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Your Views: Use more nonviolent offenders to pick up litter along roadsides
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I totally agree with Mike Coley’s and George J. Roshau’s views that were printed last Friday about the growing trash on the roadways. I sent the same concerns to my county commissioner last summer stating that there used to be a slogan — Keep Hall Beautiful — but it seems that Hall is getting dirtier everyday, so maybe it should be changed to “Hall Is Dirty,” and let’s see how long we can keep it that way.

There is a lot of free labor with the nonviolent people on probation, parole, house arrest, work release and jails, and we need to have them on the roads on a continuous basis as part of their punishment. We are already paying the personnel who would supervise them. How long will this situation continue to be ignored?

Ann Fair
Gainesville

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