Three of the state's four legislative special elections Tuesday are headed to a runoff, with no candidate in those districts getting a majority of the votes needed to win. Meanwhile, Valdosta voters decided not to merge their school system with the county, and Bibb voters passed their SPLOST.
The Georgia State Properties Commission has approved a lease agreement with the Development Authority of Bibb County that will keep the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame open in Macon for the next year, with an option for two additional one-year contracts.
Parents of kids who miss school in Bibb County could lose welfare benefits. Local leaders say trauncy is a major problem in Macon where only 44-percent of kids graduate from high school. State officials say Bibb County is the only county to ask about tying benefits to attendance.