Boarded-up homes, shuttered stores, overgrown yards and crumbling roads…
By themselves, these are eyesores and sometimes safety hazards. Taken together, they’re known as blight, a daily reality across Macon and Bibb County.
Romain Dallemand repeatedly violated school board policy by ordering more than $26 million in technology equipment and services without required, prior approval from the board, according to a 2013 audit of the school system.
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.
As Georgia lawmakers prepare for their annual 40-day session in Atlanta, they may aim to finish quickly, keep the to-do list modest and return to work on their election campaigns.The Bibb County School Board has eight members, making tie votes common. Changing that structure will require an act of the state legislature.