3 on Your Side: City of Jackson cleans up abandoned lot - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

3 on Your Side: City of Jackson cleans up abandoned lot

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Two days after Three On Your Side showed you an overgrown lot in the in the Georgetown neighborhood the City of Jackson quickly responded to the plea of an elderly woman.

Neighbors have been fighting with the City to get rid of the eyesore. 48 hours later, the abandoned lot on Madeira Avenue being cut down by city crews.

Eighty-five-year-old Lallie Jones owns her family home right next to where weeds grew as tall as basketball players. She was thankful the city responded. "I am glad and I am happy. Channel 3,  the only thing I can say is give them credit. Give them dues. Happy happy. Thank you guys for coming to see about me when I couldn't get no one else to hear me."

Jones said rats and snakes were unwanted visitors in her yard, all coming from this tall grass. She claims the city owns the property and kept it neat for years, then they just stopped. Elderly residents also feared criminals could be lurking in the high grass at night.

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