Mark Wright sounds like a guy in love. "You see this grand old lady up on the hill. its hard to resist her," Wright said, standing in front of the historic but vacant A.L. Miller school complex just west of Mercer University. "I mean, look at it."
Later this month, the Bibb County Board of Education votes on a budget that cuts spending. Key to the belt-tightening is consolidating schools - and that means closing school buildings.
Three school buildings in close proximity to each in East Macon illustrate the situation.
Mercer University Medical School is hoping to bring in a more diverse student body with the help of Savannah native Dr. Bonzo Reddick. He’ll be heading up diversity efforts at the school’s Savannah campus.