Last week’s article was a brief history of the exploration of the Louisiana territory. I left off with d’Iberville’s carpenter, Andre Penicaut, and his journal.
Round one is over; now our parish politicos are preparing for a runoff in November. The big race will be between Sheriff Toney Edwards and challenger Cedric Martin.
Three of the nine Police Jury seats remain to be decided in the runoff next month. “Bo” Aarons and Glen McCormack are in Ward three; Rodney Sones and Donna Neal campaign for Ward 5 and Jeffery Estes faces Libby Ford’s old nemesis, Jeremy Wood, in Ward six.
In February 1797, 42-year-old surveyor Andrew Ellicott arrived at the Natchez landing. He had been handpicked by President George Washington to mark the new boundary line along the 31st parallel (40 miles south of town) to separate U.S. and Spanish territories.
Sometimes recovery from addiction can seem uncomfortable at first, yet finding and living a life of passion is a transformative way to rise above the grips of it. Why is passion important? Passion is the feeling that gives our spirit a spark.
Finally, finally it is election week, and in some races, we’ll narrow the field; in others, we’ll have a winner to take on the new duties of the position they have won.
In Ward 5 Donna Neal has the great advantage of a moderately activist attitude having expressed her interest in both wanting to reduce the size of the Police Jury and wanting to include term limits as a feature of any reorganization of parish government.
Concord – the first mansion built in Natchez -- was physically impressive, the countryside around it beautiful and the hospitality extended from within its walls and on its grounds remembered for generations.
As I continue on my journey as an advocate of hope, recovery, and eliminating stigma, I have been blessed to meet other people that have a heart and a purpose for this cause. Susan DiRosario of Downington, PA,is one of those people.
I have a letter in mind for the democrats in Congress, and it is very truthful, if bordering on ‘not kind.’ It will sound something like this: