Oglethorpe County proposal aimed at curbing big rigs

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SANDY CROSS, Ga. — Oglethorpe County officials in an effort to protect roads from heavy trucks have proposed an ordinance aimed at short-cutting tractor trailers.

A few truck drivers met Saturday in Sandy Cross to discuss the ordinance.

While some approve changes in the proposal, others say they don't like the message that trucks are bad and worry that sheriff's deputies will harass them.

County commissioners are considering an ordinance that would prohibit tractor trailers from leaving state highways for a shortcut onto county roads.

Neighboring Madison County tightened its own thru-traffic ordinance two years ago without much controversy.

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