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Residents in Riverdale in search of new homes after apartments are condemned

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Several families in Riverdale were told to move out of the Amberwood Apartments on King Road, after the Clayton County Water Authority shut off their water due to lack of payment. The residents were given only a few days notice to leave before the apartments were condemned Monday afternoon.

"Since I've been the mayor of Riverdale, I have never seen this happen before," said Dr. Evelyn Wynn Dixon, who took office six years ago.

"We're gonna heighten our police surveillance to make sure there's no vandalism, nobody angry, come back and burn the place down."

Apartment managers said they were behind by as much as $12,000 on their water bills when the county finally shut off the water last week. Manager Cynthia Hill said they were down to just 11 residents who were actually paying their rents on time. She said they'd had a problem recently with some residents not paying their rent at all, and were unable to manage expenses because of it.

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