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Calling for a community clean-up

Spring cleaning is taking on a new meaning in Thomson and McDuffie County.

Thomson and McDuffie County, the Clean Community Commission and the Chamber of Commerce are all working to beautify our streets, yards and neighborhoods.

And we need your help.

A Trash Amnesty Day will allow citizens to take material to the landfill on March 27 from 7 a.m. until noon. This is a day when all homeowners and neighborhoods can clean up and take the material to the transfer station on Mesena Road at no cost.

At the same time, we'd also like you to look at how your garbage is being handled. Can you recycle some of the things you throw away? Can your business handle its waste in a manner to keep trash and debris from blowing out into your neighbor's area? Such efforts not only result in a more attractive community, but also save landfill space and the money spent to haul it away.

We also need the help of local businesses owners. We are asking each business to clean up around the exterior of your company, the surrounding grounds, parking areas, sidewalks and driveways. But we would also like you to continue these efforts thoughout the year.

The City of Thomson is in the process of cleaning all sidewalks along the entrances to our city. The county is joining this effort this month, focusing on collecting trash along the "gateways" into town, in particular, Washington Highway and Cobbham Road.

And the Chamber is also beginning the process of learning how Thomson can become designated a "Keep America Beautiful" city. Your help now and throughout the year in keeping any curbs and sidewalks in front of your business clean would be of tremendous aid.

Please stop and take a hard look around your business. If it looks like it could use some "picking up" to make it look better, it probably does!

Join in as we try to foster the growth of community pride by making Thomson and McDuffie County a prettier and cleaner place to live.

Web posted on Thursday, March 18, 2004

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