Jackson County battles tire problem

By: News Email
By: News Email
Marianna-- Jackson County officials are looking for those responsible for dumping loads of tires into creeks, ditches and private properties.

Photo by Jason A. Smith Hampton Police Chief Rad Porter examined piles of tires, which were allegedly dumped illegally in recent weeks. State authorities have charged a suspect in the case, with violating the Georgia Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act.

Marianna-- Jackson County officials are looking for those responsible for dumping loads of tires into creeks, ditches and private properties.

Al Green of Jackson’s Road and Bridge Department says the county spends between $3,000 and $4,000 per year hauling the tires away.

The dumped tires eat up manpower and time, they become an ideal habitat for mosquitoes, and they can dam rivers, increasing the risk of flooding.

Anyone who sees suspicious activity is asked to call authorities -- and get a tag number, if possible.

Offenders who are caught face a fine of up to $5,000 and possible jail time.


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