Deserving of praise: Last week filled with celebrations, good news

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, November 19, 2019

From a historic anniversary to one of the area’s biggest fundraisers, last week was filled with much good news to celebrate.

The owners of Concord Quarters threw a party Saturday for the historic house that is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. The home of Gregory and Deborah Cosey, Concord Quarters, is the only structure that remains after the antebellum house Concord burned in 1901. The house was built as the official residence of the Spanish Governors of Mississippi.

The Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the best of business during its annual gala last week. During the event, the Chamber presented several awards. Tate Hobdy was named Natchezian Man of the Year, and Sarah Lindsey Laukhuff was named Natchezian Woman of the Year. American Medical Response won the Large Business of the Year award, and Stuart Heflin State Farm Insurance won the Small Business of the Year award. We look forward to another good year of business in Natchez and Adams County.

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Fallin Career and Technology Center senior Tyreike Singleton has an eye for creativity that has led him to produce several professional-level videos for his school. Most recently, he has produced videos for the high school’s sports program and special events. Congratulations to Singleton for following his passion, which we hope will lead him to a bright future.

Congratulations to the Natchez Rotary Club and Natchez Children’s Service as well for another successful chili cook-off. This year, 19 teams competed in the event. Two new teams took home the top awards. The Corner Bar took first place and Performance Dodge took second place. A perennial favorite, the Natchez firefighters took third place. The Krewe of Phoenix won the best booth.

We hope this week will be equally filled with good news for our community.