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Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Abraham Lincoln Drive revisited

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

In this Taking Back Our Neighborhoods report, we revisit a house in the Presidential Hills community to see if anything has changed since our initial report.

It's located at 6328 Abraham Lincoln Drive and folks who live next door and nearby called 3 On Your Side because their calls to the city for help, so far, have produced no results.

Marjorie Purnell emailed and called me in August to come take a look at what she called her private jungle next door.

Purnell said, "I've called 311, and I've called 960-1111. I've called 960-1084 which is the mayor's office. I've been working on this house for over a year."

You will recall, it was so bad, a snake crawled over WLBT photographer Jerome DeLoach's foot. 

That was almost two months ago. When we went back, we found nothing had changed. In fact, it was worse, much to the chagrin of Marjorie Purnell.

In August, Community Improvement manager Claude Smith told me a case was pending on the property.

Smith said, "It has gone before the hearing judge and we're giving the judge this week to render their recommendation and we'll go before the city council for approval."

There is good news for Purnell and others who live near 6328 Abraham Lincoln Drive. City spokesperson, Quita Bride, told me the city council has now approved the property for clean up and starting next week, contractors will bid on it. So, Bride says the eyesore should be gone within the next 30 to 60 days and she promised to let me know when it happens. 

Let us help you take back your neighborhood. Just send an email to hballou@wlbt.com or contact me on Facebook or Twitter.

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