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March 26, 2003

SYLVESTER - If you spot someone dumping trash illegally, it could put some money in your wallet. The city of Sylvester adopted the reward policy earlier this year, and has now posted 30 signs around the city advertising the reward. They say neighbors have a much better chance of catching a crook than police officers.

"It's difficult to track down if you don't see them in act doing  it, so we asked for help," City Manager Jim Dinley said. "If we convict someone we'll pay $50 reward." 

The signs were posted in areas where they'd found the most tires and trash. So far no one has claimed a reward, but four people have accidentally turned themselves in by calling the code enforcement office to say they didn't think their littering should be illegal.

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