Friday November 27th, 2015 1:26AM

Hall Co. to clean up yard of 90 year old sent to jail

By Katie Crumley
GAINESVILLE - Well wishers wanting to clean up the messy North Hall property that landed a 90-year-old woman in jail may not be able to do so.

Hall County spokeswoman Nikki Young said Charlene Coburn still owns the property on Price Road near H. Thomas Road and no one can clean it up without her consent.

Young said Coburn was ordered by a judge to clean up the mess within 30 days and was sentenced to one month in jail for not meeting that deadline.

She said Hall County employees are now going to clean it up, hopefully with grant assistance.

Fox 5 reports there are three buildings on her property, all of them showing signs of substantial damage. In addition, there was debris on the property, and authorities report that a number of animals were living there. Hall County officials also say Coburn is a hoarder.

Young said the battle to get Coburn to clean up the property has lasted approximately two decades. The case was handled by the Hall County Marshall's Office.

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