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      Local officials stash the trash

      KADB executive director Judy Bowles at an Albany City Commission meeting earlier in the year.

      City and County officials gathered Friday morning downtown to kick off Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful's Great American Cleanup event.Judy Bowles, the executive director, says it TMs important for city leaders to set the example. She feels if the community sees officials picking up trash then they will follow their lead.Bowles says last year they removed nearly 22 tons of litter from over 140 miles of roadside.Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!