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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

  The elderly owner of an East Albany home is concerned after squatters apparently moved in.
     87-year old Eugene Nixon says he hadn't been to the overgrown house in the 900 block of Clark Avenue in a long time.
     He was shocked to find someone living in it.
     Even though there is no power or water, there is food and garbage spread across the floors,  and clothes are hanging in the closet.  
     Nixon's neighbor, Willie Ross, is organizing volunteers to help get the squatter out and clean the yard. 

Nixon said "I tell you the truth, I don't know.  Who would stay in something like this."

Community organizer Willie Ross said "This is just ridiculous.  I am going to give you till tomorrow morning to come out and get your stuff. Get your belongings.  If not you are going to find them out in the road."

     Nixon's mother used to live in the home.

     Ross says he's concerned by the number of dilapidated homes in Albany, and he met with code enforcement to discuss the issue.

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