Cole appears before county on hoarding issues

After more than two years of complaining about their neighbor’s hoarding, Dixie Hills residents began to see progress in June when the county attempted to clean up the property for free.
Mary Cole, resident at 95 Dixie Hills Road, appeared before Hardeman County Mayor Jimmy Sain on Wednesday, August 12, after Cole ran county employees off her property on June 22 when they arrived with heavy machinery to clean her property.
 
Sain said the issue remains that the property needs to be cleaned up and it has been a prolonged problem the county is aimed at resolving.
 
Cole said she did not know what was going on and she did not make any progress toward cleaning the property because she did not have the money. 
 
“But they weren’t going to charge you when they came to clean up,” Sain pointed out to Cole. “Your neighbors should not have to live next to that. I’m sorry but they shouldn’t.”
 
For complete coverage on the hearing, Sain’s decision, and what options Cole has now, don’t miss this week’s edition of The Bulletin-Times.