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Jackson man says city is ignoring his problem

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

An inner city house with weeds growing taller than the house got the city of Jackson's attention two years ago, but the problem has grown back.

Sixty-year-old John Hales, a native of Savannah, Georgia, who has lived in Jackson for six years, is trying to rehabilitate his neighborhood in the inner city.

Two years ago he called WLBT about weeds growing up around a house, right in the middle of other houses he was renovating.  

Hales said the next day the city responded and the weeds were cut down. The problem is nothing has been done since and the weeds are back.

"The election is over and the mayor has lost," said Hales. "I see why he lost. You have got a couple of people that's trying to make the neighborhood a better place, to stay in by renovating houses, putting their heart, their money in like I am doing right now, and the mayor, neighborhood improvement not helping any."

We called the city's public information officer, but he did not return our call. Community improvement says they can't talk to us without his permission.

Mr. Hales says he has been to a city council meeting, he has talked with people at the mayor's office twice and the community improvement office at least three times and has gotten no action. 

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