Night Out delayed for elections

Published 12:01 am Monday, August 1, 2011

NATCHEZ — Adams County and Concordia Parish citizens and law enforcement agencies will be sending a message to criminals for National Night Out this month like the rest of the country.

But Tuesday’s primary elections have pushed back the 27th annual event, which the most of the country will celebrate Tuesday, to Aug. 9 in order not to interfere with citizens getting to the polls, NPD Chief Mike Mullins said.

During the event, the Natchez Police Department, Ferriday Police Department, Vidalia Police Department and Adams County Sheriff’s Office officers will caravan through neighborhoods in their patrols and stop by to shake hands and mingle with citizens they protect and serve.

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Mullins said the purpose of the event is four fold. National Night Out raises awareness of crime and drug abuse prevention, supports local Neighborhood Watches, strengthens neighborhood spirit and partnerships between the police and community and sends a message to criminals showing them neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

The NPD, VPD and FPD will caravan together, stopping through neighborhoods in Natchez, Vidalia and Ferriday.

The route will be as follows:

4 Leave NPD at 4 p.m. and proceed to FPD and then Sixth Street and Delaware Avenue in Ferriday

4 Proceed at 5-5:15 p.m. to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Fourth Street in Vidalia.

4 Proceed at 5:30-5:45 p.m. to Linwood subdivision at 420 Lower Woodville Road.

4 Proceed at 6-6:15 p.m. to the area near 506 B St.

4 Proceed at 6:30-6:45 p.m. near the intersection of Minor and Oak streets.

4 Proceed at 7 p.m. to the Woodlawn area near the intersection of Beaumont and Garden streets.

4 Proceed at 7:30 p.m. to West Stiers Lane at the lot on McIntyre Boulevard off of West Stiers Lane.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is tentatively set as follows:

4 The providence area at 5:30 p.m.

4 The Elgin area at 6 p.m.

4 Sibley at 6:30 p.m.

4 The Kingston area at 7 p.m.

4 The Liberty Road area at 7:30 p.m.

4 The Airport Road/Traceway area at 8 p.m.

4 The Morgantown area at 8:30 p.m.

4 The Broadmoor area at 9 p.m.