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Taking Back Our Neighborhoods - Yazoo City Blight Update

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Remember the battle in Yazoo City over some eyesores in the historic district? They were side by side on East Broadway Street and neighbors complained they had become a haven for illicit activity. That was last July.

Monday, I spoke with Sarah Sheffield, who complained about the dilapidated houses.  

In this update, she said shortly after our story aired, the board of aldermen issued an ultimatum to owner, Buck McGough, to either fix them up or they would be torn down and he had a year to do it.

Sheffield said they look better, but are still not up to standard.

I'm proud to tell you that story was one of several entered into competition that won an Associated Press First Place award.

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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