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Some folks got busted in Macon for selling alcohol without a license. One was a school board member.

Revenue agents arrested three people while checking Macon bars and restaurants Thursday night for 2008 state alcohol licenses.

Arrests were made at The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom, 430 Cherry St.; 550 Blues, 550 Riverside Drive; and Mo Joe’s Restaurant, 5966 Zebulon Road, said Scott Purvis, regional manager of the state Department of Revenue’s Macon office.

Bibb County school board member Kenneth Rodgers, 32, a co-owner of the Hummingbird, and Joshua Allen Loyd, 30, who co-owns 550 Blues, were arrested in the early hours of Thursday night and Friday morning, according to Bibb County jail records. Both were charged with selling alcohol without a license, a misdemeanor offense.

5 comments

  1. RuralDem says:

    Erick, Maurice, or someone else familiar with Macon politics, can you tell me how the school board members are selected?

    I went to the SOS’s website and looked through election results for 2002, 2004, and 2006 and only the at-large seats showed up on the ballot.

  2. liberator says:

    They are elected. I heard eight agents raided the Hummingbird and 550 Blues. A bit of overkill I would say. These places are great live music venues. Hopefully they will get their licenses from the Nanny State and re-open. Pretty soon we will need a license from the nanny state to take a dump in our homes.

  3. Rural Dem: The Bibb School Board Members are elected. But Kenneth Rodgers was appointed by the Bibb School Board to fill an interim spot vacated by BOE Board Member Terri Tripp, when she unsuccessfully ran for the Bibb County Commission.

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