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Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: 6312 Abraham Lincoln Dr.

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It is 6312 Abraham Lincoln Drive and folks who live beside or near this property say it is a nuisance that has to be dealt with. It is 6312 Abraham Lincoln Drive and folks who live beside or near this property say it is a nuisance that has to be dealt with.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

We're back in west Jackson for another eyesore on Abraham Lincoln Drive. Folks who live beside or near this property say it is a nuisance that has to be dealt with.       

When Ward 2 Jackson City Councilman Mel Priester Jr., talked to 3 On Your Side about the nuisance property next to Marjorie Purnell's house on Abraham Lincoln Drive in west Jackson, he said the landowners have been identified for two of the houses.

The other abandoned house Priester referred to is down the street from Purnell -- 6312 Abraham Lincoln Drive. It's another trashed out plot and 68-year-old Dorothy Pace, who lives across the street has had to look at it every day for the past seven years.

"It's very disturbing because quite a few times someone has been over there, you know, and kind of vandalized it," Pace said.

Pace has even paid people to cut the grass across the street. For Roger Edwards, who lives next door, it's not only an eyesore, this overgrown vegetation and the drainage problems on the property are health hazards.

"Snake problems. I had to put snake away my house and around my ditch for none won't be coming out and everything. I had to cut some of the grass over here to keep the dogs out and everything," Edwards said.

Other neighbors report rat problems coming from this property. Even a passing motorist, who lives in the neighborhood, weighed in on the problem.

"I hope y'all can make them do something with that house cuz my daughter lives right there. And I think it's a damn shame that they leave it like that and own it and don't want to fix it," the motorist said.

Code enforcement officers have already been here. One notice was dated June 3. Everyone we talked to said they had called the city at some point but got no help. Councilman Priester said that's going to change.

"So we're gonna take a very hands on approach to problems like that. The citizens need to know that we aren't knocking down as many house as we would like to, but we've got a budget for that and we're gonna be working as hard as we can to make sure that people have a voice and we deal with those blighted and abandoned properties," Priester said.

We will keep you posted on the progress. 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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