A Macon organization brought local social service groups together Wednesday. The goal: find out about the programs they offer and how they can work together to better serve the residents of Macon- Bibb. In Bibb County there are nearly 100 organizations that offer social services, including churches and nonprofits. They’ve been hiding in plain sight, so-to-speak. But at a gathering of local churches and schools, organized by the Peyton Anderson Foundation, some representatives from one group knew nothing about the other- a situation bound to duplicate some services while other needs go unmet.
As Georgia Lawmakers voted on dozens of bills this week, the majority of the bills passed focused on social issues rather than the economy. A focus analysts say comes as lawmakers face re-election this fall.