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Dougherty County commissioner makes progress in war on litter

Cherokee Drive before Commissioner Anthony Jones' efforts. (Source: WALB) Cherokee Drive before Commissioner Anthony Jones' efforts. (Source: WALB)
The area has stayed clean since and he wants the community to keep it up. (Source: WALB) The area has stayed clean since and he wants the community to keep it up. (Source: WALB)
Commissioner Anthony Jones (Source: WALB) Commissioner Anthony Jones (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

One Dougherty County commissioner has declared war on litter and so far his efforts are paying off.

Commissioner Anthony Jones has made it his mission to combat the issue of litter, not only in his district but the entire county. 

Jones said Cherokee Drive in East Albany has been a dumping ground for litter for quite some time.

That was one of the first areas targeted by Jones.

Along with a team effort with Turner Job Corps, the area was cleaned about two months ago.

The area has stayed clean since and he wants the community to keep it up.

"We just want to continue to have people put a trash bag in their car and just empty it when they get where they're going because this is our community and we need to be litter free," said Jones.

Jones is working on a big project to fight litter that will be held at the end of summer.

If you are interested in joining Commissioner Jones on declaring war on litter, he encourages you to contact him at (229) 344-8770.

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