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Mayor declares war on littering

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Mayor Dorothy Hubbard says this war on litter will help bring businesses and tourists to Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard says this war on litter will help bring businesses and tourists to Albany
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany's Mayor is reinforcing the need to keep the city clean. Mayor Dorothy Hubbard was joined by law enforcers and other city leaders today to stress their crackdown on litterbugs and illegal dumpers.

First offenders could be fined $500 and ordered to do community service. Offenders will not be able to pay fines on line, they will have to show up to court. Mayor Dorothy Hubbard says this war on litter is an effort to keep Albany clean and attract visitors and businesses.

"First of all its going to make us look good," said Mayor Dorothy Hubbard." " It's going to show that we have pride in our community. I believe it's going to improve tourism. I believe people are going to come here and they are going to say oh this city is beautiful it is clean. We know it's beautiful."

Offenders names and pictures will also be distributed to media outlets. If you'd like to report someone littering anonymously you can call Crimestoppers at 436-tips. A Call to Service Community Update will be this Saturday at 9:00a.m. at the Law Enforcement Center

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