Natchez-Adams School District license plates may soon be seen on road

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 18, 2017

By Christian Coffman

NATCHEZ — Natchez High School’s bulldog mascot may soon be growling on the backs of vehicles all over town.

Natchez-Adams School District Public Relations Coordinator Steven Richardson said if 300 people commit to purchasing a specialty NASD license plate, the state would produce the customized tags to sell.

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Sen. Bob Dearing, D-Natchez, included the NASD license plate in legislation required for the plate to be approved.

The cost of the tags, featuring the official Natchez Bulldogs logo, would have a set cost decided by the Department of Revenue. The department would also decide what percentage of sales the district would receive.

The cost will be set upon the Legislature’s passage of the bill and the governor’s subsequent signing of it into law.

The custom Bulldog license plate would serve as a year-to-year revenue stream for Natchez-Adams School District, and is a method used by other school districts such as Rankin County, Biloxi, Gulfport, Lanier High School in Jackson and  other universities and colleges, Richardson said.

“The tag’s proceeds will benefit educational supplies and services for our elementary schools,” Richardson said.