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Weather postpones cleanup

NATCHEZ — The community cleanup day scheduled for today has been postponed and is tentatively scheduled for next Saturday.

Adams County Supervisor and Extension Service Director David Carter said the cleanup, which will focus on the Liberty Road overpass area, had to be rescheduled because of weather concerns.

“We were going to try to do some mulching and get some equipment out there, but because it’s so wet we would do more damage than we did good,” Carter said.

The reason the volunteer cleanup group is focusing on the Liberty Road overpass is because no one currently maintains it.

“The Liberty Road overpass is an area that the city doesn’t maintain — that nobody maintains — so if the volunteers don’t clean it up, it doesn’t get cleaned up,” he said. “Every time we clean it up is ultimately just a temporary fix because there is no regular maintenance.”

Carter said the football teams from all of Natchez’s high schools — Adams County Christian School, Cathedral School, Natchez High School and Trinity Episcopal Day School — will be participating in the cleanup.

“It is great to have all four schools working on a community project,” he said. “When we can have a project off the field that involves all of the players on the field, it is a big win.”

An exact time for next Saturday’s cleanup hasn’t been determined, but Carter said other volunteers are welcome to join.