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Port Gibson forced to turn out the lights

November 1st, 2010 Comments off

Pay attention if you are driving through Port Gibson at night.

The city has decided to disable an undetermined amount of street lights in a cost-cutting effort.

In an announcement in the weekly newspaper, The Port Gibson Reveille, the city said, “Due to the current economic crisis, the Mayor and City Board are having to make some difficult decisions regarding the city budget.”

One of those apparently is to turn off street lights.

“Right now, we have more than 400 street lights — at least twice as many as a town similar in size to Port Gibson,” the announcement stated.

The city is going to keep lights on at major intersections and around schools.

“The safety and security of our citizens are our number one objective,” the announcement said.

One wonders when the city will decided the “crisis” is over.