Don’t Litter!

New signs on Philadelphia Road between Highway 515 and Talking Rock Highway warn motorists that the area, one of the most frequently littered in the county, is under surveillance.  Pickens County Marshal Jim Harvey wants to remind residents that littering can carry a hefty fine, and that “I don’t issue warnings, I issue citations.”   The sign cautions of the maximum penalty for littering – a $5,000 fine or five years’ jail time or both. Citations can be issued for littering or illegal dumping. Harvey will even go so far as to look through trash in larger dump sites to find identifying pieces of information and track down litterers.

Keep Pickens Beautiful President Carol Opdenhoff  has said that portion of Philadelphia Road is one of the worst in the county for litter, with the suspicious that people pick up food at one of the nearby fast food restaurants and dump it there because there are no houses on that stretch – just cows.

Harvey said the county has surveillance cameras they rotate to keep certain trouble spots under watch.

New Adopt A Road Volunteers

Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce two more Adopt A Road members. Pictured is Karen Rooker. She and her husband Tim have volunteered to pick up Cove Road between Bent Tree and Griffin Roads. Not pictured are Wayne and Mychell Herrick, who will be picking up Young Loop Road out in Fairmount, Young Loop runs off Highway 53.  Thanks to the Rooker and Herrick Families, three more roads in our beautiful county will be cleaned up.  Littering the roadways is a crime in the State of Georgia, punishable by a LARGE fine and/or jail time.

KPB is all about reaching our goals to improve the quality of life by eliminating litter through community involvement and increased public awareness. Doing the little things make a “BIG difference.” You too can make a difference! If you would like become a volunteer contact our office at 706-253-3600 and visit our web page at: www.keeppickensbeautiful.org.

Another Adopt-A-Road Volunteer

Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce another Adopt A Road member. Biguns Barbeque has volunteered to pick up Carnes Mill Road from White Stone Road up to their Restaurant on Highway 515, weekly. Pictured is Denny Oliver, who will be doing the job of keeping it clean, “thank you Denny.”

Denny Oliver, AAR Volunteer

KPB is all about reaching our goals to improve the quality of life by eliminating litter through community involvement and increased public awareness. Doing the little things make a “BIG difference.” You too can make a difference! If you would like become a volunteer contact our office at 706-253-3600 and visit our web page at: www.keeppickensbeautiful.org.

Congratulation Mike and Drina Haviland

KPB – Keep Pickens Beautiful

Congratulations to Mike and Drina Haviland who just passed the 600 bags of litter pick up for Keep Pickens Beautiful.
Thanks for the good work. It’s people like you that Keep Pickens Beautiful.

Clean Sweep

Nominate most littered road in county for KPB’s Operation Clean Sweep

Sheriff Donnie Craig is a great ally in KPB’s efforts to beautify Pickens County. He allows inmates from the County Detention Center to pick up litter. I know everyone has seen these men gathering litter from our roads and highways. We are grateful to those who volunteer for this duty and to Sheriff Craig for allowing this effort and for providing a Deputy to supervise the clean-up.
“Operation Clean Sweep” is a new effort to go along with these ongoing efforts to keep our roads free from litter. If you have a road to submit for Operation Clean Sweep, contact KPB byphone or by Email. You can also leave a post on our Facebook page to nominate a road.  KPB will review the nominations and pick a “winner” to be the object of a crew of volunteers to pick up litter.
The deadline for nominations will be April 8th at Noon. If weather permits, we will “Clean Sweep” the chosen road on Saturday April 16th. Our plan will be for all volunteers to meet at the First Baptist Church parking lot at noon where we will carpool to the site. It is expected that with travel time and clean-up, “Operation Clean Sweep” should last approximately two to three hours. Depending on interest from the community we may have to limit the number of volunteers that we can have on the side of the chosen roadway.
We look forward to your nominations and your participation in “Operation Clean Sweep”. Our phone number is 706-253-3600 and our email ID is:  [email protected] This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can find us on facebook at: www.facebook.com/groups/KeepPickensBeautiful/ or simply search for KPB- Keep Pickens Beautiful. Please  leave your name, phone number and the location of the roadway you are nominating. If you want to volunteer to work on April 16th please leave your name and phone number. Look for further details in the Pickens Progress or on our website: www.keeppickensbeautiful.com/ and on our facebook page. We hope to hear from a lot of you here in Pickens County.