Laurens County Administrator Jon Caime is concerned about littering and illegal garbage dumping in the county.

Caime provided two photos taken in the northern part of the county.

“This very scenic road … winds across a creek on a county bridge. When you get to the bridge, the scene changes,” he said. “Our citizens don’t deserve this selfish attitude of a few that don’t care

“It hurts our pride in our community. In addition, if we want people to move here and they drive around and see this, they may think twice before investing here. This road also leads to the property of one of the largest taxpayers in Laurens County (ZF Transmission). If a visitor from another country was to tour around before investing hundreds of millions of dollars in our community, they too might question that action based on what they see.”

In other words, it’s detrimental to the county’s reputation, and the images are more damaging than what they narrowly depict.