Region 8 Eyesore Demolished - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jonesboro, AR -- Heather Flanigan Reports

Region 8 Eyesore Demolished

March 1, 2006 – Posted at 4:21 p.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR -- K8 News has been hunting Region 8 eyesores with the Jonesboro City Code Enforcement Officers since November of last year.

The first time K8 news visited 520 West Huntington , the place was a wreck. Today, it's nothing more than a pile of rubble.

Neighbor Notra Sumner said, “We'd see people going in and out there all the time. I'm just glad it's gone.”

The house was demolished earlier this week and while the city has been working for a while to get this property cleaned up. Carrie Chumbley thinks it's more of a ‘good neighbor’ effort.

“My husband was home and he drives a truck and he said, ‘honey look out the door, look what they're doing,’” said Chumbley, “And I didn't know what to say, so I went to the door and said, ‘alright, KAIT did it!’”

Code Enforcement Officer Floyd Walker says it's just a start for the city.

“There are several in town that need some attention, and we're going to do our best to get it done,” said Walker.

Often, it's a long process, but neighbors believe it's a step in the right direction.

“On the condemnation, it has to go before the city council,” said Walker, “Then they've got a certain time to either get their building permits to do their construction work or tear them down or whatever.”

“It's been a lot quieter around here. Usually on Saturday nights you could hear screaming and just ugly stuff and it's not been that way,” said Chumbley as she stood outside her home on Huntington, “So I'm hoping that this is going to fix this street.”

“I'm sure looking forward to tearing some of these old houses down and getting the city to looking better,” laughed Walker.

705 W. Huntington is scheduled to be demolished later this month and code enforcement also has several more houses that will be brought before city council for condemnation.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Man killed in Missouri crash

    Man killed in Missouri crash

    Sunday, June 24 2018 10:19 AM EDT2018-06-24 14:19:27 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-06-24 14:32:32 GMT
    Missouri State Highway Patrol (Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol Facebook page)Missouri State Highway Patrol (Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol Facebook page)
    Missouri State Highway Patrol (Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol Facebook page)Missouri State Highway Patrol (Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol Facebook page)

    A Southeast Missouri man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Stoddard County, according to an online crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

    A Southeast Missouri man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Stoddard County, according to an online crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

  • NEA Humane Society holds cat adoption event

    NEA Humane Society holds cat adoption event

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:25:19 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:48:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society is hosting a Feline Freedom Adoption Frenzy in honor of July 4th.

    The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society is hosting a Feline Freedom Adoption Frenzy in honor of July 4th.

  • Mayor: Corning Walmart set to close in July

    Mayor: Corning Walmart set to close in July

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:26:48 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-06-23 19:05:53 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Walmart in Region 8 is closing within the month, according to the Corning mayor.

    A Walmart in Region 8 is closing within the month, according to the Corning mayor.

Powered by Frankly