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Dougherty Co. neighbors want to clean up their streets

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  A Dougherty County neighborhood asked the county's permission to plant several trees to improve their neighborhood and keep crime out.

The Southgate Neighborhood Association wants to plant trees in three medians leading into the neighborhood. The group agreed to water, weed, and maintain the medians to keep the already stretched public works department from taking on more work. Neighbors say it will let criminals know they care about their community.

"People who are committing crime they're not really wanting to come into are area where people are proud of their neighborhood they're looking to go somewhere where no one is going to notice them. and our intentions are to keep the crime element out," said Willie Flood, Southgate Neighborhood Association.

The group got a $2,000 mini Community Improvement grant from Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful to make the project happen.

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