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‘Raggedy’ trailers set off dispute with Mississippi county

March 9, 2019

LUMBERTON, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of a south Mississippi county say a property owner has placed “two old raggedy trailers” near a subdivision in an effort to sabotage property values.

The Picayune Item reports Pearl River County Supervisor Hudson Holliday says landowner Mark Gibson is a “bully” trying to intimidate residents of the Lake Hillsdale subdivision.

The trailers are just off Interstate 59 south of Lumberton. One is spray-painted with “Free Golf.”

Gibson denies wrongdoing, calling the spray-painted trailer a “marketing tool” for the subdivision’s golf course. Gibson owns several lots at Lake Hillsdale.

The president of the subdivision’s property owners’ association says the group owns the golf course and agrees with Holliday about the trailers, calling them a “horrible sight.”

Supervisors authorized an attorney to take legal action if Gibson doesn’t remove them.

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Information from: Picayune Item, http://www.picayuneitem.com