About 30 volunteers organized by Macon Area Habitat for Humanity went door to door in Lynmore Estates Saturday, counting dogs and making note of whether each has been sterilized and inoculated against rabies and other diseases.
For three and a half years, the McIntosh family has been living next to a rat trap in south Macon’s Lynmore Estates neighborhood. But now the blighted property is gone, along with another around the corner on Shi Place. Crews demolished both Thursday morning in the opening salvo of Macon Area Habitat for Humanity’s “Blight Out of Sight” program.
GPB Macon, The Telegraph, and Mercer University's Center for Collaborative Journalism are embarking on a months-long reporting project on blight. That word means different things to different people, but any definition would include a house like 1261 Hartley Street in South Macon.