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Public housing residents in South Pittsburg forced to remove gardens from yards

Yolanda Putman • Jun 5, 2016 at 9:35 PM

Public housing residents in South Pittsburg have been told to remove flower and vegetables gardens from their yards.

Several residents and even the town's mayor oppose the policy.

"I can't help from thinking about how devastating this is on those who have put years of time, love and expense in their flower gardens," Mayor Jane Dawkins wrote on Facebook.

The housing authority's board voted in April to give residents until June 1 to remove their gardens.

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