County targets litter problem

By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

 

When it comes to the trash problem the county is facing, the Grenada County Board of Supervisors says there’s only one solution for a mass clean up.
The supervisors, at their regularly-scheduled meeting this week, talked about hiring a local company for a one-time clean up starting with Highway 8 East to the Calhoun County line.
District Three Supervisor Columbus Hankins said he spoke with a private contractor that was interested in handling the job, and he wanted the other supervisors to know about the efforts.
“I want a clean up from the city limits to the county line,” Hankins said. We have to do something about our look, and we need to do it fast.”
Before the pickup could begin, Hankins said the private contractor will need liability insurance. He did not name the contractor.
“We’re hoping that they will get that liability insurance this week so the work can start Monday,” Hankins said. “Spring time is here, and we need to take care of our appearance fast — especially the appearance at Hugh White State Park Road. It makes both the county and city look better as golfers use that road to the golf course.”
Hankins and District Two Supervisor Chad Bridges’ districts both include a portion of Highway 8 East, and they say it is important to keep the highway as beautiful as possible.
“That’s the goal,” Bridges said. “What we want to do is have one major pickup for the highway, and after that, do our own trash pickup.”

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