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Posted: June 24, 2011 11:53 a.m.

Disabled vet's house blocked by neighbors

EVANS, Ga. - Construction of a home for a disabled veteran and his family has been blocked by the neighborhood property owners' association, which says the 2,700-square-foot design is too small.

A group called Homes for Our Troops worked with the Knob Hill Property Owners Association for about a year planning the home for Sgt. 1st Class Sean Gittens, who was injured in Iraq about three years ago.

His wife, Sharon Gittens, says her husband was injured by an improvised explosive device and later had a stroke.

Association member Tom Rogers says Homes for Our Troops did not have written approval from the association's architectural review board. The group gave conditional approval for the house but rescinded it on grounds that houses in the neighborhood are 5,000 square feet or more.

 

 

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