Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Adams County deputy Charles Harrigill, at left, passes the Special Olympics torch to Alan Pittman before the torch relay Wednesday morning. Deputies from the Adams County Sheriff's Office carried the torch through the downtown streets of Natchez.

Photo feature: Going for the gold

Published 12:01am Thursday, May 10, 2012

NATCHEZ — Deputies from the Adams County Sheriff’s office helped carry the spirit of Special Olympics to Natchez Wednesday morning by taking a quick jog and the Special Olympics torch through downtown. Area athletes cheered as the flame passed down main street. The Mississippi Special Olympics Summer Games begin Friday at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi. Area olympians will compete in various categories.

Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Connie Gamberi gives athletes a high-five as they follow the torch down Main Street Wednesday.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Deputies Ben Long and Buddy Frank carry the torch up Franklin Street Wednesday.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Maggie Burns waves as the torch passes by on Main Street Wednesday.