County Inmate Litter Crew and Local Volunteers Work to Keep Laurens County Beautiful

September 21, 2022

The effort to Keep Laurens County beautiful continues.

According to the Sheriff’s office, the inmate litter crew picked up over 46,000 pounds of litter in August.

The following roads were cleaned up:
-Harris Springs Road
-Andrews Road
-Old Milton Road
-Rocky Springs Church Road
-River Hill Road, Tulip Drive, River Road
-Herman Road
-Lonesome Dove Road
-Brook Road
-Hammett Street

“We are thankful to citizens who submit problem areas for cleanup,” said Courtney Snow, Public Communications Officer, Laurens County Sheriff’s office. “And yes, we do set up cameras in problem areas and sift through dump sites to find identifying information so that offenders can be fined, go to jail or complete community service.”

The following streets were cleaned during the Keep Laurens County Beautiful pick-up event in Joanna last Saturday:
-Taylor Street
-Tillman Circle
-Milton Road
-Magnolia Street
-Pickens Street
-Ellis Street
-Carver Street
-Morgan Street
-Martin Street
-Railroad Street

Community volunteers, members of the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, and Christ Central Mission Station in Joanna came together for National Clean Up Day to clean up Joanna. Christ Central Mission Station provided a rest stop and water for the volunteers. Many community groups from Joanna came to help including Coalitions for a Better Joanna, Lions Club, and Joanna Festival Group.

“It was great to see so many groups of volunteers working together to show community pride, “ said Courtney Stonell, Beautification Affiliate Coordinator for Laurens County Chamber of Commerce.

Together they removed 9,240 pounds of litter from Joanna including:
▪️ 102 bags of trash
▪️ 36 tires
▪ 1 couch
▪️ 1 recliner
▪️ 2 mattresses
▪️ 1 bicycle

Let’s keep working together to clean up Laurens County.