About half a year into his first term, new Macon Mayor Lester Miller is getting aggressive in his goal to change Macon and bring in new economic development and residents. In April, Mayor Miller and the Commissioners of Macon-Bibb announced the “30 in 30 initiative” to demolish 30 blighted houses in 30 days. It’s no secret that Macon has experienced its share of growth and contraction, with some homes sitting vacant for sometimes decades.

With a few days left in the 30-day window, the city had already torn down 31 burned and blighted homes across the city.  

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