Supervisors to name new street for Partridge

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 2, 2006

NATCHEZ &8212; Military recognitions took center stage at Tuesday&8217;s meeting of the Adams County Board of Supervisors.

Supervisors voted unanimously to name a street to be constructed near West Primary School for Army Sgt. Todd Partridge.

Partridge, a Ferriday native who grew up in Natchez, was serving his second tour of duty in Iraq when he died Aug. 20.

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Partridge, who received 11 honors for his military service, was killed when his vehicle hit an explosive device in the road.

The Legislature is also considering a resolution commending the life and service of Partridge.

On Tuesday, supervisors also passed a resolution commending the 155th Infantry for its service in Iraq.

That unit left for training in summer 2004 and, from there, was stationed in Iraq. More than 40 Miss-Lou residents are members of the 155th, which has more than 3,500 soldiers in all.

Also during Tuesday&8217;s meeting:

4Supervisors President Darryl Grennell asked Civil Defense Director George Souders to bring a recommendation to the board in February about where the county&8217;s next tornado warning siren should be placed.

4Sheriff Ronny Brown said glass security doors should be installed on the second floor of the courthouse by the end of this month.

&8220;We had trouble getting the glass for them because of (Hurricane) Katrina,&8221; Brown said.

Brown also mentioned that more storage room is needed for documents at the Adams County Courthouse.

Chancery Clerk Tommy O&8217;Beirne said he will work with all parties involved to find additional storage space.

Otherwise, Brown said, some filing cabinets will have to be placed in the courthouse halls.

4Supervisors approved travel for board members to an upcoming economic conference in Jackson.