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Douglas will name names of polluters, taggers

A city tennis court (Source: City of Douglas) A city tennis court (Source: City of Douglas)
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DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) -

Folks in Douglas have had their fill of folks littering, illegally dumping, vandalizing property, or 'dumpster diving.'
 
So they've created the 'Shame on You' Anti-Litter and Beautification Program, under which, folks who are caught in the act of could have their names and photos posted on the City’s social media platforms, and Channel 13.

They could face also a fine of up to $1,000.

Due to a recent increase in vandalism in the parks and illegal dumping, the City wants citizens to speak up by calling the  'See Something, Say Something' Crime Tip line at 912-384-3302.

"Our citizens should take action to make our community a better place," says City Manager Terrell Jacobs. "Anyone who sees another person vandalizing property or illegally dumping property should contact the See Something, Say Something Tip Line and report the incident."

"In the last week, we’ve had some problems with vandalism such as soap suds in the Fountain at Atkinson Plaza, graffiti at Emma Ward Park, and sidewalk chalk on the Tennis Courts at Wheeler Park," says Stevie Young, Parks and Recreation Director. "While sidewalk chalk drawing on a tennis court and soap suds in the fountain may seem trivial, please realize City workers must pressure wash the chalk off the tennis court which will cause damage to the court surface and a private company must be called in to clean the fountain because soap suds in the fountain will damage the pump system."

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