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Taking Back Our Neighborhoods-Boyd St. follow up

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

We showed you incredible video of 808 Boyd Street collapsing into the back yard of 901 Jefferson Street in the historic Belhaven Heights neighborhood of Jackson.

It happened in August and the owner of the Jefferson Street house called 3 On Your Side for help, because nothing had been done.

Sydney Mack said he is trying to restore his 100-year-old family home and the Boyd Street debris is not making it easy.

The dilapidated Boyd Street property was a mature tax property and Mack said when the owner, he identifies as Gary Morgan, finally returned his call, he had this to say.

Sydney Mack said, "Well, they generally leave that to the city to tear down the house. But they try to sell them as they buy them in a tax sale."

Our 3 On Your Side photographer went back to 808 Boyd Street a week later and while the debris is still there, we found a track hoe on a flat bed on the property, apparently ready for action. 

JPD officer Colendula Green, also spokesperson for Community Improvement, tells me the debris removal has now been contracted out, so that work can begin.

We will keep you posted. 

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

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