Winnie Anne Wright
December 4, 2013
Valdosta - "You know you can say it made you mad, but it really kind of hurts."
This is how Cary Scarborough explains how it felt to be told his sanitation company was no longer going to be able to collect waste in Lowndes County. A cease and dissist order was given to Scarborough last January after the County gave exclusive trash collection rights to Advanced Disposal.
"Government gets too involved in our lives. I feel in this day and time anymore and then to have it and always thought that anyways but then to have it affect me directly, to be told by our local government", says Scarborough.
He has invested quite a bit of money in his only truck that you can see here. Despite all of the litigation, he is proud to be born and raised in Lowndes County.
One of the Commision's newest representatives, Demarcus Marshall, says he hopes the County and private businesses will be able to negotiate out of court , if an issue like this comes about again.
"I commend him for his efforts. Commend his family. And I just really apologize to them that they had to undergo this. And I hope that in the future, don't be afraid to do any business here in Lowndes County", says Marshall.
Residents of Lowndes County will now be able to choose between Deep South Sanitation and Advanced Disposal, as well as any other sanitation service for their trash collection.