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Good news from last week in midst of COVID-19

In an age of uncertainty, good news can be the antidote to fear and anxiety.

In the last few days, much of the world has been focused on the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on everyday life.

Events are canceled. Sports venues are closed. School hallways are dark.

Daily review of the headlines contributes to the sense of unease that has gripped the nation. And yet, the good news in our community still has the power to — if only briefly — calm nerves and invite a smile.

Some of the good news last week included:

4Not only is Concordia Parish senior John-Garrett Patrick an aspiring politician, he is also among seven finalists for the 2020 Louisiana Student of the Year honor. The son of Sabrina and Tab Doré and a senior at Concordia Parish Academy of Math, Science and Technology, Patrick serves in several statewide youth leadership roles. Locally, Patrick plays on the Vidalia High School tennis team and is ranked first in his class. With all his accomplishments, Patrick is deserving of the statewide honor, which will be announced on April 1. 

4The prayers of Dalton and Brittani Slade were answered last week when they received the news that their son Blaze Slade was expected to make a full recovery after a near-drowning accident. The day before the Slade family received the news, nearly 100 people gathered for a prayer and praise vigil outside the Slade home. A GoFundMe page was also started by friends of the family to assist with medical expenses. By Thursday, the page had accumulated nearly $7,000 in donations. We are thankful for Blaze’s recovery and for the community’s unwavering support.

It is a testament to always be on the lookout for good news in our community.

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Gibson, Hall apparent winners in Natchez Democratic Party primary

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Ward 4 candidates Irving, Calcote headed to June 23 runoff

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Mississippi on Thursday reports more COVID-19 cases, deaths

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Vote count delayed as election workers have to order new vote scanner

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Local leaders, clergy offer prayers, declare Friday a day of mourning

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Mississippi on Wednesday reports more COVID-19 cases, deaths

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Images from Wednesday morning’s protest on Martin Luther King Jr. Street

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Absentee ballots being counted; results not likely until Thursday

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City, county, clergy to hold 3 p.m. press conference today on Floyd death

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Video: Local officials talk to protesters at end of march

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Gibson holds slim lead in mayor’s race

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Nonprofit closing, giving money to county

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City under governor’s orders

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Race unclear in Ward 4

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Hall leads incumbent in Ward 1

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Dillard wins re-election in Ward 6

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Decision 2020: Live election results after polls close at 7 p.m.

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Your Take: A clear night for balloons

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Election update: Sunny weather, absentee ballots could push voter turnout past 2016 numbers

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Decision 2020: Voters go to polls in Democratic Primary of city elections

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Mayoral candidate: I did not authorize ‘bogus’ flyers found in Natchez neighborhoods

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Your Take: Warm, comfortable together