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Posted: June 28, 2011 6:20 a.m.

Paralyzed vet's family to leave Ga. home

EVANS - Relatives of a paralyzed war veteran said Monday the family plans to leave their suburban Augusta neighborhood after a home owners' association objected to their new home plans because the house wasn't large enough.

Sharon Gittens said the family felt like it wasn't welcome after the controversy in Evans, northwest of Augusta.

Construction of a home for Sgt. 1st Class Sean Gittens and his family was blocked by the Knob Hill Property Owners Association, which says the 2,700-square-foot design is too small for the neighborhood.

A group called Homes for Our Troops worked with the association for about a year planning the home for the veteran, who was injured in Iraq. Sharon Gittens says he was injured by an improvised explosive device and later had a stroke.

 

 

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