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September 7, 2007

Albany - A major eyesore in East Albany is getting cleaned up. Work is now underway to demolish and clear out abandoned trailers at Georgian Mobile Home Estates.

All the people who lived there had to move out more than a month ago, but a mess was left behind. Cleaning it up could be a major step toward luring Wal-Mart to the area. Out with the old, to hopefully lead the way for something new.  

Chamber of Commerce President Tim Martin said, "The developer for this particular project, Wal-mart, is in communication back and forth with us. They have noticed and it is greatly appreciated."

Appreciated that cleanup at its possible future East Albany home has begun. After the last residents left Georgian Mobile Home Estates on Cordele Road, they left a lot behind, but not much to be desired.

He said, "The city and county and others are stepping up in the legal arena to make it happen." A friendly lawsuit was filed by District Attorney Ken Hodges, which led to a court order allowing for the clearing of the site.

"It demonstrates an aggressiveness on our part as our community to make sure we are as business friendly as we can be." Although nothing has been decided, Martin hopes the work done here by the property owner, and interested parties for the city and county will convince Wal-mart that this would be a good home for them.

Georgian mobile home estates had been plagued with crime, including drugs and prostitution over the years. In June, a man was murdered in the mobile home park.

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