City battling neighborhood blight

By Russell Hood
The Webster Progress-Times

City officials have begun taking action toward cleaning up neighborhood blight in Eupora.
Six addresses have been identified as blighted and are scheduled for a public hearing before structures on the lots are torn down if not cleaned up.
The Eupora Board of Aldermen has been discussing neighborhood blight since April. Last month, Jerry Gary (at-large) said he would like for the city to proceed with sending out blight ordinance violation letters to the owners of properties within the city limits identified by the board as blighted, and to start the process of getting these properties either condemned or cleaned up.
The mayor was directed to send