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Past week filled with plenty of area good news

Whoever said the summer was the time to take things slow and easy wasn’t in Natchez last weekend.

In a time of the year when locals seek refuge in their air-conditioned houses, many events had people walking under the crepe myrtles and meeting celebrities at the local community theater.

All of the activity from locals and tourists was good news for the local economy and the spirit of the community. The weekend kicked off with the inaugural Natchez International Crepe Myrtle Festival and ended with the farewell celebration of a retiring community member.  In between, people enjoyed the Y’all Means All Natchez gaYrage sale, the Best of the Oxford Film Festival in Natchez and the “A Night at the Little Theatre” fundraiser.

The events helped raise awareness and raise funds for local charities and other good causes.

The weekend ended with the retirement celebration of the Rev. David O’Connor, who not only served St. Mary Basilica but also served the entire community for 22 years. We are thankful for his many contributions.

Other good news from the week included:

4Malana Tennessee graduated as the valedictorian of Natchez Early College Academy with both a diploma and an applied sciences degree. She plans to attend The University of Southern Mississippi with more than 60 college credits. Not one to put off to tomorrow what she can do today, Tennessee’s motivation is an example to us all. We wish her well in her future endeavors.

4 The Natchez National Historical Park is also not waiting to start planning the future of the new Natchez Visitor Reception Center. Although the building is not officially in their hands, Natchez NPS officials are envisioning new and inventive ways to bring the Natchez experience to tourists from all over the world.

Let us always be looking for good news in our community.

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Trash collection one day behind schedule for Thanksgiving

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Ferriday man sentenced to life for 2019 slaying of Natchez schoolteacher

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Mayor: Silver Street raising and dock plans moving forward

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Tree lighting event is Saturday in Natchez

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Former Natchez Alderman David Massey dies at 72

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Stewpot ready to serve needy on Thanksgiving

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Saturday high-speed chase began in Louisiana, ended with crash in Natchez

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No print edition of The Democrat on Friday

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Natchez school board cancels bid opening for new high school due to COVID-19

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5 Miss-Lou residents die of COVID-19 over weekend

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Remains found in Natchez neighborhood

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The Dart: Natchez resident loves music

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Coroner: A Natchez woman dies with COVID-19 Sunday

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Suspect in high-speed vehicle chase arrested in Natchez

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Natchez Police investigating Saturday shooting that injured two people

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Coroner: Two Ferriday men died with COVID-19 Saturday at Merit Health Natchez

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Natchez freedmen and women largely funded Emancipation Monument in Washington, D.C.

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Adams County coroner loses 25-year-old granddaughter to COVID-19, urges compliance with health guidelines

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35-year-old Ferriday resident dies with COVID-19 as cases, hospitalizations continue rising

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‘American Pickers’ star Mike Wolfe picks Natchez

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COVID-19 numbers spike locally just before holidays

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Norm Yvon resigns as lead administrator of Cathedral School

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ACCS falls to Leake Academy in MAIS Class 5A state championship

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Second suspect arrested in Tuesday armed robbery