Groups, businesses serve community with cleanups

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Beer bottles, soda cans and fast-food trash littered the side of Cumberland Drive.

A plastic bucket lay on its side, and waterlogged cardboard boxes had collapsed to the ground. Someone had tossed a rolled-up carpet in the weeds.

Teams of volunteers lined both sides of the road, wading through grass and weeds to get to the garbage. For the past three years, Franklin Community High School’s FFA program has taken on that roadway as its own and has committed to keeping it clean.

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