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Woman, 90, sentenced to jail for failing to clean property
Charlene Coburn
Charlene Coburn

For two decades, the Hall County Marshals Office has been trying to get Charlene Coburn to clean her property.

Now, the 90-year-old woman has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for failure to abide by a judge's order to remove debris from her North Hall County property on Price Road.

"The Marshals Office tried for years to get Ms. Coburn to clean up the property because it is a hazard to herself and neighbors," Hall County spokeswoman Nikki Young said.

Last month, Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Reisman ordered Coburn to clean the property within 30 days, but she failed to do so, Young said.

Coburn was sentenced to 30 days in the women's work release program but can be released after 15 days for good behavior.

The county will now clean the property, which includes three buildings officials say are in bad shape.

Young said the county hopes to get grant assistance for the work.

Because Coburn still owns the property, no volunteers are allowed on it without her consent.