Homes Becoming an Eye Sore for Wiregrass Residents

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

Residents in one Wiregrass city say they've have had enough with the way two homes in their area are kept.

Now, some Ozark residents are ready to see permanent action taken on the trash that is polluting their neighborhood.

To many residents in this neighborhood in Ozark, these two homes have become not only a nuisance, but also an eye sore.

"It's not just like they don't cut the grass, it’s like they throw the trash out in the yard, including baby diapers and things," said an anonymous resident.

Officials say they have received complaints on the homes on Atlas Street for weeks.

However, residents there beg to differ on the complaints.

Ozark Resident Johnny Whighn said, "I be over here everyday and I don't ever see no trash in the yard, except when people come by, you know, throwing trash out their window."

And now, nearby residents want the homes to be fixed and cleaned up or gone completely, but there are some complications.

Ozark Mayor Bob Bunting said, "The person that's owned this is my understanding, has passed away and it’s now an estate."

Mayor Bunting says there are technicalities involved with the homes in which the city cannot get involved in.

Right now, the homes are supposedly being handled through a reality company and there is no word yet on how long it will take to make an eye sore a welcoming sight.

Officials say they have seen an overall increase in the number of people who throw trash in their yards.

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  • by concerned citizen Location: ozark on May 7, 2008 at 03:35 PM
    i've noticed children is this yard, often w/o an adult. hopefully DHR will step in. it bothers me so badly to drive by and see a child playing in trash. people, this is not a 3rd world country!!! ozark is slowly going down the drain and as long as this city allows such foolish-ness to go on, it will continue to decline.
  • by Dee Location: Ozark on May 7, 2008 at 01:48 PM
    It isn't just one neighborhood. Hasn't anyone noticed the roadside trash here? It's like folks are too lazy to carry a trash bag in their car or use their ashtray. I'm sure anyones forst impression would be that people here have little pride or respect for their city
  • by Bill Location: Enterprise on May 7, 2008 at 10:28 AM
    The thing about stereotypes is that they are usually true.
  • by Bob Location: Borno on May 6, 2008 at 08:29 PM
    Oh come on! All of Ozark is old and falling apart. Heck, you cant tell the difference anymore.
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