given to the team that best exemplified good sportsmanship, team collaboration and school spirit during the tournament in Ithica, New York. Congratulations to the Cathedral team for demonstrating the best Natchez has to offer in science and spirit.

Hometown band Bishop Gunn is getting ready to be the opening act for one of the greatest bands in rock ’n’ roll history. The band with deep Natchez roots will open for the Rolling Stones on July 27 at NRG Park in Houston. Bass player Ben Lewis said the opportunity to play on the same stage on which Mick Jagger and his band will play has not sunken in yet. The group continues to make Natchez proud as they to grow in popularity.

Let us always be on the lookout for good news in our community.

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Flash flood warning issued for parts of Natchez

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Hospitals using antibody therapy to help fight virus

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Trash collection one day behind schedule for Thanksgiving

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