Adams supervisor wants consolidation with Natchez

Published 1:41 pm Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Adams County Supervisor Mike Lazarus says it’s the time to consolidate Natchez and Adams County to save money.

Lazarus’ plan would mean the governmental bodies of Natchez and Adams County would merge into one government and city and county departments also would merge.

Lazarus said he has checked with state officials to see if consolidation would be a realistic goal for the county, and the response he received from state Rep. Sam Mims was a favorable one.

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Mims said if Adams County and Natchez wanted to consolidate, new legislation would have to be written.

Lazarus hopes to have something to present to the Legislature this year.