Football is back and other good news of last week

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Football fans got a small taste of what is in store for the next few months when Natchez High School hosted one of the first jamborees of the season.

This week the football season starts in earnest and soon after college and profession football fans will be in Nirvana until right about the time the groundhog comes out of hiding to see if spring has come.

We hope this season is filled with the usual thrilling moments and that the coming weeks are filled with good sportsmanship and free of serious injuries.

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As we enter into another season on the gridiron action let’s look at other positive news from last week:

* Natchez musician Alvin Shelby returned from a life-changing trip to Columbia South America. His goal was to share his love of gospel music. What he came back with is a renewed spirit after having witnessed the transformative powers his musical heritage.

* Natchez Early College Academy 10th grader Erika Burkes was recently tapped to be a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. Burke was honored for her hard work, sacrifice and commitment to academic excellence. Congratulations to Burkes for her commitment to good grades.

* The Historic Natchez Foundation looked to the future in order to help preserve the past. The foundation unveiled a new website last week that organizers hope will reach a broader audience by providing more information about Natchez and historic preservation. With the website, the foundation provides a wealth of information at the click of a mouse button. Online visitors to the site can even become a member and join this important group dedicated to preserving our past.

As we head into the first week of high school football, let us always be on the lookout for good news.