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Anderson Leaders Ask For State's Help With Abandoned Homes

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Dozens of abandoned, dilapidated homes plague the Upstate. It's an issue brought up at every 7 On Your Side Town Hall. This week Anderson leaders said they need the State Legislature to help.

"The biggest thing the County needs in it's tool box is the State Legislature to change the law," says Anderson County Councilman for District 5 Tommy Dunn.

"If you can't clean those places up," says Anderson City Mayor Terrence Roberts, "it just creates a lot of problems."

Leaders say abandoned homes drop beauty values and attract crime. In Anderson County alone there are 173 homes that the county is inspected with the hope of getting them cleaned up or demolished. It's a process that can take several months.

"Just need to come up with something that gives them a little teeth to clean them up," says State Representative Mike Gambrell (R) Anderson.

We took the concerns to Representative Gambrell who told us he would look into it and possibly introduce legislation to help.

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