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Here’s a look at good news from past week

The possible protection of local jobs was good news for the community last week when local leaders revealed the owner of the Adams County Correctional Center was close to completing a new contract for the prison.

Since May, the company and local community leaders have been working to secure a new contract after the Federal Bureau of Prisons announced it would not renew its contract for the local prison.

While local leaders were confident a new contract would be signed, more than 300 jobs were at risk of being lost.

News that U.S. Immigration, Customs and Enforcement is considering ACCC for the housing of federal inmates gives the community a reason to breathe a little easier.

Hopefully, word of a finalized contract is on the horizon.

Other good news from the week includes:

A celebration kicked off a new exhibit Saturday at the Wilkinson County Museum and the African American Museum in Woodville. The displays feature artifacts and information discovered during recent excavation projects at two Natchez American mound sites. Organizers hope the show inspires locals and tourists to visit the two historic sites in the county.

Monterey School valedictorian Mallory Barlow is excited about the next chapter in her life. After excelling in high school, Barlow is ready to do her best when she attends Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Inspired by her mother, who is a nurse practitioner, Barlow plans to pursue a career in medicine. A move to Shreveport is a move away from the small community in which she grew up. Even though she is stepping out of her comfort zone, we know Barlow is ready.

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