News 12 at 6 o'clock / Thursday, June 21, 2012
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- A growing paper eyesore has some neighbors in North Augusta talking trash.
Residents say carriers with the ad paper North Augusta Today are throwing papers on top of papers, which is creating a mess in their neighborhoods.
"Nobody asked for these things," said Steve Peters.
Peters says carriers have been throwing the papers along his street and in his driveway for over a year.
"It's been run over several times and mutilated into almost nothing now," he said about a pile of trash at the end of his driveway.
You don't need 20/20 vision to spot all of the yellow plastic wrapped papers in his neighborhood.
"They are just litter to me," Peters said. "There are some out in the driveways up the street that still have three or four of them in the driveway."
The papers are not just in Peters' neighborhood. Just take a drive through North Augusta and you'll see the telltale yellow bags.
"Trashy. There's enough litter without them being here," he said.
Peters asked North Augusta Today to stop delivery at his home several times.
"Sometimes they'll stop for awhile but then they start coming back again," he said.
12 On Your Side contacted management at The Augusta Chronicle, which runs North Augusta Today. Janet Culver says she doesn't want the papers trashed anymore than anyone else. She says the newspaper prohibits contracted carriers from delivering more papers to addresses where papers are already piled up. Culver says they are more than willing to clean up any piles.
If you see a pile of papers that needs to be removed or you want to be put on a "do not deliver" list, call (706) 303-2808.