Auction to take place Saturday

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 13, 2009

NATCHEZ — This weekend, Natchez residents will get a chance to own a little piece of Adams County.

On Saturday morning, the Bonnette Auction Group will start selling off equipment from the Adams County Road Crew.

Adams County Supervisor S.E. “Spanky” Felter said in past years, the county’s equipment auction has brought valuable funding for the road crew.

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In the last auction, approximately one and a half years ago, the county sold over $1 million dollars worth of equipment.

“It helped us out a lot,” Felter said.

This year’s auction will feature approximately 30 pieces of heavy equipment.

Bulldozers, backhoes and even work trucks will all be sold to the highest bidder.

Felter said if the county is able to sell all of its equipment in Saturday’s auction, it stands to make approximately $350,000.

That money will be used to purchase two new dump trucks.

Carol Armstrong, Bonnette’s auction coordinator, said the event is free and open to the public.

“We want everybody to come out,” she said.

And those attending the auction will have more to bid on than just bulldozers and bushhogs.

The City of Natchez has several police vehicles for auction, and the Adams County Sheriff’s Office will have a small arsenal of firearms to be auctioned.

In each sale, the money from the auctioned goods goes back to the party that provided the goods.

Sheriff Ronny Brown said most of the guns to be sold were confiscated by the ACSO.

Additionally, Armstrong said any members of the public with items, like vehicles or heavy equipment can consign them to be sold at the auction.

“If they’ll bring it by, we can sell it,” she said.

The auction begins at 10 a.m. and will be behind the Liberty Ball Park.