Jr. Women’s League working

Published 5:07 pm Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Trash picked up around county

By Myra Bean

Because Old Panola Road has closed to through traffic past the turn to Curtis Road since November, Barnacre Road is seeing more traffic and garbage than ever as the detour road.

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Barnace Road citizen Robert McKittrick was fed up with the sight of all that garbage on what was once a pretty good looking road. He offered $250 to an organization to help with the clean up.

The Batesville Jr. Women’s League took up the call. They will not accept the money though. They will donate it to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

Monday, Jan. 21, the BJWL members took advantage of the federal holiday and the day off from work, and picked up Barnacre Rd.

Even though Sheriff Dennis Darby had county jail inmates picking up some of the trash just the week before, the BJWL still picked up 10 sacks of garbage.

After cleaning up Barnacre, BJWL went to Highway 51 and then to Highway 35. They picked up 12 sacks of garbage on Highway 51 and five on Highway 35.


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Helping the BJWL pick up trash on Barnacre Road this week were members and other volunteers including, (from left) Jordan Maupin, Brame Garner, Camille Breckenridge, and Sharon Hudson. (Submitted)