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Don’t Drop it on Alabama ended Saturday

The “Don’t Drop it on Alabama” 2019 ended successfully Saturday in Dallas County.

Dallas County Commissioner Valerie Reubin led a group that met at the Dallas County Courthouse to clean up around the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge and along Highway 80 toward Montgomery.

Among the officials who assisted Reubin included Dallas County Court System Director of Community Service Matthew Bullard and Dallas County Constable Japer Bowie. A group of juvenile kids were also on hand as part of their community service.

Reubin said she appreciated the residents who helped with the initiative to clean up Alabama all week long. The clean-up efforts took place on County Roads 67, 38, 8 and 85.

“It’s been very successful,” Reubin said. “I’m very proud of all the people who came out to pick up. But the cleanup will most successful if people don’t litter again.”

Bullard said he was proud how the teenagers handled themselves during the cleanup.

“It’s my job to make sure they’re done with the community service,” Bullard said. “They are a group of kids that work hard. We hadn’t had any trouble out of them.”

Bowie, who worked 15 years with the Selma Police Department (SPD), said he was honored to help keep Dallas County clean.

“I’ve been over work release and I know what these kids are going through,” Bowie said. “Some of these kids need attention.”