JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Great American Clean-up week is under way in Jones County.
It's part of the nation's largest community improvement program involving millions of volunteers all across the country
In Jones County church groups and other volunteers will be out in the community picking up litter and doing other beautification improvement projects.
Spearheading this years campaign is Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge. He says it's important to keep track of the amount of trash you pick up and turn in the numbers at an event at Cottonmill Park in Laurel, Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"Our county is littered literally with garbage and unfortunately most people are throwing their garbage out on the sides of the roads," said Hodge. "It's not only from a physical standpoint, but also from an economical standpoint. It's tremendously affecting our ability and the EDA's ability to be able to promote Jones County."
To get involved contact the Jones County Sheriff's office at 601-425-3147 or go to www.jonesso.com.