MDOT Commissioner presents ‘litter removal’ truck to Newton County Sheriff’s Department

(L to R) Chief Deputy Chris Hollingsworth, Newton County Sheriff's Office; MDOT District 5...
(L to R) Chief Deputy Chris Hollingsworth, Newton County Sheriff's Office; MDOT District 5 Engineer Neil Patterson; Newton County Sheriff Joedy Pennington; Central Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons; Deputy Todd Reece, Newton County Sheriff's Office; Wayne Evans, MDOT District Maintenance Superintendent, Newton County. (Source: MDOT)(Mississippi Dept. of Transportation)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 5:22 PM CDT
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NEWTON, Miss. (WTOK) - Central District Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons Monday presented Newton County Sheriff Joedy Pennington with a truck to be used for future litter removal efforts in Newton County.

The program is part of a partnership between MDOT and local counties that aims to remove litter from state rights-of-way.

“We get a lot of complaints about trash on our highways, and this unit will be utilized to help remove trash from our state highways in Newton County,” said Simmons. “Please keep an eye out for any roadside crews working to keep our highways clear of litter.”

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