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Pine Belt Eyesores Part 1

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RICHTON, Miss. - Across the Pine Belt there are hundreds of abandoned and dilapidated buildings.

Tonight starts our series on eyesores. We got the chance to talk with the homeowners of one... after we received a complaint about their property through an email.

Lynell Brewer owns a couple of properties on Bay Ave. in Richton, Miss., one of them is being called an eyesore.

Brewer said when she and her husband bought the property they had tenants living in the duplex on both sides, but it's been vacant since they moved out.

The house has busted windows and items scattered in the yard. The email we received says that the home attracts a lot of animals and vagrants .

"It does need cleaning up but we've been trying to get them rented and trying to do other things we've had several things have come up," she said. 

Brewer said she owns other rental properties as well but none of them look like this. She said to know that someone contacted us about her property calling it an eyesore, makes her feel bad.

"It makes me feel bad because, if you ride around not even a block over you'll see other tihngs that look even wore shape than these are," she said. 

She said money has been tight to keep up maintence on this house, but her son helps out a lot.

"A couple of weeks ago he came and cut down trees," she said. "We are trying to get them all cleaned up and get them ready to rent again."

Brewer said hen she has attemeted to fix up the property in the past, people come and vandalize it all over again.

"They'll come and kick out the windows the door and steal wire," she said. "When someone is living in the house they don't seem to bother it as bad."

She plans to have more work done to the home soon.

If anyone thinks they live near an eyesore and would like us to investigate it, contact Donesha Aldridge at daldridge@whlt.com.

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