Friday letters: Other states keep their roads clean

February 28, 2014 

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JOEY HOLLEMAN — KRT

— I agree with Alice Joann Collier (“Trashy roadways embarrassing,” Wednesday) that South Carolina’s highways look awful with all the trash, car parts, HVAC parts, tires, etc. that litter them.

My wife and I just returned from a two-week trip traveling through Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas in our automobile and compared each state with our South Carolina. We were impressed how clean each state was, and not just the interstates but the back roads also.

Driving through Mississippi, we saw prisoners (in striped clothing) picking up what little trash was there. Along with three meals a day, TV, exercise equipment, doctors and dentists available, they also get paid. They get paid whether they work or not; things need to get changed, but that might hurt their feelings, and the state certainly wouldn’t want to do that.

Jim Bowling

Lexington

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