Secure trash when traveling the highways

Perhaps as much or more than anyone, Tim Rice can see what’s wrong with today’s Oconee County landscape. Corp. Rice is the full-time environmental services officer for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office and, through him, county law enforcement’s assault on illegal littering is spearheaded. In a program recorded for later airing on 96.3/WGOG, Rice identified two goals today for the Sheriff’s Office when it comes to cleaning up the countryside. “I would like to see the illegal dumps definitely go down, and that’s something we’re working on. Another focus: educating the folks who live in Oconee County,” according to Rice. Illegal dumps, or what’s considered as neighborhood trash piles, remain prevalent—despite the county’s maintaining of manned convenience centers across the county that operate 7 a-m to 7 p-m five days a week.