Downpours can bring good news

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 14, 2002

When it rains, it pours.

And, although that old adage might just as easily apply to Friday morning’s weather, in this case it applies more to the good news in Brundidge.

And on Friday morning, as rain fell in Brundidge, the community "broke ground" on the new Southern Classics Food Group processing plant.

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Of course, the ground-breaking took place in the newly renovated community theater, but it was still a part of a pair of events that heralded that good news. Later that morning, the city finalized the lease that will bring a $55 million Wal-Mart Distribution Center to the town.

The work that brought the town to Friday’s announcements was a long time in coming. Teamwork, preparation and a more than a little lobbying helped Brundidge bring the two new industries to town.

Of course, the results will be felt throughout Pike County. The Wal-Mart Distribution Center will bring 600 jobs to the county, and the economic impact of gas stations and fast food restaurants will be a boon for Brundidge. The Southern Classics plant replaces two food processing facilities that once operated, and then closed, in Brundidge.

Both are positive signs, evidence the hard work, dedication and sweat equity can pay off.

And, of course, they’re signs that even downpours can bring good news.  

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