Thursday, March 31, 2011
Please, keep county clean
A couple of Saturdays ago, some residents in our neighborhood got together for street cleanup.
It’s hard to believe a short, dead-end street could accumulate so much litter.
Where does it all come from?
We picked up everything from beer bottles, to candy wrappers, to plastic cups to milk jugs.
Our task did not take that long. We filled up two or three big trash bags.
Plus, we tackled some weed-eating and small tree-cutting, too. We tried to remove a stump at the end of the street, but it was just too big of a task for our equipment.
Litter has always been something that bugs me.
Just a day or two after we had picked up the litter on our street, there was more, particularly at the end of the street which adjoins Chulahoma Avenue (Hernando Road).
And last week I was behind a vehicle in the city limits of Holly Springs and the driver tossed a piece of paper out the window. That’s not the first time, and I know it won’t be the last. I could not get the tag number as the automobile sped ahead of me.
Litter in our towns and our communities is a problem. Just ride around and observe.
The cleanliness or uncleanliness is the first thing a visitor notices. It leaves a lasting impression. It plays a big factor in whether they ever come back or not.
The same could be said for business and industrial prospects looking at our county.
One thing they want to know – do the people take pride in their community?
The best way to solve it is – if you’re littering, stop.
The sheriff’s department, community volunteers, civic groups, school groups and others often help pick up the messes along our roadways. But it seems to be a never-ending job. And that’s a shame.
You can help tremendously the next few weeks.
“Spring Cleanup 2011” is set for April 4–April 18 in Marshall County.
Please pitch in and make Marshall County a cleaner place to live and a cleaner place for our guests.
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors will provide dumpsters at the following locations for everyone’s convenience.
• Laws Hill Community Center, Cayce Fire Department, Potts Camp Fire Department, Slayden Community Center, Chulahoma Community Center, Waterford Community Center, Red Banks Fire Department, Watson Community Center, Byhalia Fire Department (across the road), Highway 309 North at Deer Creek Rd., Matthews Corner Voting Precinct, Lake Estates, Marianna Voting Precinct, Wall Hill Voting Precinct, Early Grove Community Center, Bethlehem Community (fire department), Mt. Pleasant (the gin), Victoria Community Center.
Please: no brush or household garbage should be placed in the dumpsters.
The Marshall County Rubbish Pit and White Goods Collection Site is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.
For more information, contact the county administrator at 662-252-7903.
Marshall County residents who do not have a contract for their household, please call 662-252-6652 or 1-877-252-7904, toll-free.
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