Let’s proudly wave Adams County flag

Published 12:04am Friday, February 15, 2013

Symbols are important, particularly when bringing together a group of diverse people and making them feel like a team.

That’s why we applaud the somewhat subtle work of the Adams County Board of Supervisors to build a team-like atmosphere on the board.

Months ago, supervisors began doing two things to start making their team spirit a bit more visible.

First, supervisors now make public, non-board meeting appearances as a group. It was rare to find one of them at a public function without seeing most, if not all, of the board members.

Often the group has the county administrator, chancery clerk and the board of supervisors’ attorney in tow as well.

The message is clear: We’re a board that works together. Note that doesn’t mean they always agree, but at least thus far, the disagreements haven’t destroyed the team.

Second, supervisors started wearing a uniform of sorts, matching shirts just like an organized sports team might wear.

Months after their internal team building began, supervisors appear to be moving that sense of togetherness out to a wider audience by seeking, of all things, an Adams County logo and flag design.

Critics may laugh and suggest it’s just another government board wasting time, but in this case, perhaps Adams County needs a very public sense of identity.

Since the board is soliciting proposals from the public, it would appear the effort might cost the county little to nothing to explore.

If the approach of reducing taxpayer spending can be achieved by making us all realize that we’re playing for the same team, then let’s create that flag and hoist it into the sky soon.

  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    This is so ridiculous and if they want, put the Ms. flag on the shirt front or sleeves that would make better sense but these people need to have our state flag flying in all municipal building huh’??!! They should be taking care of taxpayers business by getting our fire station going and cleaning the justice court office out and collecting the taxpayer 4 million fines money ASAP!! BOS you must take the Adams county people as a puppet and I don’t think your thinking very clearly!!!

  • Anonymous

    WHO ARE “THESE PEOPLE” ? IT’S JUST HARD FOR YOU TO SAY ANYTHING WITHOUT USING RACE TO MAKE YOUR POINT. GROW UP YOU LITTLE WIMP. PS, THAT’S THE FIRST TIME I HEARD YOU SAY SOMETHING NICE ABOUT THE SUPERVISORS. TOMORROW YOU’LL THROW THEM BACK IN THE DITCH.

  • Anonymous

    I withhold judgement until I can see what they choose for a design. IMHO, may it not be as lame and tired looking as the current Natchez flag.

  • Anonymous

    Says the person who’s every post is racial. I know that it may be very difficult for your simple little mind, if one can even call it that, but “those people” is nothing racial. It is glaringly obvious to anyone with more than a few brain cells and who is not eaten completely up with a searing hatred of whites that he was talking about proponents of a new county flag. Race never came into it until you once again reared your empty head.

  • Sonny Daniels

    Please explain to me how “These People” is racist? Do you even know what the definition of racism is? To you, anybody that criticizes Osama the savior is a racist…it just can’t be because he is a pathetic excuse for a leader who will go down in the history books as the worst president ever. I would trust him to prepare my food at McDonalds, much less run a country. What a joke.