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March 8, 2014

Volunteers help with successful ‘Street’ cleanup

TIFTON — Tift County Commissioner Melissa Chevers’ “One Street At A Time” cleanup was once again a success with several volunteers coming out Saturday morning to pick up trash.

The cleanup started at the corner of Highway 41 South and Southern Avenue. Volunteers also picked up trash on Golden Road.

A new group of volunteers joined the cleanup this year. Probation Officer Bryan Sain with the Tifton Day Reporting Center brought 10 probationers, along with three officers. The probationers participated as part of the Restorative Justice Project to graduate from the program. Sain said they hope to start doing this every quarter, where the probationers can receive community service credit. He told The Tifton Gazette Saturday that the group was working really hard.

Others who helped with the cleanup included Patty Veazey, local attorney who’s seeking election for Tift County State Court Judge; Tifton Housing Authority; Kiwanis Club; Chevers’ mother, Miley Hughes; and Sharon Johnson, who recently moved back to Tifton. Chevers said volunteer Angela Anderson had contacted her through Facebook with interest in helping.

“I’m always overwhelmed about people coming to support me,” she said. “I’m so humbled to know that people care enough about me and this community to come out and support it. I live in the best community that I could ever live in. I just thank God for it.”

To contact reporter Latasha Ford, call 382-4321.

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