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Exposure to Miss-Lou is good news

Film crews are once again making good news for the Miss-Lou.

As movie trucks criss-crossed the Natchez landscape popping up in various locations across the city, officials from Vidalia celebrated the announcement of another spotlight being shined on the area.

Vidalia Mayor Buz Craft announced the broadcast of the Major League Fishing World Championship that was filmed last spring on Lake St. John, Lake Bruin and Black River.

Six one-hour installments of the professional fishing tournament will be broadcast by the CBS Sports Network beginning at noon Saturday.

The television show has the potential to attract anglers and associated businesses to Concordia Parish and Central Louisiana. More importantly, the show allows local officials to show the nation what the area has to offer for not only fishing but also those looking for a place to live and work.

Other good news from the week includes:

4Delta Charter School valedictorian Lara Elisabeth Boothe is ready to pursue her passion for pediatrics. Inspired by her uncle, who is a family doctor, Boothe wants to work around children. Already with many accolades to show for her hard work and determination, we know that Boothe will succeed in whatever passion she pursues.

4 Two lifeguards at the Natchez Community Swimming Pool had their training put to the test when they rescued two individuals from the pool in separate incidents on the same day last week. Quick thinking and solid preparation helped Cate Drane and Thomas Geoghegan prevent what would have been a tragedy for the community. Another lifeguard Zuri Brown recently pointed out that a “panicked swimmer can quickly become a submerged victim under water.” Thanks to all lifeguards for keeping area pools safe.

As we march into another week of summer, let’s always be on the lookout for good news in our community.