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Fate of dilapidated homes to be decided in court

Dougherty County Commissioners vote to go forward with plans to get rid of dilapidated homes.

Last week, we showed you several vacant houses in the county that are falling apart.

The owners haven't responded to efforts by the county to get them to clean up the eyesores.

Monday, commissioners decided to take them to court.

"We'll take them to court and the owners will have come in and tell the judge what their intentions are. Whether they intend to restore them and bring them up to code or whether or not they intend to demolish them. The judge will probably give them "X" number of days to either restore or demolish," said Dougherty County Attorney Spencer Lee.

If the owners don't restore or demolish the homes, the county could tear them down and put liens on the property.


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