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County launches “Operation Cleanup Coosa”

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Litter and dumping such as this seen on Carlton Road will soon be handled on a regular basis as the County Commission and Sheriff’s Office will begin utilizing a litter abatement officer. Photo submitted by Coosa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Michael Howell is pleased to announce the creation of a Litter Abatement Program.

On Tuesday, March 9, Howell presented the Coosa County Commission with a proposal to create a litter abatement officer. The commission unanimously voted to allow Howell to develop the program and start utilizing this newly created position.

This officer will have the responsibility of supervising individuals sentenced to the Coosa County Jail as they clean up trash from Coosa County roadways. This officer will also investigate and initiate prosecution for person(s) responsible for the illegal dumping of trash.

The Coosa County Sheriff’s Office encourages citizens to report known person(s) participating in illegal dumping. These tips can be anonymous using the anonymous tip link at or by contacting the Sheriff’s Office at 256-377-4922.

Sheriff Howell states that this is not an overnight solution to the problem, but his office will work hard to stop illegal dumping in our county.

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