Clean up the city

Published 7:34 pm Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Dear Editor,

Three cheers go to Manera S. Searcy for her letter to the editor in The Selma Times-Journal on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Every word she wrote about the shameful trash problem we have in Selma and Dallas County is absolutely correct. I, too, am appalled at the lack of concern and total apathy shown towards keeping out city clean and beautiful.
It is my hope and prayer that both the city and county councils would make this issue a priority and support programs that will address the situation. Aside from the young man who started the Selma Recycle program Ms. Searcy spoke about, is there a Selma city recycling program about which I am not aware?

If not, Why?

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I have seen signs along different county roads for the Adopt-a-Mile program but see no evidence of their work. Is this program in place? 

Would it be possible for the city/county to provide litter bags for cars as we used to have some years ago? They had the city logo and advertisement on them. These litter bags might be distributed to elementary school students or church Sunday schools.  Could the adopt a mile program be upgraded and become more active? What about getting some of the city/county school teachers to teach a unit on Reuse, Reduce, Recycle? Children will often remind parents about things learned at school. It is a great unit to teach during the week of Earth Day. Scheduling more” litter pick up” days might help get more people involved. I know it is a lot of work for Amy Carmichael and Miah Jackson but there is a huge pay-off. I was not in town for the last pick-up and would welcome another opportunity to help with that. How about the STJ publishing more articles about ways to Reuse, Reduce, Recycle frequently.

Maybe Callie Nelson could contribute?
Let us all citizens of the city and county come together in an effort to find a solution for this disastrous litter problem we have in our area!


Donna Warren
Valley Grande