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Good news on fields and in classrooms

February is here. The groundhog saw his shadow and in recent days it felt as if spring had already sprung in the Miss-Lou.

Such is the good news from the past week with new beginnings, at least on a couple of high school football teams.

Vidalia High School and Natchez High School have hired new head football coaches for their respective teams.

Randy Craft will lead the Bulldogs on the gridiron and Michael Norris will lead the Vikings on the gridiron in addition to continuing to serve as the Vidalia High School head baseball coach.

McLaurin Elementary School certainly placed a showing last week with the good news the school has been named “The Healthiest School in Mississippi,” by the Blue Cross & Blue Shield Foundation of Mississippi.

Congratulations to the students, faculty, staff and administrators for taking the top honor in the state and for receiving a $50,000 prize to help bolster the excellent health and nutrition programs at the school.

Also, in the education category, business leaders are teaming up with public and private schools with in the “Partners in Education” program reintroduced by Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce last week.

The program matches businesses with local schools to make a difference in the future of the community.

In the program businesses can provide mentoring and tutoring, assist in a library or classroom, be a guest speaker, sponsor a “Student of the Month,” field trips and other activities.

Don’t forget to keep you eye out for good news in the week ahead.

BREAKING NEWS

Natchez man killed in Wednesday morning wreck on I-55 near McComb

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One last bling: Students turn campus into Mardi Gras celebration

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Community members polled on issues facing state

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No bond set for double murder suspect

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Cathedral junior wins Silver Key Award for essay writing

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Stahlman remembered for his love of community, family

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Pets of the Week

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Party Packs: Vidalia Lower Elementary students pack in last of Mardi Gras fun

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Suicide awareness forum Thursday

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TV investigative series focuses on murder suspect with Natchez ties 

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Krewe of ‘Good Times’ lets the good times roll

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Natchez man arrested in connection to double murder

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First Presbyterian women ready to make your Fat Tuesday special with chicken spaghetti luncheon

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Krewe of Phoenix Parade heats up crowds on cold night

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Sunday Focus: Flu tough for area children this year; vaccine effective against virus

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Best-selling author reveals details about upcoming Natchez book

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Vidalia native honored for saving man’s life in store parking lot

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Nest owner purchases longtime Natchez antiques store

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Local Girl Scouts ready to sell thousands of cookies this year

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Christ Church’s oldest member sees many changes over the years

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Natchez police investigating Thursday night drive-by shooting

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Bishop Gunn suspends all future activity; Crawfish Boil canceled

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Suspect in Sunday Minor Street shooting turns himself in

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Ready to roll: Krewe of Phoenix Parade set for Friday night