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Anderson, York named co-chairs of Great American Cleanup
KBB York and Anderson
Statesboro Police Chief Stan York and Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson have been named co-chairs for the annual Great American Cleanup, which began Friday and culminates with the community-wide cleanup event on April 14.
    "We are thrilled to have Chief York and Sheriff Anderson as our co-chairs for this year's Great American Cleanup," said Brooke Carney, director of Keep Bulloch Beautiful. "Education and cleanup efforts can only go so far towards eliminating litter in our community. Law enforcement is a vital part of that effort and we are fortunate to have the support of both our city police and county sheriff's department on this important effort."
    "Georgia has a new litter law and citizens need to be educated about it," Anderson said. "Simply put, littering is a crime that no one is excused from committing."
    Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed a statewide litter law that combines 24 existing laws and makes it easier to enforce litter violations. Local law enforcement officials as well as judges and code enforcement officers have all completed a training workshop on the new law.
    "The public wants and expects enforcement and we're working with Keep Bulloch Beautiful to education people on and enforce Georgia's litter law," York said.
    "The Great American Cleanup is a good opportunity to bring the community together by taking pride in it and increasing the quality of life for everyone," York said.
    Each year in Georgia, at least one death and hundreds of traffic accidents are caused by unsecured loads in the back of trucks. The state also spends more than $11 million each year on cleaning up trash.
    Carney said smaller clean up events will be held each weekend leading up to April 14, when she hopes to have 2,000 volunteers across the county cleaning up roadways and waterways. She said having Anderson and York as co-chairs of the event shows the support of law enforcement.
    "I think it's a strong symbol to the seriousness of the litter issue," Carney said.
    For more information or to register your team for the Great American Cleanup, contact Carney at (912) 764-6147 or visit
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